Our Work

‘I’m grateful to get such an amazing opportunity for going out to UK, as it will be my first time going out of the country, this means a lot to me. BE United made my dreams come true, I don’t know how I can thank Emma hopefully god will bless her with whatever she wants because she doesn’t get paid but she’s passionate about this.’ 

– Busani Mghobozi

Pantsula Dance Workshops

Learn how to dance Pantsula, with Professor The Dancer!!

Fun and energetic South African street dance workshops. The highly energetic dance originates in Sohpiatown during Apartheid era. Learn to dance Pantsula, the dance of South Africa’s younger generation. We can tailor workshops to suit you/your groups needs, available for absolute beginners to professional dancers.

It’s all about having fun whilst learning fresh South African moves. Workshops and live performances available.

For bookings contact emma@be-united.org.uk


‘Let’s get moving!’

CPD & Volunteering

At BE United we are committed to individual and our organisational growth. We believe training and continuing professional development (CPD) creates experienced professionals, who are better equipped to conceive and develop great ideas. We want to provide the perfect environment to give you the opportunity to “BE a better you!”.

For more info: volunteers@be-united.org.uk

We look forward to having you join our fantastic CPD program and watching you ‘’BE the best you.’

International Tours

An exceptionally unique and invigorating show combining performance art and dance with interactive discussion.

2017 – Champions Tale tells the story of one young man’s life growing up in rural South Africa. A story of secrecy, lies, confusion and hope. Journey with Tinkler straight to the heart of a rural South African township and connect deeply with his personal story, learn what dance means to him and his community.

BE United productions are an innovative art form allowing the lines between audiences & performers to become blurred and real learning to occur. Let us take you on emotive and informing journey.


BE United Productions are back in the UK for 2020 Tour.

‘Bringing a little piece of South African magic straight to the UK.’

Mia & Trinity – BE United Youth

Mia & Trinity

Following a visit to Trinity House Maritime Museum with her primary school, 11-year-old Esther Goliath was inspired to write a book about the experience. The result of a creative and mentoring process hand in hand with BE United is the children’s book ‘Mia and Trinity’.

The book is not only an example of Esther’s creative drive and talent, but also a tool for kids to connect with local history and heritage. Written in collaboration and with the support of Trinity House, ‘Mia & Trinity’ highlights some of the artefacts of the museum, connecting Leith’s history with its future through children’s creativity. The project from start to finish is a beautiful example of synergy between formal education, cultural participation and community engagement, were each actor had a key role in facilitating the development of Esther and nurturing her talent.

As part of ‘Mia & Trinity’ book project, 2019 will see Esther in a small book tour visiting schools and youth groups to talk about the inspiration behind her book and how she pursued it from idea to actually writing the book.

The aim of the project is to publish the wonderful book written for young people by young people and to engage with other young artists, encouraging them to follow their creative passions

For more info contact: events@be-united.org.uk

‘Investing in the next generation to the best, they will take care of rest’

Nations United  – 27th April 2019

A cultural journey in the heart of Edinburgh from sunrise to sundown, facilitating the sharing of experiences and outlooks, encouraging deeper understanding of the diverse communities that make up our city, and celebrating cultural unity in Scotland.

Through talks, workshops, dance, live music, exhibitions, food and other activities, we are providing an inspiring, fun and informative environment for spontaneous conversations between people.

Nations United is the platform gathering all multicultural communities in Edinburgh to inspire passion and pride in the countries of origin and what each has to offer whilst encouraging mutual respect and learning about other people and cultures. A day to learn and support each other, focused on exchange and celebration.

For more information and to be part of Nations United please contact: events@be-united.org.uk

‘A true celebration of our cultures and countries – open to all.

‘When will we look past our differences and see each other as equals, humans living our lives. My hope is BE United will play a major part in unifying the world.’ 

-Emma Picken – Co-Founder BE United