Contemporary Beginners

Get fit and have fun while learning the basics of contemporary dance technique.

Open to adults of all ages who are passionate about learning the core principles of contemporary dance technique. These classes will introduce you to short phrases, travelling sequences, floor work and improvisation (inspired by Rambert repertoire). Complete beginners welcome to attend.

  • Improve your posture
  • Gain strength and stamina
  • Develop your coordination

Full term enrolment (12 weeks): £160.00

Coin street community resident: £30.00 SOLD OUT

Booking link below

Booking information

Priority booking opens Monday 29 October at 12 noon
General booking opens Monday 5 November

Booking options are not the same for all classes, and options are always subject to availability.

If you have any further questions please call the reception desk on 020 8630 0600.

Meet the teacher: Sonia Illescas

Trained
Trinity Laban | Graham Technique at Carmen Roche, Madrid | Laura Mas Classical Ballet School, Barcelona

First memory of dance
I was about 6. After school, I would have to go to Julias’s Gym and wait for my eldest sister to finish her dance class; it was a modern jazz style of the early 80s. There was an open window where you could sit and watch. The group was mixed age, all females and wearing the most sexy and outrageous colourful lycra costumes. The teacher must have noticed me trying to copy the moves, as she asked my mother if I could join the class. Oh well… you should have seen me later in the year performing ‘Electric Boogaloo’ with all the big girls and wearing a silver metallic leotard…

Right after that, they offered me a scholarship in Ballet training. Changed the metallic leotard for a pink one and never looked back. I was hooked.

Most inspirational teacher
For two years, I had the most inspirational Ballet teacher in Barcelona, so passionate that she would see technical movement in every day objects. She once taught me how to visualize my centre of gravity by placing a ping-pong ball on top of a water fountain… She was awesome.

Class Programme Term Dates 2018/19

Autumn term (12 weeks)
Start: Monday 17 September
Half Term: Wk beginning Monday 22 October
End: Saturday 15/Sunday 16 December

Spring Term (12 weeks)
Start: Monday 7 January
Half Term: Saturday 16th February – Sunday 24th February (inclusive)
End: Saturday 6/Sunday 7 April

Summer Term (12 weeks*)
Start: Tuesday 23 April*
Half Term: Wk beginning Monday 27 May
End: Saturday 20/Sunday 21 July
*Monday classes will commence on Monday 29 April

Venue
Rambert, 99 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PP
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