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
I will be focussing our attention on… Attention! Our dance is, from one perspective, based around what we’re choosing to focus on, follow, accept and reject. Our dance is influenced by our ability to let ourselves dance from where we find ourselves. Maybe there are desires or goals to acknowledge and pursue… and the possibility of letting them be (on the back burner), or to leave them entirely, enabling a more vivid state of presence in the moment and place we are at. Maybe there is a discerning inner critic, judging the success, beauty, grace of our dance (or lack thereof), and there is the possibility to request the critic to suspend, or reduce, judgement, to allow simply enjoying being in the dance as it unfolds, giving my dance more of a chance to blossom. … I believe it is possible to explore, and even to train, all of this… and to relish doing so!
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.