Beginner friendly pre-jam warmup class 4-5pm followed by the jam 5.15-7pm. 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, £5, or stay for the jam, £8.
My proposition for this class is for us to explore such constellation of the dance form where:
Contact stands for Inner/Outer
Improvisation stands for In and Out of contact, in and out of time, in and out of structure
Dance stands for dance with the body that you have.
We simply begin in the center of self, from breath to movement to following whilst practicing being responsive to center of gravity shifts and point of contact constantly moving and changing. We’ll be invited to warm up in three planes of movement, practice three types of weight and three types of spaces. This will lead us to finally engage in the trio dance practice rooted in the authentic dance score.
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.