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SKILLSHARE SCHEDULE

 

SATURDAY 25TH JUNE

Stretford Public Hall Ballroom (UPSTAIRS)
Chester Road, M32 0LG (Parking off Dorset Street)

REGISTRATION AND CONNECTION

1:00 PM

A chance to grab a cup of tea, catch up, cuddle, and connect with people before the day's events.

CLOSE EMBRACE

1:30 PM

Melissa:
Close embrace is a hold that gives us so much connection and communication with our partner. We will spend time making sure we are comfortable in this hold and then look at how we can add different textures to our dance while in close embrace.

ISOLATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS

2:45 PM

Malcolm: 
We'll start with practicing some interesting isolations in solo, to give more vocabulary to our dancing.
Then we'll progress to comfortable and relaxed connection, which facilitates great communication in dance.

Finally, we'll integrate micro versions of the isolations from the start of the class into partnership

DO I MOVE YOU?

4:00 PM

Laura:

Where does our dancing come from? What inspires us to move the way we do? How can we reach a flowing state of sharing and exchanging these inspirations with our partner? To answer these questions we'll be actively listening to our breath and to ourselves, to the music, and to our partners.  

 

SUNDAY 26TH JUNE

Stretford Public Hall Ballroom (UPSTAIRS)
Chester Road, M32 0LG (Parking off Dorset Street)

REGISTRATION AND CONNECTION

A chance to grab a cup of tea, catch up, cuddle, and connect with people before the day's events.

1:00 PM

YOGA

1:30 PM

Sree:
​Practicing yoga for many years, Sree has learned that to maximise dance pleasure we should all look after our bodies. The stretches she'll show also lead to new movements and ways to connect with both yourself and others leading to a heightened dance experience.

MICRESCENDO

2:45 PM

Frankie:

Layering and building to a (tiny) climax.
It can be tricky to respond to crescendos in music without making your micro macro! In this skillshare we’ll be looking at ways to build and intensify a micro dance, layering and evolving movement in stages whilst still keeping things small

EASY LIKE SUNDAY AFTERNOON

4:00 PM

Charlotte:

Let's keep it cuddly for our final skillshare of the weekend.
We will be back in close embrace, exploring how different levels of pressure can be used to alter connection and create different movements. We will build on the theme of conversational dance partnership, and we might even sneak in a micro-dip or 2.

 

Each skillshare will last 1 hour, and there will be a 15min break between classes.
Hot drinks will be available throughout the afternoon for free in the kitchen area.