What's On 2017

Big Top at Barefoot Festival ™ 2017

The big top is back!

Back by popular demand, we are delighted to announce that Barefoot Festival™ 2017's base will once again be the stunning Big Top.

With oodles of space to dance, watch, learn and play we just couldn't resist the lure of the fabulous Big Top this year. Come watch our evening performances, join in with some amazing workshops or just hang out and socialise with friends old and new, all in this glamours venue.

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Workshops in the Big Top...

Aerial Hoop/Cube with Lauren Red at Barefoot Festival™ 2017

Aerial Hoop/Cube with Lauren Red - Lauren Red is a multi award winning performer and qualified gym instructor, who blends her unique skills of dance, flexibility and fitness training to make classes exciting, fun and positive. She currently owns and runs a 5,000 square foot alternative fitness centre called Flight Fitness, based in Leicester.

Flight Fitness offers: Pole Dance for Fitness, Aerial Hoop, Trapeze, Silks / Tissu, Conditioning and Flexibility Training.

Visit Flight Fitness's website »

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Poi with Poietry in Motion at Barefoot Festival™ 2017

Poi and Contact Staff with Vic Ruspin - Roll Up, Roll Up, come run away with the circus! Learn the ancient art of Poi with the master Vic Ruspin from Poietry in Motion. Suitable for beginners through to advanced, there is always something to learn, it's fun for the whole family.

Poietry in Motion sell unique home made cherry stone sock poi - environmentally friendly made from recycled materials and clean/sterilised cherry stones.

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Hula Hooping with Lyndsay Hooper at Barefoot Festival™ 2017

Hula Hooping with Lyndsay 'Hula Hooping' Hooper - Lyndsay is a midlands based professional Hula Hooping addict. After being inspired by the mesmerizing flow of the hoop, she has spent the last 6 years absorbing everything she can find on the art of Hula Hooping, from tricks to glow and fire.

"I love everything about hooping, seeing a move, the challenge of learning it, the elation of nailing that trick, how my mind and body feel after a hooping session and the bliss from being able to flow from one move seamlessly into another - it's just incredible."

Lyndsay is driven by her natural curiosity to push the boundaries of hooping and is influenced by other modern and dynamic hopers such as Caterina Sutton, Gail O'Brien and Beth Lavinder, to name just a few.

If you fancy your very own handmade Hooper Hoops Hula Hoop why not get your order in before the festival and she will happily deliver it right to your tent over the weekend, visit her Facebook page for more information.

Visit Lyndsay's Hooper Hoops Facebook page »

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Salsa Dancing with Tilly Calow Barefoot Festival™ 2017

Turkish Roma Belly Dancing and Salsa Dancing with Tilly Calow - Tilly is a skilled performer and teacher who specialises in Cuban salsa, Turkish Roma belly dance and traditional dances from different areas of the world. She has a strong love of traditional dances and strong cultures and is always learning and discovering old dances and their origins.

Tilly is proud to work with companies such as Chaînes dance, Havana salsa and charities such as Caberesque and Danceaid.

Visit Tilly Calow's Facebook page »

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Capoeira with Christos Espirro at Barefoot Festival™ 2017

Capoeira with Christos Espirro - Capoeira is a martial art that combines elements of fight, acrobatics, music, dance and rituals in a very elegant and magnetic way.

Christos first encountered Capoeira while training for open martial arts tournaments, now known as mixed martial arts. The initial attraction for taking Capoeira on as his main style was the high cardiovascular workout and not sporting black eyes at work every week! However what really kept Christos captivated was the complexity and variety of the game, the rhythm, the mental aspect as well as the physical.

Come join in this energetic and inspiring practice with it's rhythmic beats!

Visit Senzala Midlands website »

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Bollywood Dance with Andrea Chaînes Barefoot Festival™ 2016

Bollywood Dance with Andrea Chaînes - Andrea is an international dance artist, professional performer, teacher, choreographer, costume designer and show producer. She is mainly known for fantastic stage presence and original style.

Andrea is a proud owner of Chaînes dance and fitness studio in Leicester dedicated to more than 22 dance styles. Chaînes Dance Company provide top quality entertainment in a variety styles including Bellydance, Bollywood and Cabaret.

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Pole Dancing with Cat Sambell Barefoot Festival™ 2017

Pole Dancing with Cat Sambell - Cat started pole dancing in 2007 and comes from a background in gymnastics. Since her first lesson she has been addicted to all things pole.

Cat teaches at Twisted Pole Studios was first opened in 2011 by Hannah Capocci. They started off in a small 5 pole studio and a year later they moved into Warser Gate with 10 poles. Twisted Pole is now in its fifth year and is one of the biggest pole studios in Nottingham.

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Twerking & Jungle Body Konga with Isobel Gondar Barefoot Festival™ 2017

Twerking & Jungle Body Konga with Isobel Gondar - KONGA™ is a full body and low complexity dance based workout that fuses boxing, cardio, dance, sculpting, set to greatest hits from all decades.

KONGA™ is designed to burn fat and improve endurance. It is an intense and fun workout. In a KONGA™ class you can go can expect to punch, squat, twist, shake, twerk, burpee, sprint, crunch, while enjoying great tracks.

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