Contemporary Dance for Beginners


Thursdays, 7-8:30pm | NEW: 12-week terms!
£108 per term, £86 concession, £10 Drop-in

Summer term: 25 April – 18 July, no class 30 May
Instructor: Chloe Aliyanni

Level: Beginners
For students 18+ only
Performance Studio

Discover freedom and pleasure in movement

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.

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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 techniques, David Zambrano’s Flying Low, 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 as we build towards a sharing at the end of term. This class is suitable for beginners and intermediate dancers wishing to get back to the basics.

*This class will now be held for 12 weeks starting in the Spring Term, and can be booked as a drop-in class as well as a course.

About the Instructor:

Chloe Aliyanni is a London-based dance artist originally from Greece. She attended the Athens State School of Dance and has an MA in Choreography from Trinity Laban Conservatoire. Chloe was recently part of Integro Dance Teacher Training where she studied with David Zambrano. Chloe makes dance works for site-sensitive contexts and directs movement for theatre while having been supported by Arts Council England. Chloe facilitates professional & community workshops for adults and young people while currently also teaching dance at Central Foundation Girl’s School. Among others, she has facilitated professional class for Brighton Dance, Roehampton University, Trinity Laban Student Union and in secondary schools across London as part of the Royal Academy of Dance’s Step Into Dance Programme. Chloe is a Chisenhale Dance Member.

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

Additional information


Autumn term (10 weeks), Summer term (12 weeks), Spring term (12 weeks), Summer term Concession, Autumn term Concession, Taster class 25/4/19, Spring term Concession, Taster Class (until 11th Oct), Taster class 10 January 2019, Drop-in Class 17/1/19, Drop-in Class 24/1/19, Drop-in Class 31/1/19, Drop-in Class 7/2/19, Drop-in Class 14/2/19, Drop-in Class 28/2/19, Drop-in Class 7/3/19, Drop-in Class 14/3/19, Drop-in Class 21/3/19, Drop-in Class 28/3/19, Drop-in Class 4/4/19, Drop-in 2/5/19, Drop-in 9/5/19, Drop-in 16/5/19, Drop-in 23/5/19, Drop-in 6/6/19, Drop-in 13/6/19, Drop-in 20/6/19, Drop-in 27/6/19, Drop-in 4/7/19, Drop-in 11/7/19, Drop-in 18/7/19