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 – Julian Lewis – 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. You will have the opportunity to learn and develop your understanding of the foundations of contemporary dance, as well as express yourself and explore your creativity.
The class will focus on developing confidence through short exercises, learning movement sequences, travelling across the studio, and creative explorations.
Level 1 – Christopher Owen – Wednesday 18.45 – 20.15h
For those 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!
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.
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.
If you have never done any dance 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
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.
General Level – Liora Goldwater – Tuesday 18.45 – 20.15h
A more technically demanding class for those with previous ballet experience. The class will work on improving technique, increase your dance vocabulary and work with some complex phrasing. These courses are designed to expand your knowledge, performance skills, and dynamics of movement phrasing.
Thursday Night Hype
General Level – Icy Ice – Thursday 18.45 – 20.15h
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. 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. This general level street class caters for all abilities, and is aimed at giving 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
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).
General Level – Shamita Ray – Saturday 09.00 – 10.15h
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.