I am super excited to start a new term of classes with my fabulous group of dancers – the summer seems to have flown by but I have certainly missed my Wednesday nights with the gang.
Each week I endeavour to push participants with exciting and challenging choreography, working hard for that buzzy warm contented feeling you get after a satisfying workout!
Everyone has come with different experiences but we all share the same passion: we love to dance. We work hard but we also like a laugh. For me, adult class is a safe place to just ‘be.’ I want everyone to feel that they can enjoy moving and this is what I love most about teaching: the feeling of responsibility for my students, taking them out of the weekly grind and celebrating the sheer joy of moving without fear of judgement.
“For me adult class is a safe place to just ‘be’…celebrating the sheer joy of moving without fear of judgement.”
I find a lot of people come with a real fear of not being good enough to start dancing, or that they have lost confidence over years of not taking class. I try to help participants overcome that voice inside saying they can’t do it.
Dancing may be demanding physically and mentally but it should most definitely be fun and not to be taken too seriously! Who cares if you go wrong? I certainly won’t mind! My philosophy is to ease the pressure we put on ourselves and allow ourselves to make mistakes because, when we do get it right, it feels so good! Life is hard enough right? Why make it harder? Dancing is escapism at its best – the ultimate pleasure!
Our brand new Thursday night class for beginners is starting up this term. I really hope I can encourage more people to join me in the studio so that, with rosy cheeks and a contented glow, we can all say goodbye and look forward to next week’s antics..!
I hope to see you soon!
Motionhouse’s Claire Benson has taught extensively throughout the UK and overseas, from professional to community dance classes. Claire currently heads our Youth Company and Classes Programme as Lead Artist responsible for Creative Projects and Participation.
Motionhouse adult dance classes take place on Wednesdays at 8.15pm-9.45pm, and Thursdays at 7.00pm-8.00pm. For more information or to sign up for one of our adult classes, please call Sam on: 01926 887052 or visit our website at the following link: http://bit.ly/1Kfn2Zf