Mon 9 Apr

Ballroom Performance Opportunity

For participants aged 14 and over


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Are you interested in learning, creating and performing dance with like-minded people?

Then this is for you; over a six day course you will gain movement confidence and learn dance that encourages individuality. Discover your hidden talents as a choreographer and embrace your expressive and creative ideas in a friendly and supportive group, finally performing the work in front of an enthusiastic audience, on The Place stage.

International choreographer Chiara Frigo invites you to take part in a playful and imaginative production of Ballroom which will be performed, with your help, at The Place stage on Sat 14 Apr 2018.

We know Easter can be busy so there are two groups scheduled at different times to work with your plans:

There are 2 schedule options:

Mon 9 - Thu 12 Apr
10am - 1pm: Rehearsals in studio

Fri 13 Apr
2.30-4.30pm: Technical rehearsal in The Place theatre

Sat 14 Apr
2-5pm: Prep for performance / Performance at 4pm


Mon 9 - Thu 12 Apr
2pm - 5pm: Rehearsals in studio

Fri 13 Apr
5.30-7.30pm: Technical rehearsal in The Place theatre

Sat 14 Apr
5-8.30pm: Prep for performance / Performance at 7.30pm

NB Participants would ideally attend all sessions to get full benefit of this experience.

What is Ballroom?
Ballroom is an enchanting collective experience for all generations, genders and backgrounds which invites you to talk, share and dance together. Inspired by the tradition of ballroom dance halls, audience members are encouraged by the performers to live the action from the inside and embark on their own dance journey in an intimate atmosphere.

What will the course actually involve?
Each day will start with a warm up, which involves a series of exercises and movement phrases designed to improve strength, coordination, alignment, flexibility and musicality. The latter section of the class embraces your creativity, you’ll work in small groups and individually, learning how to create choreography through creative tasks and games and begin to refine your own style.

Do I need any particular skills or experience to take part?
Enthusiasm and being ready to try something new – you will be experimenting with a range of tasks and exercises. Some experience and basic dance or similar skills are useful but not necessary, just wear comfortable clothes you can move in and speak to a member of our friendly team if you have any specific concerns or requirements we can support you with.

Venue: at The Place


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