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The Dance Foundation is run over seven or eight full-days on either Saturdays or Sundays, with each day consisting of a full day of classes which will provide you with well-rounded and concentrated dance training. Our dance school has carefully formulated these classes to build a variety of skills. As an example, one day might consist of classes in:

  • Ballet
  • Contemporary
  • Contact Improvisation
  • Strength & Flexibility
  • Jazz
  • Commercial
  • Choreography & Repertoire

Over the course, you will work towards a final studio showcase which will demonstrate everything you have worked on in the previous weeks.

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    When 7 or 8 full Saturdays or Sundays
  • level
    Level All
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    Style Mixed

Foundation Course Curriculum Plan


The Dance Foundation course has been designed to give you a foundation in dance. The content covered will include:

Ballet classes to:

  • Increase coordination and balance
  • Improve body awareness through posture and alignment
  • Increase flexibility and develop core strength
  • Learn ease and grace of movement

Contemporary classes to:

  • Learn dynamics and travelling through space
  • Learn the precise techniques of swings, drops, accents, length, contractions and more
  • Build an understanding of motion, dropping of weight and fullness of movements

Improvisation classes to:

  • Experiment with relating to other dancers in the space (contact improvisation)
  • Learn the ability to improvise through dance
  • Develop confidence in the ability to let body lead movement

Strength & Flexibility to:

  • Increase flexibility through dance exercises and good stretching practices
  • Body conditioning: core strength, posture and alignment

Jazz/Commercial classes to:

  • Learn precise techniques of kicks, turns, leaps and isolations
  • Cardiovascular work, mobilisation, stretching and strengthening
  • Explore different styles of commercial dance from Jazz, Street, Hip-Hop and Diva

Choreography/Repertoire to:

  • Learn samples of choreography from a variety of dance styles (Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary etc)
  • Learn classic repertoire from past and current choreographers (Graham, Cunningham etc)

Creative Workshop to:

  • Learn samples of choreography from a variety of dance styles (Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary etc)
  • Put the day's work into practice through tasks, experimenting and creating

STUDIOS AND TUTORS


The Foundation Course rehearsals take place in some of London's best dance studios.

The Dance Foundation is taught by selected professional choreographers and dancers, experts in a range of dance styles. Their dance credits range from live performances with Rihanna and Alicia Keys, to West End shows such as the Dominion Theatre's "Thriller Live" and Matthew Bourne's "New Adventures", as well as extensive dance training from some of the world's leading dance institutions. 

SHOWCASE PERFORMANCE


Following the last session of the course, you will perform rehearsed routines from your training in a showcase performance. The showcase will be for guests, friends and family.

 
 

PAYMENT OPTIONS


We offer two different payment options for this course:

8 Week Course

1. One upfront payment of £850.00 
2. Instalments - an initial deposit of £260.00, followed by two £300.00 instalments on the start date of the course, and a month after the start date of the course.

7 Week Course

1. One upfront payment of £750.00
2. Instalments - an initial deposit of £260.00, followed by two £250.00 instalments on the start date of the course, and a month after the start date of the course.

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Date 20 Jan - 10 Mar
Day Sat
Time 09:00-16:30
Duration 8 weeks
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Venue Studio Wayne McGregor, Olympic Park
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Date 10 Feb - 24 Mar
Day Sat
Time 09:00-16:30
Duration 7 weeks
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Venue Sadler's Wells, EC1
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20 Jan - 10 Mar 
Sat 
09:00-16:30 
8 weeks 
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10 Feb - 24 Mar 
Sat 
09:00-16:30 
7 weeks 
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Full Price
 
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Date 20 Jan - 10 Mar
Day Sat
Time 09:00 - 16:30
Duration 8 weeks
Tutor Dance Foundation Tutors
Venue Studio Wayne McGregor, Olympic Park
Price
Select payment type:
Full Price
Class
Date 10 Feb - 24 Mar
Day Sat
Time 09:00 - 16:30
Duration 7 weeks
Tutor Dance Foundation Tutors
Venue Sadler's Wells, EC1
Price
Select payment type:
Full Price
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20 Jan - 10 Mar
Sat 
09:00 - 16:30 
8 weeks 
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Venue: Sadler's Wells, EC1
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Please note - due to high demand for this course we recommend booking as early as possible. You can secure your place by paying the deposit (see above deposit option).

Payment Options

We offer two different payment options for this course:


8 Week Course: 

- One upfront payment of £850.00

- Instalments - an initial deposit of £260.00, followed by two £300.00 instalments.
1. Instalment 1: Start date of the course.
2. Instalment 2: Start date of the course + 1 month.

7 Week Course:

- One upfront payment of £750.00
- Instalments - an initial deposit of £260.00, followed by two £250.00 instalments.
1. Instalment 1: Start date of the course.
2. Instalment 2: Start date of the course + 1 month.

Online & Phone Bookings

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 if you cancel at least 72 hours before your first class.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before your first class, or if you do not attend.

Please see Membership Subscription Details (above) for information on when and how you can cancel your ongoing subscription, once you have already started the Contemporary Dance Company.

(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

Dance Foundation Course venues


Dance Foundation Course tutors


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.

  • Dance Foundation Tutors

    All City Academy Dance Foundation tutors are experienced professionals from a variety of dance backgrounds. Each tutor has been chosen for ...

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