Samuel Burkett/Matilde Torres

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Samuel Burkett:
Monday 9.30 - 11.00am: Yorkshire Dance
Wednesday 9.30 - 11.00am: RJC Dance

Matilde Torres
Tuesday and Thursday 9.30 - 11.00am: RJC Dance

Samuel’s class is a highly physical contemporary class which emphasises engaging the brain in order to trust the body. Through coordination, partnering, and improvisation exercises, we attempt to ‘fry’ our brains in order to let go and be present in the moment. We then apply this to structured phrases to find freedom and fun in our dancing.

Matilde’s class is structured in three main sections: a guided warm up (20 min), a block of linked exercices (40 min) and the delivery and further exploration of a phrase (30 min) Focus will be on body mechanics by increasing its awareness, working from simple to more complex phrases. With an emphasis on falling and dropping in and out of the floor, participants are encouraged to consider the effect of gravity and weight in their movement journey. Matilde wish to provide a container for each participant to find out a personal content, allowing the dancer to research their own moving nature while responding to a given pattern.