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.
Opening the Chest
Weaving Pilates, somatic exploration and pair work we will focus on movement in shoulder girdle and thoracic spine to help us reach upwards, outwards and beyond. I am currently completing my Pilates teacher training at the Scott Studio, and this class is part of my research on how to teach Pilates in the context of dance improvisation.
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.