Contemporary (16+) Zoom - Dance City

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Newcastle Sunderland

Contemporary (16+) Zoom

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Adult Class
Thu 22 Apr 2021 7:15pm
Thu 29 Apr 2021 7:15pm
Thu 06 May 2021 7:15pm
Thu 13 May 2021 7:15pm
Thu 20 May 2021 7:15pm
Thu 27 May 2021 7:15pm
Thu 03 Jun 2021 7:15pm
Thu 10 Jun 2021 7:15pm
Thu 17 Jun 2021 7:15pm
Thu 24 Jun 2021 7:15pm
Class times: Every Thursday 19:15-20:15pm
*This is an online class. The teacher will be filmed live at Dance City and you will take part at home via Zoom.*

What is it?
A mixed level contemporary 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 ballet warm up technique exercises into dynamic sequences, which may jump and travel across the floor. This hour session has a large focus on ballet and 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.

Who is it for? Those who have a little or no experience in any dance style.

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

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.

Important information:
This is an online class. The teacher will be filmed live at Dance City, and you will take part from home via the online platform Zoom.

You will find the link, meeting ID and password in your booking confirmation for this class. You must not share this link with anyone. You should be booked under your own name.

Please fill in our feedback questionnaire after the class to tell us what you think!

Safety notices:
Please make sure you have plenty of space to move in, clear of objects and tripping hazards. Dance City is not responsible for the safety of your home environment or for any accidents. You must keep your camera on at all times for safeguarding purposes. You can talk at the beginning and end of the class but should keep your microphone muted while dancing. You can write any questions or comments in the group 'chat' at any time.

Please let us know if you have any additional needs in advance, 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.

Please note you must be logged in to your Dance City account to purchase tickets.

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