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Our intensive foundation runs five full days back to back. Each day consists of a full day of classes, which provides 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, informal studio showing for friends and family, which will demonstrate everything you have worked on during the course as well as some choreographic material.

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    When Choose between 5 consecutive days, or 5 days spread over 5 weeks
  • training
    Training You will receive intensive and immersive dance training - you will definitely break a sweat!
  • level
    Level This course is suitable for the absolute beginner, or those looking to discover other dance genres on a foundational level
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    Style You will get an introduction to multiple dance styles and techniques

Foundation Course Curriculum Plan


The Dance Foundation course has been designed to provide a varied yet intense overview at the foundational level. It will establish the groundwork for you to move into specific dance styles that you feel suit you best.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

SHOWCASE PERFORMANCE


Following the last session of the course, you will perform excerpts from the classes as well as short rehearsed routines from your training in an informal studio showing. The showcase will be for guests, friends and family.

 
 

PAYMENT OPTIONS


You can either pay your full course fee in one payment or over two instalments. 

Installment option:

  • One upfront payment of £265
  • One instalment of £265 on the start date of the course. 

Please note that you need to book more than 7 days prior to the course start date to be eligible for the instalment option.

Take a look

Watch this short video for more information and to hear from our previous Dance Foundation students about their experience.  

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Date 11 Nov - 15 Nov
Day Mon
Time 10:00-17:30
Duration 5 days
Tutor Dance Foundation Tutors
Venue Sadler's Wells, EC1
Price £525.00
Date 17 Feb - 21 Feb
Day Mon
Time 10:00-17:30
Duration 5 days
Tutor City Academy Dance Tutors
Venue Westminster Kingsway College, WC1
Price
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Full Price
Date 20 Apr - 24 Apr
Day Mon
Time 10:00-17:30
Duration 5 days
Tutor City Academy Dance Tutors
Venue Sadler's Wells, EC1
Price
Select payment type:
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Date 17 Aug - 21 Aug
Day Mon
Time 10:00-17:30
Duration 5 days
Tutor City Academy Dance Tutors
Venue Westminster Kingsway College, WC1
Price
Select payment type:
Full Price

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Date
Day
Time
Duration
Tutor
Venue
Price
Booking
11 Nov - 15 Nov 
Mon 
10:00-17:30 
5 days 
£525.00 
17 Feb - 21 Feb 
Mon 
10:00-17:30 
5 days 
Select payment type:
Full Price
 
20 Apr - 24 Apr 
Mon 
10:00-17:30 
5 days 
Select payment type:
Full Price
 
17 Aug - 21 Aug 
Mon 
10:00-17:30 
5 days 
Select payment type:
Full Price
 
Class Dance Foundation - 5 Days
Date 11 Nov - 15 Nov
Day Mon
Time 10:00 - 17:30
Duration 5 days
Tutor Dance Foundation Tutors
Venue Sadler's Wells, EC1
Price £525.00
Class Dance Foundation - 5 Days
Date 17 Feb - 21 Feb
Day Mon
Time 10:00 - 17:30
Duration 5 days
Tutor City Academy Dance Tutors
Venue Westminster Kingsway College, WC1
Price
Select payment type:
Full Price
Class Dance Foundation - 5 Days
Date 20 Apr - 24 Apr
Day Mon
Time 10:00 - 17:30
Duration 5 days
Tutor City Academy Dance Tutors
Venue Sadler's Wells, EC1
Price
Select payment type:
Full Price
Class Dance Foundation - 5 Days
Date 17 Aug - 21 Aug
Day Mon
Time 10:00 - 17:30
Duration 5 days
Tutor City Academy Dance Tutors
Venue Westminster Kingsway College, WC1
Price
Select payment type:
Full Price
Class Dance Foundation - 5 Days
Date 26 Oct - 30 Oct
Day Mon
Time 10:00 - 17:30
Duration 5 days
Tutor City Academy Dance Tutors
Venue Westminster Kingsway College, WC1
Price
Select payment type:
Full Price
Date
Day
Time
Duration
Tutor
Venue
Price
Booking
11 Nov - 15 Nov
Mon 
10:00 - 17:30 
5 days 
£525.00
 
17 Feb - 21 Feb
Mon 
10:00 - 17:30 
5 days 
Select payment type:
Full Price
 
20 Apr - 24 Apr
Mon 
10:00 - 17:30 
5 days 
Select payment type:
Full Price
 
17 Aug - 21 Aug
Mon 
10:00 - 17:30 
5 days 
Select payment type:
Full Price
 
26 Oct - 30 Oct
Mon 
10:00 - 17:30 
5 days 
Select payment type:
Full Price
 
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

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).

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 - 5 Days venues


  • Sadler's Wells, EC1

    Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN

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