Class and Course descriptions

Spring Term 2014

Mon 6 Jan – Sat 5 Apr
13 weeks

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YORKSHIRE DANCE CLASSES & COURSES

   
Contemporary (c) Brian Slater

Contemporary

Tue, 6.30pm – 8.00pm (Level D)
Tue, 8.00pm – 9.30pm (Level B/C)
£6.50, concessions £5.50

Level D: 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.

Level B/C: 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 only: here

   
Mind the Step (c) Yorkshire Dance

Mind the Step (19+)

Wed, 5.00pm – 6.30pm (Level A)
£25.00 per term

Creative session for independent adults aged 19+ 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, 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Free – membership by application only

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

For info: 0113 243 8765

   

TUTOR-LED CLASSES & COURSES

   
Ballroom (c) Brian Slater

Ballroom / Latin

Sat, 12.30pm – 1.30pm (Level B/C)
Sat, 1.30pm – 2.30pm (Level C, Course)
Sat, 2.45pm – 3.45pm (Level C, 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

   
 

Ballroom with Lisa Bolderson
(see also Latin with Lisa Bolderson)

Thu, 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Five weeks from 16 Jan
£30 for five week course

In these introductory courses, you will learn waltz, tango, foxtrot and quickstep, cha cha cha, rumba and jive. These two courses will give you the confidence to attend other ballroom and latin courses in the future.

Shoes: clean, sensible footwear.

Tutor
: Lisa Bolderson
Booking info: 07984 528119 / info@enhancethedance.com / www.enhancethedance.com
Payment
: Cash or cheque at the first session

   
Burlex Fitness

Burlex Fitness

Tuesdays
Tue 10 & 17 Sep ONLY, 8.30pm – 9.15pm (Level A)
Tue 24 Sep onwards, 8.00pm – 8.45pm (Level A)
Age 16+ only
Drop-in, with option of a 7-week block booking
£4 per session or £25 for 7-week block (NB. the 7-week block is for classes running from 10 Sep – 22 Oct only and is non-transferable)

BurleX Fitness is a Dance fitness programme which uses the cheeky theme of Burlesque to leave you toned and feeling super confident! Our glamorous workout also incorporates props, so come along and join us for out sassy workout!

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 Streetdance

Commercial Dance

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

Our intermediate street dance class is designed for dancers with some background in dance (beginners are welcome, however please attend the 7pm-8pm class to see if the 2nd hour is for you). It is taught at a faster pace and designed to push you with a routine choreographed to the music track.

The intermediate class will have the opportunity to perform in show performances which take place at the Dance House Theatre in Manchester every 3 months as well as looking to develop dancers to enter the uk street dance championship in London.

Shoes: non-marking trainers
Clothing: loose, comfortable

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

   
Dance Over The Rainbow

LGBT Ballroom & Latin Classes

Thu, 8.00pm – 9.30pm
*Introductory offer: 1st Class FREE
£9 per week pay as you go
Places are limited so please book in advance!

These classes are aimed at the LGBT Community, to give a space where men dance with men and ladies with ladies.

February 6th – Cha Cha Cha/Social Foxtrot

February 13 – Waltz/Jive

February 20 – Quickstep/Rumba

February 27 – Samba/Tango

stuartbarrettdance@yahoo.co.uk / 07795 517876
Facebook: Dance Over The Rainbow
Twitter: @dancetastic
www.stuartbarrettdance.co.uk

   
EthnoDance

EthnoDance folk group

Thu, 7.00pm – 8.30pm (Level A/B)
£5 per session

These classes are designed for everybody who wants a workout whilst aiding optimum health & fitness through dance. In the course you will learn different styles of Bulgarian folk dances from 7 different districts with their typical movements and music. You will find new emotions and you will improve your dance skill.

Shoes: comfortable
Clothing: comfortable

Tutor: Aleksandar Ivanov
Booking info: ethno_dance@abv.bg / 07761 773099
Payment: by cash only

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Instituto Cervantes

Flamenco

Wed, 5.30pm – 6.30pm (Complete Beginners , Course 98)
£69
Tue, 5.30pm – 7.00pm (Lower Intermediate,  Course 99)
£99
Wed, 6.30pm – 8.00pm (Upper Intermediate, Course 100)
£99
Wed, 8.00pm – 9.30pm (Advanced, Course 101)
£99

The Instituto Cervantes boasts, along with its varied academic and cultural programme, a comprehensive flamenco programme designed and conducted by Ruth Tejado. Ruth is a Flamenco Teacher with years of experience in Spain. Driving flamenco rhythms and thrilling movements are open to all in this class. Women, men, young and old, large or small can learn basic techniques and choreographies in the passionate art of Spanish Flamenco dance. This sensual dance improves posture, strength and co-ordination skills. Dancers will learn a number of dance forms and flamenco “palos” (bulería, soleá por bulería, alegrías, tangos, sevillanas, etc). Four levels: Complete Beginners (Level A), Lower Intermediate (Level B), Higher Intermediate (Level B) and Advanced (Level C).

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

Ladies: shoes with hard sole and medium heel, loose skirt
Gentlemen: boots with hard sole, trousers

Tutor: Ruth Tejado
Booking info: 0113 246 1741 or 1749 / adlee@cervantes.es / www.leeds.cervantes.es / www.feel-flamenco.com
Payment: by card, cash or cheque

For more information go to The Instituto Cervantes website here

   
 

Hip Hop Streetdance

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

The beginners’ hip hop streetdance class is suitable for people with little or no experience and those wanting to get back into dancing after a break away.

Classes are relaxed and fun and are a great way to get fit whilst having fun, making friends and learning some cool moves at the same time. You will be taken through a short warm up and then learn a routine to the hottest track right now!

Shoes: non-marking trainers
Clothing: loose, comfortable

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

   
 

Latin with Lisa Bolderson
(see also Ballroom with Lisa Bolderson)

Thu, 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Five weeks from 20 Feb
£30 for five week course

In these introductory courses, you will learn waltz, tango, foxtrot and quickstep, cha cha cha, rumba and jive. These two courses will give you the confidence to attend other ballroom and latin courses in the future.

Shoes: clean, sensible footwear.

Tutor
: Lisa Bolderson
Booking info: 07984 528119 / info@enhancethedance.com / www.enhancethedance.com
Payment
: Cash or cheque at the first session

   
UDC - Lyrical Dance

Lyrical Dance

Mon, 7.00pm – 8.00pm (Level A)
£6 full rate / £5 student card

UDC Lyrical dance classes combines ballet, jazz and contemporary dance styles. movements are flowing, expressive, emotive, subtle and dynamic. You will learn some basic ballet and jazz techniques, . leaps, kicks, jumps and pirouettes are some of the more challenging movements a choreographer might use in a routine – these movements will be broken down and taught at the level suitable to the students who are attending. Over time you will learn choreographed routines which convey musicality and emotion to a wide variety of music from R&B, popular, jazz and funk.

Shoes: bare feet
Clothing: something you can move easily in; jogging bottoms and a T shirt.

Tutor: Sarah Spearing, UDC
Booking info: s.spearing@udc-dance.com / 07961 579482 / www.udc-dance.com
Payment: by cash on the night

   
Meditation

Meditation

Wed, 7.30pm – 9.30pm (Level A)
Block one: Jan 15, 22, 29 & Feb 5
Block two: Mar 5, 12, 19 & 26
£5.00

These meditation classes show how the ancient wisdom of Buddha is applied to the problems of our busy modern life. The classes consist of talks and guided meditations, and are followed by refreshments. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

Everyone is welcome to drop in for any of the classes.

The class does not involve physical exercise, but comfortable clothing is a good idea.

Tutor: Kelsang Chokga
Booking info: Jane Kaye, 0113 265 2118 / info@meditationinleeds.org / www.meditationinleeds.org
Payment: Cash only (on the night)

   
Pilates - Miranda Wells

Pilates (Course)

Mon, 6.00pm – 7.00pm (Level A)
2 blocks - 6 weeks from Mon 6 Jan (£7 per session or £42 at the first session)
7 weeks from Mon 17 Feb (£7 per session or £49 at the first session)

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

   
Pilates - Miranda Wells

Pilates Fusion (Course)

Mon, 7.00pm – 8.00pm (Level A)
2 blocks – 6 weeks from Mon 6 Jan (£7 per session or £42 at the first session)
7 weeks from Mon 17 Feb (£7 per session or £49 at the first session)
With option to drop in at £9 per session

Pilates Fusion is a Pilates based class with Pilates/Fitness instructor Miranda Wells. The class combines Pilates exercises with plyometric (aerobic) exercises, and flexibility training for an all round fitness experience.  So, whether you wish to get fit, tone up, increase your strength, or improve your flexibility this is the class for you!

Shoes: trainers
Clothing: loose

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

   
 

Yoga

Rocket: Mon, 8.00pm – 9.15pm (Level A)
Ashtanga: Tue, 6.30pm – 7.30pm (Level A)
£10 drop-in rate per session
£80 for Ten-class card

Find out about these classes here.

Shoes: bare feet
Clothing: absorbant non-slippy flexible fabrics; shorts recommended

Tutor: Jamie Blowers
Booking info: contact details here
Payment: pay the teacher before class by cash or cheque

   
Yoga with Susanne Thomas

Vinyasa Yoga

Tue, 5.15pm – 6.30pm (Level A)
four weeks from 4 Feb (£6.50 per class or £24 for 4-week block)
& four weeks from 4 Mar (£6.50 per class or £24 for 4-week block)

Whether you are trying out yoga for the first time or picking it up after a break, these short 4-week courses are for you!

Fri, 12.30pm – 1.30pm (Level A)
four weeks from 7 Feb (£5.00 per class)

Feel great and ready for the weekend with Lunchtime Yoga.

Find out more here.

Tutor: Susanne Thomas
Booking info: 07957 152 957 / bookings@chirpyoga.com

   

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