Contemporary Ballet (16+) SD - Dance City

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Newcastle Sunderland

Contemporary Ballet (16+) SD

Adult Class
Newcastle
Dates:
Fri 30 Oct 2020 7:00pm
Class times: Fridays 7-8pm
About
Please select 'Print At Home' at the checkout to make sure you receive your e-ticket. You need to show this to the teacher as you enter the studio, either on a device or as a print out.

Targets: Flexibility, posture, full body workout.

What is it? A ballet-focused 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 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.

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.

Studio classes must follow social distancing rules, please keep a 2 metre distance where possible. Due to reduced capacity studio class tickets are very limited. This is a hybrid class. Some people will be taking part in the studio with social distancing, while some will be taking part at home via Zoom. There will be a camera and screen in the studio live streaming the class into Zoom participants’ homes.

Masks must be worn around the Dance City building which you may remove once inside the studio. There is a possibility that you will be asked to keep your mask on during class. Go straight to your studio when you arrive, and show your E-ticket to the teacher using your phone or print out from home. The café remains closed for now. Drinking fountains, lockers and showers are currently out of use to reduce risk of contamination. Please bring your own bottles of water, yoga mats, dance shoes and any other items as Dance City cannot supply these.

Do not attend Dance City if you have possible Covid 19 symptoms. Inform us immediately if you have attended and develop Covid 19, so that we can implement Track and Trace. We are taking every reasonable precaution to protect the health and safety of our staff and building users.

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