Flamenco: taster

Course Dates: 07/12/24
Time: 10:00 - 11:30
Location: Keeley Street
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.
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Flamenco: taster
  • Course Code: DDF010D
  • Dates: 07/12/24 - 07/12/24
  • Time: 10:00 - 11:30
  • Taught: Sat, Daytime
  • Duration: 1 session
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Danielle Allan

Course Code: DDF010D

Sat, day, 07 Dec - 07 Dec '24

Duration: 1 session

Any questions? drama@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 4582 0413

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Centre for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

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.

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.

Danielle Allan Tutor Website

VOICE & SPEECH: Having trained at LAMDA (1981-1984) and having worked in all media (radio, TV, theatre, film) for over 40 years, Danielle has taught the Voice module of ‘CL Foundation Acting’ course since 1995. She continues this with as much enthusiasm as ever, and also teaches First Folio Shakespeare, Technical Voice, Communication Skills, English Pronunciation and Vocal Anatomy. FLAMENCO: Danielle trained in Classical Ballet, Tap and Jive, and was drawn to flamenco with all itsexpressive power. She has taught Flamenco at CL since 1999, and her company Flamenco Con Gusto offers both novice and experienced dancers the chance to perform alongside her in public while supported by seasoned professional flamenco guitarists and singers. DIRECTING: Danielle has written, directed and choreographed ‘Flamenco Musical Dramas’: integrating actors’ performances with Flamenco dance, music & song. Such productions include • LA MANADA (WAF May 2019) City Lit Theatre Company’s adaptations of Lorca’s plays: • SPIRITS WITHIN (aka The House of Bernarda Alba', July 2013 and July 2023) • YERMA FLAMENCA (Spring 2020) and a project combining Shakespeare and Flamenco ROMERA Y JULIETA (June 24)

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.