We’re hosting regular professional classes every Monday at iC4C by Louisa Robey or a guest artist. In addition to the regular Monday night class, you can also benefit from a range of other professional classes led by guest artists delivering residencies at Dance4. Details of all our upcoming Autumn professional classes are listed below.

*All classes are £5, payable on the door unless specified below.

Monday 1 October: Regular Tutor, Louisa Robey (6:15-7:45PM)
Open level professional contemporary class, a mix of strengthening, conditioning and stretching and sequence and phrase work.

Monday 8 October: Guest Artist, Katherine Hall (6:15-8:15PM) £5 Pre-book
Katherine Hall will lead a release-based class exploring gesture through relational and sculptural movement. We will dance while listening, tuning in to places of initiation, desire and care, amongst our individualities and togetherness. The class will involve a mix of solo and ensemble structured improvisation and set material with plenty of space to play and dance as we are.

Thursday 11 October: Guest Artist, Kayte Coe Open Class (10AM-12PM) £5 Pre-book
Join Katye Coe for a monthly open class exploring some of her current interests in the potential of dancing and what happens when we move together. Through a series of body-based tasks, dance instructions and exercises, this inclusive session will draw attention to what movement looks and feels like, instead of learning steps. Participants are encouraged to make their own choices as to how they can take part during the class, from dancing through to active watching and listening, making it suitable for all with an interest in dance, including professionals. This is an opportunity for moving, dancing together and talking too.
Suitable for all ages (16+)
No dance experience needed.

Monday 15 October: Guest Artist, Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome (6:15-7:45PM)
Based on Fernanda’s current research into body-time, her practice accesses the highly skilled bodies in process. The class will touch on themes of unravelling and de-constraining multiple voice-bodies coming from the materiality/substance of the body. Dancers will move from a place of pleasure, of un-knowing a sense of knowing. It will explore the body as a site for energies and sensations to move through, over and to leave; a place for dialogue and exchange. This class will be give dancers time to explore, to dance and to spread into space.

Monday 22 October: Regular Tutor, Louisa Robey (6:15-7:45PM)
Open level professional contemporary class, a mix of strengthening, conditioning and stretching and sequence and phrase work.

Tuesday 23 October: Open Doors Early Career Artist, Heather Birley (10:15-11:15AM) £3 on the door
This class will provide an open space for movement exploration and discovery of one’s own mind and body in the moment, with focus on warming up for the possibilities ahead. We will spend time working alone and with others through guided improvisation, movement sequences and playful tasks.

Wednesday 24 October: Open Doors Early Career Artist, Alethia Antonia (10:15-11:15AM) £3 on the door
The class will draw on key parts of Alethia’s personal practice and will include both guided improvisation work and set material. It will focus on exploring internal sensation, channelling through the whole body, balancing ease and power and the possibilities of rhythm whilst utilising the floor.

Thursday 25 October: Open Doors Early Career Artist, Luke Vincent (10:15-11:15AM) £3 on the door
The class will explore the raw human connection: connecting the body, mind and emotion through impulse, improvisation and contact improvisation. A chance to connect and reconnect with yourself and others.

Friday 26 October: Improvisation Masterclass, Sally Doughty (10AM-12PM) £10 Pre book
As part of Open Doors, recent graduates are welcome to join Sally Doughty as she leads a masterclass in exploring improvisational practices for performance. Sally is Reader in Dance and Improvisation, and Associate Professor Dance at Montfort University, Leicester, where she is Head of Dance, Programme Leader for MA/MFA Performance Practices and supervises Doctoral Students.
An opportunity for professional artists and recent graduates to share amongst peers and gain insight and experience from a regional artist with an international profile for performance and writings on improvisation.

Monday 29 October: Regular Tutor, Louisa Robey (6:15-7:45PM)
Open level professional contemporary class, a mix of strengthening, conditioning and stretching and sequence and phrase work.

Monday 5 November: Guest Artist, Georgia Tegou (6:15-7:45PM)

Georgia Tegou will lead a highly physical class combining elements of release, floorwork & improvisation playing with extremes of highs and lows, relating to dynamic situations outside the studio and using the memory of those qualities to create movement complexity and fluidity. Focusing on body mechanics, coordination and breath we will find a sense of space in the body and recognise the element of “flow”, a term that comes from psychology and has several applications varying from computer science to athletic activities. In the context of dance it would mean finding the balance between our possibilities and the challenge we are given so that the practice gives us pleasure and positive development.

Monday 12 November: Regular Tutor, Louisa Robey (6:15-7:45PM)
Open level professional contemporary class, a mix of strengthening, conditioning and stretching and sequence and phrase work.

Thursday 15 November: Guest Artist, Katye Coe Open Class (10AM-12PM) £5 Pre book
Katye Coe will lead a professional class exploring some of her current interests in the potential of dancing. Through a series of body-based tasks, dance instructions and exercises, this inclusive session will draw attention to what movement looks and feels like, instead of learning steps.

Monday 19 November: Guest Artist, Feet of the Ground Company (6:15-7:45PM)
Open level professional contemporary class.

Monday 26 November: Dance4 Graduate Dance Artist, Bakani Pick-Up (6:15-7:45PM)
Expanding on choreographic research, composing with improvisation, the class will flow through a sequences of scores and phrases to create the ultimate dance experience.

Monday 3 December: Regular Tutor, Louisa Robey (6:15-7:45PM)
Open level professional contemporary class, a mix of strengthening, conditioning and stretching and sequence and phrase work.

Thursday 6 December: Guest Artist, Kayte Coe Open Class (10AM-12PM) £5 Pre book
Katye Coe will lead a professional class exploring some of her current interests in the potential of dancing. Through a series of body-based tasks, dance instructions and exercises, this inclusive session will draw attention to what movement looks and feels like, instead of learning steps.

Monday 10 December: Regular Tutor, Louisa Robey (6:15-7:45PM)

Open level professional contemporary class, a mix of strengthening, conditioning and stretching and sequence and phrase work.

Tuesday 11 December: Dance4 Graduate Dance Artist, Bakani Pick-Up (09:00-10:30) £3 pay on the door
Wednesday 12 December: Dance4 Graduate Dance Artist, (09:00-10:30) £3 pay on the door
Thursday 13 December: Dance4 Graduate Dance Artist, (09:00-10:30) £3 pay on the door
Expanding on choreographic research, composing with improvisation, the class will flow through a sequences of scores and phrases to create the ultimate dance experience.

Monday 17 December: Regular Tutor, Louisa Robey (6:15-7:45PM)
Open level professional contemporary class, a mix of strengthening, conditioning and stretching and sequence and phrase work.

Monday 17 December: Morning Class by Ian Dolan (10-11:30AM)
Tuesday 18 December: Morning Class by Ian Dolan (10-11:30AM)
Wednesday 19 December: Morning Class by Ian Dolan (10-11:30AM)
Thursday 20 December: Morning Class by Ian Dolan (10-11:30AM)
Friday 21 December: Morning Class by Ian Dolan (10-11:30AM)

Beginning with gentle sequential mobilisations, this classes moves through floorwork into longer whole bodied phrases interspersed with fun conditioning exercises and a chance to explore the edges of the kinesphere, conservation of momentum and the manipulations of energy in a rewarding and nurturing environment.

All classes are suitable for dance professionals, recent graduates and those in training.

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