This course is suitable for people with a wide range of dance experience from the absolute beginner to those experienced in other dance forms or people who have done contemporary dance before. Each class will include structured dance technique and exercises to stretch and strengthen the whole body with an emphasis on movement flow, balance, co-ordination, sequencing and effort. Although much of the movement vocabulary has its roots in ballet, contemporary dance is an expressive natural dance form that is particularly suitable for all ages and abilities. One of the aims is to develop choreographic themes over the course with some creative input from the class members if appropriate. Please wear comfortable clothing and bare feet or soft dance shoes.