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who we are

Who We Are

Impact Dance is a Hip-Hop Theatre Company, Street Dance Organisation and Educational Facilitator with a UK-wide reach and a global footprint.

Founded by Hakeem Onibudo in 1995, Impact Dance continues to empower young people aged 11-19 through dance training, mentoring, national and international performances.

Impact Youth performance shot

We engage young people of diverse backgrounds – particularly those considered ‘hard-to-reach’ and ‘under-privileged’ – to develop their performative, creative and life skills and become fully functioning individuals.

We support community cohesion by bringing together young people and families of diverse backgrounds.

Impact was my saviour.

Nikita Brown, Impact Dance Alumni
Four girls standing together

At Impact Dance we strive to empower young people and enrich society through dance.

In everything we do – in each class, in each performance, in each project – we aim to be accessible, empowering, excellent, inclusive and safe. Through these core values we support young people to:

  • Develop their self-confidence and leadership skills
  • Increase their self-motivation to achieve their goals 
  • Manage their self-discipline
people grooving and smiling

Over the past 26 years, more than 13,800 young people have benefited from Impact Dance’s dedicated energy, support and mentoring.

The company has always had an ethos of togetherness, family and leadership.

Andrea Queens, Impact Dance Alumni,
Director of AQ Arts London