Flamenco: taster

Course Dates: 28/11/20
Time: 15:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors:

Our fun taster session is a great way to try a class and to meet our friendly team of professionals who will guide you through some of the basics and answer your questions, so you can be sure that a course is right for you. As well as being a dynamic introduction to a creative discipline, these sessions give you a clear idea of what you can expect. Open to anyone interested in dance, with or without previous experience.

We've changed some of our teaching arrangements in response to the coronavirus outbreak. You'll get the same great learning experience with lots of support but with adjustments to keep us all safe for your return to the studio.

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This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit

Description

What is the course about?

In this fun and dynamic ‘taster’ class you will learn fundamental dance moves, steps and rhythms in an energising and supportive atmosphere.

What will we cover?

If you have always wondered who attends a dance class, what the content is like or even what the staff are like you can now find out for by joining a taster workshop without committing to a long course.
The class will include practical and key components of a typical dance class; warm up, technique, travelling steps or possibly a short routine/combination.

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

Identify your level and ability with advice from the staff
Demonstrate a greater awareness of the dance style.

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

A taster workshop for beginners and for those wishing to explore different styles of dance in a fun practical setting.

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?

This class is tutor led. Teaching will include practical class work, discussion, observation and supportive feedback for individual and group awareness.

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.

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. You do not need to purchase any specialist shoes for our tasters. Advice will be given if you wish to continue taking lessons. You are of course encouraged to bring any dance shoes you already have. Practice may include bare-feet. Students to tie their hair back if it is long for their own safety and comfort. Jewellery should be removed at the start of the class and mobile phones switched off. Bring bottled water.

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

The teacher will advise on future dance courses or you can contact the drama, dance and speech department or visit www.citylit.ac.uk for more details.

Reviews

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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.

Great taster class that gives a good feel for the foundations of the dance and its historical development. Wonderfully enthusiastic and encouraging tutor.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 23/10/2019)
Rich and fun-filled Flamenco taster. Just do it! Such a lot of fun and really good for confidence building
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Review by Shelley / (Posted on 13/10/2019)
Tutor Biographies
Danielle Allan Tutor Website

VOICE & SPEECH: Having trained at LAMDA (1981-1984) and worked in all media, Danielle has taught the voice module of the Foundation in Drama course since 1995. She continues this with as much enthusiasm as ever, alongside teaching Actor'sVoice, Communication Skills, and Vocal Anatomy. FLAMENCO: Danielle trained in classical ballet, tap and jive, and was drawn to flamenco with all its intricate expressive power. She has taught Flamenco since 1999, and also runs her own company Flamenco Con Gusto, which provides performance opportunities for students of flamenco. DIRECTING: Having performed a decade of monthly full-length improvised plays with FLUXX Theatre, Danielle now writes, directs and choreographs Flamenco Musical Dramas: films and theatre productions that integrate actors’ performances with flamenco dance, music & song. Such productions include 'La Manada' (WAF 2019) and City Lit Theatre Company’s adaptation of Lorca’s play 'YERMA Flamenca' (Spring 2020). If you are interested in taking part in this exciting project, check the course outline for DRA141, and contact the Drama Department to arrange your audition.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: DDF010D

Sat, day, 28 Nov - 28 Nov '20

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £19.00
Senior fee: £19.00
Concession: £19.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? drama@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2542

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