African Dance Masterclass

Merlin Nyakam Masterclass 16th September LIPA

An exciting year-round programme of incredible dance experiences featuring world famous dancers and choreographers, never before seen in the North West, bursting with authenticity and energy to inspire and push your skills to their limit.

Merlin Nyakam from Companie LaCalebasse will be launching our programme on the 16th September!

Merlin is from the Cameroon and is an energetic African and Afro Contemporary dancer/teacher, his workshops celebrate earth energy from the ground to the sky in an African Rythm and dance environment.

“Merlin Nyakam mixed a concoction of traditional and contemporary ingredients, spiced up with dynamism and exuberance.” Télérama – April, 30th 2003



Wednesday 16th Sept
3-5pm Advanced Level ( for dancers with a professional qualification or at least three years experience)

6-8pm Open Class (suitable for beginners and improvers)

International Guest Masterclasses: LIPA, Mount St, Liverpool, Liverpool L1 9HF

Advanced Level £15
Open Level (Beginner) £10/ £8 young people (8-18yrs)
Both classes £20

Book now

Early bird tickets available!!

Places are limited, so book now and reserve your place.


If you have any questions please contact; 07548365869 |

Workshops are brought to you in collaboration with Arts Council England, Feel the Rhythm Productions, Milapfest Adad Home, Step Out Arts and Brazuka Brazil-UK.


International Guest Masterclass Schedule:

African Dance Merlin Nyakam (see above)
16th Sept 2015

Chinese Dance: Yuyu Rau: Ex Cloud Gate Dance Theatre:
Saturday 5th December 2015
11-1pm Open Class, 

2-4pm Advanced

Indian Dance: Leena Patel: Bollyflex:
Saturday 12th March 2016
11-1pm Open Class,
2-4pm Advanced

Carnival Dance: TBC June 2016 


Monthly Company Class

Movema Company Class @ MDI will run 10-11.30am last Friday of every month (beginning 30th October, until August 2016)


Movema Auditions! Join the company as a performer or teacher!

We are auditioning for dancers join our bank of freelance artists for work throughout the year and receive FREE places on all workshops. 

Please email your CV TODAY to and confirm your attendance at the audition.

Date: Wednesday 16th Sept 1.00-2.30pm @ LIPA, Studio E7