Contemporary Beginners (16+) Newcastle - Dance City

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Contemporary Beginners (16+) Newcastle

An introduction to this varied style
Adult Class
Newcastle
Dates:
Mon 03 Jun 2019 5:00pm
Mon 10 Jun 2019 5:00pm
Mon 17 Jun 2019 5:00pm
Mon 24 Jun 2019 5:00pm
Mon 01 Jul 2019 5:00pm
Mon 08 Jul 2019 5:00pm
Mon 15 Jul 2019 5:00pm
Mon 02 Sep 2019 5:00pm
Mon 09 Sep 2019 5:00pm
Mon 16 Sep 2019 5:00pm
Class times: Every Monday 5.00pm-6.00pm
About
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Targets: Flexibility, posture, full body workout.

What is it?
A release-based contemporary technique class, with new exercises every week and building on a short phrase at the end of class.

Contemporary dance is a term encompassing a variety of techniques and styles closely related to ballet, modern dance, African and jazz dance. Early pioneers straying away from the classical ballet system include Mary Wigman, Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham. Contemporary acknowledges the presence of the body in space, gravity in relation to the floor and detailed articulation of the spine.

Movement qualities such as fall and suspension, release, rebound, flow can be enjoyed to a variety of music in this class comprising warm up technique exercises into dynamic sequences, which may jump and travel across the floor.

This hour session is a contemporary technique class so does focus on training the body and building skills. These technique's and skills are absolutely necessary leading up to jumps and lifts to make sure no injuries occur.

Who is it for?
Those who have little or no experience in any dance style. Contemporary class draws upon technique similar to ballet, and there are options and extras throughout so participants can take it at their own pace.

What should I wear?
Comfortable clothing that allows the body to move. Barefoot, socks or ballet shoes are suitable.

What do I need to bring?
Plenty of water.

Teacher Alyssa Lisle
Alyssa began her contemporary dance training on the Dance City CAT aged 13, and trained on the BA (Hons) Dance Professional Practice at Dance City. She has worked for Creative Seed Carnival Company, Fertile Ground Dance and is currently a dancer for Abbott Dance Theatre.

Please let the ticket office know if you have any additional needs, if you feel comfortable in doing so. If you are pregnant, have an injury or an existing medical condition we would recommend that you seek professional advice before attending a class.
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