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Free Contemporary Ballet Taster Workshops for Men

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Studio Wayne McGregor

Here East Level 2

Studio 3

London

E15 2GW

United Kingdom

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Join HackBallet choreographer Briar Adams and Tribe physical theatre practitioner Steven Zilinskas for an exploration of contemporary ballet fitness knowledge specifically for men.


Who: These workshops are for men who are absolute beginners in ballet or dance, or those with some dance experience who want to go back to the basics of dance technique from an anatomical, strength and conditioning perspective.

- Do you want to feel more flexible, creative and powerful in your body movement?

- Have you experienced challenges attending mainstream dance or ballet classes?

- Do you want personalised anatomical explanations and a healthy and positive coaching style?

These classes will help you learn some of the fundamentals of fitness that help contemporary ballet dancers feel energetic and passionate about their training. We will work together to explore some of the mental and physical strategies you can use to expand your physical potential and increase your enjoyment of dance. We will encourage you to get out of your comfort zone in a safe, supportive atmosphere.


What: You will warm up your feet, legs, hips and spine, then we will explore exercises to develop coordination, balance, and the basics of the strength and flexibility exercises practiced by current professional contemporary ballet dancers.

In these contemporary ballet workshops you will work on improving your:

- Footwork and awareness of weight placement

- Flexiblitity and control in your hips and spine

- Body- and spatial- awareness

- Relaxation, energy and mental focus


Wear: Comfortable workout clothes and socks, and bring a bottle of water and a towel for comfort.

These workshops offer you a contemporary take on ballet training, so we don't use a traditional ballet barre. You will focus on exploring your own physical experience of balance and body weight exercises, developing your skills as part of a supportive group.


How to get here:

Confirmed attendees will be on the guestlist at reception at Here East. Look for the BT Sport entrance. Collect your pass and take the lift to Level 2. Go down the long corridor and through the double doors at the end to Studio Wayne Mcgregor. Once inside, take the stairs to the top and the class is in Studio 3. If you arrive early you can use the showers or change room, or relax in the spacious atrium before class starts. Please be courteous to rehearsals or other classes using the space and do not enter the studio before the start time. If you have any questions just ask!

Email Briar Adams at education@hackballet.com


HackBallet is supported to deliver these workshops by Studio Wayne Mcgregor through the FreeSpace programme.

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Studio Wayne McGregor

Here East Level 2

Studio 3

London

E15 2GW

United Kingdom

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