Open Contemporary Dance Class | Winter 2024


Wednesdays at 7pm

This contemporary dance class will invite students to sense movement from different parts of their body through guided improvisation, technique & choreography. Expect to throw yourself in and out of the floor, take risks & build your confidence. Influenced by her backgrounds in yoga, Flying Low and partner acrobatics, this class aims to improve stamina, strength, body alignment, connection, and movement initiation/coordination to some funky tunes! Come sweat, boogie & have fun!

When: 19:00-20:30 Wednesday evenings from January 17th to March 20th.
Where: Community Hall, The Rose Lipman Building
Tickets: £10 per session, book tickets in advance via the link or pay via paypal on the day
How to access the space: Enter via the community entrance (under the communicate hall sign – around the left-side of the building when facing the front/cafe entrance). Scroll through intercom options until ‘Hall’ appears and hit bell symbol.

Classes welcome dancers of all levels, on a drop-in basis or every week.

About Laura Kenyon

Originally from France, with dual nationality (French & British), Laura completed her degree in Dance, Media & Cultural studies in 2014 at Kingston University and was a Jasmin Vardimon apprentice until 2017. As a survivor, themes surrounding womanhood and gender inequality became a focus in her work.
Laura is the Artistic Director & choreographer of WOMANEWER, an inclusive performance that supports female survivors of abuse. Her work is supported by organisations from outside the arts (Rape Crisis and RASASC Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre) providing safeguarding provisions and activities that are integral to her mission: “Connecting women through the arts and offering a safe space to explore ideas around sexual abuse and domestic violence through movement, voice work and theatricality”

Laura also works as a performer for Van Huynh Company in ‘REBIRTH’, ‘EXQUISITE NOISE’, Etta Ermini Dance Theatre in ‘GLAM’, Autin Dance Theatre in ‘OUT OF THE DEEP BLUE’ and Levantes Dance Theatre in ‘CANAPE ART’. She co-created Hardly Lucky Dance Theatre for their first piece ‘PILLOW FIGHT’, collaborating with JoliVyann & Elelei Company.

She has travelled extensively, working both as a dancer and workshop leader, for Dance Bridges Festival 2018, in Kolkata, India alongside Van Huynh Co, supporting the local contemporary dance community; as well as France, New Caledonia, Vietnam, Norway, Sweden, Spain and Italy.

Visit Laura’s website and read more about Laura here