Whatever your level of experience, there is bound to be a class for you, and anyone over 16+ years can take part.
We offer classes in the below styles:
Beginners – Elly Braund – Saturday 09.00 – 10.30h
Contemporary Beginners is a great introduction for those who have never danced before, would like to revisit dancing, or try a new style.
In this class we will start by warming up the body with set material, exploring curving, twisting, swinging and shifting weight. Breaking down the movement so that each exercise focuses on a different body part. We will then move to explore travelling across the space, building up to a longer phrase of movement, and exploring creative tasks around that phrase. There will be space in each class for improvisation and creation. This class aims to provide you with a solid understanding of contemporary technique and approaches to movement, and to begin to allow you to develop your own creative voice through movement. There will be elements of physicality, exploring our use of dynamics and working in groups to build our confidence. Together we will discover the joy that movement has to offer.
If you have never done any dancing before, we recommend joining at the start of a term for Block 1 – this will give you the best possible experience of taking part in the sessions.
Level 1 – Katie Cambridge /Julian Lewis – Wednesday 18.45 – 20.15h
Contemporary technique class for adults with some previous Contemporary Dance experience.
Our lively, engaging and fast paced class is influenced by release-based technique using a combination of falling, shifting, and creative improvisation. The classes focuses on strength, resistance, coordination and musicality to encourage freedom of movement, and most importantly a sense of fun and enjoyment!
Katie is teaching: Wed 19 and 26 April; 3 May; 14, 21 and 28 June.
Julian is teaching Wed 10, 17 and 24 May; 7 June.
General Level – Natalie Gibbs – Saturday 10.30 – 12.00h
This is a mixed level release-based class for those with previous Contemporary Dance experience.
The classes focus on alignment, co-ordination, use of weight, and musicality, to encourage freedom of movement. The class will include a warm up and a cool down, and will include a combination of technical exercises, travelling, and a more complex phrase of movement.
Beginners – Vicki Busfield – Thursday 18.45 – 20.15h
This class is for adults with no previous experience of classical ballet, and is a great place to start if you are new to ballet or if you have limited dance experience.
The course will introduce and guide you through the basics of Classical Ballet technique with an emphasis on enjoyment. If you have never done any dancing before, we recommend joining at the start of a term for Block 1 – this will give you the best possible experience of taking part in the sessions.
Level 1 – Liora Goldwater – Thursday 18.45 – 20.15h
Level 1 is a ballet technique class for adults with basic knowledge of classical ballet (please note if you’ve never done ballet before you should join our Ballet Beginners class).
The course will build confidence, improve technique, and increase your dance vocabulary. Class will consist of a barre and centre practice.
General Level – Liora Goldwater – Tuesday 18.45 – 20.15h
A technically demanding class for adults with considerable classical ballet experience.
Ballet General Level is designed to improve ballet technique, and increase dance vocabulary. The class uses complex phrasing to improve dynamics and performance, whilst expanding technical knowledge. Classes will consist of a barre and centre practice.
Thursday Night Hype
General Level – Icy Ice 54 – Thursday 18.45 – 20.15h
This general level street dance class caters for all abilities.
Fun filled sessions to get you moving, playing music that will make you smile with feel good vibes. Thursday Night Hype covers a combo of 80s – 00s hip-hop grooves, contemporary flow, jazz technique, plus so much more. the class contains a good mix of styles to open the mind and get the body ready for the weekend ahead.
Icy Ice 54 will help build your self-confidence and fitness week by week, and aims to give participants a high-energy and fun experience in a relaxed atmosphere. After all, Thursday is the new Friday – Let’s Get Hype!
Pilates-based Body Conditioning
General Level – Luisa D’Ambrosio – Saturday 09.00 – 10.15h
This matwork course is suitable for beginners as well as those with more experience.
The Pilates method is a system of exercises designed to promote body alignment, strength and flexibility. The work is focused around the abdominal muscles and the use of breath to support spinal alignment and promote muscular efficiency. The pace of the class is gentle and focuses the body and the mind on simple actions to increase control. This will allow time for the body to change habitual patterns in order to promote more efficient movement and increase suppleness.
General Level – Shamita Ray – Saturday 09.00 – 10.15h
Yoga class at general level, no experience necessary.
Our Yoga classes combines both dynamic sequences and restorative exercises. The emphasis is on breath, awareness, and safe-practice. A non-competitive atmosphere is encouraged so that you can practise at your own level and ability. The class begins with a series of simple exercises to prepare the whole self for the practice. A series of sun-salutations will encourage you to experience the more dynamic aspect of Yoga followed by standing and sitting asana (postures) to emphasise alignment and balance, while working on the relation between strength and stretch. The class ends with relaxation and a short sitting meditation.