Do you want to improve your dance skills, and express your creative personality? Would you be excited to perform new choreography?
Join Hack Ballet’s creative community for a collaborative performance experience.
The Hack Ballet Tribe performance group develops original choreography that invokes imaginative experiences for participants and audiences. We work with local and international composers, photographers and filmmakers to explore creative responses to our environment, and create dance films and performance events.
This course is for adult dancers and dance students of all ages, genders and abilities who like to work on contemporary and ballet techniques and would love to take part in a performance. The course uses improvisation, choreography and creative tasks to help you work together with other dancers to imagine yourself and others differently.
As part of the Hack Ballet Tribe performance group, you will:
– Learn original choreography
– Perform with a group
– Take part in a dance film
– Challenge yourself, make friends and have fun!
Past participants say the Hack Ballet performance courses inspired them, and enhanced their experience of participating in and appreciating dance!
Decompress from your work week and explore your creativity by inspiring connection and collaborative artistic skills.
Weekly sessions on Fridays at New City Fitness in the Margaret Shepherd Studio
Class: 6pm – 7.30pm
Choreography and rehearsal: 7.30pm – 9pm
Performance: Friday 20th December 2019 7.30pm
Master Class teacher schedule:
What level are the classes?
These classes are aimed at adult dancers, adult beginners and dance students with some experience in ballet, dance, or another physical discipline like sports, martial arts or yoga. The choreography will be created by you and the other dancers in the group, so you will have the chance to explore your strengths and work at your own pace. Our team of teachers are experienced in working with people with a range of body types and training backgrounds, and will love bringing out the best in you!
What do I need to bring to the sessions?
Wear comfortable workout clothes and bring extra layers to keep warm during warmup sessions and creative discussions. Bring a water bottle and a small towel. You might want to bring your camera phone or video camera to record rehearsals, but remember not to post any images publicly without getting permission from other people in the background!
If you have them already, you can wear flat canvas ballet shoes to classes or rehearsals. You can also train in clean cotton socks or bare feet if you are more comfortable that way. For performances we will decide what to wear based on the choreography you create, so let us know what makes you feel like you can move with freedom and dance at your best!
How do I find the studio?
The entrance to the Margaret Shepherd Studio Theatre is inside SPACe Hoxton, the gym on the campus of New City College (formerly Hackney community college).
From Kingsland Road turn into Redvers Street and go through the security gate. Turn left and you will see the access ramp and bicycle racks in front of the gym entrance. You’ll be greeted at the security desk by the friendly gym staff. Turn left and go through the double doors right to the end of the corridor. The Margaret Shepherd studio theatre is the last door on the left before the ladies loos!
What if I have to miss classes due to illness or travel?
Sometimes it’s unavoidable to miss a lesson due to unforseen circumstances. Try to give as much notice as you can (you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with any schedule queries). Ask your felllow company members to hlep you catch up on what you missed while you were away. We will work together as a group to make sure you feel ready for the performance!
Any other questions?
Email us at email@example.com and we’ll be happy to help!