Contemporary Dance


Wednesdays 7-8:30pm | 12 weeks
£108 per term, £86 Concession, £10 Drop In
Spring Term: 9 January – 3 April, no class 20 February
Summer Term: 24 April – 17 July, no class 29 May
Instructor: Maria da Luz Ghoumrassi

Level: Intermediate
For students 18+ only
Performance Studio

A joyful and dynamic class that develops technique and individual expression


Try out any of our classes for £8 in the first week.
The price of your taster class can be applied to a full-term booking.

Maria’s joyful and physically challenging classes draw from modern and release techniques and include styles from Horton to African dance. The class begins by awakening the dancer’s body-awareness through alignment, presence and mindfulness. From here dancers are given the opportunity to develop their musicality, dynamics and physical strength as simple exercises develop into more challenging sequences. The focus is on learning to connect and move with the group while creating space for individual expression.


About the Instructor:

Maria da Luz Ghoumrassi is a dancer, teacher, choreographer and movement director working through multidisciplinary techniques from around the world to develop Intercultural Awareness Performance. She has worked in the original cast of The Lion King (UK), Kokuma Dance Theatre, Jeanette Brooks among others, is a recipient of The Trailblazers Fellowship and was shortlisted for the Place Prize in 2004.

She was selected for One Dance UK’s “Dance Teaching Mentorship” and received a ‘Dancers Career Development’ Retraining Grant, 2016. She is an Associate Artist with ‘Spare Tyre Theatre Company’ working with adults with learning disabilities. She has taught regularly at Greenwich Dance, TripSpace, Trinity Laban and The Place.

She is currently researching her new choreographic project exploring female infertility and identity collaborating with interdisciplinary artists and is a Chisenhale Dance Member.

For questions about our classes, please email or call 020 8981 6617 between 10am and 6pm. 

See all of our 2018-19 Adult classes here