Element Arts Company are an all Latin Dance Company. We are principally a performance company, but also teach and hold Afro-Latin events in the UK and further afield with an interest in promoting and advancing Latin Dance Theatre.
We hold a yearly festival ‘Roots of Rumba’ to promote and push Latin dance theatre. Element Arts also promote the preservation and development of Latin Dance through classes, DVD’s, education work and CPD opportunities.
About the Dance styles we perform:
All our artists are CRB checked and available for work in schools as well as adults.
Ella’s Samba no Pé: Foundation Level DVD is available to be bought online! Read more >
Company History & Accolades
In 2014 the Company established ‘Roots of Rumba’ a Latin Dance Theatre festival at Richmix. Roots of Rumba 2016 festival was a two day event. Artists were given time and space in the week running up to the festival with Dramaturgy Daniel Goldman (Casa International Festival) to develop their work to the highest standard. The event will also included workshops for the public and an afterparty.
Performances and Masterclasses have taken Element Arts to the USA (Boston and NYC), India (Chennai, Mombai, New Delhi), Cuba (Havana), Greece, Denmark, Spain, Serbia, Sweden, Croatia and Finland. In 2007, the Company won ‘Best Show’ for ‘Andar La Gata’ at the European Salsa Champions at Salsa UK. The Company have been finalists in 2014 and 2015 for Best Brazilian Teacher and Company with the Latin Lukas awards.
Element Arts have featured on Strictly Come Dancing, T4 (Channel 4) and have featured in music videos for TY, Franz Ferdinand, Submotion Orchestra, and performed for artists such as Major Lazer, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Drummagik, Heatwave. The Company have performed at Birmingham NEC, Trafalgar Square (National Peace Week), Royal Armories (Leeds), O2 Arena (London Latin Festival), Mambo City, Floridita, Scala and Big Dance to name a few. Clients have included Redbull, Sagatiba, Havana Club, Sadler’s Wells, O2 Arena, Wembley Stadium, HBOS and many more…