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
In this warm up class the focus will be on exploring the rhythm of our movement. George Leonard once said (paraphrasing): The world and it’s heart – the dance are made of emptiness and rhythm.
I am going to propose that we start by finding the flow and then the structure in our solo dance as a portal to playing with the rhythm. For example, we will move in round and spiral ways, engaging the felt sense before we engage more of the the body mind to direct and shape our movement in a focused and creative way.
This will lead us to a group dance improvisation where both aspect of the explored quality are coming together to enrich our dance vocabulary.
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.