1 hour class
Using fluid and rhythmic energy, Beatrice builds her Contemporary dance class around exciting combinations and coordination with an emphasis on timing, strength, dynamics and enjoyment. The class will introduce Beatrice's contemporary dance style, which draws inspiration mainly from two contemporary dance techniques: Limon and Release.
The session starts with a warm-up which consists of set exercises; she starts with simple torso bends, gentle pliés, and swings in the upper and lower body parts. As the class progresses, she focuses on core strength and precision through more technical footwork, leg kicks, and jumps.
Her fun class then progresses on to travelling sequences across the large studio space. The dancers play with the movement dynamics and spatial awareness. A short dance sequence is also developed at the end of the sessions and the participants have the chance to focus on their performance skills and build upon the material on a weekly basis.
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About your host, Ballet 4 Life
Ballet4Life® prides itself of creating a supportive and friendly environment in which to have a dance class whether you are a retired professional dancer, someone returning to dance classes after many years, or as a complete novice.
At this school they serve all levels from age 16 upwards! The teachers exhibit great care for our clients, understand their individual needs or conditions, endeavour to learn our clients' names and to build trust and a professional relationship.
Ballet4life's speciality is teaching dance to adults and have done this since 2004 whilst building up a solid client base and recognition in the field for great achievement in pioneering adult dance education in the UK!
The teachers also give group and individual feedback in each and every session. Clients are encouraged to work at a pace that is suitable for their needs and perhaps also with pre-existing physical limitations. Ballet4Life offer authentic, thorough and proper classes but deliver them in a fun, engaging, stimulating, fresh way with lovely music, positive comments, and yearly outings to see professional dance performances should people wish to partake.
Ballet4Life also have developed our own methodology and deliver specially bespoke ballet, dance, and exercise for the more mature body! #silverswans #50+ dance! They started this 6 years ago well before the current wave of ballet for the older dancers.
Dance has now been scientifically proven to increase wellness, mental acuity, and general health. Ballet4Life are glad that science has caught up and they cannot agree more with their findings! They also witness on a daily level how important the social aspect of dance is. Many a long lasting friendship has been formed at Ballet4Life!
You don’t need to buy special clothing: leggings and a t-shirt are fine. Wear any comfortable sports clothes which allow you to move without restriction. Choose things which are not too baggy, though, because it’s important for your instructor to be able to see the placement of your arms and legs. In winter you may wish to start with something warm on top which you can take off as you warm up during class. You will need to wear socks or dance bare feet and you can ask Ballet4Life staff for advice. For the gentleman, a dance belt or an athletic supporter is required. Women with long hair should try to tie it back off the face so it does not distract you whilst moving. Lastly dangling earrings and heavy necklaces are not advised. Remember a bottle of water!
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.