Island Open Studios Dance Taster Classes

Contact: Dance Space (Email)

As part of The Island Open Studios we welcome visitors to explore the old Bridewell Police Station, now home to over 120 artists, music production studios, Gallery, Theatre, Dance and Circus Training space.

In the Dance Space we will be hosting a range of FREE taster classes taught by some of our regular teachers. Taster classes will be 45 minutes in duration, followed by a 15 minute opportunity to talk to the dance, circus or fitness teacher.

Please make sure you dress appropriately for the dance class you wish to attend. Come along and try out a new technique, no booking required.

12-1PM: 60s Go Go Dancing
Come and learn some swinging 60s dance inspired the original go go girls of the era. Great music and feel good vibes for vintage nostalgia.
Led by Sophie Higgs.

1-2PM: 3rd Stage Ballet
A taster of both 3rd Stage Dance Company‘s Ballet and Contemporary technique classes offered at The Island. £rd Stage offer classes from beginner level to advanced – this taster class will be general level and open to all.
Led by Jude Whitburn.

2-3PM: Capoeira
Capoeira is an Afro-Bazillian art form which combines elements of dance, play and ritualistic fighting. Capoeira is the perfect exercise, combining strength training, flexibility and aerobic exercise accompanied by live music and song.
Led by Claudio Campos (Bristol Capoeira)

12:30-1:30PM Bollywood Dance for ALL
Bollywood dance is the commercial dance style belonging to movie industry of India with a tinge of Folk styles. Bringing to you all the Indian dance style in their original from the taster class will give you a brief introduction to basics and a fun routine of Bollywood.
Led by Aanchal Gupta

1:30-2:30PM Modern Dance
Dance class based on Martha Graham and Lester Horton techniques with focus on creating strength, flexibility and increase the connection and understanding of your core.
Led by Herbert DesLauriers

2:30-3:30PM Ki Aikido
Ki Aikido is an enjoyable exercise combining natural flowing movement with a non-confrontational mental attitude. This particular taster session will allow participants to understand straightforward approaches to coordinating mind and body.
Led by Pete Bailie Bristol Broadmead Ki Aikido Club

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