About Contemporary Intermediate with Luke Birch

Classes start on Wed 17th April 2024 and run until Wed 3rd July 2024 (excluding Wed 29th May due to half term)

Breathe and move with fluidity.

Perfect for anyone with at least 3 years of dance experience and who is looking to gain a new insight into contemporary dance.

Luke teaches a dynamic release-based class which is informed by improvisation and somatic practices. The class will explore body patterns focused around energising the core of the body and connecting to the ground with our weight. The class will explore the principles of agility, use of weight and focus plus creative choreographic tasks. The live music by Oliver Davies will help inspire your movement throughout the class.

class details
  • Enrol for the term for £140.00 to save and guarantee your place or drop-in for £14.00 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 are unable to accommodate participants who are more than 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

Luke began his dance training at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and then went on to complete his BA Hons degree at Laban in 2008. In 2009 he joined post graduate dance company Edge at London Contemporary Dance School.

Professionally he has performed for a variety of companies internationally alongside working with visual artists performing in galleries (Tate, Hayward Gallery)

His choreographic work has been shown at Canterbury Festival, Saddlers Wells (Damn Fine Dance at Elixir Festival), The Place, Siobhan Davies Studios, Move it 2016 and Arts Depot.

Luke also has a passion for teaching and has delivered classes and workshops with Greenwich Dance, The Place, Circus Space, Independent Dance, Laban, Surrey University, London Studio Centre, Salzburg Academy of Experimental Dance, Shobana Jeyasingh and Candoco.

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