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world fusion dance at the island

World Fusion Dance

A high-energy dance class inspired by various traditional and modern styles from around the globe such as Latin, Reggae, Bollywood and Carnival.

Each class will be packed full of vibrant moves and music celebrating diversity and providing an energising cultural experience.  Award-winning dance specialists Penny and Helen will lead the group through various dance techniques and routines, sharing their knowledge, skills and choreography. As well as the classes, participants will be given the opportunity to perform with Movema and RISE at festivals and community events during the year and meet up for class socials.

What to bring with you: Dance clothes and a big bottle of water. We mainly work in bare feet or trainers.

Level: Mixed level adults 16+

£ 6 full price / £ 5 concessions & professional dancers

Name of the teacher: Movema & RISE (Penny & Helen)

www.movema.co.uk/

Facebook: ‘World Fusion with Movema and Rise’

Email address: info@movema.co.uk | rise.ydc@googlemail.com

Phone number: 07760438475 | 07812801767

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.

£ 8p/hr

or £35/ 6 classes

Contemporary Dance with Acrobatics at The Island, Bristol

Contemporary Dance with Acrobatics (Intermediate)

This is an Intermediate-level class

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 more than 15 years.

TUESDAYS 5.30pm – 6:30pm

£7, £6 concessions, MoveGB

 

VeraFlow classes at The Island

VeraFlow with Emily Fry

VeraFlow is a dance and stretch class. Stretching is an often-overlooked aspect of fitness, but it can be done in a fun and active way, relieving stress and tension across the whole body!

Allow yourself the time to relax, whilst improving your balance and flexibility  through uplifting choreography to expressive music.

Class also ends with a mindfulness section, an increasingly popular technique for de-stressing and setting the mind at ease. Whilst the class is not strictly a yoga programme, it brings some common benefits and is ideal for those looking for a way to begin their flexibility journey.

Give it a try, the feeling it gives you can’t be described!
Level: You don’t need to be flexible; we do this to become more flexible and
everyone starts somewhere. No dance experience or ability necessary – it’s all about the feeling dance gives you!

**PLEASE NOTE: you will need to bring an exercise mat (or a towel/blanket) for  your
comfort, some water, and it is recommended that layers are worn for the cooldown**

Thick jumpers and/or blankets are necessary for the mindfulness section.

You can wear anything comfortable that you can move freely in (stretchy bottoms!) and usually class is done barefoot or in socks, if you are comfortable you won’t slip.

Class is led by Emily Fry, a fitness instructor for 10 years with a broad dance background,
training in a variety of fitness programmes to date, and a choreographer for the VeraFlow Programme.

£5 per class.

Or book via moveGB: https://www.movegb.com/move-bristol/emily-fry-fitness-the-island

Classes are available ‘for free’ on most MoveGB plans.

Booking is necessary, please email: emily.fry.fitness@outlook.com

Facebook: Fitness with Emily fry: https://m.facebook.com/FitnesswithEmilyFry/
Instagram: @emily.fry.fitness #VeraFlowBristol

 

Herbert Intensive Dance Class at The Island

Graham Intensive with Herbert DesLauriers Morning Class

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.

£8 per class

£35 for 6 class card 

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.

NO Class 28th of Dec 2018 & 3rd of Jan 2019

world fusion dance at the island

World Fusion Dance

A high-energy dance class inspired by various traditional and modern styles from around the globe such as Latin, Reggae, Bollywood and Carnival.

Each class will be packed full of vibrant moves and music celebrating diversity and providing an energising cultural experience.  Award-winning dance specialists Penny and Helen will lead the group through various dance techniques and routines, sharing their knowledge, skills and choreography. As well as the classes, participants will be given the opportunity to perform with Movema and RISE at festivals and community events during the year and meet up for class socials.

What to bring with you: Dance clothes and a big bottle of water. We mainly work in bare feet or trainers.

Level: Mixed level adults 16+

£ 6 full price / £ 5 concessions & professional dancers

Name of the teacher: Movema & RISE (Penny & Helen)

www.movema.co.uk/

Facebook: ‘World Fusion with Movema and Rise’

Email address: info@movema.co.uk | rise.ydc@googlemail.com

Phone number: 07760438475 | 07812801767