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Contemporary Dance

Weekly Class

Introduction

  • LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE – (Term 3: April – June)
    Email lifelong@rcs.ac.uk to request a booking link

This class is suitable for anyone aged 16+ interested in learning the fundamentals of contemporary dance. It is designed to give the dance lover or returner an enjoyable class covering the fundamentals of contemporary dance practice.

The course will provide an inclusive and supportive environment for participants to learn or refresh technical skills at their own pace. It will take participants on a journey through personal and group dance practice, and encourage creative thinking.

Participants will take part in sessions focusing on Contemporary Technique and Release and Improvisation which aim to bring you to a deeper understanding of contemporary dance both physically, spiritually and intellectually.

What is Contemporary Dance Technique?

Contemporary dance technique classes work rigorously on precision and musicality through rhythmic and lyrical exercises. Participants will focus on the articulation of limbs through the contraction, release, curve and spiral of the spine. Exercises will develop your strength and agility which increases dynamic movement.

You will work on posture and skeletal alignment, the use of your breath with movement, and will practice building dynamic shifting and travelling ability both standing and on the floor.

What is Release?

Release is about finding the balance between holding tension in muscles and learning to release that tension to create an exciting and dynamic movement quality.

You will gain a deeper understanding of how to use the body with the forces of gravity and momentum, facilitating dynamic and fluid movement sequences.

Participants will practice floor work, learning to fall and recover, moving safely across the floor. All participants will be encouraged to find ways of adapting movement to suit their own body.

Introduction

  • LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE – (Term 3: April – June)
    Email lifelong@rcs.ac.uk to request a booking link

This class is suitable for anyone aged 16+ interested in learning the fundamentals of contemporary dance. It is designed to give the dance lover or returner an enjoyable class covering the fundamentals of contemporary dance practice.

The course will provide an inclusive and supportive environment for participants to learn or refresh technical skills at their own pace. It will take participants on a journey through personal and group dance practice, and encourage creative thinking.

Participants will take part in sessions focusing on Contemporary Technique and Release and Improvisation which aim to bring you to a deeper understanding of contemporary dance both physically, spiritually and intellectually.

What is Contemporary Dance Technique?

Contemporary dance technique classes work rigorously on precision and musicality through rhythmic and lyrical exercises. Participants will focus on the articulation of limbs through the contraction, release, curve and spiral of the spine. Exercises will develop your strength and agility which increases dynamic movement.

You will work on posture and skeletal alignment, the use of your breath with movement, and will practice building dynamic shifting and travelling ability both standing and on the floor.

What is Release?

Release is about finding the balance between holding tension in muscles and learning to release that tension to create an exciting and dynamic movement quality.

You will gain a deeper understanding of how to use the body with the forces of gravity and momentum, facilitating dynamic and fluid movement sequences.

Participants will practice floor work, learning to fall and recover, moving safely across the floor. All participants will be encouraged to find ways of adapting movement to suit their own body.

Financial support



Agnes Allan Bursary

Agnes Allan was a teacher, passionate about inclusion, and this bursary scheme exists to offer support to students to participate in the performing or production arts.

The Agnes Allan Bursary provides some support to students who may require financial assistance to take part in a short course in dance, drama, music, production or screen.

Anyone who wishes to take part in our Lifelong Learning courses and faces a financial barrier can apply for bursary support to help meet the cost of tuition fees.

More information about the Agnes Allan Bursary.

 





James McAvoy Drama Scholarships

Bafta-winning and Golden Globe nominated actor James McAvoy is committed to nurturing the creative potential of young Scots who experience barriers to access and participate in drama at RCS Lifelong Learning.

James is a graduate of the BA Acting programme at RCS and Patron of the Junior Conservatoire of Drama. The Glasgow-born actor has funded the new James McAvoy Drama Scholarships to enable young people to experience the world-class drama training at RCS as he did.

The scholarship aims to support applicants who would otherwise find meeting the cost of tuition fees at RCS a barrier to accessing pre-Higher Education drama training at the Royal Conservatoire.

More information about the James McAvoy Drama Scholarship.





Drama at 60 Scholarship

The Drama at 60 Scholarship supports talented performers and producers of theatre, film and television gain essential skills and experience as they work towards formal training.

This scholarship offers up to three promising theatre or screen practitioners up to £1,000 to invest in a range of training activities at the Royal Conservatoire. The focus in 2016/17 will be on digital creativity as part of our New Digital Creatives scheme.

The deadline for applications for Drama at 60 Scholarships for 2017/18 is Tuesday 30 June 2017.

Before applying please read the Drama at 60 Scholarship Guidelines 2016.

To apply please send your CV, a short biography, a one-page application statement and a letter of recommendation to lifelong@rcs.ac.uk



Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this open access course. Participants do not need to have any prior experience of dance.

Participants should come to the course expecting to attend regularly, work hard and be challenged within a supportive environment.

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Term dates and tuition fees

Tuition fee for whole year is £540, which can be paid in instalments.

Term 1: 6 September –13 December 2017 (excluding 18 October)
Term 2: 10 January – 21 March 2018 (excluding 7 February)
Term 3: 25 April – 20 June 2018 (excluding 23 May)

Offers

Promotional Offers

We offer a selection of promotional offers for our Lifelong Learning courses, take a look!

To receive the promotional offer code, contact lifelong@rcs.ac.uk before booking a course.

 

Who is this course for?

This class is suitable for anyone aged 16+ interested in learning the fundamentals of contemporary dance.