Time: 10:00 - 11:15
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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.
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
Course Code: DDP200
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Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)
What is the course about?
An exciting new dance class for people over 60. Working within a fun and light-hearted atmosphere we aim to improve stamina, coordination, balance, confidence and musicality. The class will consist of a mixture of exercises and dance sequences set to great music. You will work by yourself and with others on elements of Contemporary dance, Pilates, Yoga, Ballet, Jazz and other fusion styles.
What will we cover?
We will cover warm-up including mobilizing, strengthening, stretching and balancing exercises, then move into dance sequences that will engage rhythm, coordination and travel in space. Some sessions will involve creative explorations.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Recognise a wider range of movement
Use greater flexibility, co-ordination and balance
Demonstrate increased stamina and control of movement
Perform a set dance sequence with more ease and confidence.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is for any level of experience: beginners in dance, and people with experience in moving or dancing.
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?
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-slip 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 and to wear short or long-sleeved tops for the floor work.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Dance 60+, Dance 60+ performance, Silver Swans ballet class or contact the Drama, Dance and Speech department for advice.
Francis has been working in the field of dance for over 30 years, performing, teaching and producing works that have contributed to the enrichment of British dance culture through the production of a range of training programmes, classes, courses and performance works. As well as being a performing artist / choreographer and dance educator, he holds the position of Associate Lecturer in dance at the University of Surrey and Coventry University. Francis is also a Somatics Movement Educator and a dance health & wellbeing specialist. In addition he also holds the position of Director of Dance at Islington Arts Factory, a creative hub of art, dance and music in the heart of North London. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Movement Angol dance, a UK based Dance Company which produces work that blends the teachings and practices of Western Contemporary dance with dance from the African Diaspora, underpinned by Somatic practice, to form his distinctive language of expression.
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.