Dance Classes Summer Term
TECHNIQUE AND CHOREOGRAPHIC PHRASE with Julia Thorneycroft
Intermediate/advanced 6.15 - 7.30 £6 Drop-In (£4.50 Conc.)
This open level contemporary class with Julia Thorneycroft looks at technique moving onto movement phrases and travelling with her unique choreography. A relaxed and accessible class for those wanting to continue their contemporary dance development or for those who want to just give it a go!
GYPSY DANCE with Elina Kikili (begins May 1st)
All Levels 6 - 7pm £5 Drop In
From the desert region of India, Rajasthan, comes this amazing dance of the snake-charmers, the Khalbeliya " Gypsies". Folk dance form, earthy and sensuous with elegant hand gestures, small hip movements, rapid spins and graceful snake-like moves. A fun way to improve posture and co-ordination. An amazing class for all performing artists to improve their hand and arm technique!! Open for all levels of ability.
CLASSES FOR ALL! With Elina Kikili (begins May 1st)
All Levels 7.15 - 20.45 £5 Drop In
A fun and effective way to improve posture, flexibility, co-ordination, balance, stamina, core and back muscle strength. An amazing way for performing artists to improve their technique too! Elina with more then 20 years of experience, teaches the basic technique and body lines in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere!
DANCE with Emilie Joy Rowell
Open Level 1pm - 2pm £5 PRE BOOKED ONLY
Explore movement with the hoop as your partner in these lunchtime hoop dance sessions. Working with on and off-body moves classes are playful, relaxing and energising. Hoopdance is different to the hula hooping you did in the playground. It can be expressive, empowering, meditative, fun, gentle and athletic. All welcome - no experience necessary.
Open / Intermediate level 6-.7.30pm £5 Drop In
Series of contemporary technique based classes with strong focus on articulation of the back, employing contraction and developing line and dynamic. An opportunity for more experienced dancers to focus on movement quality and expression. For those developing technique , a chance to work on movement production. A series intended to repeat and develop and based on a movement workshop credited to Pau Aran of Pina Bausch.
SHINTAIDO - Dynamic Movement Meditation with Katrina Horne
All levels 7:45pm - 9:15pm £8/9 drop in or £36/32 for five. 1st Class Free. Maximum 8 places
Shintaido is a new art of movement from Japan, with roots in the traditional martial and healing arts. It offers a unique combination of soft and expansive, dynamic movement, incorporating voice, touch, and moving meditation. A Shintaido class begins with a soft warm ups designed to release tension and loosen the body gradually. It progresses to whole-body exercises that use voice and vigorous movement to expand the student’s range of motion, imagination, and physical expressiveness. Partner exercises are also used within the class such as massage and physical communication techniques.
Breathe, sweat, stretch, focus your concentration, project your voice, open your body, empty your mind, practice forms and formlessness: study Shintaido.
CONTEMPORARY (Graham, Cunningham, Limon) with Lydia Ariken
Open Level 11-12 am £5 drop In
Contemporary dance class informed by both formal (Graham, Cunningham, Limon) and released based practices. The class will focus on building movement phrases to improve our understanding of the body's motion in space. Elements of Contact Improvisation, Improvisation, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, Qigong, Skinner Release Technique will also influence the class. The class will allow participants to follow a structured warm up followed by working on movement sequences/phrases that will encompass inquiry into the quality of these movements and to improve our awareness of the body’s motion in space. The classes are aimed at a general level.
MIXED with Natasha Fewings
Intermediate 6:30pm - 7:30pm £40 for 5 weeks
Natasha’s class returns to celebrate movement through the learning of technique and phrase, a high energy class that looks at using the body to create strength and clarity within the body through a variety of contemporary techniques. Natasha will draw on her experiences from many different movement practices to create challenging and interesting movement phrase. This is a class aimed at dancers with some experience however all are welcome!
CAPOEIRA with Claudio de Campos
All levels 7.45-9.45 £4 Drop-In
Experience the exhilarating and beautiful movement from Brazil that is Capoeira. This class is part of the Bristol Capoeira Society but is open to all levels of experience. Come along! We train with Contra Mestre Claudio Campos, who has been practicing Capoeira since 1991. Claudio taught in Capoeira Academies and schools in Brazil for 5 years, before moving to the UK in 2002. We are part of Nucleo de Capoeiragem, under the supervision of Mestres Jorge & Danilo.
REPEATORY - curated by Ausform
Each class has a different practitioner teaching. For more info on each class go to our website www.ausform.co.uk .
At other times we may run workshops and DanceSpace is available for private bookings, classes, workshops, rehearsals and R & D sessions.
See you in the studio!!