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Adult Contemporary (Improvers)

Wednesdays 19:30-21:00

(please note the time of this class will change to 19:45 - 21.15 from January)

Adult contemporary ballet is a fun and relaxed technique class that draws from the fundamental principles of Cunningham, release contemporary dance techniques and ballet. The class will begin with a gentle warm up followed by strengthening exercises using ballet barre work fused with the freedom of contemporary dance principles. As the class progresses, exercises and phrases will be developed to explore the use of breath and the spine to initiate movement and travelling sequences, and will conclude with longer phrases of movement that use the principles from earlier in the class.

  • Wear comfortable clothing that you can move freely in
  • Open level for ages 18+
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Class tutor

Stephen Mason

Stephen is a dance artist, choreographer and teacher. Currently, he works as a freelance dance artist for Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance’s Learning and Participation team leading technique classes, youth classes and special projects. Stephen is also Course Leader for Dance at Kingston University London teaching choreography and dance technique, and managing the dance programmes at the university. He has led education work for Rosie Kay Dance Company, Richard Alston Dance Company and Loop Dance Company alongside performing with the company. Stephen’s choreographic work includes Deputy Choreographer for Royston Maldoom’s Overture 2012 commission for Dance Umbrella and numerous works for schools and colleges across the UK. Stephen is a member of One Dance UK's Expert Panel for Children and Young People's and was a Special Advisor to the National Dance Teachers Association. He was a recipient of One Dance UK’s Dance Teaching Mentoring programme.