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 - Daisy Farris - Saturday 9.00 - 10.30h
This course is a great introduction for those who have never danced before, with a focus on developing an understanding of contemporary dance technique. This class will cover all the basics from alignment and coordination to musicality. If you’ve always fancied giving it a go, but have been worried about feeling out of your depth, this is the class for you!
For those with some previous Contemporary Dance experience. Our lively and engaging improvers class is influenced by release-based technique using a combination of falling, shifting, and creative improvisation. The classes focus on strength resistance coordination and musicality to encourage freedom of movement, and most importantly a sense of fun and enjoyment! Classes are accompanied by live music.
Level 2 – Daisy Farris – Tuesday 18.45 – 20.15h
This class is more technically demanding than our other Contemporary classes. It is ideal for those with previous dance experience who are looking to improve their technique and performance of movement material. These dynamic release-based classes draw upon the Limon principles of weight, fall, and recovery. There is a strong focus towards developing strength, fluidity, and efficiency, while moving in and out of the floor. Classes are accompanied by live music.
Drop-in places are available.
General Level - Natalie Gibbs - Saturday 10.40 - 12.10h
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.
Level 3 - Guest Teachers - Wednesday 19.00 - 20.30h
Every 6 weeks we welcome a different dance artist into the studio to give classes. Suitable for dance professionals and students, these fast-paced energetic classes will expose you to a variety of dance styles and different approaches to movement.
This year's artists are Adrian Look (Tanztheatre), Natalia Iwaniec (Gaga People), Ben McEwen (Flying Low) & Sonia Rafferty (Release). Drop-in places are available (with the exception of Gaga People).
Find out more about the classes and teachers:
Beginners - Vicki Busfield - Thursday 18.45 - 20.15h
A great place to start if you are an absolute beginner or if you have limited dance experience. This course will introduce and guide you through the basics of Classical Ballet technique with an emphasis on enjoyment. Classes are accompanied by live music.
Level 1 - Liora Goldwater - Thursday 18.45 - 20.15h
If you have a basic knowledge of Classical Ballet, this course will build confidence, improve technique, and increase your dance vocabulary. Please note these classes are not for complete beginners. Classes are accompanied by live music.
General Level - Liora Goldwater - Tuesday 18.45 - 20.15h
A more technically demanding class for those with previous ballet experience, covering a dynamic range of movement and more complex phrasing. These courses are designed to expand your knowledge, performance skills, and dynamics of movement phrasing. Classes are accompanied by live music.
Drop in places available
Thursday Night Hype!
General Level - Icy Ice 54 - Thursday 18.45 - 20.15h
In these fun sessions you will develop new skills and fitness week by week, through set exercises and short choreographed sequences.
Classes are a variety of Commercial, Pop, Old Skool Grooves and Hip Hop Foundations Techniques. This General Level class caters for all abilities and is aimed at giving participants a high-energy and fun experience in a relaxed atmosphere. Good Music and Good Vibes is what Makes Thursday Night Hype!
Drop in places are available.
Pilates-based Body Conditioning
General Level - Luisa D'Ambrosio - Saturday 09.00 - 10.30h
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. Equipment will be provided designed to support and challenge the work.
This matwork course is suitable for beginners as well as those with more experience. If you have any specific injury, aches, or pain, please speak to the tutor in order to modify and adapt the exercise safely (although chronic condition cannot be dealt with in a general level group class).
Wednesday 18.45 - 20.15h
Saturday 09.00 - 10.30h
Our Yoga classes combine 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.
Drop-in places are available on Wednesday evenings.