Tamsyn’s dance style fuses release-based practice with lyrical jazz influences. This eclectic mix results in high energy classes which alternate between the floor and the air. The course provides challenges and is both motivating and enjoyable.
This course is an introduction to contemporary dance for those who have very little or no experience of the style. Participants are guided through standing and travelling exercises with some basic floor work and get the chance to go over the structured exercises with a chance to build a moving sequence week-by-week using the technique learnt over the course.
Tamsyn Butt has worked as a professional dancer and dance teacher for over 19 years. She was co-founder and artistic director of XS Dance Theatre (2001-2008) and has also been involved in commercial dance choreography for TV production. She has a BA (Hons) in Dance, a PGCE in Dance Teaching from the Royal Academy of Dance, a Dance Diploma from London Contemporary Dance School and an MA in Dance Theatre from Trinity Laban Conservatoire. Parallel to her performance work, Tamsyn’s teaching career has been as Head of Dance at secondary level and Dance Lecturer at FE level. She has also taught contemporary dance technique at Danceworks and The Place, London. Tamsyn is currently proposing her practice research PhD and is founder and director of Port de Barre, a Bath-based company specialising in dance, fitness and wellbeing.
WHAT TO WEAR
Wear loose comfortable clothes. Contemporary dance is done in bare feet.
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