Impact Youth

Impact Youth is the performance company of the Academy and was the foundation of the Impact Dance Company in its inaugural year in 1995. From there it has grown to be one of the most successful Hip-Hop/Street Dance Youth companies of its time. In 2005 Impact Youth became the first London company to represent their region at England’s National Youth Dance Festival (now known as U.Dance) in Birmingham. Over the last year few years Impact Youth represented London at the U.Dance event in Salford and Birmingham in 2016 and 2017 respectively. The company has performed at various venues and events and worked with large institutions including: NEC and NIA Birmingham, Sadler’s Wells, Peacock theatre, Nickelodeon TV, Royal Ballet School, C4 amongst others. The company have been asked to perform internationally at both In the Picture Festival 2018 and 2019 in Amsterdam. On numerous occasions working with Untold Dance, based at the Bijlmerpark Theatre in Amsterdam, on exchange programmes with their youths and performing in the African Diaspora Performing Arts Festival in 2018. 


Impact Youth creates dance theatre pieces combining a range of different styles including hip-hop, street dance, contemporary movement and physical theatre to create narratives.