Incliusive Contemporary dance class oin Edinbug

Inclusive Contemporary - Drop in

Inclusive Contemporary

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About the Class

Focus on the present moment with contemporary dance. Our drop-in sessions are designed with easy movement that is shaped to catchy music, bringing all participants into a fresh experience.
We’ll get you focusing on the present by breathing deeply, moving your shoulders, knees, wrists and more until you feel at one with your own body. You’ll learn different scores, with all ranges of movement and capabilities encouraged.
Please note that all carers and assistants are required to book a space in the class. Booking is free, please select the Assistant/Carer price if booking online.
Summer 2024 drop-ins will open for bookings at 12:00 on Monday 1 April

Meet the Teachers

Matthew Hawkins

Matthew trained at Royal Ballet School but switched to contemporary dance to broaden his horizons.

His switch saw him become a founding member of Second Stride and Michael Clark dance companies. He also presented his own work and studied Cunningham technique at source.

During his career he has been awarded Jerwood Choreography prize, a Dance Artists Fellowship from Arts Council England, a Herald Angel award and Professional Development/Choreographic Futures support from Creative Scotland.

Matthew's teaching experiences include open classes in Contemporary technique at London's Pineapple studios (1986-99), technique and choreography workshops at CNDC (Angers, France, 1991-2004) and guest teaching with Rambert and Random Dance Companies.

At Dance Base he has taught students of all levels and capabilities including professionals, beginners, elders and those with special needs.

How to prepare

Wear comfortable clothing and footwear.

Carer/support workers attend free, but must book a place.

Please call before attending without a booking to check if there is space in the class.

Please bring an extra layer of clothing due to the changeable Scottish weather and as we continue to ensure ventilation in our studios.

Come join us for Inclusive Contemporary Dance in Edinburgh!

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