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We offer a varied programme of development opportunities for emergent and professional dance artists and performers, providing opportunities for the next generation of dancers.

We also offer valuable industry experience, knowledge, mentoring and support for the wider sector. We work with and support a wide range of dancers and companies at different stages in their careers and development. Company class, placements, apprenticeships, professional training opportunities and bespoke mentoring are just some of things we are able to offer. Contact us to discuss how we could support you on [email protected]

Professional Development Courses

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.

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Professional Development Intensive
20 – 23 August, 10am – 5.30pm
Motionhouse Studio, Spencer Yard, Leamington Spa CV31 3SY

Cost: £200

Learn to fly with Motionhouse!

A four day intensive, exploring the unique and powerful Motionhouse style, including contact improvisation, acrobatic partnering, and the creation of dance/circus choreography.

Aimed at dance and circus professionals and those in professional training, this intensive course is a chance to push your physicality beyond your usual phrases or tricks and work creatively to blur the boundaries between dance and circus.

Each day will begin with a dance class led by a company member, followed by sessions on contact improvisation and partnering techniques to help you fly.

You will gain insight into the work of the company, learn repertoire from our current touring productions and work on your performance skills.

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