Dance 60+ intensive
Time: 12:30 - 14:30
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: DS144
Duration: 3 sessions
What is the course about?
An exciting 3 day intensive dance class for people aged 60 years and over. Working within a fun and light-hearted atmosphere we aim to improve stamina, coordination, balance, confidence, self-expression and musicality. The classes will consist of a mixture of exercises and dance sequences set to great music and the making of a short dance piece all together directed by the tutor. You will work by yourself and with others on elements of Contemporary and Modern Dance, Ballet, Jazz, Yoga and other fusion styles.
What will we cover?
We will cover warm-up including mobilizing, strengthening, stretching and balancing exercises, moving into dance sequences that will engage rhythm, coordination and travel in Space. The second half of each session will involve creative explorations that will culminate in a short set piece of dance devised together with the participants.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Recognise a wider range of movement
Use greater flexibility, coordination and balance
Demonstrate increased stamina and control of movement
Perform a set piece of dance and expressive movement with ease and confidence.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is for any level of experience from beginners to those people who are already enjoying the benefits of movement and dance. Whilst no particular skills are needed to benefit from this course you should be comfortable with moving and working safely with other people.
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.
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.
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. There may be a max of 10 min homework required per day due to the intensive nature of the course.
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 and to wear short or long-sleeved tops for the floor work.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
We have ongoing Dance 60+ courses althernatively try one of our many other dance courses.
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.