Norman Stephenson, affectionately known as Rubba (elastic band); is an Afrikan/global dance extraordinaire, celebrated performer & teacher. Rubba picked up his nickname as a 16 year old dancing in the streets of Bristol. His spiritual approach, fluid technique, rubber-like flexibility, supple movements and graceful style of dancing has endeared him to audiences, fellow dancers & students all over the world.
In his own words; “ African dance saved my life, I am forever grateful to the elders who introduced and taught me. Those who took me off the streets at a time when I had no prospects in life or so I thought and felt at the time. All I want to do now is give back and teach the children and broader community all I can and know. I can’t dance and teach forever, can I… ?