Young Movers 2 (11 – 13 years)

Step into the bright lights of the dance studio with Young Movers 2! Through the Rambert Creative Contemporary Dance Grades, this class explores contemporary dance movement and develop technical skills, while building on your child’s creativity.

Class Level: Participants should be aged 11 – 13 years / schools years 7 – 9. No previous dance experience necessary.

Full term enrolment (12 weeks) Wednesday: £95.00
Full term enrolment (12 weeks) Saturday: £110.00
Coin street community resident: £30.00 SOLD OUT

To book for the Spring term, please call our reception team on 020 8630 0600.

To book for the Summer term, click here for Wednesday and here for Saturday.

Wednesdays 6.15 – 7.15pm

An enjoyable movement class that uses short phrases, travelling sequences, and floorwork to grow technical and performance skills.

Meet the Teacher: Natalie Dodd (Wednesday)

Where did you train / study as a dancer / teacher?
I started dancing at the age of five at Susan Robinson’s School of Ballet and at the age of sixteen, began vocational training at Rambert School; graduating in 2013 with a First Class BA Honours Degree. Through the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, I completed a Postgraduate Diploma in 2016 and went on to gain a Masters Degree with Distinction, focused on Dance for Parkinson’s. As well as gaining professional experience as a dancer, I have taught in a number of establishments over recent years including Rambert School, The Place and The Royal Academy of Dance.

Describe your most inspirational teacher
There have been many but one who sticks out in my memory is Kerry Nicholls. She pushed what I perceived to be my limits out of the window and realigned my capabilities. My body reached new levels of power and speed in her classes and her sense and complexity of musicality is hugely inspiring to me. Having experienced choreographic and performance processes with her, she taught me what it is to be mentally, physically and emotionally challenged and fulfilled. I accessed new ways of moving that I had never experienced and in doing so, I refined and embellished on my identity as a dancer.

How would you describe your teaching style in three words?
Nurturing, energised, honest.

How would you describe your class and what can people expect from a class with you?
My class tends to be an amalgamation of contemporary styles, including Cunningham and Release, that draw from my training and professional experiences. We will shift from sensory/yoga/floor based warm up elements to snippets of clean Cunningham-style lines and shapes to heavy, breath driven swings, shifts and falls. Imagery is a common tool I use to uncover the essence of a movement and ensure the class remains accessible to all. My class is technical, yet highlights the importance of being able to abandon this when one chooses. We work within one’s physical capabilities but participants are encouraged to take risks, be guided and inspired by the music and to contribute to and feed off of the energy in the room.

What is your favourite Rambert work?
A Linha Curva, by Itzik Galili. I learned a great deal of this choreography when I was in my second year of training at Rambert School and it is still very special to me. It is joyful to watch and to dance and as one of Rambert’s animateurs, teaching extracts of the work to others brings me huge enjoyment!

Saturdays 2:00 – 3:30pm

Young dancers can explore their creativity and expressiveness through exciting choreographic tasks, designed to encourage them to produce their own movement material.

Meet the Teacher: Sonia Illescas

Where did you train / study as a dancer / teacher?
I started dancing Modern dance and Ballet at an early age in Ibiza where I was born. I continued my professional training in Ballet and Contemporary Dance in Madrid, at the Carmen Roche official conservatory- SCAENA where I studied Ballet and Graham Technique.

I moved to London in 1996 to study at the Trinity-Laban Conservatoire for Music & Dance, and graduated with a contemporary dance and choreography postgraduate professional diploma specialising in Dance in Education and Community Dance.

Describe your 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 visualise my centre of gravity by placing a ping-pong ball on top of a water fountain… She was awesome.

How would you describe your teaching style in three words?
Technical, musical, interpersonal and creative. Sorry that’s four.

How would you describe your class and what can people expect from a class with you?
No two weeks feel the same. Music inspires my movement and the exercises are a reflection of it. In my class you will improve your technique by learning the principles of Graham and Cunningham technique. You will have the chance to learn company repertoire fragments at the end of the class as well as some rhythmical contemporary phrases where you can express your musicality and work on your performing skills. I enjoy getting the best out of my students and sharing my passion for dance.

What is your favourite Rambert work?
Is impossible to choose one! I feel really close to Christopher Bruce historical masterpieces like Swansong or Ghost dances; they fill me up with melancholy. My favourite recent works has to be Killer Pig performed by Rambert2, the commitment of the dancers was mesmerising.

Summer Term Booking information

Priority booking opens Wednesday 12 February at 12 noon for all current participants and Coin Street residents.

General booking opens Wednesday 19 February. 

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.

Term Dates 2019-20

Autumn Term

Start: Monday 16 September
Half term: wk of Monday 21 October
End:  Sunday 15 December

Spring Term

Start: Monday 6 January
Half term: wk of Monday 10 February
End: Sunday 5 April

Summer Term

Start: Monday 20 April
Half term: wk of Monday 25 May
End: Sunday 19 July

Please note that some classes have different half-term or other breaks, and different term end dates – check on booking page for details.

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