DANCE & ARTISTIC UPLIFTMENT MOVEMENT
‘Freedom to express, without the need to impress’
We are an independent performing arts school providing a variety of dance and art classes for children in Shoreditch, London UK. Although we have both been training and teaching creatively for many years, Freedom Fighters Arts school is still a toddler at just 19 months! So we have many ideas for expansion in the years to come. Our intention with Freedom Fighters Arts is about disabling all oppressive structures internally and externally, in order to free our human family and enable the healthier, happier reality we all deserve. Creating a safe space for the children to have a positive, long term relationship with the arts at our school and providing a community space for adult creatives.
We all express ourselves everyday, which makes the world we share a reflection of our collective expression. At Freedom Fighters Arts we recognise the power this holds and choose to create a space where we can all be accepted and nurtured for all that we are, in a compassionate way which helps one another to grow towards a more respectful, kind, empathetic, honest and authentic world.
We have a range of dance styles and art classes, so please feel free to find out more. If you are interested in your child taking part, go to the 'Classes' page in the menu at the top of the site.
Our founders Freedom and Claire are both dancers and artists themselves!
To see more of their work please scroll down to find a video of their latest theatre work-in-progress entitled 'What is Freedom to you?' created at Open Art Surgery with Breakin' Convention at Sadler's Wells.
Our story began in December 2018 when Freedom and Claire met on a dance job performing to a steel pan band in South London! Two years later their shared giving nature and love of dance sparked the idea for them to work together. Just as they started looking for venues and creating their first flyers in early 2021, one of Freedom's dance agencies said that they were going to be relocating and asked if any of the teachers were willing to take over the school in Shoreditch. Freedom had already run his own dance classes in the past and been passionate about spreading dance to more students, so it was a natural transition. Claire and Freedom started preparing and in just a couple of months Freedom Fighters Arts was ready for its first official classes on September 12th 2021!
We want to take this moment to share our biggest gratitude to everyone who has contributed to our individual and collective journeys. It really does feel like a dream come true, so thank you!