Matt Lackford & Jennifer-Lynn Crawford

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Matt Lackford Mon - Tue
Jennifer-Lynn Crawford Wed - Thu

All classes 9.30 - 11.00am at RJC Dance

Matt leads fast paced, challenging classes for advanced students competent in contemporary or ballet. Emphasis is on building movement sequences, stretching your facility and versatility. Matt’s approach to floor work investigates the mechanical processes within the body, with the aim of finding smooth transitions to and from the floor. These engaging sessions will also focus on developing individuals’ various approach to moving and performing confidently. All phrases and exercises delivered have a variety of alternate moves for different levels and individuals movement styles.

Jennifer-Lynn’s class is based on a strong belief that dancing is enjoyable and physical and intelligent in equal measures. Emphasis is placed on patterns as sensory and tactile, giving different angles and insight into individual possibility and preferences. These patterns are a means to an end - helping us find useful information with our bodies, not to remember ‘steps’ or co- ordinations, but to find connections that can sustain us as we dance. Sometimes class starts from the ground, supporting organisation and clarity through developmental and evolutionary movement patterns. Sometimes class grows out of relational play with others or the space we share. End sequences are offered as templates for individual play and experimentation. Improvisation is always welcome.