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Contemporary dance class

Weekly Classes at the Culturel Centre in Vence
Tuesdays 8.30pm-9.45pm

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These dance classes keep you fit and stimulate your creativity. They are simple and fun, aimed at adults at an elementary level in a non-judgmental and friendly atmosphere. Floor work and exercises in the centre focus on balance, alignment, flexibility and strength from a very different perspective.  They provide the foundation for the freer dynamic dance at the end of the class.    

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CLASSES for TRAINEE DANCERS

During my years as a professional dancer, I had many unanswered questions about improving my technique and surviving emotionally in the chaotic life of the theatre. Dance is a demanding profession. It was through studying the Alexander Technique and LearningMethods™ that I found answers and a way to help dancers avoid the traps I fell into. 
This is why I am passionate about helping dancers find solutions to the difficulties they encounter during their training or in their professional lives.

 

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session options

Face to Face Classes

Individual Sessions: 45 minutes

Sessions for 2  people: 1 hour

Groups - maximum 15: 2 hours

Online Classes

Individual: 45 minutes

Group: 1 hour

Wholeness in Movement


Workshops for Adults & Adolescents

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This consists of ten workshops that leads to a deeper understanding of how to move easily and effortlessly in daily or professional activity.  The workshops are practical and experiential so that you can adapt and experiment with the new information from the workshop in between sessions. There is an order of learning within the course structure though this can vary according to your needs and requests.​ The premise of the work is how we operate as a whole system - how our thoughts and ideas intertwine with our physicality.  It generally begins with a table- turn*, followed by demonstrations and explanations in areas such as balance, the usefulness of gravity and our suspension system. The latter topics originate from the innovative work of David Gorman.

​Within this workshop we will explore:

·        simple movements such as standing, sitting and walking

·        the importance of awareness and spotting potential harmful habits​

·        how to live in the present moment

·        how the balance mechanism works and how to be centred

·        how gravity works for us and not against us

·        how we are lightly suspended on the ground 

·        how to begin adapting this knowledge in daily or professional life 

As we go through this material, we will also take time to look at common misconceptions about posture, sitting up straight, ‘getting it right’ amongst others.

To benefit the most from the work, you are encouraged to explore and reflect on your newly acquired knowledge inbetween workshops. Each session begins with feedback, comments and questions so that every lesson corresponds to the person’s needs and concerns.  Resource material is also available in the form of articles, videos and links.

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What to bring

​Wear clothing easy to move in and barefeet or socks.  

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