Contemporary Dance for Beginners


TUESDAYS, 7-8:30pm | 12 weeks
Instructor: Sophie Thorpe

Autumn Term: 10 September – 3 December (no class 22 October)
Spring Term: 7 January – 31 March (no class 18 February)

£99 per term, £79 concession, £10 Drop-in

Level: Beginners
For students 18+ only
Performance Studio

Discover freedom and pleasure in movement

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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This class will take you through the basics of contemporary dance, encouraging students to find freedom and pleasure in movement. Drawing from Release and floorwork techniques, and Contact Improvisation, we will progressively build up the pace and energy. Students will work on strengthening and softening the body, while developing awareness and endurance. This class will focus on the dancer’s relationship with breath, music, and space. Suitable for beginners and intermediate dancers wishing to get back to the basics.

About the Instructor:

Sophie Thorpe graduated from London Contemporary Dance School in July 2013 and went on to join Verve, the postgraduate performance company of Northern School of Contemporary Dance, graduating with Distinction. She has performed and taught across the UK and Europe and worked with a variety of established choreographers including Ben Duke, Lea Anderson, Tom Dale, Sarah Dowling and Jamaal Burkmar. Sophie is a co-founder of Feet off the Ground Dance, a collective that specialise in Contact Improvisation and Partnering.

Sophie has taught extensively across the UK, including BalletBoyz, The Place Adult Courses and Class Shorts, as a guest lecturer at London Contemporary Dance School and the Centre for Advanced Training scheme based at Laban, The Place and Dance4.

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

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