Contemporary Dance Classes

Dance Classes Overview

Wednesdays:  8pm – 9pm

SPRING  TERM17th January – 20th March 2024 (10 weeks)
SUMMER  TERM17th April – 19th June 2024 (10 weeks)
SPRING TERM£180 OR £153 with 15% Early Bird Discount – fees can be split into TWO instalments
SUMMER TERM£180 OR £144 with 20% Extra Early Bird Discount – fees can be split into TWO instalments

Academy Mews Dance Studios, 15 Pratt Mews, London NW1 0AD

BRANDON SUTHERLAND Brandon has been dancing, choreographing and acting from a very young age, choreographing his first show at the age of 14 for the Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond. He has obtained a degree in Dance Choreography and in 2022 set up his own dance company, ‘Sutherland Dance’. Since graduating, Brandon has gone on to choreograph and perform for Stage, TV and Film, as well as a successful career in dance teaching across venues around London.


We are holding a £10 taster evening on the 10th April the week before this course starts for anybody unsure about signing up for the full course. Click here for more details.

Looking for fun and rewarding dance lessons in London?

This high-octane, fun-packed dance course for adults will have you moving and finding your rhythm whilst surrounded by a brand-new group of friends. Get ready to build confidence, develop technique and revitalise your creativity. Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several different genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. It’s a form of dance that strives to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.

Cultivate your dancing skills

Our Contemporary Dance classes will teach you a fusion of techniques to build on a commercial style, whilst developing your emotional exploration, storytelling and performing skills. You will also explore your own body’s flexibility, coordination, freedom and efficiency of movement to different styles of music. Our teacher will encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and enjoy every minute of this course, which will give you a great workout as well as enhance your dance technique.

Unsure about signing up for the full course? Join us for a £10 Taster Evening by clicking the button below. 

ALL profits from this course will go towards the Fiorentini Foundation and help disadvantaged children access the performing arts.

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Direct debit payment plans are available, email for more details and to set up and someone will get back to you within 48hrs to arrange.

*Please note that as we are an adult performing arts school, any video footage or photographs taken during your class may be used on our social media for marketing and promotional purposes.

Course Content - Spring Term (Summer Term TBC)

Weekly dance classes in London will look a little like this:

(SUBJECT TO MINOR CHANGES) SPECIFIC SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN THIS TERM (SUMMER TERM TBC): Travelling and direction changes, Arm and Leg coordination (moving at the same time), circular springs.

  • WEEK ONE: Warm up (10 mins) – yoga style, stretch and gentle strengthening. Technique (20 mins) – Small travelling sequences across the floor. Choreography (30 mins)
  • WEEK TWO: Same as week one but with added levels such as Limon inspired techniques
  • WEEK THREE: Same as weeks one and two but again with added levels such as a more complex travelling sequence
  • WEEK FOUR: Warm up (10 mins). Technique (20 mins)- focus on layering arms and legs moving together, coordination exercises with options to simplify if needed. Choreography (30 mins) continue working on same choreo and adding to it with new techniques learnt.
  • WEEK FIVE: Same as week four, but with added levels such as floor work
  • WEEK SIX: Same as weeks four and five but with added levels such as more challenging arm and leg coordination within the choreography
  • WEEK SEVEN: Warm up (10 mins). Technique (20 mins) – circular springs exercise and other basic turns sequences to support new techniques learnt in previous weeks. Choreography (30 mins) – start learning new choreography
  • WEEK EIGHT: Same as week seven
  • WEEK NINE: Same as week eight
  • WEEK TEN: As above with more time spent polishing the latest choreography for sense of completion and confidence on the movement and techniques learnt throughout the term.

The pace is still class led but the last few weeks will move slightly quicker applying previous sequences learnt and adding slightly more complex routines. By week 10, students will have built up more confidence with the technique learnt, strength in dancing and have a better understanding of contemporary movement in their body.

If you do not enjoy your first class, let us know within 24 hours and you will receive a full refund minus the cost of the first class.


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