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Beginners Contemporary Dance Classes

Beginners Contemporary Dance Classes

In our Beginners Contemporary Dance Classes, you will learn to move in a creative, liberating and graceful way while also transforming your posture, balance and improving your overall fitness and stamina. You'll combine aspects of the four main Contemporary dance techniques: Graham, Cunningham, Limon and Release.

Our Contemporary Dance Beginners class builds up from simple steps and tasks to fully formed routines. It's fast and fun, but the teaching style is fully supportive and suitable for people with little or no dance experience.

These evening classes are held in central London dance studios and are suitable for absolute beginners.

Beginners Contemporary Dance Classes Content

Exact course content may differ depending on the duration of the course, your individual needs and those of the group collectively. However, topics generally covered may include:

  • Explore and understand basic contemporary movement
  • Focus on coordination, core strength and correct body alignment
  • Learn fundamental techniques to improve posture
  • Memorise combinations of steps and perform simple choreographic phrases

Contemporary Dance was developed in the early 20th century and presented an alternate form of movement to the upright and structured technique of Classical Ballet. By focusing on ease of movement, the body’s energy and natural lines, a greater range of fluidity and movement became possible.

You will be given friendly feedback and support from your tutor throughout the course.

Completely new to Contemporary dance classes? If you're not sure what to wear then read our guide on what to wear to your first class, or if you just want to learn more about the genre then check out five things you might not know about Contemporary dance.

A few words from our students

Chloe

Daisy was really friendly and she gave the feel of personal tutoring within a group.

Anna

Great class, really enjoyed and learned a lot. The tutor was really great, he has real passion for teaching.

Philippa

The tutor created a very supportive and fun environment to learn in. It was perfect balance of technique, choreography, strengthening and creativity.

Stephanie

Such a wonderfully brilliant teacher and so inspiring. I have learnt so much from her and loved being in her classes.

Karuna

I loved the tutor. He is very attentive to each person and helps a lot.

Eszter

Very energetic class, the tutor was great at creating an encouraging and experimental atmosphere.


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24 May - 12 Jul Tue 18:30-19:45 8 weeks Panagiotis Pavlopoulos LIFT Islington £136.00
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16 Jun - 28 Jul Thu 19:45-21:10 7 weeks Justyna Sochaj West London School of Dance, Shepherds Bush £160.00
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25 Jun Sat 10:00-17:00 1 day Panagiotis Pavlopoulos Sadler's Wells, EC1 £95.00
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14 Jul - 1 Sep Thu 19:15-20:15 8 weeks Pagan Dorgan The Tabernacle, Notting Hill £140.00
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8 Aug - 19 Sep Mon 19:30-21:05 6 weeks (No class 29 Aug) Panagiotis Pavlopoulos Urdang 2, Angel £160.00
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1 Sep - 20 Oct Thu 19:30-20:45 8 weeks Zjana Muraro The Old Finsbury Town Hall, EC1 £160.00
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

DATE DAY TIME (BST) DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
24 May - 12 Jul Tue 18:30-19:45 8 weeks Panagiotis Pavlopoulos LIFT Islington, Angel £136.00
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9 Jun - 28 Jul Thu 18:30-19:45 8 weeks Joanna Clare WAC Arts, Belsize Park £160.00
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16 Jun - 28 Jul Thu 19:45-21:10 7 weeks Justyna Sochaj West London School of Dance, Shepherds Bush £160.00
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25 Jun Sat 10:00-17:00 1 day Panagiotis Pavlopoulos Sadler's Wells, EC1 £95.00
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12 Jul - 30 Aug Tue 19:40-20:55 8 weeks Pagan Dorgan Brickworks, Crouch End £160.00
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14 Jul - 1 Sep Thu 19:15-20:15 8 weeks Pagan Dorgan The Tabernacle, Notting Hill £140.00
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4 Aug - 22 Sep Thu 18:30-19:45 8 weeks Joanna Clare WAC Arts, Belsize Park £160.00
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8 Aug - 19 Sep Mon 19:30-21:05 6 weeks (No class 29 Aug) Panagiotis Pavlopoulos Urdang 2, Angel £160.00
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1 Sep - 20 Oct Thu 19:30-20:45 8 weeks Zjana Muraro The Old Finsbury Town Hall, EC1 £160.00
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15 Sep - 3 Nov Thu 19:15-20:15 8 weeks Pagan Dorgan The Tabernacle, Notting Hill £140.00
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22 Sep - 3 Nov Thu 19:45-21:10 7 weeks Justyna Sochaj West London School of Dance, Shepherds Bush £160.00
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27 Sep - 15 Nov Tue 18:30-19:45 8 weeks Panagiotis Pavlopoulos LIFT Islington, Angel £160.00
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6 Oct - 24 Nov Thu 18:30-19:45 8 weeks Joanna Clare WAC Arts, Belsize Park £160.00
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17 Oct - 5 Dec Mon 19:55-21:10 8 weeks Julian Nichols Mountview, South London £160.00
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27 Oct - 15 Dec Thu 19:30-20:45 8 weeks Zjana Muraro The Old Finsbury Town Hall, EC1 £160.00
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2 Nov - 14 Dec Wed 19:30-20:55 7 weeks Justyna Sochaj The Old Finsbury Town Hall, EC1 £160.00
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10 Nov - 22 Dec Thu 19:45-21:10 7 weeks Justyna Sochaj West London School of Dance, Shepherds Bush £160.00
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

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Continue your journey

After you have completed your course - we recommend continuing your journey on one of the following courses:

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