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  1. Ballet: technique and repertoire
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 17 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alexander Simpkins
    This is a great opportunity to learn sections of repertoire from a well-known classical ballet. These will be group or solo dances, including some mime sequences. As preparation, a condensed ballet class will be offered, focussing on technical aspects that will occur in our repertoire section. You should have attended regular ballet classes for at least 1 year and have good knowledge of classical ballet vocabulary.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £97.00
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  2. Japanese beginners: short introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Jul 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Get a short introduction to the Japanese language and discover aspects of Japanese language culture in these online communicative classes. Suitable for complete beginners.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £71.00
  3. Italian beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 22 Jul 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Maria Fontana
    Continue learning to speak Italian on this communicative course, with the emphasis on the practical use of Italian and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Suitable if you have completed beginners: module 2 or equivalent. Based on Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version). Suggested progression route: Italian 2 lower: module 1.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00
  4. Calligraphy: Spencerian scripts
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 22 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Veiko Kespersaks
    Learn how to use a pointed pen for writing in copperplate hand. Spencerian script developed from the English Cursive and stands out for its delicately shaded lowercase and prominent capitals. With very intense shadows, obtained with a pointed pen, it is famous for its fine lines, hand-made quality and romantic overtones. Suitable for both beginners and improvers, left and right handers.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  5. Autobiographical writing: intensive
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 22 Jul 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Paul Laffan
    This shorter version of our introductory autobiographical writing course covers the basic elements of the genre, drawing on memories, diaries, photos, dreams and fantasies with a focus on the forms of autobiography, memoir and the personal essay.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £70.00
  6. Ways into creative writing: intensive
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Jul 2024 (and 11 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sarah Leipciger
    Not sure whether creative writing is for you? Give it a try on one of these fun and supportive short courses covering the basics of fiction and poetry. Increase your confidence and produce work through guided exercises and discussion.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £70.00
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  7. Ways into poetry: intensive
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Jul 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Claire Collison
    Are you just starting to write poetry? This shorter version of our introductory Ways into poetry course offers an opportunity to experiment with language and a variety of poetic devices. Discover the key elements of a poem in a friendly and interactive class.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £70.00
  8. Spanish beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 29 Jul 2024 (and 17 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Adriana Itriago Gavidia
    Learn to speak Spanish on this lively, communicative course for complete beginners. Taught in Spanish with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills.







    Based on Units 1-3 of Nos Vemos Hoy 1; publisher: Campus Difusión (please see the relevant section for the ISBN).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
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  9. French beginners intensive: module 1
    Course start date:  Mon 29 Jul 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Learn to speak French on this intensive, self-contained class for complete beginners.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  10. Return to French (elementary)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Jul 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Come and join this lively interactive course to refresh your elementary French. After attending this course you will be able join a level 2 course in September.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  11. Portraits 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Brian Sayers
    This course aims to introduce you to this fascinating genre in both drawing and painting portraits through practical experience of the basic skills and concepts involved, including structure and proportion of the head and features, tone, colour, pose and expression. Working from direct observation of the live model.
    Full fee £449.00 Senior fee £359.00 Concession £292.00
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  12. Massage: an introduction (access to level 3)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Sep 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Hilary Lyons
    Discover how massage can relieve stress and promote relaxation and healing through touch. Learn techniques to perform on family and friends. Suitable for those with a general interest or wishing to progress on to a qualification.
    Full fee £289.00 Senior fee £289.00 Concession £202.00
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