Contemporary Dance for Teens for Ages 13-16

If you like to advance technically, learn dynamic combinations, bend the rules in improvisations and create your own contemporary dance combinations in small teams.

If you enjoy seeking inspiration from other dance forms, and expressing what moves you in your everyday life – then this is the class for you.

KDS Floor Barre & Placement

An intensive way to train your body and correct alignment with a series of floor exercises adapted from ballet barre and Pilates. You’ll use therabands for stretching & strengthening the core, legs, torso and upper body. – this is something I need to do now & thought I’d share with you! This training method developed by Prof. Karen D. Savage (USA/Germany). She teaches Jazz dance in the Musical Performance Degree at the Folkwang University, Germany. Her method combines Floor Barre, Placement, Pilates, Stretch & Strength.

Dance Improvisation – adapted

In this adapted class, you will be guided through movement improvisations to find the dancer within and discover all the potential for new movements.

Have a go at building, adapting, and playing with movement sequences in a series of small Laban inspired tasks.

We will work largely within the limits of our own yoga mat on our own and/or in physically distanced pairs in a comfortable, safe space, perfect for improvising.

Please bring your own mat, very comfortable clothes, and a bottle of water.

Online Contemporary Dance L1/2 – adapted

In this adapted class for contemporary dance – a mixture of Laban and Limon style – we will focus on exploring our kinesphere (personal space), largely within a small space. We will experiment with balances, swings and falls, work with toning exercises, coupled with beautiful short dance sequences, to be learned adapted and played with. Our aim is to find that feeling of freedom
within any given limitations.

You will need about 2 square meters space (think moving to the front, side and back comfortably.) The space should be clear of anything you might slip or trip on or bump into. You can wear whatever is comfortable, go barefoot or wear socks, whichever is safer. We will do some movements standing, sitting, and lying down. Moving across the space may not be possible.

Contemporary Dance L1/L2 – adapted

In this adapted class for contemporary dance – a mixture of Laban and Limon style – we will focus on exploring our kinesphere (personal space), largely within the space of our own yoga mat. We will experiment with balances, swings and falls, work with toning exercises, coupled with beautiful short dance sequences, to be learned adapted and played with.

Our aim is to find that feeling of freedom within any given limitations. Please bring your own mat, very comfortable clothes, and a bottle of water.