time to break and a time to chill

HNY world. Today 5th January 1980, Rapper’s Delight by the Sugarhill Gang is the first hip hop single to reach the Billboard Top 40. This nugget of seminal information is one over 1000 historic Hip Hop facts in Mark 563 and Dokument press’s Hip Hop Journal. A wonderful Christmas present from SIN Cru Director, Ben […]

for the Creative in your life

searching for a very special limited edition gift for the Creative in your life? Head over to FullyDipped on Etsy to get your hands on the brand spanking new notebook. With a mix of lined and blank pages, this 50 page A5 landscape notebook is perfect as a set book for dancers; a black book […]

the olympics

It first started with discussions about breakin’s place in the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics. Older heads in the scene said it was a complicated process, the World Dance Sports Federation would have to have a clear plan and a lot of paperwork to be able to accept it as a category that they represented. Breakin’ […]

festive frivolities THIS friday

Whether you are weathering the storm or shedding a little tear for those of us still chillin’ in tier 3 lockdown, the inevitability of Christmas is upon us. Put up your tree, hang the tinsel, get out the mince pies, and book on to our festive Participate Digital pop up classes this Friday. 4.30pm – […]


We are ecstatic to announce we have been awarded the Culture Recovery Fund from Arts Council England and the UK Government. Culture creates jobs, supports livelihoods, and brings much needed joy to people, and the UK is a world leader across the creative industries. With an unprecedented investment through the ¬£1.57bn Cultural Recovery Fund, coming […]

ancestral trauma and me

So pleased to announce the must read article published today in Black Ballad by Dr Michelle Nyangereka. Dr Nyangereka is a mother, a counselling psychologist, filmmaker, SIN Cru collaborator, and bestie. She was lead consultant on Fly No Filter’s Only When Its Feathers are Grown, and instrumental in helping Artistic Director Lucy retrace the steps […]

stuntgal for superstardom

we are so tremendously proud and excited to be sharing the news that JNR Sinstar alumni, Lara Stuntgal Ciulli has been offered a place to study at Philippe Gaulier‘s prestigious theatre clowning school in √Čtampes, Paris. In Lara’s own words, ‘this is a truly once in a lifetime opportunity’ and she will be heading out […]

welcome to the new world

wg people. As much as I am hoping for an Indian summer, autumn is nudging the periphery. Schools are opening and the start of the new academic year is upon us, masked and two metres apart. Drawing from the success of our Participate Digital pilot, next week sees the launch of our autumn programme. We […]

experiments in time and space

Khagen is an emerging dance artist from Manchester. As a new generation Bboy from the north of England, he brought a variety of different perspectives and reference points to the company. This year is all about drawing back to history and tradition, and taking those lessons and inspirations into blue sky thinking to create new […]