Contemporary dance: general level

Course Dates: 01/05/19 - 03/07/19
Time: 20:00 - 21:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Orley Quick

Develop your physicality while further enhancing your understanding of Contemporary dance, with thorough technical exercises, dynamic travelling and fluid phrases moving in and out of the floor. For those with some prior experience.


What is the course about?

The course draws upon principles of Release technique, Choreology (Laban-based analysis of movement) and improvisation techniques beyond the basics to get you to explore a fuller range of movement patterns leading to dynamic and fluid dance sequences in and out of the floor and across the space.

What will we cover?

We will look at dynamic bone alignment, spiralling up and down the floor, upside-downs, rhythms and spatial pathways through floor work, centre and traveling across space.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Identify and apply technical dance terms and technique to your body and movement
Recognise better efficiency in moving into and up from the floor
Demonstrate increased endurance, flexibility, stamina and range of dynamics
Perform a dance sequence with more ease and confidence.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The class is suitable for those who have taken at least six months of Contemporary dance classes, particularly in Release-based technique, Laban-based technique, Limón-based technique, Axis Syllabus, or Flying-Low or Capoeira.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Group work in a well equipped, modern sprung floor studio with music. It is essential to be ready to start on time.

As part of the course content, your tutor may record your image for initial and ongoing assessment purposes. You are entitled to decline to participate in the recording of your image.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Bare feet or anti-grip socks should be used except in exceptional cases to be discussed with the teacher. It is
recommended to tie hair back if it is long for safety and comfort. Wear a short or long sleeved top and trousers covering the knees for the floor work.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Contemporary dance: improvers or switch dance style to: Classical Ballet, Tap dance or Tango Argentino.

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See the course guide for term dates and further details


Customer Reviews 4 item(s)

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I definitely recommend it, great teacher and great atmosphere, absolutely non-judgemental, very friendly and welcoming. And great fun!
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 11/02/2019)
Give it a try and you'll have a great time!
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 07/12/2018)
Teachers are very professional and knowledgeable, the class teaching is fun and enjoyable.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 11/10/2018)
that the teacher is great and it is perfect to study in a safe environment
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 10/10/2018)

Book your place

Course Code: DDM082

Wed, eve, 01 May - 03 Jul '19

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

Full fee: £129.00
Senior fee: £129.00
Concession: £79.00

Or call to enrol: 222-66-889-99

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or call 020 7492 2542

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online . You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.

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