WHAT TO EXPECT
A Release based contemporary technique class, using the breath to initiate and find a sense of flow through our movement.
The class begins with an easy warm up to get your body ready to move, followed by a series of phrases and exercises that focus on different parts of the body. These phrases and exercises will be used to create a final, longer sequence that will incorporate the skills learnt during the class.
If you join us for a contemporary class, you can expect to improve your stamina, strength, and flexibility whilst developing your technique. Your confidence will also improve, helped by building on phrases each week, and you may feel like you have a more focussed mind after a class.
IS THIS CLASS FOR YOU?
This is an open class, meaning that it’s suitable for all abilities; from those just starting out in dance or looking for a new hobby, to those in dance training. There will be options for adapted movements so you can tailor the class to best suit your personal ability.
All movement phrases and exercises will be taught over several weeks, giving you the chance to develop and improve at your own pace.
“Try and keep an open mind.. If you’re nervous, try and give the class a go a couple of times before you decide if it’s for you or not, you might feel more confident as you settle into the movement style. Try to relax and just enjoy yourself, there’s no pressure and we’re all just there to have a good time. Most importantly, don’t be afraid to ask questions!” – Hayley Lemon, Contemporary Tutor
HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR CLASS
You should wear anything that you feel comfortable to move in and that is non-restrictive e.g. leggings, tracksuit bottoms or workout gear. It’s best if you dance bare foot for safety.
Make sure you have water to hand, it’s important to stay hydrated!
Monday 4 October – Saturday 18 December, breaking for Half Term w/c 25 October