Adult Dance Classes
Contemporary Dance at Bush Theatre
Develop your strength, coordination and technique with our weekly contemporary dance class. The class includes a range of techniques including Cunningham, Graham and Release - encouraging the freedom of movement and the opportunity to learn from experienced dance teachers.
The class includes a warm up, exercises to develop your dance technique, flexibility and dynamic routines to install confidence and coordination.
Where: Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, Hammersmith W12 8LJ
Duration: 90 minutes
Who is the class for? The class has an open level,but some previous dance experience is required.
Price: £120 per 10 week term / £15 drop in rate
£85.00 per term/ £10 drop in rate concessions
Any questions contact Ania: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 6 February with Natalie Dodd
Wednesday 13 February with Aaron Vickers
Wednesday 20 February with Natalie Dodd
Wednesday 27 February Aaron Vickers
Wednesday 6 March with Aaron Vickers
Wednesday 13 March with Aaron Vickers
Wednesday 20 March with Aaron Vickers
Wednesday 27 March with Natalie Dodd
Wednesday 3 April with Natalie Dodd
Wednesday 10 April with Natalie Dodd
More about Natalie’s Class:
The movement style of the class will vary in its dynamics and focuses, often juxtaposing variants of each. You will shift from sensory/yoga based warm up elements to snippets of clean Cunningham-style lines and shapes to heavy, breath driven swings, shifts and falls. We will strive towards finding the purest and most efficient forms of movements and to build body and spatial awareness. Imagery is a common tool Natalie uses to uncover the essence of a movement and ensure the class remains accessible to all. Natalie’s class is technical, yet highlights the importance of being able to abandon this when one chooses. You will be invited to work within your own physical capabilities whilst being encouraged to take risks, be guided by the music and contribute to and feed off of the energy in the room. Natalie aims to find a gradually building flow to the class; beginning with taking the focus to the internal body, transitioning to the external and the presence of others; identifying how the body is feeling in that moment, and culminating with expansive energy powering through space.
Meet the teachers
Aaron Vickers has created, toured and worked with Jean Abreu Dance (as a dancer and rehearsal assistant), Ashley Warren, ZoieLogic Dance Theatre, Anthony Lo-Giudice, Vivien Wood, Marc Brew Company, Renaud Wiser Dance Company (RWDC), Alexander Whitley Dance Company, Phoenix Dance Theatre (where he worked with Christopher Bruce and Sharon Watson), Lynne Page, Peter Darling, Cathy Marston and James Cousins Company. Aaron has guest taught in various institutions including London Contemporary Dance School (LCDS), English National Ballet School, London Studio Centre, Urdang, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), Royal Holloway University and has taught both class and rep to companies including Scottish Ballet, Regionteater Väst (Sweden), Marc Brew Company, RWDC, Alexander Whitley Dance Company, PRODA (Norway) and James Cousins Company.
Natalie Dodd: Born in Surrey, Natalie started dancing at the age of five at Susan Robinson’s School of Ballet and at the age of sixteen, began vocational training at Rambert School; graduating in 2013 with a First Class BA Honours Degree. Through the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, she completed a Postgraduate Diploma in 2016 and went on to gain a Masters Degree with Distinction, focused on Dance for Parkinson’s. As a dancer, Natalie has worked in various settings including on stage and in music/promotional videos and has performed works by choreographers such as Kerry Nicholls, Mark Baldwin and Kenneth MacMillan. She has worked with the English National Opera, The Royal Shakespeare Company and artists including Alexandra Green Dance and Douglas Thorpe. Natalie has also performed in her own choreographies, toured South West England in Mark Bruce’s ‘The Odyssey’ and performed twice at The Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms. Natalie has had the pleasure of teaching for establishments including Rambert School, Rambert (Company), Mark Bruce Company, Canada Water Studios, Musical Moving (Dance for Parkinson’s), London Studio Centre, Exeter College, The Place, Ballet Boost, Northern School of Contemporary Dance and an extensive number of children’s dance schools and adult classes around Surrey.
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