Adult Classes & Courses



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Class Description:

Soca Jazz - Level: Open

A fun and uplifting class that will prepare you for the week ahead. This class will allow you to move from your physical body, moving within a landscape of engaging Soca rhythms and beats. This is a fluid and enjoyable fusion of Caribbean Soca and Jazz influenced dance, delivered within a warm and friendly environment that will allow you to simple let go and experience your body moving. A fun and creative approach to living, health and well-being. 



60 + Dance / Level: Open                Elders dance for fun and well-being

An exciting class for people over 60. Working within        a fun and light-hearted atmosphere, we aim to improve stamina, coordination, balance, confidence and musicality. The class will consist of a mixture of exercises and dance sequences set to great music.     You will work on elements of Contemporary dance, Pilates, Yoga, Jazz and other fusion styles.



Body Rhythms - Dance & Relaxation    For fun, fitness, health and well-being  Level: Open

Discover the art of well-being through therapeutic dance. A chance to engage your mind and body in a rhythmic dialogue of movement, rhythm, dance, imagery and the imagination to improve your physical and emotional health and well-being.

In this class you will engage with gentle and uncomplicated dance exercises and routines to teach you how to engage and move more freely from your physical body. Work on keeping your body at its peak by engaging in this alternative approach to rest and relaxation to improve your fitness, health and general well-being. Feel and connect to the processes going on within your body, for a more stress free life to help you experience the life that you have, rather the lifestyle that you follow.



Contemporary Afro Jazz Fusion        Level: Open

Connect to your physical body in this fun class that will teach you how to move in the lyrical steps and syncopated beats of a collective landscape of global dance styles ranging from Jazz, Street, Swing, Hip Hop, African, Ballet, Caribbean and more. The class will teach you how to undulate your spine, rotate your hips, move your pelvis and engage your soul in a rhythmic resonance of movement and dance.

The class is taught in a friendly and embracing stress free environment, where exploration is the key to discovering your individual physical expression.


 


Afro Contemporary Dance                      Level: Beginners

A dynamic class that combines the teachings and practice of dance from the African Diaspora with Contemporary dance influences. The movement, energy and music will leave you energised and connected from within. The course will use undulating sequences to develop fluidity within the movement. Further techniques will be incorporated to develop the grounded aspects in West African dance and the stylised characteristics of Contemporary dance.



Contemporary African Dance            Level: Beginners

Learn the basic principles of Contemporary African dance in this fun and enjoyable dance class. This is a fluid journey into Contemporary dance art that is rooted in the teachings and practices of dance from the African Diaspora and Somatic practices.                                             

Learn how to undulate your spine, strengthen your back, limbs and core to lengthen your body and extend your range of movement and flexibility. Focus is placed on exploring the dynamic interplay between movement, breath, weight and rhythm in relation to ones own physicality. The class is underpinned by a strong musical resonance and structured to allow participants to develop a deepened awareness of self through an experiential journey that is facilitated through rhythm, movement meditation, imagery and the imagination.  

 


 Contemporary African Dance Level: Intermediate / Advanced

In this class explore Contemporary dance art that is influenced by the teachings and practices of dance from the African Diaspora in a more challenging and dynamic way, to further develop your knowledge of dance cultures.

The style is a synthesis that draws from the philosophical teachings and practices of dance from the African diaspora, as the basis for movement development and artistic expression, influenced by Jazz, Caribbean and Western Contemporary dance. An engaging movement signature that is underpinned by a strong musical resonance and influenced by Somatic practice.

The class will take you through a landscape of dance that will enrich your spirit, introducing you to a graceful and exciting way of expressing your artistic self. 

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Body Rhythms Dance            Level: Beginners

A dance class where you can learn how to manage, move and articulate your physicality in a more  comfortable, grounded, free and relaxed manner. Embodied dance that draws from European, African and Eastern philosophical teachings and practices, to teach and encourage you to simply move and dance by listening, playing and learning through the exploration of one's own feelings, emotions, sensations and impulses.

A chance to explore the enriching properties of music as you connect to your physical and spirituality self. An chance to engage in the moment, as movement becomes thought and thought expresses itself through movement, in an enriching spiral of self discovery.  


Contemporary African Dance
(Angol Embodied Flow Technique)

Company Class
Level: Advanced / Professional

A unique opportunity to engage in dialogue with performer / choreographer, Somatic Movement Educator and lecturer in dance, Francis Angol. In this class you will get the chance to explore Angol's distinctive language of contemporary African dance that is underpinned by Somatic practice. Experience the grounding of weight and rhythm through Angol's lucid and fluid movement dynamics. Learn how to allow your body to engage with movement in a more conscious, fluid and embodied manner, to freely allow expression to unfold. The class will take you through technique of style, choreography, movement meditation and breath work, all within the context of embodied dance practice.

'Angol has the distinction of creative use of African movement vocabularies in a lyrical contemporary manner that seeks to reveal his contemplations..................a wonderful execution of Angol's skill at utilising African movement sensibilities with its polycentric body moves and rhythms'. - Ballet Dance Magazine, by Thea Nerissa Barnes, Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadler's Wells.

 
 

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