Professional Class with Susan Kempster

Autumn 2017


Professional Class 

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

This class is a bridge between formal dance techniques and somatics, incorporating principles of Release into a formal structure rooted in modern dance and ballet.

The class starts with a global warm-up, with input from functional recuperation and physical preparation, and builds progressively and dynamically through movement sequences. It is a standing technique class where floor work is incorporated in a fluid going-down-and-coming-up from the floor. It’s designed to make technique easier, through organic movement and an understanding of biomechanics and contralateral coordination.

About Susan Kempster

Susan is a dance artist, performer, teacher and award-winning choreographer. In September 2014 she completed an MA in Contemporary Performance Practices at Royal Holloway University of London, graduating with a distinction. Her career in dance and performance has taken her from Sydney to Tokyo, New York, Madrid, Barcelona and now London. As a choreographer and maker of performance she won two first prizes for choreography in major competitions in Spain and her work has been presented in several countries around the world. Her teaching credits include guest teaching for professional companies in Sweden, Germany and Spain and in academies and dance centres in Spain, Europe and the UK.

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

This event is part of Professional Classes - Autumn 2017

Term Dates

Professional Classes - Autumn 2017

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