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Vertical Aerial : Rope and Silks in the Circus Space at The Island

Aerial Rope (Corde Lisse)

A mixed level class, suitable for beginners and more advanced aerialists. Techniques are similar for the two piece of circus equipment, we will have fun transferring and comparing climbs, figures, moves, rolls and drops. Students can choose to work on just one or try both pieces of kit. The blocks will run in focused progression allowing students to develop over the course. Both teachers are accomplished and experienced professional Aerialists.
Please arrive 5-10 mins early at the entrance to The Island, Nelson St doors, and wait to be brought up to the training space
6-week block = £60
Drop in rate: £15
Times: 8 – 9.30pm

Taught by Laura Murphy and Madeleine McGowan, both experienced aerial performers and teachers.

The sessions will focus on putting together a new sequence on the rope to music, in addition to doing conditioning exercises and drills, and learning drops, rolls, and balances.

These session aims to enhance students creative skills in the air and musicality, in addition to building strength, confidence and choreographic repertoire.

Mixed level suitable for complete beginners through to advanced students.

raining Space, 1st floor

Please contact either Laura or Maddie to book a place:
Laura 07809411147
Maddie 07811958439

Bollywood Dance class at The Island, Bristol

Bristol Bollywood with Aanchal : Regular Intermediate level

 

It’s all about having fun when it comes to Bollywood dancing.
In this batch we will learn basic steps, techniques, expressions, musicality, culture, history and slowly build towards our choreography.
Level of this is batch is one step higher than the beginners so the routine will incorporate few complex moves but don’t worry I have your back and each step will be broken down into smaller chunks and repeated multiple times so that we get it right.
I bring to you a package of different dance styles from India in their original form.
In these sessions you will learn and experience Bollywood along with Indian Folk and Classical styles.

If you have danced Bollywood before or you have any other dance experience this will be a perfect session for you.
This course also opens up lot of performance opportunities with the Team BollyRed all over UK specially Bristol Pride and Bristol Harbour Festival 2018.

Join the journey and I will make it memorable for you 🙂
Facebook – aanchalgupta03
Twitter – @aanchalg86

 

NO Class 21st and 28th of August

Aerial Hoop Class at The Island, Bristol

Aerial Hoop- Improvers

*£15 per class or £40 for a block of 4 consecutive classes. *
Learn with a professional aerialist with years of performance experience. The classes are  catered to you, so that you can become strong, flexible and agile whilst learning a new craft, getting to know some awesome people in a fun, relaxed and supportive environment.
You will learn:
• Graceful tricks
• Dynamic moves
• Fluid transitions
• Mind body connection

Contact:
• Helina Griffiths on facebook
• email helinagriffiths@gmail.com

About the tutor: Helena Griffiths

I specialise in aerial; primarily rotating hoop, static sing point hoop, aerial harness and silks. Since leaving professional training I have developed my own work and style, which is heavily influenced by the use of unique and unusual apparatus. Having designed and a new type of aerial fire hoop, I have since performed at many large-scale events including the M.T.V European music awards above Alicia Keys!
I have also take part in the world tour of Arcadia Spectacular where I have developed a mature and professional attitude to my work. For me the most important thing about performing is inspiring and igniting a fire in the eyes of your audience. I hope to give them the feeling of what it would be like to fly, or live inside flames, I think it is a transition of energy from me to them – making them believe in the impossible. Come along to either the beginners or intermediate class and learn spectacular hoop tricks to use in your aerial, for fun and work!

Aerial hoop with Abby at The Island, Bristol

Aerial Hoop Intermediates with Abby

What to expect from the course:

*Carefully designed exercises and sequences to support the development of strength and body awareness required for this beautiful circus art.
*Warm up draws on influences including yoga, dance and pilates. We will start with conditioning exercises that form the basis of aerial technique.
*The classes develop through learning static poses into full sequences.
*Abby is a very experienced performer and teacher, with a particular strength in creating unique choreography, and facilitating students ability to dance in the air.
*In the beginners class there is a focus on technique, in the intermediates the focus is on repertoire and creation.

What to bring with you: Recommended: comfortable double layer of leggings with fitted t-shirt thats easy to tuck in/leotard or shorts to cover stomach area.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced, anyone unsure of their suitability is welcome to contact the tutor to discuss requirements

Name of the teacher: Abby Nénuphar

Website to the teacher: www.circusdancer.com

Email address: abbycircus@gmail.com

Phone number: 07916697750

Cost for the class:

First class £10, then £15 drop in or four consecutive for £40.
Please give 24 hours notice if you wish to cancel or I still expect payment.

Time: 8pm – 9.30pm

 Contact Abby by TEXT to book your place, to get online payment details or for more information. 07916697750
Modern Dance Herbert DesLauriers in the Dance Space at The Island

Graham Technique with Herbert DesLauriers

Herbert’s modern dance class is based on the Martha Graham and Lester Horton techniques.

The main focus will be to create strength, flexibility and increase the connection and understanding of your core.

This 60 min class is open to all levels but will especially benefit dancers who already have dance experience.

Herbert DesLauriers’ – Martha Graham Contemporary Dance class starts with a breath… the breath realises the core… a strong core manifests the energy to create the resistance and fluidity in dance movement. Herbert’s Graham based, modern dance class trains, strengthens and prepares the dancer for many genres of dance. The class is open to all levels and will begin with the Martha Graham basics starting with floor work. This is an excellent opportunity for dancers of all levels to either be introduced to or continue the pursuit of the Graham technique.

Herbert was born Germany.  He earned a degree in stage dance and choreography from the Amsterdam University for the Arts.  He continued his training in New York City with Alvin Ailey and Martha Graham dance schools.

Herbert spent many years dancing with Tanzatelier (Sebastian Prantl) in Vienna, Austria as well with the A.L.M. dance company in Graz Austria.  He has also danced in many industrial shows throughout Germany and France.  His choreography has won awards at the Kaliz Poland Dance Festival.   After moving to Cologne, Germany, Herbert began working in performance art through dance movement.  He performed and choreographed for Pollman’s Cologne and Position Dance.  He has also choreographed for various dance schools throughout Nordrhein Westfahlen.

Herbert has taught throughout the central Germany area—primarily in Cologne and Düsseldorf.  His main teaching styles are the Martha Graham as well as Lester Horton techniques.  He believes in instilling a strong core-based technique to encourage a dancer to pursue many different styles an to continue dancing for many years without injury.

Before relocating to Bristol with his partner, he was and still is performing with a performance art group in Cologne, Düsseldorf and Berlin, Germany.  His creation of the Stock und Stein Project (Stick and Stone Project) interweaves the artistically polished branches from trees, architectural stones from the Rhein river and the classically trained human form creating a unique type of dance expression.   In May, Herbert will premiere a new dance piece for the Bristol Opera’s production of Cavalleria Rusticana.

£ 7p/hr

or £30/ 6 classes

NO Class on the 25th of December 2018 & the 1st of January 2019

Aerial Hoop at The Island, Bristol

Aerial Hoop – Beginners

*£15 per class or £40 for a block of 4 consecutive classes. *
Learn with a professional aerialist with years of performance experience. The classes are  catered to you, so that you can become strong, flexible and agile whilst learning a new craft, getting to know some awesome people in a fun, relaxed and supportive environment.
You will learn:
• Graceful tricks
• Dynamic moves
• Fluid transitions
• Mind body connection

Contact:
• Helina Griffiths on facebook
• email helinagriffiths@gmail.com

About the tutor: Helena Griffiths

I specialise in aerial; primarily rotating hoop, static sing point hoop, aerial harness and silks. Since leaving professional training I have developed my own work and style, which is heavily influenced by the use of unique and unusual apparatus. Having designed and a new type of aerial fire hoop, I have since performed at many large-scale events including the M.T.V European music awards above Alicia Keys!
I have also take part in the world tour of Arcadia Spectacular where I have developed a mature and professional attitude to my work. For me the most important thing about performing is inspiring and igniting a fire in the eyes of your audience. I hope to give them the feeling of what it would be like to fly, or live inside flames, I think it is a transition of energy from me to them – making them believe in the impossible. Come along to either the beginners or intermediate class and learn spectacular hoop tricks to use in your aerial, for fun and work!

Contemporary Dance with Acrobatics at The Island, Bristol

Contemporary Dance with Acrobatics with Vanessa Worsnop López

This is an open level class (beginners welcome)!!
Our work will be based on different contemporary dance techniques bringing in basic acrobatics and floor-work in the sequences. You can expect some work in partners and some challenging moves. I recommend you bring an extra layer that cover your shoulders for some exercises, and knee pads if you have.

This class will lead you to develop your core strength, coordination, flexibility, body
awareness and stamina.

About me:
I am a teacher, choreographer and professional dancer trained in Colombia and
Argentina in different dance techniques (contemporary, capoeira, pole dance,
gymnastics, etc) and I´ve been teaching for 15 years. Recently moved to the UK.

TUESDAYS 5.30pm – 6:30pm

£7, £6 concessions, MoveGB

Please note there will be no class on 27th November

Winter break: Tuesday the 18th of December with Vanessa’s classes restarting from Tuesday the 29th of November.

 

Acro Yoga at The Island

Acro Yoga (intermediate)

Acro-Inspired YogaWhat to expect from the course: Acro-inspired yoga is a fun fusion of Yoga, Acrobatics and Thai Massage: core-conditioning; partner yoga; front flying; back flying and yummy Thai therapeutics all rolled into one acrolicious bundle. Expect sweat and a lot of fun.

What to bring with you: Water, and a mat if you have one (don’t worry if not)

Class:  8.15 pm – 9 pm

On the last Monday of each month Ash with wide up the month by leading a Thai Massage session.

Teacher: Ash

https://www.facebook.com/flyingmonkeyyoga

Email address: ashtynebond@gmail.com

 

Phone number: 07909 264641

Cost for the class: £8 drop in or £50 for 10 weeks!

£ 12 for both classes AcroYoga (beginners) & Acro Yoga (intermediate) valid for the same evening only

 

So you think you can't dance, at The Island, Bristol

So you think you can’t dance?

For anyone who’s been put off going to dance class for fear of being the odd one out. For anyone scared they’d be the one at the back getting all the moves wrong. THIS IS THE CLASS FOR YOU!
Aimed at developing basic skills, building body confidence and breaking through mental barriers to free expression, these classes explore a range of dance styles with a focus on fitness and fun – all set to a killer soundtrack encompassing everything from Queen to Britney.

Classes are open to all ages, spectrum’s and abilities. Queer, trans, non-binary
friendly. Non-judgmental peer support is an integral part of the sessions and the
word is LOVE.

Mondays 7-8pm
Dance Space, 1 st floor, The Island, Bridewell St, Bristol BS1 2LE
£5/MoveGB

For further information call Lottie Ball 07927826420 or email lottieball02@gmail.com