Classes and Workshops

Contemporary Advanced/Professional

'As a mature dancer, researcher and educator who has travelled nationally and internationally, I have never experienced anywhere that does professional dance classes as well or as consistently as Dance Base.' Debbie Watson, dance artist and class participant. 

Free Practice Space | 09.30 – 11.00
These open sessions are a chance for all professional dancers to share ideas, or simply take advantage of some free studio time. There will be no session leader, but the space is intended to be a shared space between multiple dancers and is subject to numbers on the day.

Company Classes with resident artists. For professionally trained dancers only. Go to Company Classes page

Classical Ballet with Julie Mitchell | 09.30 – 11.00 | £4.50
Emphasis on musicality and artistry whilst maintaining a strong and pure technique. A class with a complete vocabulary and joy of dance! To book, visit the class page

Pilates with Yvonne McCombie | 09.15 – 10.15 £7 (£6)
Pilates is ideal conditioning for dancers who want to improve strength, balance, control, flexibility , breathing and help prevent injury. To book, visit the class page
This class is open to non-professionals but is a level 2 class. 

Contemporary Adv / Pro with Steinvor Palsson | 18.00 – 19.30 | £4.50
Focusing on breath, alignment, clarity of movement and musicality, the class moves from standing exercises for working on technique through movement sequences and jumps that explore space, rhythm and shifting dynamics. To book, visit the class page

Company Classes with resident artists. For professionally trained dancers only. Go to Company Classes page

Classical Ballet with Vincent Hantam | 09.30 – 11.00 | £4.50
This is a general morning class for professional dancers and dancers with extensive experience of classical ballet. This class will invigorate both your body and your mind and set you up for the day. To book, visit the class page

Contemporary with Steinvor Palsson | 11.15 – 12.45 | £4.50
This class focuses on placement, breath, core strength and musicality. The emphasis throughout is on finding a strong centre from which to explore movements with ease, efficiency and fluidity. To book, visit the class page.  

Out of Class with Christine Devaney | 2 hours on Sunday afternoons | £5.00 (payable by cash)
Beginning with simple bodywork followed by guided improvisations, session leaders will draw on their extensive experience in dance and theatre for these improvisation sessions. You can find further information here.

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