Wed 4 Apr

Jazz with Dollie Henry (Sample Class for 13-21 year olds)

Part of Tune-D In Festival


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  • This workshop is presented as part of Tune-D In Festival. Click here to find out more about Tune-D In and the showcase performance on Sat 7 Apr.

Class description:
Taking a Jazz Dance Class with Dollie Henry is an enriching and engaging dance experience. The main objectives of the class is to guide, engage, and enlighten all participants through the practical experience and essence of the Jazz dance vocabulary and expression.

The class begins with a generous jazz warm-up, structured to facilitate the dancer in finding their individual strengths and physicality. A chance to completely stretch and tune the whole body, naturally enhancing the flexibility, stamina and strength that is needed for jazz dance. This is followed by a combination of dance exercises across the floor that incorporate working on technique, including pirouettes, jumps and essential foot work and jazz steps, alongside musical interpretation of Jazz music through dance. Finally, Dollie will teach an energised and fun jazz dance combination that explores and uses jazz music for a true interpretation and self-expression that forms a unique jazz dance experience and conclusion to the class.

Dollie’s Jazz classes are suited to the dancer/student with a knowledge of dance vocabulary and to those who love to dance and be challenged. Dollie inspires and encourages all her class participants, whatever their personal level, to access or rekindle the true root of their individual talent, expression and joy through the Jazz idiom. This is a Jazz Dance experience not to be missed!

Artist’s biography:
Dollie Henry – International Theatre Director, Choreographer and Educator

Dollie has led a respected career of 35 years as a performer, choreographer, theatre director, creative Jazz artist and educator and is recognised as one of the most formidable exponents of artistic and creative Jazz dance and theatre dance in Europe and internationally. She has shared her passion and philosophy of creative dance in every continent of the world, with a reputation that is widely revered and respected.

Her breadth and depth of work as a performer, creative artist, theatre director, choreographer and producer has been vast and varied ranging from - West End Theatre Productions, Theatre Plays, Film and TV to Concert Theatre Dance and Jazz Theatre productions.

Dollie is Founder and Co- Artistic Director of the UK’s Premier Jazz Dance, Music and Theatre Company - Body of People (BOP). Now in its 22nd year, BOP has produced an array of Jazz Theatre productions, Musical Theatre and concert shows and continues to spread the company mission and ethos and to raise the platform for the Art form and creativity of the Jazz aesthetic. In 2001, BOP Company became artistic Company-in-Residence at Morley College London. Through the company, Dollie’s creative and commissioned works continue to be performed by dance artists, dance companies and presented in theatre venues world-wide.

Over the last 25 years, Dollie has shared her experience, expertise and jazz artistry through her Dance and Theatre Educational Programs, residencies, workshops, mentoring programs and Jazz classes. Dollie is a regular guest Jazz teacher at Broadway Dance Center & Faison Firehouse Theatre, New York and can still be found teaching her spirited open Jazz dance classes at Pineapple Dance Studios in London.

Dollie is also Jazz Lecturer/Practitioner at Trinity Laban Music & Dance Conservatoire, London, an Associate Teacher of ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers Dance) and Honorary Member with IDTA (International Dance Teachers Association).

For more info about Dollie - visit the BOP website:

Times: 3-4.15pm
Venue: at The Place
Day: Wednesday
Style: Other


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