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Exploring Different Dance Techniques for your Practice

With Anusha Subramanyam, Andrea Stockburn and Alexandra Jay
Thursday 28 July 2016

Your chance to meet, greet and get to know some new dance styles – and hopefully take one of them home (at least!) to add to your dance practice.

This one-day course is designed to expand your horizons and give you a chance to experience a variety of dance techniques that you could incorporate in to your community practice. No previous experience in these techniques is required and all sessions have been designed to help dance practitioners have fun and play with new movement material that may be applied in a variety of community contexts.

Workshops include:

  • Bharatanatyam with Anusha Subramanyam (from Beeja)
  • Breakdance with Andrea Stockburn (from Firefly Associates)
  • Musical Theatre with Alexandra Jay (My Fair Lady, Cats and Mamma Mia)
  • Rock ‘n Roll with Alexandra Jay (My Fair Lady, Cats and Mamma Mia).
Anusha Subramanyam biography

Anusha is considered one of the best-known faces of Bharatanatyam in the UK: she uses dance in exciting and innovative ways, within and outside the confines of tradition. She is a dance movement therapist, an experimentalist, a choreographer, teacher and teacher-trainer, besides being a performer. Her work is trans-cultural and inter-generational. Anusha has choreographed a wide range of performances and has collaborated with artists from a variety of disciplines to create work that is accessible, entertaining and challenging.  Her passion for dance and belief that everyone can dance is at the core of her company’s (Beeja) ethos. Anusha was awarded Asian Women Achievement Award in Culture, 2011.

Andrea Stockburn biography

Andrea Stockburn, the director and founder of Firefly Associates found her passion for breakdance in 1998. Known as 'Firefly', she quickly gained a reputation on the competition scene, winning numerous titles including the 2006 European Mighty 4 bgirl battle held in France. As well as being a former gymnast and qualified Pilates instructor, Firefly is a top, respected, established bgirl renowned for her positivity, energy, versatility and professionalism. Due to many years of practice and dedication, she was the first UK female invited to battle on stage at the UK Bboy Championships in 2003 and the first UK female to win an international bgirl competition. “Break dance is one of the most visually exciting dance styles to watch. Who wouldn't want to watch someone spinning on their head and performing seemingly impossible moves?! You can't get much better entertainment than that! It's a dance that appeals to people from all walks of life."

Alexandra Jay biography

Alexandra Jay performed as Jemima in Cats the musical and then went on to understudy and play Eliza Doolittle at the National Theatre and Drury Lane. After enjoying lead roles in Cabaret (Chichester Festival theatre) and other fringe productions, Alex played Sophie in Mamma Mia for 2 years in London's West end. Alex now enjoys teaching dance and performance technique to children and adults in Devon.

Exploring Different Dance Techniques for your Practice prices
Early Bird (until 29 April 2016) Standard price 
Members Non-member Members Non-Member
£85 £125 £95 £133