An Improvers contemporary dance class for advanced beginners or those with some previous dance experience.
In this second block the class will focus more in depth on floor work, giving weight into the floor as well as pushing off it to roll and travel. We will also explore using improvisational tools including some basic contact work. Bringing these skills together and increasing our coordination and strength through dynamic set sequences and jumps.
This class encourages participants to work kinaesthetically, increasing awareness of the body in space. Using gravity and momentum to travel through the space whilst maintaining correct posture and alignment to ensure safe practice.
As well as gaining strength and flexibility, this class encourages participants to work together and have fun in the studio!
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.
If you have any questions before booking this course, please get in contact us on email@example.com or 0141 270 8213.
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.
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.