Beginner friendly pre-jam warmup class 5-6.30pm followed by the jam 6.30-8.30pm. Doors will be closed for the duration of the class to keep the focus, so please arrive early to attend the class, you can arrive at any time for the jam. Dancers can come just for the class, £6, or stay for the jam, £9. Both also available to book via MoveGB.
Contruction and Deconstruction
Using counter balance to construct, a constantly balancing unit of more than one body, then letting go (deconstructing) to see where the momentum can take us.
Into a new balancing shape? Or somewhere else?
If walking can be described as a process of falling and catching yourself, this class will explore the same principle but instead of keeping ourselves upright, sometimes we will let gravity win.
This is a basic skills class suitable for all levels of experience.
Key concepts: Trust, balance, momentum and falling.
A jam is an informal gathering of dancers. There is no teacher, but space and time to develop skills and confidence. You are free to dance, rest, or sit and watch, as you wish. The jam provides an opportunity to explore and integrate techniques you have learned, and to find your own routes into dancing.
At some jams a teacher will facilitate a score to follow such as a focused (silent) jam, the Underscore (developed by Nancy Stark-Smith), or a blindfold (or eyes-closed) jam, this will normally be advertised via our regular mailout – so sign-up if you want advance notice.