October 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Open Source Arts
£6 otd
Izzy Brittain
Open Dance Class @ Open Source Arts

These classes are open to all, regardless of prior experience! You are warmly invited to come and find pleasure in this healthy and holistic no-pressure dance session.

Incorporating contemporary dance and fitness, creative games and relaxing bodywork practices, these classes offer new skills and movement patterns alongside space for guided play and experimentation.

You will find more ease, freedom and confidence in your body – and learn not to take yourself too seriously doing it! Great for all round enjoyment, health and stress relief.

Participants say:

“Love it! An amazing facilitator and puts everyone at ease”

“It was so good! Love the freedom, the music, the lovely people, warm welcoming atmosphere”

“Very empowering environment. Great balance of varied activities /choreography”

“[Since coming to the class] I have started re-imagining movement and dance in my own life in loads of ways”

“Great class. Like the mix of yoga, dance, exercise – nicely energised afterwards and calm too. Fab boogie moments. Gets you out of your comfort zone. Love the freestyle, especially the spinny ones!”

Facilitator Izzy says:

I’m a dance artist, yoga teacher and performance poet. As someone who returned to dance later in life, I am super keen that every body should have the opportunity to dance!

Having trained at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance as a mature student, I tour​ed the UK & Europe with Transitions Dance Company. I’ve since worked in a range of contexts, from creative commissions in galleries and theatres to dancing at Migration Matters festival and NHS conferences.

I’m part of Yorkshire Dance’s Dance On team, Ascendance’s Dance with Parkinson’s programme and teach regularly at Leeds Yoga. I gig and perform often in diverse settings.

I approach dance as a practice of self care, resistance, creation,
collaboration – and joy, let’s not forget the joy! So please just come as you are.

Wear warm, loose fitting clothes you can move in (ideally with sleeves), bring a water bottle and I’ll meet you on the dance floor!

Pricing: £6 drop-in