Dance Hen Party

Welcome to London's Dance Party Central! Since 2008, Zoo Riot is an award-winning dance company that specialises in productions, choreography, flash mobs, cheerleading and hen parties.

Dance Director
Paola has been working with Zoo since 2009 and has been an integral part of the Zoo “machine”. Now as our Dance Director, Paola sits in the driver's seat at Zoo and specialises in choreography for productions, TV, Film & events. She started dancing age 6 competing in rock’n’roll & boogie boogie. She studied ballet and jazz before becoming a professional dancer and choreographer in Rome, then London.
Creative Director
Jessica is the founder of Zoo, and our Creative Director. Her role at Zoo revolves around managing the staff and overseeing that all projects at Zoo remain true to our core values of creativity and personal development. Jessica is also the mastermind behind CheerConditioning.Academy - our cheerleading fitness online platform for the international cheer community.
Cheer Coach
Shanique is the Head Coach for ZR Cheerleaders and teaches our weekly classes at Soho Gyms. Having been cheerleading since 2008, she started at Kingston University where she gained her BA Degree in Dance. She has a cheer coaching qualification and has coached from minis to university teams, taught cheer and dance classes in local schools been a competitive cheer athlete at Unity Allstars. She has also been a part of Zoo for many years, competing with the pom dance team and performing at events.
Meet Our Dancers
Our professional team of dancers at Zoo Riot have a wealth of experience, technique sprinkled with that extra Zoo magic! Available for performances, events and media productions - explore our dancers profiles!
The ZR Crew
The ZR Crew is made up of Zoo Riot members who have been with Zoo for 1 year or more, or who come from a professional dance background. Everyone on the ZR Crew has a small role to help the running of our dance club, to take care of our community of members, but also to teach parties, manage events and think of fun things for Zoo to do!
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A good hoe-down party!

November 21, 2016

 

The ladies of Tracey's hen party arrived dressed for the occasion in their check shirts, jeans, boots and cowboy hats, I was sure they weren't afraid of a good hoe-down.
 
We started off with a fun game of flirty cowgirl, switching partners between each dance and causing a lot of confusion but also plenty of laughter. Then we got our grapevine on, learning the Electric slide line dance, which the girls picked up in no time so we added in extra claps, turning grapevines and yee-hahs to give them more of a challenge. A quick break for drinks and nibbles before learning the Western Barn Dance, first just in pairs, concentrating on the tricky sequence of steps as you tap feet with your partner whilst walking, before attempting the same moves in a circle, swapping partners at the end of each repetition. This worked a treat and we danced to the end of the song with lots of giggles and very few mistakes. Then we cranked it up a notch, spinning each other round and round as we stripped-the-willow to 'Cotton Eye Joe' remembering to give your right elbow to your partner, your left elbow to the dancers down the line - whilst also trying to remember if y ou were a man or a woman (determining which line you went down). Another quick break as it was getting rather hot by this time.
 
Then it was time to learn a full routine to 'Save a horse, ride a cowboy' with lots of lassoing, galloping, grapevines and toe-taps to fit with the lyrics to comedic effect. We even added line switches and another version of stripping the willow for the instrumental section. We performed the routine from beginning to end and filmed it. Tracey was particularly good at free styling with her pink feather bower.
 
We had 10minutes left for a photo shoot with our hats and new found cowgirl charisma.
 
Ladies, i had a blast teaching you and I hope you had a fabulous Texas grill afterwards, you deserved it!

 

 

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