Dance for fun

Course Dates: 02/06/20 - 30/06/20
Time: 19:30 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors:
Francis Angol

Join us to explore basic dance styles and techniques, building and developing coordination, movement patterns, technical skills and your confidence. This is a great class for those new to dance, or those looking to develop their skills.

Description

What is the course about?

Ideal for complete beginners or for those wanting to go back to basics. This short course will introduce dance techniques using a variety of disciplines including Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz styles.

What will we cover?

This dance class includes elements of ballet, contemporary and jazz dance styles and techniques. Each class will include a tutor led group warm-up with the possiblity of some barre work to improve strength, flexability and co-ordination. Travelling combinations across the floor are used to work on technique as you move from one move to the next whilst covering areas using dance and as the course progresses a chance to perform a routine in small groups at the end of the class.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Acquire an understanding of the fundamentals of modern dance
Recognise and use basic footwork
Show improved musicality
Demonstrate greater body awareness with more confidence in co-ordination and linking movements together.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

An introductory course for complete beginners or for those looking to go back to basics

A beginner's dance class isn’t just for newcomers. In any dance class there will be student’s of all levels and abilities. We all have different learning techniques and paces. If your first class seems overwhelming and you can’t get it the first time, don’t worry: dance is heavily reliant on repetition so it will happen. We want you to learn and to have fun so just give it your best and keep coming back!

In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Follow spoken instructions
• Use numbers to recognise rhythms within dance.
• Work within groups and pairs safely.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

With exercises in Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz dance techniques leading to basic routines. The course is physical, it is tutor led and you will have the opportunity to work as a group and in pairs. You will be encouraged to work in your own time to perfect the work but there is no formal requirement to do so.

HEALTH CHECK
You may or may not be asked to participate in rigorous activity from time to time. Please consider whether you could do this, if you are in any doubt consult a medical practitioner.

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?

Please wear clothing that does not restrict your movement and allows you to adapt to changes in your body temperature. Tights, leotard or sports clothing that does not restrict movement will allow your tutor to see your work more clearly.
Jazz shoes/sneakers or similar no outdoor shoes please. Thick cotton socks or sports socks can be used for barre work and elements of the warm-up.
Jock straps should be worn by men. Students to tie their hair back if it is long for their own saftey and comfort. Jewellery should be removed and mobile phones switched off please at the start of the class.


Please Note: This course is exempt from the standard refund and transfer policy.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Beginners Jazz, Steet Jazz, Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Early Morning Dance Moves.

Reviews

Customer Reviews 9 item(s)

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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

Go for it
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Review by Dom / (Posted on 19/06/2019)
If you would like to learn and to achieve your goals, this is the place!
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Review by Ale / (Posted on 18/06/2019)
Great fun, very supportive teacher. Good for all ages and abilities.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 28/03/2019)
Anxiety about dance, two left feet?
This is the course for you.
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Review by Richie / (Posted on 21/03/2019)
Just do it. It's great fun, perfect for a complete beginner or anyone with a little experience. It totally inspired me to do more
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Review by Tippish / (Posted on 06/12/2018)
This class has surpassed my expectations and is certainly "a great class for those new to or looking to develop dance and movement skills". I have enjoyed every minute of the classes and even though I have been pushed out of my comfort zone it has always been done in a supportive and encouraging way. I have already been recommending it to my friends.
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Review by Liz / (Posted on 09/10/2018)
Thoroughly enjoyable. I felt I learnt and progressed. The tutor has a great ability to guide and connect with all and with fun.
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Review by Jasper / (Posted on 09/10/2018)
I have very much enjoyed this course. The tutor is enthusiastic and is able to cover a lot of dance material in the time; he is excellent at pitching the course exactly to the level of the students. Outcome is a strong sense of personal achievement – and wish to try on more dance classes!
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Review by Mike / (Posted on 09/10/2018)
Excellent introductory dance class in ballet, jazz and contemporary dance to try out what you think you might like. Tutor was excellent in helping us to feel at ease, taking us through the steps patiently and methodically whilst making it fun and enjoyable to be there. I feel like I greatly benefited from the seven weeks and even though we were only beginners felt like I learnt something tangible to build upon. Would thoroughly recommend giving it a go!
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Review by Little Elf! / (Posted on 09/10/2018)
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Book your place

Course Code: DDF009

Tue, eve, 02 Jun - 30 Jun '20

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

Full fee: £69.00
Senior fee: £69.00
Concession: £42.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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