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. You can also book on MoveGB
After warming the space, we will work from somatic images into movement. Working with light contact, I will propose a toolkit to join and separate from other bodies in the room,
This class is about light touch and brief encounters.
After warming the body with hands-on, we’ll engage in a brief compositional task to wake up our curiosity and awareness of the space and bodies around us.
After negotiating the passing through of other bodies, we’ll see how and touch and natural platforms within the body allow us to utilise, manipulate and negotiate ourselves with each other, both on and off the alignment of our own access.
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.