New Total Beginners – September 2017

Are you a budding Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers? If you have the desire to learn Tap Dance in a fun and friendly environment, this is the course for you.

Taught by Drew Wood, choreographer and creator of BGT Semi-Finalists – TapTastik, one of Brighton’s and the South Coast’s leading Adult Dance teachers.

This course will take you through all the basics you need to start your journey into this great dance form.

These courses are extremely popular. Please email Drew to register your interest in taking part.

Those already on the waiting list will get first refusal of any places. So please do not hesitate to make contact.

DAY: WEDNESDAYS AT 7PM  TILL 8PM

LOCATION: DOWNS JUNIOR SCHOOL, LOCATION 1.

START DATE: YET TO BE CONFIRMED

 

 

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Classes now finished for summer break.

Dear everyone,

classes have now finished for the summer and will return in September 2016.

There is a new total beginners tap course commencing as well as all the other usual dance classes. Please check the the different pages for information on individual classes and styles.

Thank you again for all your support over the last year, I very look much look forward to seeing you all again in September with some new faces too.

If you have any questions on any of the up and coming courses in September, please email Drew for further information, he will be picking up emails at points over the summer break.

 

Please email Drew for more information.

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Beginners Tap

LEVEL 1: THE TAP STEPS 

Start Date: Monday 14th January, 2019

Duration: 10 weeks

Day: Monday 8.00 till 9.00 pm

This is for absolute beginners to tap dance and also those who have had little previous alternative dance training.  It is a great place to get to grips with your tap foundation from which your technique will be able to grow.

OR

You feel the next level is getting overwhelming and you want to go back to basics. You are welcome to stay in this level for as long as you like.

We will cover posture, rhythm, foot placement, co-ordination and learn steps such as Taps, Beats, Digs, Springs Shuffles, Paradiddles, Ball Changes and begin short, slow combinations of steps.

Please email Rachel, to be added to the mailing list for the next course. Those on the mailing list get first refusal of a space, before the course is advertised on the website.

 

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NEW! Semi-Pro Jazz – Class 2 Dates ADDED

Start Date: 3rd November, 2013
Duration: 5 weeks (til 1st Dec, 2013)
Sunday 11.30am –12.45pm
Brighton College – Dance Studio 1: Location 1

This very popular 5-week Jazz course makes its return led by Drew Wood, who has 27 years’ experience in the field as a professional choreographer and teacher.

Some knowledge of either Ballet, Contemporary or Modern Dance is generally needed to feel at ease with this course but even those without formal dance training can have great fun, as shown on previous courses.

The class is very aerobic, with 1 hour 15 minutes of dance to a soundtrack of uplifting music that contributes to its positive and energizing effects.

This course is very popular and early booking is required due to limited spaces being available.

Please Note:
Contact Drew for more details with regard to prices and any other queries. All the above courses and classes are for adults only so you need to be 16 years or over to take part. Early booking recommended. All course fees paid are non-refundable.

The Studio Facilities at the Dance Center – Brighton College are available for private hire, classes, INSET training and workshops. Please contact them direct via the link below. Please contact the Dance Center – Brighton College dance administrator for more information.

Contact Drew for more information on any of the courses using the link below.
Email: Drew Wood

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Rox School of Dance & Drama: Location 3

 

Location 3Rox School of Dance & Drama is located in the old perfume factory next to Hove train station. Usually held in Studio 3 at this venue. Facilities include mirrored dance studios, all with fully sprung wooden floors & air conditioning, separate gender changing rooms and a waiting area with vending machine for hot & cold drinks and snacks.

Rox School of Dance & Drama
Unit 3 Hove Business Centre
Fonthill Road
Hove BN3 6HA


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Dance Center – Dance Studio 2 Brighton College: Location 2

 

Location 2Dance Center – Brighton College – Dance Studio 2: Located in a beautiful converted old church with spectacular high ceilings, on the corner of Montague Place & St. George’s Terrace, Kemptown. This studio theatre has a Harlequin sprung floor, lighting bars and a fully equipped sound system and measures 10.5 metres by 11.5 metres approximately.

The Studio Facilities at the Dance Center – Brighton College are available for private hire, classes, INSET training and workshops. Please contact them direct via the link below. Please contact the Dance Center – Brighton College dance administrator for more information.

Please note that these particular dance studios are not within the main Brighton College grounds, but located nearby:

Dance Center
Dance Studio 2:
Brighton College
Montague Place
1 Montague Place
Kemptown
Brighton BN2 1JE


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Dance Center – Dance Studio 1 Brighton College: Location 1


Location 1Dance Center – Brighton College – Dance Studio 1: Located inside the grounds of Brighton College, one of the city’s key landmark buildings, easily found on Eastern Road in the Kemptown area of the city. Built in April 2000 the studio is approximately 10 metres by 11 metres, has wooden sprung floors, barres and mirrors. It benefits from an installed stereo system with mini disc, CD, tape and DVD players and a tuned piano. The studio has a contemporary, spacious feel, with a high ceiling and automatic ventilation. Protective Harlequin flooring is permanently laid to protect the dance floor.

The Studio Facilities at the Dance Center – Brighton College are available for private hire, classes, INSET training and workshops. Please contact them direct via the link below.

Dance Center
Dance Studio 1:
Brighton College
Eastern Road
Kemptown
Brighton BN2 0AL



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Improvers Tap

LEVEL 2: THE PICK-UPS

Start Date: Thursday, 17th January, 2019

Duration: 10 weeks

Thursday 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Location – Bird Studios, Brighton, Studio 3, Location 2

You are confident with the Level 1 basic steps and are ready to learn more complex combinations which will form the basis of all of our warm up exercises such as Time Steps, Shuffles, Pickups, Waltz steps and Cramp rolls.

OR

You have tapped before and just need to learn the warm up exercises before transitioning to the next level.

These will be taught in slow and repetitive bursts, to enable you to build muscle memory and eventually speed and precision.

The courses run by Adult Dance Brighton are suitable for all ages and will give you a lot more than a spring to your steps. There is a very sociable ambiance and the eclectic range of music adds to the varied nature of the tap lessons.

Please email Rachel or more information on when new courses may be starting and to be added to the mailing list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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