Professional Class

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ADP company artists, independent dancers/makers and other professional artists in the ACT community, or visiting, gather regularly to engage in dance training, technique and networking.

The class is presented by rotating company artists and guest teachers to explore contemporary technique, improvisation, site practice, body practices and other linking at forms including physical theatre and voice. Delivered with a spirit of sharing and exchange, it enables participants to experience a diversity of creative approaches and technical training.
The 90-minute class is open to public participation. We encourage you to read class descriptor to identify suitability for you. Theatre, physical theatre, circus and other performing artists or movement practitioners are welcome.

  • When: Thursdays, 9:30-11am
  • Where: QL2 Dance Studio, D Block Gorman Arts Centre
  • Advanced

    For dancers who have years of training and experience. Confident in a dance environment and ready for anything!

  • Mover

    For those who are ready and willing to wiggle around. Maybe a bit of movement training, maybe a bit of yoga! Open to doing a technical class with a smile.

  • Open

    For anyone excited enough to join! No need to have dance experience, just a groove in your heart and a pep in your step.

Class Information

Teacher: Deborah Di Centa

In her dance classes, Debora likes to pull together different techniques and movement practices to give participants a variety of styles and approaches to her view on contemporary dance.

This session will start with some basic modern dance technique exercises to prepare the body, contemporary techniques, improvisation, physical Theatre and CI tasks (extracted directly from her Scaffolding Process Method). The final phase of the session will focus on some choreographic practice (short sketches) as a way to express and share individual artistry.

Level: Mover

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Teacher: Rhiannon Newton

Rhiannon's contemporary class focuses on moving efficiently and powerfully through the space. Incorporating information from somatic and release-based techniques, it begins with some improvised explorations, followed by floorwork and travelling sequences that are focused on moving with ease and momentum.

Level: Open

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Teacher: Yolanda Lowatta 

Yolanda's class is a big flow of sensations and energy, aligning quality to sensation and environment to energy.

Level: Mover

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Teacher: Yolanda Lowatta 

Yolanda's class is a big flow of sensations and energy, aligning quality to sensation and environment to energy.

Level: Mover

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Teacher: Min-Shen

How we can shift our weight here and there simultaneously

How one can control his/her own weight, and yet let go of the control

How one can be so gentle in touch, and yet so spontaneous

How we can look with our “skin” but eyes

How much we understand our own body

Or our body understand the world

How brave we can let go

And yet find the true freedom

 

Contact Improvisation has a hard core as the physical practice, through the practice we understand Contact Improvisation is not just a technique, but also a path of self-discovery as a human being. From which we learn and relearn. This workshop is aimed to enlarge our perspective, for the space we don’t really “see”, or the divers factors which beyond our intel-lecture understanding. However, “body’ knows better.

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Teacher: Levente Szabo

Style: Classical Ballet

Level: Advanced

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Teacher: Ryan Douglas Stone

Style: Contemporary

Level: Advanced

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Teacher: Ryan Douglas Stone

Style: Contemporary

Level: Advanced

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Teacher: Melanie Lane

Level: Mover

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Teacher: Ashlee Bye

Ashlee's class will draw upon her improvisation and Pilates practices to release, centre and strengthen the physical body and the attention. Transitioning into full-bodied movement, we will explore different dynamics and connect to the space and each other.

Level: Open

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Teacher: Ashlee Bye

Ashlee's class will draw upon her improvisation and Pilates practices to release, centre and strengthen the physical body and the attention. Transitioning into full-bodied movement, we will explore different dynamics and connect to the space and each other.

Level: Open

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Teacher: Levente Szabo

Style: Classical Ballet

Level: Advanced

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Teacher: Pat Hayes Cavanagh

Pat's class will be contemporary focussed. Combining technical training with phrase-work and improvisation, it will be an opportunity to train and dance without the expectation of perfection, but rather the joy of learning and making mistakes.

Level: Mover

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Teacher: Pat Hayes Cavanagh

Pat's class will be contemporary focussed. Combining technical training with phrase-work and improvisation, it will be an opportunity to train and dance without the expectation of perfection, but rather the joy of learning and making mistakes.

Level: Mover

Teacher: Alison Plevey

Move outside the studio, without stepping off the tarkett floor. Alison's class engages the imagination and senses with site centred and spatially driven contemporary dance sequences and improvisation. Suitable for intermediate to professional level dancers.

Level: Mover

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Teacher: Sara Black

Style: Contemporary

Level: Advanced

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Teacher: Olivia Wikner

Style: Contemporary

Level: Mover

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Teacher: Alison Plevey

Move outside the studio, without stepping off the tarkett floor. Alison's class engages the imagination and senses with site centred and spatially driven contemporary dance sequences and improvisation. Suitable for intermediate to professional level dancers.

Level: Mover

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Contact

Australian Dance Party
Gorman Arts Centre
55 Ainslie Ave
Braddon ACT 2612

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