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Adult Contemporary (Int/Adv) ONLINE

Tuesdays 17:30-18:30
This class takes place on Zoom

Please note, the Zoom link can be found in your confirmation email after booking. Contact if you encounter any issues.

This class focuses on core strength, gravity, musicality, and dynamics. The warm-up aims to awaken the body’s awareness through alignment, touching on the idea of presence and mindfulness.

We progress from simple to more complex exercises leading to dynamic sequences, playing between set movement and individual exploration. Class aims to find ways in which dance technique can be influenced by somatic practices without losing its rigour and precision and sense of emotional connectedness.

Maria da Luz is interested in an open and inclusive approach to dance regardless of experience and ability. Classes can be adapted to your own space, including being experienced from a seated position.

  • Wear comfortable clothing that you can move freely in
  • Open level for ages 18+
  • Suitable for Intermediate/Advanced movers
Classes can be booked individually
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Class tutor

Maria Ghoumrassi

Maria da Luz Ghoumrassi is a dancer, choreographer and educator working through multidisciplinary techniques from around the world to develop Intercultural Awareness Performance. She was in the original cast of The Lion King as ensemble and dance captain, working with Garth Fagan Dance. Previously in Kokuma Dance Company under the direction of Patrick Acogny, she had the opportunity to work with Flora Thefaine, Germaine Acogny and various dances from the African Diaspora. She continues to find inspiration through professional development and collaborations with various artists Sharon Ama Wray, Urban Bush Women, Judith Sanchez Ruíz among others.
Her research into the relationship between body, mind, spirit and identity has led to the development of her current investigation on the role of women in society.
She regularly teaches for Greenwich Dance, The Place and Trip Space.