Contemporary Beginners

In this class you will be introduced to the basics of contemporary dance technique through short phrases, travelling sequences, floor work and improvisation alongside stimuli from Rambert repertoire. This class will improve posture, flexibility, musicality and strength in a fun and supportive environment.

Class level: Complete beginners or those with some movement experience who wish to learn the fundamentals of contemporary dance technique for the first time.

Full term enrolment (12 weeks): £160.00
(£140 early-bird available until 1 August)
Coin street community resident: £30.00

Booking Information

Online enrolment has now closed but there are limited places still available. Please call the reception desk on 020 8630 0600 to book your place.

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

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

Priority Booking: Monday 2 July
General sale: Monday 9 July

Spring Term (12 weeks)
Start: Monday 7 January
Half Term: Wk beginning Monday 18 February
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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