A Jazz-tastic Experience for the Serious Dancer!
"I had the most amazing experience on the BOP Summer Intensive Program. Dollie's dedication, knowledge and creative spirit is unsurpassed and I left the intensive more inspired and with more confidence, awareness and love for dance. Can't recommend dancing with BOP highly enough and can only hope that I'll be able to participate again" - Natalia Wise (Australia)
BOP Jazz intensive participants 2018 - finding their individual expression dancing a section of lyrical Jazz from the BOP Repertoire 'Don't Give Up'
BOP Jazz intensive participants 2018 - working through an all inclusive BOP Jazz dance Across Floor exercise to develop the dancers Jazz dance technique and aesthetic skills.
Now in the 8th year, BOP will again present their highly rewarding and exciting Jazz Dance Theatre Summer Program.
This year 2019, BOP will be presenting a 4-DAY Summer Jazz Intensive. An exciting and unique Creative Jazz Dance Program that offers all participants a chance to grow, be enlightened and work intensively with the BOP Artistic Directors and Jazz artists Dollie Henry (Choreographer/Creative Director) and Paul Jenkins (Composer/Music Producer).
Ignite your inner passion for JAZZ Dance Theatre and further develop your jazz dance technique, skills and performance ability whilst exploring and finding your true potential as a Jazz artist and dancer in a highly energised and nurturing environment, that is the BOP Family.
The BOP Jazz Summer Intensive Program, takes place in the heart of London at our Company Resident Studios located at Morley College. The BOP Jazz Programs bring together dancers from all over the globe to share in the BOP Jazz community, building life-changing friendships, creative connections and experiences.
The BOP Mission is to share and pass on the artistic and creative aesthetic of the jazz dance art form, bringing a realistic and relevant appreciation and exploration of the many Jazz dance styles and techniques that are at the heart of the Jazz dance genre. Participating Dancers will be taken on the journey of the daily routine and process of a professional Jazz dance company.
Over the 4 days, dance participants will be introduced to the BOP jazz warm-up, jazz dance techniques and styles, Jazz dance improvisation, performance techniques and jazz music appreciation. Each Day a new piece of Jazz theatre choreography and sections of BOP Repertoire will be the creative focus allowing each individual dancer to be part of the choreographic process and provide an organic space for each dancer to put into practice the performance skills learnt.
This is an inspiring and enlightening opportunity for any dancer looking to find your Jazz dance feet within the artistic and creative home of the BOP Company.
If you have missed out in past years and are interested in booking your place for the forthcoming BOP Summer Intensive Jazz Program 2019, click straight onto our ... REGISTRATION PAGE
BOP Company in Residence @ Morley College
Morley College is a recognised arts college in the heart of London that provides excellent adult education in many creatives areas. Morley enjoys a distinguished history dating back to the late 1800s. The College was rebuilt and officially opened by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother in 1958.
In 2012, BOP became Morley’s first artistic Company in Residence, providing BOP with a base to call home and creative rehearsal space to work from. BOP has presented many Jazz dance initiatives at Morley including open BOP jazz classes, workshops, residencies and theatre performances in the Emma Cons Hall situated at the venue.
The BOP Studio E01 - (King Edwards Walk)
Morley College - 61 Westminster Bridge Road London SE1 7HT
Tube | Bakerloo Line ... Station | Lambeth North
PLEASE NOTE: BOP do not provide accommodation as part of this program.
"I feel very privileged to have been part of the Bop summer residencies with Dollie and Paul. Dollies training has transformed my dancing and I love the challenge of her choreography. I am very grateful for their ongoing encouragement and inspiration" - Jazmin Arnold (UK)
The BOP Jazz Summer Intensive - STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP placement
Part of the BOP Philosophy and ethos is aimed at supporting and offering special training opportunities to the next generation of young dancers. As in previous years BOP has sponsored many young dancers from all over the world to take part in the BOP Jazz Creative Programs. Next year 2019 will be no different, BOP looks forward to offering Scholarship places to deserving young dancers that catch the eye of Dollie on her international & UK travels in her role of Jazz Practitioner and Dance Judge. Past Scholarship dancers have hailed from all over the globe, including the UK, Ireland, Italy, Austria, France, Spain, Nigeria and South Africa.
Young dancers who have received Scholarships for the BOP Summer Intensive 2018
"My experience dancing with BOP has been incomparable! For me it is a opportunity for authentic expression, participating in the creative process of new dance pieces and building a tribe around a common passion. It’s really a unique experience and opportunity for dancers, among the best in London’s dance scene. I’m so happy I found Dollie, Paul and the whole BOP tribe when I arrived in London! They’re also super supportive and caring with every dancer" - Marina Melero (Spain)