Our dance clubs are designed to allow children to be creative and imaginative whilst experiencing a range of different styles throughout the term, including contemporary, ballet, musical theatre, and street dance.
The class will be split into two sessions, with a short break in between, and each term participants will work with a regular tutor for one session and a guest tutor for the other session, enabling us to offer a range of different styles and expertise from one term to the next.
*No classes during half term – week commencing 13 February.
Please note: if you wish to pay for the term in two half-termly instalments, please get in touch with our box office: 01473 295230.
Meet the tutor
Faye has been working within the voluntary and community sector for 20 years. Her work has taken her across Europe and has enabled her to experience many cultures and methods of working.
Faye set up Suffolk Contemporary Dance in 2021 as the world was coming out of the pandemic. The call to action came from her two primary aged children who established a desire to dance freely and cultivate creativity through movement at this age. Using the experience obtained within her working and personal life, a new dance community across Suffolk was established.
Hear more from Faye below:
What inspired you to start dancing?
I was very shy as a child and dance gave me an opportunity to be involved in something where I didn’t have to talk… now you can’t stop me! Ha ha.
What can we expect from your class?
Creativity. Choreography. Friendship and fun.
What is your favourite thing about the style(s) you teach?
I encourage a child-led approach and love how children learn to own and respect the space and make it theirs. I facilitate, guide and encourage. At times I teach but I love learning from children and seeing what they come up with.
What is your favourite music to dance to?
I love all types of music from dramatic, to musicals, to classical, to pop. My favourite track at the moment is Pencil Full of Lead by Paolo Nutini.
What advice would you give to someone who was thinking about trying your class for the first time?
I will make sure you work at a pace and rhythm that is comfortable for you. All children are different, and I appreciate and accommodate that. You can sit and observe, help support or go full in and get involved straight away.
What’s an essential item that you keep in your dance bag/bring with you to class?
Lots of bright wafty fabrics in my bright yellow bag. It’s amazing the many ways they can be used 😊
What is the structure of your class?
We follow a loose structure of a game, a warm-up travelling floor exercise, small teacher-led choreography then onto the best bit which is where the children choreograph their own piece. If possible, we then show this to your parents if they are around.
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