During the Autumn term 2021, East Midland Dance Artist Network (EMDAN) are launching weekly open contemporary class in 3 counties including Nottingham. The sessions will run in three blocks of four, led by three passionate, experienced, local dance artists. Classes will offer the opportunity to move together in a safe and supportive environment.
These classes take place at iC4C on Mondays, 7 – 8.30pm.
Please note that  the named tutor may change in the case of illness.

Open Contemporary with Sarah Butler

13 September
20 September
27 September
4 October

Sarah’s class will focus on feeling grounded and centred, working through breath and isolation exercises to whole body movement and sequences. Using and building upon floor, standing and traveling work, the class will seek to find differing range and rhythm, exploring space, breath and freedom in body. Sarah encourages individual interpretation and offers differentiated options, particularly for any trick based movements.


Open Contemporary with Alice Marshall

11 October
18 October
1 November
8 November

Join Alice Marshall (Vale) for a fast-paced floor-based class. Alice’s unique hybrid technique of flying low and release is designed to build strength and agility. No previous flying low experience needed but having partaken in floor-based class before will be of use. Socks and knee-pads recommended.


Open Contemporary with Sophie Thorpe

15 November
22 November
29 November
6 December

Join Sophie for a dynamic class that draws on release-based technique and floor work. Sophie will focus on finding momentum and flow whilst exploring how you can move in and out of the floor with efficiency and ease. Playing with the constant shifting of weight, Sophie will work to find power and fluidity in the body.


Suitability: This is an open and accessible class suitable for all dance practitioners/artists working in all areas of dance and the arts. Some experience of practical dance training required.


Image by Josh Hawkins.


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