Lil’Tim began his performing career as a young boy dancing at parties and discos. He launched himself into a fully-fledged professional dancer in the 80’s when he was asked to perform in an ITV televised advert.
This opened up multiple opportunities for Lil’Tim to perform in Music Videos, TV and Fashion Shows all over the world. Lil’Tim became part of the world famous Air Force Crew run by Little Caesar in Los Angeles, USA.
From the age of 7, LilTim was a dedicated trampolinist, He successfully competed in many national competitions all over the UK where he would usually achieve a top 3 position. Lil’Tim then went onto professional dance training at Laine Theatre Arts (LTA) to learn Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary and Modern Dance. LTA have produced some of the most successful artists known today including Singer Victoria Beckham, Producer Karen Bruce and Actress Ruthie Henshall. Lil’Tim later went onto attend specialist Hip-Hop dance programmes run by Pioneers Mr Wiggles and Ken Swift from the USA.
He has worked as a professional dancer/choreographer for over two decades. Lil’Tim has featured in many Music Videos, TV Adverts, Movies and has also worked with Lenny Kravitz, George Michael and Mel B. In addition he has performed in Hip-Hop theatre productions with Jonzi D, Bounce and Avant Garde.
Lil’Tim has represented the UK in many international dance competitions from 1996 to the present day. In 2014, he successfully became the B-Boy World Champion at the UK B-Boy Championships World Finals held at the O2 in Birmingham.
Lil’Tim is an experienced choreographer and teacher. Over the years he has choreographed dance in many music events and videos including, Net Aid for George Michael and a feature in the hit movie ‘Nutcracker’. In 2012, Lil’Tim was jointly responsible for the choreography of the ‘Break’in’ and Trampoline sections of the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Olympic Games, London. Due to Lil’Tim’s exceptional teaching and mentoring techniques, he was hired as a dance teacher at the prestigious Italia Conti, Sadlers Wells and at the UK’s biggest dance event ‘Move It’.
He has developed dance programmes for schools, youth schemes and gym’s. He was also involved in summer schools held at Sadlers Wells and at The Roundhouse in London. In addition, Lil’Tim was invited by the BBC to judge a televised dance competition and to be a host in the TV dance programme ‘Bust a Move’.
Dance has exploded globally in films, TV programmes, competitions, West End shows, music videos and advertisements and has even been used within the school curriculum. It continues to increase in popularity, and is influential right across the age spectrum.
Lil’Tim (a.k.a. Tim Hamilton) co-founder of Danceacise, is totally focused to providing premium dance tools to anyone wishing to introduce themselves into the exciting world of dance. This also extends to established dancers and dance teachers, enabling them to perfect their art like never before.
“When I first started breakin’ in the early 80′s there was no one here in the UK to teach us. We just imitated what we saw on TV, which sometimes resulted in injuring ourselves, as we had no technique and didn’t know what we were doing. I’m passionate about my dance. All my years performing, teaching, traveling around the world and meeting people, has given me incredible experiences and knowledge that I now want to share with others. I now want to help unlock dancers personalities, giving them the tools to learn how to express themselves freely, whilst understanding the safe techniques and practices of the art form of dance’.”
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