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Adult Contemporary Ballet (Improvers)

UPDATE: Due to the current situation all classes have been postponed until further notice. Please keep checking the website and our social media channels to keep updated.

Wednesdays 19:45-21:15

Please note there is no class on Wendesday 11th March

Starting with a gentle barre the class will pay close attention to posture, alignment and grounding.

Moving into 'centre practice' the class will continue with movement phrases and exercises which will help create more awareness of our bodies, opening out and encouraging expansion of the limbs from the spine and reconnecting the body to our centre core. This will build into more energetic movement phrases and patterns alongside a rhythmic score which will soon have everyone carving through the space with longer, freer-feeling bodies!

As dancers gain confidence we will start to introduce some improvised material, giving dancers the freedom to be creators as well as recipients of the movement material.

  • Wear comfortable clothing that you can move freely in
  • Open level for ages 18+
  • Bring water!
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This class is no longer running so you can no longer book.
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Class tutor

Alison Swann

Alison Swann trained at Laban (now Trinity Laban) and is a Dance in Education Specialist with over 30 years experience. She is a director of Dance Educates Ltd., and works with learners and teachers using movement as a multi-sensory approach to learning. Alison has extensive teaching experience from pre-school to adult learners and has led professional development for teachers across London and the South-East. She has worked with education authorities, the University of Greenwich and Blackheath Conservatoire - the latter to develop a performing arts module to teacher training students. Alison was part of the team from The Place working with schools in Camden to create a live performance for the Arrivals Festival and the reopening of St Pancras International.
She was recently involved in two extensive research projects: with Surrey Arts and 10 primary schools looking at how dance and movement can impact on maths mastery, and with the Open University exploring how dance can support wellbeing. Alison has taught the adult contemporary class at Greenwich Dance since the start of the year.