Jazz dance: taster
Time: 12:00 - 13:30
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.
Course Code: DDF010C
Duration: 1 session
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.
Clinton trained at Performers College and has worked with artistes such as Blue, The Sugababes, Lionel Ritchie, Geri Halliwell, Robbie Williams, Alexandra Burke, Joss Stone and Kylie Minogue to name but a few….He toured America with Greek artist ‘Anna Vissi’, and in Australia he was one of the four members of pop band ‘Deuce’ ! Clinton has taught all over London at dance colleges including London Studio Centre, Reynolds Performing Arts, Mandy Ellen Performing Arts, Danceworks, Pineapple and Chichester University. Previous creidts include MTV Music Awards, The Brit Awards, T4, Party in The Park, Mobo Awards, Royal Variety Show, BBC’s French and Saunders Special – Mamma Mia, The Lilly Savage Show, Star for a Night, ‘Wetten Das TV show’ in Germany performing the musical ‘Saturday Night Fever’ and numerous times on CD:UK and Top Of The Pops. Most recently he has choreographed for Givenchy, Fendi, Diesel, Wella, Top Shop, Xbox-Dance Central, the launch night of Celebrity Big Brother for Channel 5, ‘Sahara’ concert in Delhi, India and The Skills Show at the Birmingham NEC. Clinton is happy and excited to be teaching and passing on his knowledge here at City Lit.
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.