Thursday Blast with BOTH Dance
BOTH Dance classes run a once-a-month at Poplar Union in 3-hour training blocks for dancers. The sessions vary from month-to-month, drawing from contemporary dance, ballet, improvisation and yoga. This is a unique opportunity to either have two teachers offering two separate styles or experience a co-taught evening.
What is BOTH?
BOTH Dance Classes run adult dance classes and workshops for professionals, trainees and hobbyists specialising in ballet, contemporary and improvisation. The classes are taught by Beatrice Ghezzi and Orley Quick. Dance experience is required.
Who are the classes for?
We say ‘experience required’ as for us it is impossible to box the broad range of training and approaches of our participants into a one-word level. Our classes can be fast-paced and challenging.
BOTH is for you if one or more of the following applies:
- You have ample experience in ballet and/or contemporary techniques
- You know your body well through other physical practices e.g. other dance styles and
- You have an excellent attitude to learning when being challenged and can work
*We encourage people to have a try. If we think you are not quite ready for BOTH classes we may direct you to other classes at different levels to build a more concrete base.
If you have any questions regarding this class, or are not sure it’s the class for you, please contact Orley or Beatrice directly and they will be able to advise: firstname.lastname@example.org | 07919310108 (Orley) | 07807421257 (Beatrice)
- Please arrive at least 10 minutes early
- You will have a short break in the middle of the class
- Please wear comfortable/practical clothing. We recommend socks or ballet shoes
for ballet and covered knees and shoulders for contemporary floor work. Aside
from ballet, we work barefoot.
Beatrice Ghezzi is a London-based Italian teacher and dancer. In 2016 she completed her MA in Contemporary Dance at the LCDS. Alongside performance experiences, Beatrice has been teaching ballet and contemporary dance classes for the past 8 years in several vocational and community settings. In particular, she has been working for Balle4life® and the Charity Move Into Wellbeing®, teaching adult ballet and contemporary classes at all levels and movement dance classes for people living with Parkinson’s. Her teaching emphasises coordination, timing, use of space and dynamics. The main aim is fluidity and flavour, with a research and care for movements transitions as opposed to aesthetic forms.
Orley Quick is a London-based dance artist and teacher. Orley started out as a primary school teacher before starting formal dance training. Orley is a key promoter of life-long learning, revelling in teaching those who think it’s too late to start dancing! She has taught dance in a range of vocational and community settings for many years, specialising in contemporary dance, improvisation and choreographic approaches. Alongside her teaching, Orley performs and choreographs, with a particular interest in collaboration. Her teaching style is playful, sensory and energised.
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