Nurturing creativity through movement has been a key aspect of our mission since its founding. Our Saturday morning Children’s Creative Movement & Dance classes offer a dynamic series of classes for children in local boroughs. Led by CDS Member Robyn Holder with Olly Otley, the programme nurtures the creative futures of nearly 200 children each term. The classes start at age 2 and run on a progressive programme up to the age of 9, building skills and knowledge in movement, rhythm and choreography. We always end the year with a performance which lets family and friends see what the children have created.
Information about our teachers can be found below, and click here for the full list of classes.
Robyn graduated from London Contemporary Dance School in 2013. As a freelance dance artist she has been performing and teaching in the UK and Europe. She is a founding member of Feet off the Ground Dance, a performance collective that specialises in Contact Improvisation and Partnering techniques. Robyn has dynamic teaching experience covering a spectrum of ages and styles, including: creative dance, ballet, body conditioning and Contact Improvisation. In conjunction with Feet off the Ground Dance, she has been involved in introducing family jam sessions at Chisenhale Dance Space where she is a Member.
Olly shifted careers from film production to community arts a few years ago, in a bid to rekindle her childhood love of creative dance. She has worked extensively with children and their parents, leading movement, art and music activities in the UK and Germany. Olly believes strongly that people of any age and ability should have access to the joy and artistic expression that dance offers. She is currently deepening her understanding of contemporary dance in community settings with further studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
Oluwatosin Omotosho is a Nigerian-British, London based Professional Dancer, Actor and Choreographer. Her style is an experimental fusion of dance styles including waacking, vogue, locking, house, hip-hop, contemporary, jazz, afro/traditional African dance. She is a storyteller through her movement and embraces this in her teaching style, enabling her students to see beyond the moves and tell the story. The majority of Oluwatosin’s training took place at Runway House – a professional training House to raise up exceptional versatile artists. Oluwatosin has also trained with Boy Blue Entertainment Dance Company, BOP Jazz Theatre and won a scholarship to train with world renowned Choreographer, widely known as Beyoncé’s Choreographer, Jaquel Knight, in 2019. Oluwatosin was a cast member of Uchenna Dances’ touring dance theatre production, ‘The Headwrap Diaries’ and most recently their rendition of Hansel & Gretel in 2019.