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Mercury Movers 60+ (Sat afternoon)

Mercury Movers classes are designed for participants 60+ and all levels of ability are welcome. The classes are great way to improve your balance and flexibility and aim to build strength through a range of appropriately paced contemporary dance exercises and improvisations. The classes are designed to be fun and engaging and leave you with an improved sense of overall well-being whilst having the opportunity to explore stimuli and movement from Rambert’s vast repertoire.

Class level: This class is open to older dancers 60+ of all levels and abilities. Beginners welcome.

Full term enrollment (12 weeks): £72.50
Coin street community resident: £30.00

To book, click here.

Please note, from September this class will take place from 3:30-5pm.

Autumn Term Booking Information

Booking opens Friday 19 July at 3pm

Coin Street bookings require a password, which will be available from Monday 15 July.

If you are a Coin Street resident, please email classes[ATSIGN]rambert.org.uk or call our reception team on the number below after this date to access this booking option.

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 2019/20

Autumn term
Start: Monday 16 September
Half Term: Wk beginning Monday 21 October
End: Sunday 15 December

Spring Term
Start: Monday 6 January
Half Term: Wk beginning Monday 17 February
End: Sunday 5 April

Summer Term 
Start: Monday 20 April
Half Term: Wk beginning Monday 25 May
End: Sunday 19 July

Please note, not all classes will have the same term dates and half term break. Please ensure to check the individual class information for specific dates.

Venue
Rambert, 99 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PP
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