Online classes begin in 2021!
We may be stuck inside once again, but why not join a class to find some freedom in movement through contemporary dance, delivered online through Zoom with material specially designed to be experienced in the home. I'm in Belfast, but you can join me from wherever you are in the world!
Class times are listed in GMT/ London/ Dublin time.
TUESDAYS (Starting January 26th with free taster class)
Elementary Technique: 6.30-7.30 pm
For those with some dance or movement experience, in Secondary level education or above, who want to work on technique, learn some simple routines and gain more dance experience through contemporary dance.
Price from February on: £5 per class or £25 for block of 6
Movement Exploration class: 8.00-9.00 pm
A losely structured class aimed at adults who want to move at a pace that allows them to explore, feel connected to their bodies and find news ways to move with fluidity.
Price from February on: £5 per class or £25 for 6
THURSDAYS (Starting January 28th with free taster class)
For professional dancers and those with a high level of training. A class focussed on finding body connections, use of weight and breath.
Price from February on: £5 per class or £25 for 6
Creative Dance: 4.00-4.45pm
A simple and playful class introducing basic concepts of dance movement and creativity. For younger primary school children who are in P2-4, (the equivalent of GB school years 3-5, ages 6-8)
Price from February: £4 per class or £20 for 6
Primary Level Technique: 5.00-5.45pm
A simply structured class which helps children develop an understanding of their physicality through contemporary dance movement and expression.
Price from february on: £4 per class or £20 for 6
After the free taster sessions, classes are in a block of 6 starting on Tuesday 2nd or Thursday 4th February.
Join in when you can, or sign up for six and one of those will be free! You'll get the full benefit if you come to all six, because the class will progress, and so will you!
To register for a class, use the registration form below, then I will send you details of how to join via Zoom and how to pay via PayPal (no charge for the taster session). If you have further questions you'd like to ask before registering, simply use the contact page.
New to contemporary dance? / Still not sure what it is?
If you'd like a better explanation of what it's all about,
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CONTEMPORARY TEACHING EXPERIENCE
I have extensive experience teaching all levels from children to professional dancers. I have trained dance students at Trinity Laban (London), University of Ulster and Belfast Metropolitain College, and been a guest teacher in various other dance colleges and professional companies. I have taught dance lovers of all abilities as well as those with disabilities. I have enjoyed teaching dance to all ages, from toddlers to senior citizens and everything in between... because dance is for everyone!!
My class draws from my own training (in Limón-based technique and releasing work, with a few other influences). I aim to help dancers move fully and freely, with fluidity of motion, clarity of alignment, and a good use of weight and breath.
I can deliver creative dance workshops to all ages and abilities if you would like to have me visit your school, community group or even a hen/stag event. In a dance workshop, people will learn age-appropriate dance skills, then explore their own creativity. I have taught in mainstream schools, special schools, community centres, senior citizens groups, women's prisons and in a rehab centre for ex-street girls in Brazil.
I offer movement coaching to professional dancers and actors who want to move more efficiently. I draw on my background in Laban movement analysis, and teaching technique through explorations of body mind centring, body connections, body architecture and patterns of initiation and sequencing. I am beginning to work with connections to cranio sacral therapy and generally enjoy helping movers of all abilities find freedom in movement and performance. Contact me for more information and we'll chat about what you want to access in movement, and explore how to find it for your body. Remember, simply repeating your training exercises can't unlock the movement blockages you might have. Only specific work that addresses your movement patterns will help get to the root of your movement questions.
I have experience directing rehearsals with various professional dance companies, namely BareBones, Maiden Voyage and Springs Dance Company. I was also co-director of Toot-Toot Productions in Belfast, making work for young children. I enjoy being an outside eye and using my experience of being a dancer and movement analyst to help polish and shape performance work on both professional performers and keen amateurs. As well as dancers, I also have experience coaching actors in movement.
Please contact me for more information on bespoke classes and workshops.