Contemporary Beginners (Adults) - Dance City

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Newcastle Sunderland

Contemporary Beginners (Adults)

A friendly contemporary dance introduction
Adult Class
Mon 22 Apr 2024 6:30pm
Mon 29 Apr 2024 6:30pm
Mon 13 May 2024 6:30pm
Mon 20 May 2024 6:30pm
Mon 03 Jun 2024 6:30pm
Mon 10 Jun 2024 6:30pm
Mon 17 Jun 2024 6:30pm
Mon 24 Jun 2024 6:30pm
Mon 01 Jul 2024 6:30pm
Mon 08 Jul 2024 6:30pm
Mon 15 Jul 2024 6:30pm
Class times: Every Monday 6.30pm-7.30pm
Class description: A beginner level contemporary class, with new exercises every term 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, and jazz dance. Early pioneers straying away from the classical ballet system include 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 fun music in this class comprising ballet warm up technique exercises into dynamic sequences, which jumps and travels across the floor. This hour session has a large focus on contemporary technique which will train the body and build skills. These techniques and skills are absolutely necessary leading up to jumps and lifts to make sure no injuries occur. There is also elements to occasionally explore creative choreographic exercises such as guided improvisation and the option to work towards some performances.

Who is it for? Adults of all levels.

Teacher: Cora-Jay Williams.

Cora-Jay is a working professional dance artist, based in the North-East. Her experiences are in performing and touring with various dance theatre companies around the UK and teaching/choreographing in professional and community settings.

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