We’ve had some pretty amazing summer sun this year, which always helps to boost morale and makes us feel happier. But we’re already beginning to feel the days getting shorter and the start of autumn is just a few weeks away. As the days draw in and it starts to get cold, it can be really hard to stay motivated about your health and fitness.
That’s why we’re opening up our studio doors to new and old friends, welcoming you back to your old favourites and some exciting new classes in our autumn term studio programme. Whether you’ve been to Ludus Dance before, or fancy trying something new, there are lots of great opportunities to get involved.
We’ve got brand new classes popping up all over the place for younger people, older people and everyone in between! We’d like to welcome you to new dance artists and some of our more familiar faces from the studio who would be delighted for you to join them in their new classes. We ran a bunch of taster sessions over the summer, trying out a variety of new classes for our participants, and these are the ones that you wanted to see more of…
Take a look below, meet our experienced dance artists, and why not book a class?
Movement & Mindfulness Need to take a breather? You’re not alone. It can be difficult juggling a busy life. Our new Movement & Mindfulness class led by community dance-artist Ruth Asidi (pictured above) helps you tackle stress head on, allows you to find a little peace in your busy week, and leaves you feeling happier, more relaxed, and more self-assured.
Ruth leads a stimulating class in a non-judgemental and safe creative space, allowing you to relax and explore the nature and rhythms of your body at your own pace. Holding a first-class BA in Dance and soon-to-be MA in Dance and Somatic Movement Education, Ruth loves to explore self-development through creative arts. This class couldn’t be in better hands, and is perfect for people aged 16 plus who are looking for the chance to tune out for a little while.
Me & My Family Fitness Juggling life with a young family can be hard, and our new Me & My Family Fitness class combines time for your own fitness and wellbeing with spending time with your little ones – who will have a fabulous time too! Perfect for adults with children between 2 – 5 years old, and you can forget about the babysitter.
Laura Worden, with a BA in Dance Performance and Teaching and tonnes of experience of running holiday clubs and classes for little people of all ages, is excited to bring you this new class with a strong focus on family fun.
Suitable for all abilities, combining stretching, strengthening, and cardio fitness, Me & My Family Fitness will get the whole family moving together, with all the added health and social benefits.
For Young Dancers
Zoe Chambers has a BA in Dance Performance and Teaching and, more than this, she has a passion for dance. As company director for the Ludus Youth Dance Company (LYDC) flagship regional youth contemporary company, she wanted to create new opportunities for other young dancing humans who share her passion too.
LYDC Juniors Between 10-14 and love dancing? Aspiring to be part of LYDC in the future? Come and join us!
Zoe says: “Our junior company will help to develop young dancers’ creative and movement skills along a journey of learning and development and moving towards LYDC. I think it is really important for young people to have a creative voice and, through the company, they will develop confidence to express themselves. This programme supports the individual to become a young artist, and not just to stand in parallel perfectly!”
Throughout the year, the juniors will develop their dance technique and collaboratively create a performance piece with Zoe to be shown at Ludus Dance events and in other performance opportunities.
BOOST IT Build on your existing contemporary technique and broaden your horizons in each session which will be led by a variety of respected dance artists from around the North West.
Zoe says: “I think it’s really important to gain knowledge from as many different dance artists as you can at a young age. Being exposed to different contemporary techniques and creative knowledge can really support your development as a young artist. The chosen artists will all have something different so that each week will challenge your practice. This is a great session for those really wanting to develop their contemporary dance technique.”
BOOST IT is aimed at young people aged 14-21 but there are also opportunities if you are younger and wish to take part, so get in touch.
If you’ve got any questions about BOOST IT or LDYC Juniors, contact Zoe at firstname.lastname@example.org
Want any more information on any of our other classes before you book? No problem, talk to us at email@example.com or give us a call on 01524 35936.