Try this introductory class with an emphasis on the Cunningham technique which is designed to create strength and flexibility of movement.
Following the session, if you choose to join the Contemporary Dance term course, the price of your taster session will be deducted from the term ticket price (see links to the term courses below). Please ring our Sales and Information Team on 0121 446 3232 for your discount to be processed.
What will you learn on this course?
On this course you will learn contemporary dance techniques establishing a technical base while nurturing your creative skills.
This is a technique class based on learning short exercises and phrases of movement that will progress and increase in content over the term. There will be opportunities to explore partner work and simple group work. You will improve your body and spatial awareness, develop your confidence as a dancer and have opportunities for self-expression through improvisation. There is also a short creative element to the course which the tutor will guide participants through giving you an understanding of a creative devising process.
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for adults aged 18+. It is open to beginners and improvers and the class will be adapted to suit the needs of the participants. For those with more experience the technique will be made harder, and for beginners full instruction is given and the movement routines will be simplified.
The course is accessible for people with disabilities providing you are physically able to dance. A support worker or a carer may assist. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.
Contemporary Dance is a high impact physical activity. You need a good level of physical fitness but the course is also a good way to improve your overall fitness levels. If you have any health conditions you should consult your doctor before joining this class.
Do you need to bring anything?
Participants will need to bring a water based drink to the session and wear suitable clothing that allows free movement. You should bring a warmer top to put on after the session. Lessons are usually done bare footed but on occasion socks may be required.
Are there any additional costs?
There are no additional costs
Who teaches this course?