Contemporary Dance


Wednesdays 7-8:30pm | 12 weeks
Instructor: Maria da Luz Ghoumrassi

Autumn Term: 11 September – 4 December (no class 23 October)
£99 per term, £79 Concession, £10 Drop In

Level: Open
For students 18+ only
Performance Studio

A joyful and dynamic class that develops technique and individual expression

New students can try out any class for £5 on their first visit!
The price of your taster class can be applied to a full-term booking.

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Maria’s joyful and physical classes are perfect for dancers who are ready to move on from Beginner level.  These sessions draw on Maria’s rich dance experience including modern and release techniques and 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. Maria creates a welcoming space for individual expression while encouraging the group to connect and move together.

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.


Terms and Conditions

Course/class bookings are confirmed only when payment has been received.

Payments are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Classes paid for must be used in the term that payment is taken.

Concession rates are available to the following groups, proof required on the first day of class:
– Universal Credit, Pension Credit, Disability Living Allowance
– Full-time students (in possession of valid NUS or ISIC cards)
– If you are over the age of 65

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

Additional information


Autumn term (12 weeks), Summer term (12 weeks), Spring term (12 weeks), Summer term Concession, Autumn term Concession, Taster class 24/4/19, Spring term Concession, Drop-in Class 11/9/19, Drop-in Class 18/9/19, Drop-in Class 25/9/19, Drop-in Class 2/10/19, Drop-in Class 9/10/19, Drop-in Class 16/10/19, Drop-in Class 30/10/19, Drop-in Class 6/11/19, Drop-in Class 13/11/19, Drop-in Class 20/11/19, Drop-in Class 27/11/19, Drop-in Class 4/12/19, Drop-in Concession, Spring Taster class 9 January 2019, Drop-in Class 16/1/19, Drop-in Class 23/1/19, Drop-in Class 30/1/19, Drop-in Class 6/2/19, Drop-in Class 13/2/19, Drop-in Class 27/2/19, Drop-in Class 6/3/19, Drop-in Class 13/3/19, Drop-in Class 20/3/19, Drop-in Class 27/3/19, Drop-in Class 3/4/19, Drop-in 1/5/19, Drop-in 8/5/19, Drop-in 15/5/19, Drop-in 22/5/19, Drop-in 5/6/19, Drop-in 12/6/19, Drop-in 19/6/19, Drop-in 26/6/19, Drop-in 3/7/19, Drop-in 10/7/19, Drop-in 17/7/19, £5 Taster class (1st visit only), Drop-in Concession