Professional Class with Shelley Maxwell

Spring term 2017


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Professional Class with Shelley Maxwell

18-21 April

All professional classes at The Place are intended for high-level dancers only. These classes offer professional dancers an opportunity to maintain their skills and abilities, network with other professionals and even maybe find new projects to work on.

If you are an amateur dancer, there are lots of other opportunities for you to engage with. Browse our adult classes programme for more information.

These classes require professional standards from participants and early arrival is required for warm up.

About this class

Cuban Contemporary is based highly on Graham Technique. This high energy class combines Graham principles with contemporary movements and utilises the polyrhythmic rhythm structures common in Cuban Contemporary movement.

In the class, you will explore numerous principles of contraction and release, as well as incorporating spinal manipulations and travelling sequences. Exercises will explore the shifting of weight through space whilst demanding a sense of attack and musical dynamism.

Energy Level: 3/3
Creativity Level: 1.5/3
Technicality Level: 3/3

About Shelley Maxwell

Shelley Maxwell trained at the National School of Dance (ENA) in Havana, Cuba and has toured and performed extensively with both the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica and the London-based Tavaziva Dance Company. She crossed over into Musical theatre performing in both Disney's Lion King and Bill T. Jones’ FELA! 

She holds an MA in Choreography from Trinity Laban, teaches at The Place and works as an animateur for Rambert where she also serves as Cuban Graham teacher to the company dancers. 

She also works as a Movement Director and has worked for the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Young Vic. 


Times: 9-10.30am
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: at The Place
Level: Professional
Style: Contemporary

This event is part of Professional Classes - Spring 2017

Professional Classes - Spring 2017

Join us every morning for a programme of classes aimed at professional dance artists.