For details on our Professional Development Course and Preparation for Dance Training: Intensive Summer Course, please visit our Professional Classes page.
23 – 24 July: 1.30 – 3.30pm
5 – 7 years
Do your little ones love to move and shake? Bring them along to have some fun whilst developing their motor skills and coordination!
Using rhythm, partner work, sequences and music to create our very own dance to showcase at the end of the two days.
Preparation For Dance Training: Intensive Summer Course
23 – 27 July 2018, 10am – 5.30pm
Motionhouse Rehearsal Space, Vitsoe, Old Warwick Rd, Leamington Spa CV31 3NT
£275 for 5 days/£255 early bird offer available until 15 June
Price includes a cooked lunch
If you are starting full time dance training this autumn, this course will help you prepare and give you insight into what to expect.
The five-day intensive course will focus on improving technique, exploring contact improvisation and developing performance skills. Methods used draw on a range of techniques including partnering and creative exploration to investigate the natural movement of the body.
Participants should be prepared to be pushed physically during this challenging and enriching course.
Classes start with warm-up exercises, gradually building to more challenging phrases and choreographic briefs. Participants develop body awareness, the use of the body structure in weight giving and bearing, and an understanding of weight, momentum and flow in movement. A strong Motionhouse feature is our contact work, characterised by fluid movement and weight exchange, encompassing small falls, leaps and catches which may then build to the creation of highly dynamic and exhilarating dances. As this vocabulary is extended, skills in partnering, ensemble work, improvisation and choreography can be developed.
25 – 27 July: 10.30am – 3.30pm
£60 (10% early bird discount available until 15 June)
8 – 11 years
Working with two of our dancers, you will work on developing different sequences, partner and group lifts and creating your very own phrases all in the Motionhouse style. The day will consist of a warm up, movement phrases, developing and understanding partner work and creative tasks to get you exploring and developing your movement.
Art In The Park Project
Tue 31 July – Sat 4 August: 10.30am – 3.30pm
£100 (10% early bird discount available until 15 June)
14 – 18 years
This amazing opportunity will consist of a technique class in the morning followed by creative tasks based around and on the set of our popular show Captive. On Saturday 4 August, you will perform at Art in the Park festival in Jephson Gardens before the Motionhouse performance of Captive.