For all you budding Fred Astaire’s and Ginger Rogers’, Adult Dance Brighton is pleased to announce that starting in January, a new Total Beginners Tap Course will be starting. Please email Drew for more details about this exciting course and to register you interest.
To all you budding Fred Astaire’s and Ginger Rogers’ out there, there is a new 5 week introductory course starting this week on Thursday 25th September 6:30-7:30pm at the new Bird Studios, Brighton. The studios are located on New England Street, just off Preston Circus, Please email Drew to register your interest.
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.
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.
This brand new 7-week Jazz course finally makes its return, led by Drew Wood, who has 28 years’ experience in the field as a professional choreographer and teacher.
No knowledge of dance is needed to feel at ease with this course, just a great willingness to learn. The class is very aerobic, with 1 hour of dance to a soundtrack of uplifting music that contributes to its positive and energising 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.
Contact Drew for more information on any of the courses using the link below.
Email: Drew Wood
To join the Intermediate class, you know most of the warm up exercises from Level 2 and are ready learn more complex warm up combinations such as Suzie Q’s, corner work and so on, whilst maintaining a fairly steady pace and still reviewing the detail.
You are an experienced tapper who can pick up the warm up exercises “on the hoof” so to speak but needs a little breakdown on each exercise before learning and moving to the next level.
Each week we will review at least one warm up exercise/combo in detail and there will also be dedicated time to learning new steps and routines.
Please email Rachel for more information on when new courses may be starting and to be added to the mailing list.
Adult Dance Brighton is pleased to announce the new Spring Term timetable for 2014 for Tap & Jazz.
In addition to the existing courses, there are two BRAND NEW Total Beginner Tap Courses, of which the first has already sold out. These are on Thursday Evenings at Rox Dance School. There are spaces still available for the 8-9pm course. A minimum of 10 students are required for this course to go ahead. Please contact us as soon as possible to register your interest or to enquire about this or any of the other courses that have spaces available.
Dance 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 Studio 1:
Brighton BN2 0AL
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.
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.