News: New Taster classes at Greenwich Dance

Thursday 8 September 2011

Greenwich Taster classes

You haven’t been to a dance class in a while, you’d really like to just get moving but have ever so slightly cold feet – and anyway, with the range of styles on offer, what on earth would you choose…

Greenwich Dance reckon they know how you feel and have come up with a new season of taster sessions for the Autumn which give you the chance to sample a whole range of dance forms on Monday evenings (starting on 12 September). “People of all ages want to dance. If you are not sure what’s best for you, then come along and sample what we have to offer,” says Director Brendan Keaney. The weekly Tasters will include sessions in street dance, tap, bollywood, lindy hop, caribbean, and capoeira. Classes run from 6.30 – 8pm at the Borough Hall (Greenwich Dance’s welcoming home) and cost £48 for a six week term. If you miss this one, a second term starts on 31 October.

The Tasters are just a small part of what’s on offer. Brendan says: “we’ve got something to suit all ages, abilities and tastes. Classes at the Borough Hall cater for 0 to 90, with Skip Hop Create sessions for babies, toddlers, graduating to Hip Hop Create for 6-8 year olds and 9-12-year-olds and at the same time we challenge perceptions with our 60+ group, Dancing to the Music of Time. And of course there are our classes for aspiring professional dancers.”

Regular courses include ballet, ballroom, lindy hop, zumba and Pilates, but If you don’t want to commit to term of activity, there are drop in classes for yoga, Egyptian (beginners and intermediate) and flamenco for beginners. Tea dances take place on Saturday 15 October and Saturday 19 November.

This term sees the start of a new youth dance company, set up in collaboration with Greenwich and Lewisham Young People’s Theatre. It will meet at the Tramshed, Woolwich on Thursday evenings, with auditions on 22 September. NRGDance also provides dance sessions for 13-18 years at the Borough Hall.

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