Class and Course descriptions

Spring Term 2015

Mon 5 Jan – Sat 28 March
12 weeks

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YORKSHIRE DANCE CLASSES & COURSES

Contemporary (c) Brian Slater

Contemporary

Tue, 6.30pm – 8.00pm (D – Advanced )
Tue, 8.00pm – 9.30pm (C – Beginner/Intermediate)
£6.50, concessions £5.50

Advanced: a challenging class encouraging dancers to work against common learned dance movement patterns. The class reflects the training background and the personal movement style of the artist, placing an emphasis on co-ordination, risk-taking, and non-linear movement.

Beginner / Intermediate: the class reflects the training background and the personal movement style of the artist, placing an emphasis on co-ordination, risk-taking, and non-linear movement. It is taught on two levels to enable complete beginners to get acquainted with basic principles of contemporary dance, at the same time as allowing people with some experience to develop further.

Shoes: bare feet
Clothing: comfortable

Tutor: Rita Marcalo
Online booking here, or over the telephone, 0113 2438765

Mind the Step (c) Yorkshire Dance

Mind the Step (18+)

Wed, 5.00pm – 6.30pm (All abilities)
£25.00 per term

Creative session for independent adults aged 18+ with learning disabilities. Learn new moves and make new friends.

Tutor: Youth & Community Team
Booking info: 0113 243 8765

Yorkshire Dance Youth (c) Jonathan Turner

Yorkshire Dance Youth

Wed, 6.30 – 8.00pm
Free – membership by application only

Weekly sessions for Yorkshire Dance’s youth dance company, working towards performances. Find out more here.

For info: 0113 243 8765

TUTOR-LED CLASSES & COURSES

Aerial Hoop

Aerial Hoop courses

Mon, 8.00pm – 9.30pm (DROP IN – attend when you wish without committing to a course, All abilities) *No Class 16 Feb*

 

Tue, 5.00pm – 6.30pm (Beginner COURSE)

Tue, 6.30pm – 8.00pm (Beginner COURSE)

An introduction to Aerial Dancing and Aerial Hoop technique. Learn the basic mounts and dismounts, static poses and create your own sequences in this unique, full body workout! Suitable for those new to the aerial arts, this programme is designed for dancers to learn at their own pace. For those completely new or building confidence in Aerial Hoop. 

Tue, 8.00pm – 9.30pm (Improver COURSE)

For those with some experience of Aerial Hoop and good upper body strength. This class will challenge strength and flexibility in order to move on to more challenging moves!

Course 1 commencing Tuesday 6th January 2015

Course 2 commencing Tuesday 17th February 2015

Cost £70. Please contact lornamacknder@gmail.com to book!

Tutor: Lorna Mackinder
Booking info: lornamackinder@gmail.com / 07792 081 278

 

Breakdance 

Wed, 8.00pm-9.30pm

Fortnightly Session (All abilities)
Jan 7, 21, Feb 4, 11, March 4, 11

£5 class / £2.50 training
Training session and open level breaking classes for ages 12 to adult.
Hosted by Blood Masterz crew. See website www.icametodance.com/openclass for further details.
Train, practice or learn to break with the Blood Masterz BBoys & BGirls crew. A weekly session in a fun and friendly environment with this active and dynamic crew. There will be a lead class suitable for all levels from ages 12+ to adult. For experienced bboys and bgirls this is a chance for open training, sharing and cyphering in a great studio.

Tutor: Blood Masterz
Booking info: 07845 694 236/ 07779 290430 / 0113 350 3443 / www.icametodance.com/openclass

Ballroom (c) Brian Slater

Ballroom / Latin

Sat, 12.30pm – 1.30pm (Beginner, Drop in)
Sat, 1.30pm – 2.30pm (Intermediate COURSE)
Sat, 2.45pm – 3.45pm (Advanced COURSE)
There are various price options for these classes and courses – contact Paula for details.

If you love the grace and glitz of Strictly’s Waltz, Quickstep, Cha Cha, Jive and Samba, this is the place to experience them for yourself. With sessions for every level of ability, this is a fun, sociable way to develop and practise your skills.

Shoes: Ballroom & Latin shoes are best; other options would be leather- or smooth-soled shoes for gentlemen, small heels or smooth-soled shoes for ladies. No trainers, sling backs, or shoes that really grip.
Clothing: comfortable

Tutor
: Paula Clark
Booking info: paulaclarkschoolofdance@ymail.com or 07780 688623
Payment: by cash or cheque

Bollywood

Bollywood

Thurs, 8.00pm – 9.30pm (All abilities)
*No class on 26 March*

The 11 week course is designed for everybody of all ages and abilities and will certainly spice up the aura by adding some Indian glitz to a workout whilst aiding optimum health & fitness through dance. The class comprises various elements of Yoga, Indian dance form hand mudras to travelling sequences merged with contemporary & mesmerising Bollywood moves. This multicultural & fun class/workshop will enhance people’s individuality with auras, quality & style.

 

Tutor: Zoobin Surty
Booking info: www.zoobinkarmadance.com / 07532 109562
Payment: Payment by cheque (to ‘Zoobin Surty’) or by paypal prior to class

Burlex Fitness

BurleX Fitness

Tue, 8.00pm – 8.45pm (All abilities)
Age 16+ only

BurleX Fitness is a fun toning programme which uses interval training and is based on the theme of Burlesque using props such as feather boas and chairs throughout the class. So come and get your shimmy on with us! Boost your confidence and boost your body at the same time!

Like us at Facebook.com/burlexfitnessleeds for updates about this class and you can also reserve a place there too!

Shoes: non-marking trainers
Clothing: comfortable

Tutor: Cassie Butler
Booking info: Cassie-burlexfitness@outlook.com
Payment: by cash only

Commercial Dance

Mon, 8.00pm – 9.00pm (Intermediate)
£5 per session

Commercial is a vibrant combination of Street Dance, Hip Hop and Commercial, for everyone who likes a challenge. Our class is suitable for those who want to brush up their technique in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Experience catchy style routines with a commercial flair, and have a great workout at the same time. The emphasis is on having fun and learning the most up-to-date moves, in a friendly and supportive class environment.

Shoes: non-marking trainers
Clothing: loose, comfortable

Tutor: Junior
Booking info: 07402 919100 / www.streetdanceuk.com
Payment: by cash

Cirque Body Conditioning

Thu, 5.00pm – 6.00pm (All Abilities)A crucial basis of dance, focused on increasing flexibility & muscle conditioning correctly in order to become the best you can be in all aspects of dance.(From Age 6+)Payment: £4 per session

Instituto Cervantes

Flamenco

Wed, 5.30pm – 6.30pm (Complete Beginners, Course 216) *No class 25 March*

Wed, 6.30pm – 8.00pm (Advanced, Course 219)*No class 25 March*

Wed, 8.00pm – 9.30pm (Higher, Course 220) *No class 25 March*

Tue, 6.30pm – 8.00pm (Intermediate, Course 218) *No class 24 March*

The instituto Cervantes boasts a Flamenco dance programme designed and conducted by specialists. Flamenco has become increasingly popular with its exciting rhythms and movement. It is usually performed without a partner and is a disciplined dance form. Learning a good technique is essential. All sessions will allow you to become familiar with dance form and style, and will provide ample scope to enjoy and express yourself. Each session will include practicing arm movement and footwork (Técnica), Short Choreography for a dance form (Palo), etc.

Enrolment should be made in person or over the phone at the Instituto Cervantes, Leeds.

Ladies should wear shoes with hard soles and medium heels and a loose skirt.
Gentlemen should wear shoes or boots with hard soles, trousers (not tracksuit bottoms)

Tutor: Luisa Galan
Booking info: 0113 246 1741 or 1749 / adlee@cervantes.es / www.leeds.cervantes.es / www.feel-flamenco.com
Payment: by card, cash or cheque; also online on our website (you will need a PayPal account)

For more information go to The Instituto Cervantes website here

Hip Hop Streetdance

Mon, 7.00pm – 8.00pm (Beginner)
£5 per session

This fun choreography based class holds emphasis on performance and technique, and focuses on levels, dynamics and style. Junior’s teaching style uses different musicality to encourage the expression of personality in dancers. It is street dance with hip hop and commercial elements, combined to create a style that is fun and interesting to perform. The aim of the class is on picking up choreography, improving personality whilst grasping musicality and performance while having fun!

Shoes: non-marking trainers
Clothing: loose, comfortable

Tutor: Junior
Booking info: 07402 919100 / www.streetdanceuk.com
Payment: by cash

Life Drawing

Life Drawing

Wed, 7.00pm – 9.00pm (COURSE, all abilities)

Jan 14, 28, Feb 11, 25, March 11, 25

Fortnightly untutored life drawing sessions, charcoal, boards and paper are provided, all levels welcome.

Pre-book only via the website, no drop ins please.

Tutor: Ellie Andrews
Booking info: info@leedslifedrawing.com / www.leedslifedrawing.com
Payment: via website in advance

Lyrical Jazz

Mon, 7.00pm – 8.00pm (Intermediate)

Lyrical combines ballet and jazz techniques, it is emotive and story telling, soft, flowing and dynamic. Routines are taught to a variety of music genres.

Tutor: Sarah Spearing
Booking info: 07961 579482

Pilates - Miranda Wells

Pilates

Mon, 6.00pm – 7.00pm (All abilities)
Discount available for block bookings, contact Miranda for more details

This is a beginners/intermediate Pilates class for mixed ability as the exercises are levelled. If you want to develop strength, stability, flexibility and improve your core stability this is the right class for you. Pilates is a challenging class, it is not aerobic, but will give you a good work out resulting in a toned fitter body. It is a great class for strengthening core muscles to support the back, stretching tight muscles, posture and alignment, and back problems. All ages and abilities are welcome, as all injuries and issues will be taken into account and the right exercises assigned.

Shoes: barefoot
Clothing: loose

Tutor: Miranda Wells
Booking info: 07738 353665 / mazwells@hotmail.com
Payment: cash or cheque (payable to Miranda Wells) at first session

Street Funk

Thurs 7.00pm – 8.00pm (All abilities)

A non competitive yet challenging class that promotes the building of confidence and fitness through the art of dance. All dancers and non-dancers welcome at all levels. A great class to join if your looking to learn new or expand current dance skills, excel your creativity in street dance or just keep fit in a friendly environment!

Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kkyorkshiredance to keep up to date with the weekly classes!

- Ages 15+ 

- Shoes – Comfortable, non marking

- Clothing – Comfortable

- Payment – Cash only

- Fee – £3.50 or just £2.00 each when you bring a friend!

Tutor: Katie Kouchouk
Booking info: katiekouchouk@hotmail.co.uk / 07794 297272

Tone It Up

Tone It Up!

Mon, 7.00pm – 8.00pm (All abilities)
£7 per session; discount available for block booking, contact Miranda for more details

A fun and relaxed exercise class for those wishing to improve their fitness regardless of age or previous fitness level.  The class contains aerobic, strength, toning and flexibility training. You will be challenged, but will progress at your own level and ability.

Tutor: Miranda Wells
Booking info: 07738 353665 / mazwells@hotmail.com
Payment: by cash or cheque (payable to Miranda Wells) at first session

Cirque Commercial

Mon, 8.00pm – 9.00pm (All abilities)

A strong & sassy style with elements of street & jazz. Influenced by the commercial music industry. This class is intended for young people aged 10-18 of all abilities, it is an open class which can be attended on a drop-in basis, and does not require any previous experience.

Payment: £4 per class

Cirque Freestyle 

Thu, 6.00pm-7.00pm & Sat, 2.45pm-3.45pm (All abilties) *No class Thurs 26 March*

This class is intended for young people who are interested in reaching a UK and European champion level standard of dance and will require dedication and commitment. This intense training in Disco Freestyle Dance, will increase your flexibility, stamina & technique and will follow the ADFP & IDTA syllabuses. The class is recommended for people aged 6-16, however it is advised you contact Cirque before attending the class.

£4 per class

 

Details of the Saturday Superstars programme for children aged 0-14 here