26 Jan Dance classes for 2020 in Bournemouth
If you’ve ever wanted to try dance, or fancy moving to some gorgeous and soothing music, try a ballet or movement class in 2020.
My classes are fun, happy, and enjoyable experiences. They’ll also teach you how to achieve a dancer’s alignment to protect your body, and you’ll get to perform some lovely steps.
In the centre we try routines inspired by the great British choreographers, including Frederick Ashton to Kenneth MacMillan and Peter Wright. At the barre we use music from the great ballets, musicals and baroque music, where ballet started. There are occasionally some fab heritage pieces from the old Rambert and Vic Wells ballet days.
You’ll find classes led by Natasha on these days:
Tuesdays, 10.30 am, at Pavilion Dance South West, next to Bournemouth Gardens and Pier
The Over 50s ballet barre is held in the large and beautiful Seafront studio. With a cool down to music and a traditional ballet reverence.
Tuesdays, 7.00 pm, Piccadilly Ballroom. Piccadilly Hotel. Free parking, just register at the studio.
Full ballet class, beginners plus for adults of all ages. This is a small and friendly group of enthusiasts, who love dance and want to enjoy dancing. We also do workshops and trips. £6.00 fee to go towards studio hire.
Thursdays, 3.00pm, Tango Fandango at the Oceanview Hotel, Eastcliff Bournemouth, Free parking, just register at the hotel.
Full ballet class, great for beginners, with centre work. This is a small group of friends who love dance and want to enjoy dancing. We usually go for coffee afterwards. £6.00 fee to go towards studio hire.
Thursdays, 6.15pm. Pavilion Dance South West, next to Bournemouth Gardens and Pier
A welcoming class for adults of all ages and abilities – suitable for beginners. PDSW is a dance charity and organises a passport system to ensure classes are affordable. Classes are held in a studio suitable for a professional dance company.
1st Thursday of the month at 12.00 noon: Wessex Cancer Trust, Movement to music. Free of charge. Fairview House, 17 Hinton Road, Bournemouth.
A very gentle class suitable for anyone recovering from cancer and their family members/friends. A fun and friendly meet-up, with an opportunity to move to music and feel uplifted.
For all these classes, feel free to drop in anytime. You don’t need to sign up for a term. Please do get in touch with me if you have any questions: natobin(at)rocketmail(dot)com or on social media. Socks, ballet or jazz shoes are great and clothes to move in – gym clothes are fine.
The Photographer is Arnold Genthe, who took this image of a dancer, based on Isadora Duncan, in the 1920s.