About Contemporary Advanced with Stephen Pelton and James Muller

Classes start on Sat 21st Sep 2024 and run until Sat 7th December 2024 (excluding Sat 2nd Nov due to half term)

Break through inhibitions and find new dimensions within dance.

These classes combine Limon-based fundamentals, ballet placement exercises, and yoga-inspired strengthening practices with Stephen's own lyrical and distinctive movement style. As you advance, you'll learn a choreographic sequence that reinforces technical principles and emphasizes movement dynamics and musicality with a live accompaniment by accomplished electronic drummer and percussionist Bobby Demers.

James Muller will be teaching this class for four consecutive weeks from Sat 5th October. Drawing on his years of experience with Richard Alston Dance Company, James uses his innate sense of musicality to explore phrasing through movement. This dynamic Cunningham influenced technique class will strengthen and increase awareness of the body. Starting with a series of simple back exercises, the class work then develops in to longer travelling sequences, exploring a fresh approach to direction and timing.

We recommend you join this class if you have about five years dance experience.

class details
  • Enrol for the term for £160.00 to save and guarantee your place or drop-in for £16.00 per class (concessions available).
  • We encourage you to get in touch with us if you have any access requirements to ensure our classes are delivered in the most inclusive way possible. You can find an outline of our access information here. 
  • Please arrive on time - unfortunately, we cannot accommodate participants over 15 minutes late, as the warm-up is an important part of the class.
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds or exchanges, unless there are extenuating circumstances. You can read our booking Terms & Conditions here.
about your teacher

Stephen is artistic director of Stephen Pelton Dance Theatre and associate director for Yorke Dance Project and Cohan Collective. In 2000, Stephen moved from San Francisco to London where he is now one of the UK’s most sought-after teachers of Limon-inspired dance technique. He teaches at Laban, Central School of Ballet and The Place as well as company class for DV8, Random & New Adventures. Pelton’s work has been performed throughout the US as well as in London, Paris, Edinburgh, Amsterdam and Berlin. Stephen’s most recent full-length work End without Days premiered at Dance Base during the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2022.

James graduated from Central School of Ballet in 2006 and has since danced with Northern Ballet, Peter Schaufuss Ballet, Theater Ulm and Richard Alston Dance Company. Following his retirement from the stage in 2018, he continued to work closely with Alston and fulfilled the role of Rehearsal Director for the Company in 2019. James currently works as a freelance teacher in both Contemporary and Ballet and delivers regular classes for The Place on their Adult courses. He also teaches at Middlesex University, DanceEast and English National Ballet.

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