FREE taster dance classes with professional choreographers at University of Bath

02 June 2015

Ever wondered how physically challenging ballet really is? Or what it’s like to be in a flash mob?

You’re in luck! On Saturday June 20, the University of Bath’s outstanding new arts complex The Edge will feature as part of the Community Activity Day to host four 30 minute taster dance sessions programmed by the Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts (ICIA). These will then be followed by rehearsals for a flash mob dance at the STV – open to everyone!

Ballet Tone (Dance Studio, The Edge)

  • 1.30pm and 2.30pm
  • 16+ years of age
  • 30 minute sessions
  • No previous ballet experience necessary
  • Participants should wear flexible clothing and either ballet shoes/socks or bare feet
  • Limited places available via sign-up (below) or at the STV on the day

Led by dancer and choreographer Hannily Bendell, this fun, fast-paced class uses ballet barre techniques to tone, strengthen and improve your balance. To the rhythm of fast-paced music, expect to feel like you’ve worked every muscle in your body to deep and lasting effect. This free Ballet Tone class is great for posture and strengthening your ankles, calves, quads and glutes.

The ICIA run will be running regular Ballet Tone classes from October onwards. For more information, please visir:

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The Touch Diaries: Moving with All the Family (Weston Studio, The Edge)

  • 2pm and 3pm
  • 30 minute sessions
  • No dance experience necessary
  • Suitable for all ages and abilities
  • Limited places available via sign-up (below) or at the STV on the day

Led by dancer Lee Bolton, this fun session is a chance to come together and explore touch through play and movement. The Touch Diaries is a research project about touch and human connection across generations, culminating in a dance film screening at the Edge 9 July 6pm. This session will give you a hands-on flavour of how the project has been exploring what people think and feel about touch.

For more information, please visit:

Sign up to our The Touch Diaries: Moving with All the Family class: Sign Up

Rugby Flashmob Open Rehearsal (STV)

  • 12.30pm-2.30pm
  • One hour session

The Rugby World Cup trophy is doing a UK tour, and is due to visit the Sports Training Village in Bath on 13th July. To celebrate on that day, a large flash mob dance will take place at the STV. We need as many people to participate as possible in this exciting event.

Want to be part of it? Join us at our open rehearsal and learn this simple and fun five minute routine with our dance teachers Fleur and Dan. We hope you leave feeling confident and raring to come back and show off your moves on 13th July.

Any participating school groups must bring at least one adult per group.
For more information about the Community Activity Day at the STV, visit here: Community Activity Day. For more information about the ICIA, please visit here:

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