Jack Robinson is a Hip Hop artist, a street styles and breaking specialist. Since dancing himself as a Cheshire Dance youth dancer, Jack went on to teach dance in California and trained at the Debbie Reynolds and Millennium dance centres. His journey has made him very conscious of the possibility for youth dance initiatives to inspire young dancers, and also of the lack of training and progression routes for young street styles and break dancers (Jack doesn’t have a ‘formal’ dance education.)
Jack works throughout the UK, a keen advocate for Boys in Dance & also Hip Hop dance being seen as equal to other forms. He works with many different community groups, the private dance sector & education, most recently delivering the Urban Module & Chester University for the past two years.
Passionate about increasing access to training in street styles for all young people, Jack founded Dope Male Performance Company (DMPC) in 2011 – an All Male Hip-Hop Dance Company.
DMPC offer classes for boys from ages 8 to young adults & with opportunities for national performances & progression routes into the professional company. From performance opportunities at large scale event such as UDance, to regional outdoor festivals such as NOW Northwich, and community events in the North West, DMPC gives male performers new experiences to thrive and grow.
DMPC created their first professional touring piece ‘Pandora’s Boombox’ in 2021 which helped to push hip hop Theatre in the Northwest of England, broaden people’s mind to what hip hop can be & expand boys’ access to dancing. The company & Jack are the 1st ever Company/Artist in residence at the Crewe Lyceum Theatre due to their presence and efforts within the Cheshire community.
"Dance is an art form that develops the boys both physically and emotionally. To see them grow from young dancers into thriving professionals is what makes it all worthwhile."Jack Robinson
Dope Male Performance Co. is a Crewe based, professional hip - hop influenced performance group founded by choreographer and Cheshire Dance artist, Jack Robinson.
Cheshire Dance works with schools and educational facilities to integrate the art form into learning. Dance in Education forms an integral part of the Cheshire Dance annual programme.
Cheshire Dance works within the community and in education settings to enrich young lives through dance. Dance & Young People forms an integral part of the principle Cheshire Dance Programme.
Inquiring Bodies is a full day event by dance artists, for dance artists in a mutually supportive environment for dance exploration and open dialogue.
A Celebration of Dance in Cheshire and the Creative Case for Diversity, which brings together dancers of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to perform and share their passion for the art form.
Now Northwich is an annual flagship outdoor international dance and street arts festival from Producers Cheshire Dance and Partners
Cheshire Dance works with educational settings to deliver school improvement plans and to enrich the current curriculum framework through quality dance practises that add real value.
An adventure through the arts; a free festival dance performances, live bands, percussion parades, creative workshops, a Cine Window installation, great food & drink… and a fantastic vibe!
Inspiring learning through dance, Crossing Point has provided a unique opportunity for young people to develop dance skills, deepen curriculum knowledge of a chosen topic and perform.
Arts Council England is the national development agency for creativity and culture. Cheshire Dance is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England.
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Cheshire West and Chester Council is committed to celebrating diversity and promoting equality in everything it does, to improve the quality of life for everyone living, working and visiting Cheshire West and Chester.
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Crewe Lyceum is home to Cheshire Dances’ all boys group, DOPE Male Performance Company and hosts an exciting programme of dance, theatre, comedy, pantomime and more.
Heath Street, Crewe, CW1 2DA