Our contemporary classes are dynamic, creative and expressive! Learn the foundations of contemporary dance technique and work together to create choreography. Build your confidence in an inspiring and supportive environment, led by professional choreographers. The classes nurture everyone to grow in their creative and technical abilities. 

Our classes are delivered on a Thursday evening in a professional dance studio at Lyric Hammersmith. At the end of term, we present work to friends and family in an informal setting during the summer term we work towards dance festivals and performance opportunities.

The teachers are so sweet and helpful and it's really one of the best dance groups I've been in.

The teacher is excellent! She really helps us and is also very approachable and friendly. 

What I enjoy most about the class is the music and style of dance. 

Please note that some of the times in the video vary to the actual class times stated below

Contemporary Dance Classes at Lyric Hammersmith

When: Thursdays 

Times: 16.30-18.00 (7-10 years)

18.00-19.30 (11-16 years) 

Where: Lyric Hammersmith, King Street, W6 0QL

Price: £85 per term (10 classes per term) Bursaries available 

To Book: 0208 741 6850

Autumn Term Dates:

Summer 2019 Term dates:

1.Thursday 26 September

2.Thursday 3 October

3.Thursday 10 October

4.Thursday 17 October

5.Thursday 31 October

6.Thursday 7 November

7.Thursday 14 November

8. Thursday 21 November

9. Thursday 28 November

10. Thursday 5 November

1.Thursday 2 May

2.Thursday 9 May

3.Thursday 16 May

4.Thursday 23 May

5.Thursday 6 June

6.Thursday 13 June

7.Thursday 20 June

8.Thursday 27 June

9.Thursday 4 July

10.Thursday 11 July

Ella Fleetwood Contemporary Dance Class Teacher (7-10 years)


Ella trained on the CAT scheme at The Place and graduated from Laban in 2016. She is an independent dance artist based in London. She creates her own choreographic work through her company, ella&co. Ella is passionate about community dance and teaches across a wide variety of community groups, with a particular focus on inclusivity and accessibility. Ella loves to bring dance to anyone and everyone, with play at the heart of her practice. 

Anna Watkins Contemporary Dance Class Teacher (11-16)


Anna graduated from the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in 2005. Anna has been a dancer for Tavaziva Dance for 10 years - achieving the first longest standing dancer. Previously working with Motionhouse, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, Neville Campbell, Pair Dance, MaxwellDanceProject and European Ballet. Anna was a dancer for ‘Dance in Focus’- collaboration between English National Ballet and dance photographer Chris Nash. She was Rehearsal Assistant for Tavaziva Dance 2009 – 2010, Project Manager in 2014 - coordinating their Youth Dance Programmes for Tavaziva Male and Female, including choreographing on Tavaziva Female and Project Leader for ZIVA Youth Dance in 2015 - 2016. As a teacher and choreographer has delivered various workshops from beginners to professionals and choreographed various curtain raisers across the UK. She taught continuously at Tring Park Easter Courses from 2011 - 2013. Anna has choreographed for CAT (Centre for Advanced Training) at Dance City, Newcastle since 2012 as well as technique classes for CAT at Dance4, Nottingham , Shuffle Youth Company, The Place, Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, DanceEast, Ipswich CAT (Centre for Advanced Training), Suffolk Youth Company, Tring Park Associates, BalletBoyz Dancer's Course and various professional classes including Rambert Dance Company & Tavaziva Dance.

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