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Contemporary Dance Classes - Improvers 1

Contemporary Dance Classes - Improvers 1

Our Contemporary Dance Classes - Improvers 1 follows on from the Contemporary beginners course.  At this level, you will begin to develop a deeper understanding of the four main contemporary dance techniques: Graham, Cunningham, Limon and Release

The Improvers 1 level will advance your physicality, musicality, stamina and coordination. You will begin to feel more freedom of movement and a noticeable development in your posture and balance

These evening classes are held in central London dance studios and are suitable for participants who have taken a Contemporary Beginners course.

Contemporary Dance Classes - Improvers 1 Content

Exact course content may differ depending on the duration of the course, your individual needs and those of the group collectively. However, topics generally covered may include:

  • Explore and understand more advanced contemporary movement and tasks
  • Concentration on developing your core strength
  • Improved coordination and correct body alignment
  • Memorise combinations of steps and perform more intricate choreographic phrases

Like all of our contemporary dance lessons, you will be given friendly feedback and support from your tutor throughout the course.

Contemporary Dance Techniques

There are several Contemporary Dance Techniques and our tutors are experts in different combinations of those styles. Below are the main Contemporary Dance genres:

  • Release: emphasis on fluidity and the efficient use of energy and breath
  • Graham: focus on the use of contraction, release, fall and recovery
  • Cunningham: promotes natural movement through rhythm and articulation
  • Contact Improvisation: partners improvise using weight exchange and fluid movement

A few words from our students

Thomas

The tutor was excellent and gave good demonstrations There was also lots of variety in the dance moves taught.

Shivangi

Amazing tutor, I have learnt so much from him and I can really see myself progressing.


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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

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2 Nov - 21 DecTue19:45-21:008 weeksPanagiotis PavlopoulosLIFT Islington, Angel£160.00
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11 Jan - 1 MarTue19:45-21:008 weeksPanagiotis PavlopoulosLIFT Islington, Angel£160.00
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3 Mar - 14 AprThu19:45-21:107 weeksJustyna SochajWest London School of Dance W12£160.00
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8 Mar - 26 AprTue19:45-21:008 weeksPanagiotis PavlopoulosLIFT Islington, Angel£160.00
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

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