This one day course is designed to introduce students to the Alexander Technique for performance. It will cover the theory and practice of Alexander Technique and explore how it can be applied in a variety of specialisms.
Alexander Technique is an educational process which incorporates hands-on work, movement skills and mindfulness.
It is unique in its emphasis on ‘non-doing’, a process which restores your default settings and eliminates the patterns of habitual interference that prevent us from reaching our potential.
Many performers use the Alexander Technique to support vocal and breathing work, to prevent pain and reduce stress and anxiety.
The course will begin to explore your natural ease, flexibility and freedom of movement, making it easier for you to fulfil more of your potential in everything you do.
Whether you are a performer or a creator of any kind, an actor, dancer, singer, instrumentalist or involved in any aspect of creation or production you will benefit hugely from the skills you can learn on this course.
This course will be led by Sue Barclay. Sue Barclay’s interest in the Alexander Technique began in 2007 when she started having regular Alexander Technique lessons. From 2012 – 2016 she trained as an Alexander Technique teacher with Donald Weed, founder of the Interactive Training Method Association. Since qualifying Sue has taught people of all ages from many different walks of life. She
believes that the Alexander Technique is a useful and practical skill that can help people bring about constructive changes and improvements in their lives.
Sue offers Alexander Technique lessons and group workshops in the West End of Glasgow and elsewhere. She is a visiting Alexander Technique teacher at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Goldsmiths University of London, where she works with musicians, singers, actors and dancers
If you have any questions about this course before you book it, please get in touch with us at email@example.com or 0141 270 8213.
One Day Introductory Workshop in the Alexander Technique
Learn the basic principles of the Alexander Technique in this comprehensive one-day workshop with experienced Alexander Technique teacher Sue Barclay.
The Alexander Technique is the name given to the work of Frederick Mathias Alexander; it is an effective skill for self development which can bring about significant improvements in your health, wellbeing, performance and general functioning.
This one day workshop is suitable for anyone who would like to find out how Alexander’s work can help them experience more freedom and ease in all that they do; this is a fun and interactive way of learning the useful and practical life-enhancing skills that are offered by the Alexander Technique.
Introduction to the Alexander Technique:
Who was F.M.Alexander?
What is the Alexander Technique?
How do we start studying the Alexander Technique?
Practical first lessons in the Technique along with group discussion and interaction.
Short break 11.15am – 11.30am
Continuation of practical first lessons in the Technique along with group discussion and
Lunch (lunch is not provided)
2 – 3.30pm
Introducing additional basic principles of the Technique and group discussion and
interaction. Continuation of practical lessons; learning how to apply the skills of the Technique in your everyday activities.
3.45pm – 5pm
Continuing learning to apply the skills of the Alexander Technique in your everyday
activities. Summary and conclusion of the workshop
This is an open access course and can be attended by anyone looking to improve their mindfulness and movement skills.
What to prepare
You do not need to prepare anything in advance of the course and you can bring along a notepad and pen should you wish to take notes.
What to wear
We advise that you come wearing loose clothes that are comfortable for movement work and won’t restrict you in the class as there will be gentle movement work.
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 Short 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.