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Contemporary Dance for Beginners, Chisenhale Dance Space

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TUESDAYS, 7-8:30pm | 12 weeks
Instructor: Sophie Thorpe
10 September – 3 December (no class 22 October)
£99 per term, £79 concession, £10 Drop-in
Level: Beginners

New students can try out any class for £5 on their first visit!

Discover freedom and pleasure in movement

This class will take you through the basics of contemporary dance, encouraging students to find freedom and pleasure in movement. Drawing from Release and floorwork techniques, and Contact Improvisation, we will progressively build up the pace and energy. Students will work on strengthening and softening the body, while developing awareness and endurance. This class will focus on the dancer’s relationship with breath, music, and space as we build towards a sharing at the end of term. This class is suitable for beginners and intermediate dancers wishing to get back to the basics.

About the Instructor:

Sophie Thorpe graduated from London Contemporary Dance School in July 2013 and went on to join Verve, the postgraduate performance company of Northern School of Contemporary Dance, graduating with Distinction. She has performed and taught across the UK and Europe and worked with a variety of established choreographers including Ben Duke, Lea Anderson, Tom Dale, Sarah Dowling and Jamaal Burkmar. Sophie is a co-founder of Feet off the Ground Dance, a collective that specialise in Contact Improvisation and Partnering.

Sophie has taught extensively across the UK, including BalletBoyz, The Place Adult Courses and Class Shorts, as a guest lecturer at London Contemporary Dance School and the Centre for Advanced Training scheme based at Laban, The Place and Dance4.

For questions about our classes, please email education@chisenhaledancespace.co.uk or call 020 8981 6617 between 10am and 6pm. 

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