Dates: 
5th – 16th August 2019

Venue: 
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

Age: 
14-25 years old

How Much: 
£35 bursaries available on request

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At Bloco Summer School you will learn new skills or develop existing ones and join together with over 100 other young people to play music, steel pan, drum, or dance, make costumes and put together a spectacular show that tours to events like Notting Hill Carnival.

Once you have completed the school you are then a fully signed up member of the Bloco and you’ll hopefully stay with us for the rest of the year…or forever! You can join Kinetika Bloco as a Drummer / Dancer / Brass-woodwind or Steel Pan player.

Drumming
Our drums are samba drums and the Bateria (drum section) is at the centre of the Bloco, no previous experience is required to join this section, you just need to love it loud!

Brass-Woodwind players
We call this our brass section but it really means any wind instrument you can walk with, you need to have access to your own instrument, or borrow from your school, and you must be able to play the notes because we play as an ensemble, we don’t provide individual tuition. No grades required.

Dance
To join our dance section you just need to be able to move and smile, previous experience is great if you have it, but we can also work with beginner dancers, as long as you’re willing and able to move and wear a costume!

Steel pan
We have places for 19 young people in this section. These pans are carried round the neck for performances. You must have previous pan experience, but we are unlike any pan band you may play in so come ready for a new experience!

Costume making
We all wear costumes and so if you are interested in costume design or making get in touch.