What is the course about?
The course draws upon principles of Release technique, Choreology (Laban-based analysis of movement) and improvisation techniques beyond the basics to get you to explore a fuller range of movement patterns leading to dynamic and fluid dance sequences in and out of the floor and across the space.
What will we cover?
We will look at dynamic bone alignment, spiralling up and down the floor, upside-downs, rhythms and spatial pathways through floor work, centre and traveling across space.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Identify and apply technical dance terms and technique to your body and movement
Recognise better efficiency in moving into and up from the floor
Demonstrate increased endurance, flexibility, stamina and range of dynamics
Perform a dance sequence with more ease and confidence.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The class is suitable for those who have taken at least six months of Contemporary dance classes, particularly in Release-based technique, Laban-based technique, Limón-based technique, Axis Syllabus, or Flying-Low or Capoeira.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Group work in a well equipped, modern sprung floor studio with music. It is essential to be ready to start on time.
As part of the course content, your tutor may record your image for initial and ongoing assessment purposes. You are entitled to decline to participate in the recording of your image.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Bare feet or anti-grip socks should be used except in exceptional cases to be discussed with the teacher. It is
recommended to tie hair back if it is long for safety and comfort. Wear a short or long sleeved top and trousers covering the knees for the floor work.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Contemporary dance: improvers or switch dance style to: Classical Ballet, Tap dance or Tango Argentino.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details