Dance Stretch

When and Where

Dates
21 Apr 2020 - 30 Jun 2020 (15 hours, 10 weeks)
Days and times
Tuesday 16:00 - 17:30
Location
Morley College London Waterloo Centre

Cost

Full fee
£120
Concession fee
£95
Senior fee
£110

Quick Facts

Availability
Yes
Tutor
Timothy Taylor
Course code
DEX038C

What you will learn

This course is specially designed to combine fitness training with the pleasure of dance. You will learn simple patterns of dance movement that help you to develop flexibility, co-ordination, strength and stamina. Further enhance your development of fitness through the practise of floor-based stretching and strengthening exercises drawing from yoga and Pilates. Using a range of music from soul, to folk, classical, country, jazz and RnB, Dance Stretch is a fun and accessible course for all those who like to dance to get fit!

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • have increased your flexibility
  • have improved the rhythmical flow of your dance action
  • have gained better control of your body
  • have widened your knowledge of stretching exercises
  • have developed your strength and stamina
  • constructively assess and evaluate your skills, knowledge and understanding in relation to dance

Class format and activities

Learn and practise a range of sequences including slow and fast routines, floor work and travelling patterns
Individual, pair & group work
Observation
Discussion
In addition to your dance practice, study can include the use of digital resources such as film & photography, useful websites and connection with online communities of interest via social media to enhance your learning.
Dance study offers a range of benefits including being an enjoyable way to increase fitness whilst enhancing wellbeing. Dance practice at Morley can also serve to enhance skills relevant for employment by means of encouraging increased confidence, physical dexterity and concentration.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

This practical class is open to all.

What you need to know before you enrol

You will be learning and practising physical exercises to help you improve co-ordination, flexibility, strength and stamina across the duration of 1.5 hours. Therefore, you should be able to sustain this practice. If you need to modify exercises for any reason, that will be fine. Please just speak to your tutor.

Photography and film recording of class activities may be used in order to aid learning. These images may also be used for publicity or marketing materials produced by Morley College, both online and in print. You will have the opportunity to either confirm or decline consent to being filmed or photographed.

What you will need for your class

Loose-fitting clothing
Jazz-dance shoes (optional)

What you can do next

Dance Stretch runs across all three terms. In addition, the Dance Department offers a range of other fitness-related courses including those involving Pilates mat-work, samba, Zumba Fitness and ballet-related toning exercise. Please contact dance@morleycollege.ac.uk for more information.