What's On 2018

Big Top at Barefoot Festival ™ 2018

The big top is back!

Back by popular demand, we are delighted to announce that Barefoot Festival™ 2018'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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Confirmed workshops...

Cheerleading with Maisie Martini Barefoot Festival™ 2018

Cheerleading with Maisie Martini - Maisie Martini is a dance teacher and performer. Maisie has been offering workshops since 1999 and has loads of experience in 'just for fun' taster sessions. Maisie is qualified and fully insured. Maisie will be offering a cheerleader workshop to any age from children to big kids! The more the merrier!

Don't worry about your fitness level either this is great fun and safe - pom-poms provided just bring smiles and enthusiasm

Visit Maisie Martini's website »

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Aerial Hoop/Cube with Lauren Red at Barefoot Festival™ 2018

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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Capoeira with Christos Espirro at Barefoot Festival™ 2018

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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Brazilian Samba Dancing with Tilly Calow Barefoot Festival™ 2018

Brazilian Samba 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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Tribal Fusion Bellydance with Andrea Chaînes Barefoot Festival™ 2018

Tribal Fusion Bellydance 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.

Visit Andrea's website »

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Jazz Dance and Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Charli Fletcher at Barefoot Festival™ 2018

Jazz Dance and Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Charli Fletcher - Charli is a professional dancer trained in Ballet, Modern Jazz, Tap and Hip Hop. She furthered her training to become an associate member of the International Dance Teachers Association and has over 6 years dance teaching experience to all ages and abilities in a range of techniques and styles.

As well as teaching dance she has also had many amazing performance experiences. Charli spent the last year as a member of a well established dance company in Cabo, Mexico who performed Latin, Jazz and Musical Theatre shows at various venues and resorts. Before this she has danced with the Ballet Russe in Coppelia and The Nutcracker as well as many other shows in theatres around the country. Charli has also choreographed routines performed in West End Theatres and acted as a judge at various dance auditions.

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Poi with Poietry in Motion at Barefoot Festival™ 2018

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.

Visit Poietry in Motion's website »

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Pole Dancing with Cat Sambell Barefoot Festival™ 2018

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.

Visit Twisted Pole's website »

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Hula Hooping with Hooper Hoops Barefoot Festival™ 2018

Hula Hooping with Hooper Hoops - Wiggle, jiggle and giggle! Join the girls from Hooper Hoops as they teach you how to hula hoop.

Learn how to hula hoop on your waist and advance quickly in the class to other tricks using different parts of your body. We’ll have a selection of sizes and weights to chose from during the workshop, so just turn up and move your hips!

Ronni and Clare teach in Coventry and Nuneaton and are regular performers for Big Fish Little Fish family raves and have been hooping since 2015 and completed teacher training with Lyndsay Hooper, founder of Hooper Hoops.

Want to own your very own hula hoop? We can have yours ready in time for the event. Visit www.hooperhoops.co.uk and head to the shop to get yours delivered to the festival.

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House of Verse Barefoot Festival™ 2018

House of Verse - is a vibrant, variety collective welcoming all art-forms. Described as "the biggest and coolest living room in Leicester", we are home to spoken word, storytelling, rap and comedy to live music, beatbox, dance, DJs and more.

Visit House of Verse's website »

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