Big Deal Half Term Workshops

For ages 13 - 19. Three days of dance taking you through Parkour, Hip Hop, Afro, Jazz & Experimental

13 - 15 Feb 2023

This February half term, Studio 3 Arts and Dance Umbrella are working in partnership to bring you a 3 day arts camp exploring Parkour, Hip Hop, Afro, Jazz and experimental.

The workshops are for all young people aged 13-19 years. Places are limited, so sign up using the link below. You will then be sent a consent form before your child’s place is confirmed.

Mon 13 Feb – Urban Playground/Parkour

Tue 14 Feb – Hip Hop & Afro

Wed 15 Feb – Jazz & Experimental

Time: 12-5pm every day

At Studio 3 Arts, Boundary Road, Barking (see map below)

Please bring a packed lunch

Monday - The Urban Playground

2PK is for everyone, everywhere!

In this workshop the Team’s directors will introduce participants to the fundamentals of 2PK and, through games, develop with them a choreography on one of the Team’s current sets.

The Urban Playground Team is the original performance-parkour (2PK) company, developing this choreographic language with one of parkour’s co-creators Malik Diouf over the last 20 years.

Combining dance, theatre, and parkour, their performances have played across 5 continents, on 10 occasions representing the country with the British Council, most recently at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Known for developing inclusive models of participation, the company has worked with people of all ages and abilities, including, on one memorable occasion, all 78 members of an entire village aged from 4 to 95.

They have performed 2PK on London rooftops, in Scandinavian swamps, through Medieval Tuscan towns and in the streets of Baltimore. They have performed on boats, trains, buses and rafts. They have performed in the searing heat of an Indian summer and in minus-12-degree snow during a Norwegian winter.

Tuesday - Hip Hop and Afro

Olu Alatise 

Olu Alatise is a Choreographer, dance artist, creative director and founder of Afroqueens Dance company and recent Dance Award UK winner of ‘Female studio choreographer’ With over 21 years in the dance industry and now specialising in Afrodance, Olu has amassed a plethora of accolades and accomplishments including working with Sports direct X Adidas, Wagamama, Queens Jubilee, Capital Xtra summertime ball and has worked with artists such as Jax Jones, Stefflondon, Mr Eazi, Jason Derulo and many more.

Glenn Hudson 

Glenn Hudson is a professional London based Director, Choreographer and Dancer. He is the Artistic Director of his own company ʻDefinitives Dance Companyʼ, which he co-founded in 2007. He is trained in various styles of dance with extensive performing, judging, choreographic and teaching credits. Performing and Choreography credits include Rita Ora’s ‘Phoenix Tour’ 2019 and ‘Ritual’ music video, Rita Ora at jingle bell ball 2019, Years and Years 2018 tour, Ellie Goulding (X-Factor), BTS (Graham Norton), Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa (Brit Awards), 5AM (Britain’s Got Talent), Strictly Come Dancing and ‘Animation’ Choreography for Swatch Launch event ‘Skin’ 2017.  Glenns choreography has also been nominated for the official selection screen nomination 2020 in Detroit for short film “wishbone” created by caleb femi and recently choreographed the Tesco Xmas commercial 2022.


Wednesday - Jazz & Experimental

Holly Palmer

Holly has trained at the Royal Ballet School as an associate, London Junior Ballet and Millenium Performing Arts.  Since leaving college her credits include dancing for Rihanna, Jessie J, Steff London, Jeremiah, Krept and Konan, Fatman Scoop, Fuse ODG to name but a few.   Holly has worked in TV and theatre including Sleeping Beauty and Don Quixote at Royal Opera House, the EMA Awards, Strictly Come Dancing Final, Brit Awards, Rated Awards and various TV commercials for Nickelodeon, Tuc, EE, Argos and Sainsburys. Holly has just finished filming Bridgeton as a dancer for Netflix. Holly has also worked on movement coaching for Jessie J on a Makeup Forever Campaign for Rankin, Jessie J’s arena shows and various  other shows including Itunes Festival, Summertime Ball and Top of the Pops.   Holly has also had an acting career starring as Mill Yates in ‘Bad Girls (ITV), Shelly in ‘The Bill’ as well as playing Ramona in ‘Whistle Down the Wind’ (Aldwych Theatre).

Elsabet Yonas

I am a dancer and choreographer, with a foundation in hip-hop. My work is rooted in storytelling and I am inspired by the extensive potentials that art holds in building communities. My work is firmly located within its political context and this informs my work’s visceral delivery and community engagement.

Over the years, I have honed my experience in working with micro, localised community groups, building my practice around people, space and connections. I have regularly facilitated in a range of participatory arts settings including UCL, The Roundhouse, Step In To Dance, LIFT and Talawa. It is these spaces and the individuals in them that have helped craft my artistic voice in my participatory delivery.

My work has been commissioned by and presented at Serendipity, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, The Place, Arts Admin, Barbican, Lisa Ullman, Breakin’ Convention, Zinnema, and Tempo Festival amongst others.

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Big Deal takes place at our Barking home and venue.

Address: Studio 3 Arts, Galleon Centre, Boundary Rd, Barking IG11 7JR

15 minutes walk from Barking town centre and train/tube station.   

Tube & Train:

Barking has great public transport connections with District Line, Hammersmith & City, Overground and C2C services all coming into Barking Station. You can get from central London to Studio 3 Arts in less than an hour.


The 62 Bus runs along the Gascoigne Road and stops close to Studio 3 Arts. Get off at the stop called ‘Boundary Road’, then we’re just a minute’s walk along Boundary Road. (

Other buses in Barking are: 287, 5, 368, EL1 EL2 – then 10-12 minute walk