What is the course about?
The class focus is on general dance stretches, postures, breathing techniques and relaxations to help improve overall flexibility and movement. The aim is to have a fun yet challenging class, whilst improving your physical wellbeing and helping you feel more confident and positive about yourself. Stretching through dance is known for preventing injuries, improving alignment, relieving tension and of course loosening those tight joints and muscles.
What will we cover?
Each lesson will start with a full body group warm-up, followed by floor exercises. All exercises are taught using structured exercises and combinations. There are also partnered exercise's that will help the stretching and take it up a level, to improve the movement.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Demonstrate essential stretching technique
Identify improved flexibility, strength and stamina
Perform stretches and stretch combinations with greater confidence.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is suitable for all levels and abilitites looking to improve and gain further knowledge and flexibility. Particularly useful for those who have a dance background.
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?
The course has a physical approach from beginning to end with structured exercises to improve different stretching qualities. The class is tutor led and you will be taught through demonstration and explanation. We encourage you to stretch in your own time to perfect the work but there is no formal requirement to do so.
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 clothing that does not restrict movement will allow your tutor to see your work more clearly. Jazz shoes or similar, barefoot, no outdoor shoes or trainers please. Jock straps should be worn by men. 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.
Please Note: This course is exempt from the standard refund and transfer policy.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Jazz dance, Street Jazz, Classical ballet or Contemporary dance.
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