Contemporary Dance Beginners Classes


Thursdays: 6.45 pm – 7.45 pm

20th May-22nd July 2021 (10 weeks)

£180 or £144 with 20% Early Bird Discount

YMCA at One KX, WC1H 8BS

JEN WELCH Jen started dancing, performing, teaching and choreographing from a very early age in styles such as jazz, street, tap and musical theatre. As an adult, Jen then went on to consolidate her training in contemporary, ballet and contemporary jazz at the prestigious Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She has trained and worked with artists such as Rachel Lopez de Nieta, Rosemary Brandt, Hagit Yakira, Rosangela Silvestre and Tim Casson. Credits include T Mobile, BBC 2, Sadlers Wells, Richmix Festival, The Natural History Museum, plus many other dance festivals, theatre performances and private events across London.

Book before 18th April 2021 to take advantage of our 20% Early Bird Discount.

Only 12 places due to social distancing.

Enjoy being with people within a Covid Secure and fully risk assessed environment which adheres to current government guidelines!

If any classes have to be cancelled due to COVID-19 you will get a refund for all classes unable to be delivered.

***We are holding a £10 taster evening for the first class of this term for anybody unsure about signing up for the full course. Click here for more details. ***

This high-octane, fun-packed course 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 change your second left shoe to a right!

Contemporary 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.

Our Contemporary Dance classes will teach you a fusion of techniques to build on a commercial style. Keeping that emotional input of rhythm, storytelling and performance. 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 enhancing your dance technique and emotional exploration.

Once you have completed a couple of terms you will have the opportunity to audition for Stage & the City’s contemporary Dance Company, giving you opportunities to perform in competitions and showcases.

Course Content

  • Learn easy-to-follow contemporary choreography
  • Gain an understanding of your body and your physicality
  • Improve fitness, health and flexibility
  • Build confidence and learn to trust your instincts
  • Learn the fundamentals of contemporary dance
  • Hone your musical timing and rhythm
  • Step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself

Contemporary Dance Beginners takes place on Thursdays 6.45pm – 7.45pm, 20th May- 22nd July. ALL profits from this course will go towards Saving the Anna Fiorentini Kids Charity Theatre School.

**Once you pay your £20 deposit please refer to your booking confirmation email to pay the remainder of your course fees. Please check your junk mail**


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