Contemporary (year 3-4)

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  • Overview

    This is a creative contemporary dance class covering basic technique exercises and choreography. Children will work both individually and as part of a group to create their own movement in response to different themes, tasks, imagery and props. 

    What techniques are taught in this class? Release based contemporary technique, though during warm ups basic ballet positions and vocabulary is referred to, to show evolvement of those classical moves.

    What skills are developed/improved? Movement memory, balance, co-ordination, communication, expression, creativity.

    How is a class structured/what do we do in a class? First class of term begins with introductions and using dance based games as a warm up, following this each week the warm up focuses on energising and mobilising muscles and joints.

    Technique exercises will follow the warm up and reflects that week’s creative work. When the group are working creatively this could be as an individual or as part of a group, a theme for the term is outlined and tasks and instructions are layered on each week to develop this choreography.

    Why would I come to this class? This class is good for introducing children to the question of ‘what is contemporary dance?’ and if you enjoy being creative and have a good imagination these sessions allow you to explore this further and dance in your own way.

    What level is this class – This class is an open level, beginner level for most, those with experience can be challenged further by the tutor when working independently during creative tasks.

    What should I wear to the class? Something comfortable which you can easily move in, ideally clothing would stop at the ankle to avoid tripping, and bare feet.

  • bookings

    BOOK IT - £78 for the full 12-week term

    TRY IT - £10 for a taster session

    Call 01603 283382 to book. Payment will be taken at time of booking.

  • DATES

    Summer Term 2019 
     

    WEEK 1

    THURSDAY 25 APRIL 

    WEEK 2

    THURSDAY 2 MAY  

    WEEK 3

    THURSDAY 9 MAY 

    WEEK 4

    THURSDAY 16 MAY  

    WEEK 5

    THURSDAY 23 MAY 

    NO CLASS - HALF-TERM

    THURSDAY 30 MAY

    WEEK 6

    THURSDAY 6 JUNE

    WEEK 7

    THURSDAY 13 JUNE

    WEEK 8

    THURSDAY 20 JUNE

    WEEK 9

    THURSDAY 27 JUNE 

    WEEK 10

    THURSDAY 4 JULY

    WEEK 11

    THURSDAY 11 JULY 

    WEEK 12

    THURSDAY 18 JULY 

    Spring Term 2019

    10 January

    Week 1

    17 January

    Week 2

    24 January

    Week 3

    31 January

    Week 4

    7 February

    Week 5

    14 February

    Week 6

    21 February

    Half term no class

    28  February

    Week 7

    7 March

    Week 8

    14 March

    Week 9

    21 March

    Week 10

    28 March

    Week 11

    4 April

    Week 12

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