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2010

Courses Drop-In Classes Workshops and Performances

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Welcome to Citymoves Welcome to the summer term at citymoves! We hope you’re refreshed and ready for a new term of dance classes. We’ve made a few changes to the timetable, so do check in case your regular class has been amended or you’d like to try something new, such as one of our new classes in Burlesque, Breakin’, Musical Theatre or Zumba. We look forward to seeing you soon!

General Information TERM DATES: DROP-IN CLASSES (D) ADVANCE BLOCK BOOKING (B)

15 MINUTE RULE:

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NEW TO CLASSES? CONCESSION RATES

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MONDAY 19 APRIL – SATURDAY 3 JULY. Simply turn up and pay on the door. Admission is on a first come, first serve basis due to maximum class numbers. For courses it is essential to book and pay in advance, as these courses are popular and fill up very quickly. Please return the booking form on the back page to citymoves with payment (cheques made payable to Aberdeen City Council). To prevent injury, participants more than 15 minutes late are not allowed into class, as the warm up section will have been missed. Doors are open 15minutes before a class. Anything comfortable that allows you to move freely – T shirts and tracksuit trousers or leggings are ideal. Footwear is dependant on class style and for some bare foot is preferable. If you are unsure please phone us. Please note that for all classes we do not allow black-soled trainers or outdoor shoes in the studio because they can damage our floors. There is lift access to citymoves studio and HMT studio. There is no disabled access to the Methodist Church Hall. We strive to make our classes as accessible as possible to participants with special access needs. Please call us to discuss any support you might need. If you’re not sure what to expect and are worried about your first visit, please come for a visit in advance. Just call us to arrange. Concession rates, shown in brackets, apply Adults aged 60 years and above, those on income support, and students in full time education. Proof of ID is required. We’re on hand 6 days a week to help you find the right class for you or your children. Call or email us your questions. T: 01224 611486 E: citymoves@aberdeencity.gov.uk All classes will take place at citymoves studio, unless otherwise indicated. Citymoves Studio > Top Floor > Triple Kirks > Schoolhill > Aberdeen AB10 1FQ


About Citymoves Citymoves is the regional dance agency for North East Scotland, part of Aberdeen City Council’s Cultural & Learning Service and is foundation funded by the Scottish Arts Council. Citymoves offers various classes from Hip Hop to Ballet and Belly Dancing to Yoga, at its dedicated studio in Aberdeen City Centre. Citymoves also runs classes at venues throughout the city and further afield and provides a range of dance activities for schools and community projects. Citymoves runs a series of professional classes, workshops and special projects as part of its commitment to supporting and developing new dance initiatives, strengthening the local dance infrastructure and supporting the creation and performance of new dance in the region. The studio is available to professional dance artists on a residency basis.

VENUES Citymoves Studio: Top Floor, above Triple Kirks HMT Studio: Rosemount Viaduct. Entrance is via the stage door (entrance via Lower Denburn, off Skene Street) Methodist Church Hall: Crown Terrace. Entrance via the left side. The church hall is on the first floor. There is no disabled access. TERMS & CONDITIONS Advance block booking Please note that once you’ve booked for a term, if you miss a week or number of weeks for any reason, we won’t be able to issue a refund. Refunds will only be given if we have to cancel a class due to circumstances beyond our control. We reserve the right to change a tutor without prior notice if necessary. Advance booking is subject to availability, so please book early. Pay as you go Places are allocated on a first come first served basis and are subject to availability. We reserve the right to cancel classes and/or change tutors.

01224 611486

www.danceaberdeen.org.uk

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Classes at a Glance [ MONDAY@Citymoves Studio ] RRR Professional Class Dance a Story Fusion Contemporary Beginners* Jazz Beginners* Hip Hop Improvers

(D) (D) (D) (B) (B) (B) (B)

10.00 - 11.00 11.15 - 12.45 13.00 - 13.45 16.30 - 18.00 18.00 - 19.00 19.00 - 20.00 20.00 - 21.00

50yrs+ 16yrs+ Pre School 12-16yrs 16yrs+ 16yrs+ 16yrs+

£3 £4 £3 see p8 £45 (£40.50) £45 (£40.50) £45 (£40.50)

Claire Reid See p.11 Ruth Kent Lynn Brown Alison MacBeth Linzy McAvoy Linzy McAvoy

16yrs+ 16yrs+ 18yrs+

£40 (£35) £40 (£35) £40 (£35)

Lynn Brown Lynn Brown Lynn Brown

16yrs+ 16yrs+ 8-11yrs 16yrs+ 16yrs+ 16yrs+

See p11 £4 (£3.50) £50 £50 (£45) £50 (£45) £50 (£45)

Various Fiona Bochel Alison MacBeth Audrey Fraser Audrey Fraser Linzy McAvoy

16yrs+ 16yrs+ 16yrs+

£50 (£45) £50 (£45) £5 (£4.50)

Linzy McAvoy Lynn Brown Ani Tchakmakdjian

50yrs+ 50yrs+ 12-16yrs 12-16yrs 16yrs+ 16yrs+ 16yrs+

£3 £3 £40 £40 £5 (£4.50) £50 (£45) £5 (£4.50)

Hazel Cameron Hazel Cameron Linzy McAvoy Linzy McAvoy Linzy McAvoy Javier Chiaraluce Javier Chiaraluce

£35 (£30)

Alison MacBeth

* No classes on 3rd May

[ MONDAY@HMT Studio ] Hip Hop Beginners Hip Hop Beginners Burlesque

(B) (B) (B)

18.30 - 19.30 19.30 - 20.30 20.30 - 21.30

* HMT Studio classes start on the 3rd May

[ TUESDAY@Citymoves Studio ] Professional Workshops Yoga Bright Sparks Ballet Beginners Ballet Improvers Jazz Improvers

(D) (D) (B) (B) (B) (B)

09.30 - 12.30 13.00 - 13.45 16.15 - 17.30 17.30 - 18.30 18.30 - 19.45 19.45 - 21.15

[ TUESDAY@Methodist Church, Crown Terrace ] Hip Hop Advanced Musical Theatre Tango

(B) (B) (D)

18.15 - 19.15 19.15 - 20.15 20.15 - 21.15

[ WEDNESDAY@Citymoves Studio ] Mature Moves* Mature Moves Hip Hop Advanced Hip Hop Beginners Zumba Salsa Beginners Salsa Improvers

(D) (D) (B) (B) (D) (B) (D)

10.00 - 11.00 11.15 - 12.15 16:15 - 17:15 17:15 - 18:15 18.15 - 19.15 19.15 - 20.15 20.15 - 21.15

* Please note the 10am Mature Moves class is not accepting new members

[ WEDNESDAY@HMT Studio ] Contemporary Creative*

(B)

18.00 - 20.00

*Contemporary Creative - 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th May only

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16yrs+


Classes at a Glance [ THURSDAY@Citymoves Studio ] Twinkle Tots Creative Movement Tap Breakin Bellydance Basics Contemporary Improvers Tap Beginners Tap Improvers

(D) (B) (D) (B) (B) (D) (B) (D)

10.00 - 10.45 11.00 - 12.00 12.30 - 13.30 16.30 - 17.30 17.30 - 18.30 18.30 - 19.30 19.30 - 20.30 20.30 - 21.30

2-5yrs 16yrs+ 16yrs+ 10-16yrs 16yrs+ 16yrs+ 16yrs+ 16yrs+

£3 £45 £4 (£3.50) £40 £50 (£45) £5 (£4.50) £50 (£45) £5 (£4.50)

Audrey Fraser Linzy & Audrey Audrey Fraser Cat Young Elaine Robertson Mhairi Allan Linzy McAvoy Linzy McAvoy

[ THURSDAY@Methodist Church, Crown Terrace ] Bellydance Beginners (B) Bellydance Improvers (B) American Tribal Bellydance (B)

18.15 - 19.15 19.15 - 20.15 20.15 - 21.15

16yrs+ 16yrs+ 16yrs+

£50 (£45) £50 (£45) £50 (£45)

Maureen Phyfer Maureen Phyfer Maureen Phyfer

16yrs+ 50yrs+ 12-16yrs 16yrs+ 16yrs+

£6 (£5.50) £3 £60 £50 £6 (£5.50)

Tina Faulkner Linzy McAvoy Lynn Brown Lynn & Linzy Ani Tchakmakdjian

12-16yrs 2-5yrs 5-6yrs 7-8yrs 9-11yrs

£4 £2.50 £30 £40 £40

Heather McKenna Linzy McAvoy Linzy McAvoy Linzy McAvoy Linzy McAvoy

[ FRIDAY@Citymoves Studio ] Tai Chi Zumba Pulse Step Forward Tango & Practica

(D) (D) (B) (B) (D)

10.00 - 11.30 11.45 - 12.45 16:30 - 18:00 18.00 - 20.00 20.00 - 21.30

[ SATURDAY@Citymoves Studio ] RSCDS Scottish Country Dancing Jumping Beans Street Dance Street Dance Street Dance

(D) (D) (B) (B) (B)

10:00 - 11:00 11:15 - 11:45 12:00 - 12.45 13.00 - 14.00 14.15 - 15.15

Beginners

Fun classes learning the basics, no previous experience required

Improvers

Aimed at those with a basic understanding of the dance style and knowledge of technique, wanting to develop their skill (you should have at least two terms experience at Beginners level, or equivalent experience)

Advanced

Technically demanding classes suited to those with a high level of fitness and stamina that have significant dance experience or training

Open Level Adult classes without a specific level, such as Tai Chi and Yoga are open to all levels of experience. If you’re unsure which level is right for you, you’ll be able to attend two classes at first to make your decision.

01224 611486

www.danceaberdeen.org.uk

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Classes for Young Dancers If something’s caught your eye in our timetable, but you’re unsure about what that particular class is about, here’s a handy A-Z explanation of all our classes overleaf. You can also check our website for more details www.danceaberdeen.org.uk

breakin’ NEW If you fancy spinning around on the floor, learning a new party piece or seriously want to learn what it takes to become a Bgirl or Bboy then this is the class for you! For beginners, the class will cover toprock, drops, footwork, freezes and a splash of Hip Hop history ... you're guaranteed a good time here! Style. Flava. Soul. Train the foundations and you can start the journey to becoming the freshest kid out there!

brightsparks Learn some new dance moves, make you own dances and be creative. You don’t need any dance experience, but you do need lots of energy!

dance a story NEW A playful class to enjoy with your child, stimulating expression and developing body co-ordination.

hip hop Funky Street Style. Keep up to date with all the latest moves and learn high energy routines. Book early as this is one of our most popular courses!

jumping beans A fun & creative class for pre-school children and parents/carers.

pulse A creative dance group where you will use a variety of styles and work towards performances.

rscds scottish country dancing Come and join our fun and friendly Scottish Country Dance class open to male & females of secondary school age – Keeping Scottish Traditions alive.

saturday street jazz An exciting and energetic youth Street Jazz class with a Hip Hop feel.

twinkle tots NEW This fun new class will help to develop children’s physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression and musicality.

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Classes for Adults ballet

hip hop

These classes range from an introduction to the basics of classical ballet (Beginners) to challenging barre and centre work (Improvers).

Improve your confidence, fitness and basic dance coordination, and learn many of the moves seen in modern urban music videos.

bellydancing

jazz

Explore the exotic art of Egyptian bellydancing. Have fun, improve your confidence and learn all the basic belly dance movements in this sociable and enjoyable class. (Women only).

Fun & funky class which will introduce different styles of jazz dancing.

burlesque NEW

Gentle exercise, movement & dance class for the over 50s.

Learn how to dance like Dita Von Teese Build confidence & have fun learning sexy routines while keeping fit. Learn the art of peeling, stripping & posing with glamour, style and grace. Bring a small pair of heels. Women only.

contemporary Contemporary dance is dynamic and physical class developing fluidity, co-ordination, strength, body alignment, flexibility and enjoyment of movement.

creative movement Creative Dance Session for adults with learning difficulties. These sessions are inclusive and carers must participate in the session. Carers places free but please contact us to confirm your place.

mature moves 50+ musical theatre NEW Learn routines from the West End & the movies, including Chicago, Hairspray & Mamma Mia. Bring jazz shoes or trainers.

rrr 50+ Revitalise, Rejuvenate & Relax; a sociable and enjoyable dance class for over 50s.

salsa Feel the South American rhythms & learn to dance Salsa. Great exercise and a fantastic way to meet new friends. But beware, salsa can be very addictive

01224 611486

www.danceaberdeen.org.uk

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Classes for Adults tai chi

yoga

A dynamic yet gentle class which stimulates harmony of the mind and body, as well as developing flexibility, strength and toning muscles.

A gentle approach to improving your fitness, energy levels & well-being. This lunchtime session will help you to build strength, focus and flexibility.

tango

zumba NEW

Learn to lead, follow, embrace you partner and move with confidence. Friday’s session is a beginners class followed by practica.

ZUMBA is the new fitness sensation taking over the world! Latin & international music are fused to create an explosive, booty shakin’ party of a workout that burns 400 -1000 calories an hour and leaves you on a high!

tap Get those toes a tappin’ with these fun sessions, great for developing rhythm.

tribal bellydance Group belly dancing for woman. Have fun, learn combinations and learn cue to direct the moves. Previous bellydancing is advantageous but not essential as we will learn exciting new belly moves. Big skirts, harem pants, bare feet, coin belts, smiles and sense of humour is all you need!!!! Come and join the fun. (Women only).

Performance Groups fusion Fusion is Citymoves’ Youth Dance Company and has been running since September 2008. The company is given the opportunity to work with leading Scottish and international dance companies and choreographers, and are given the opportunity to create and perform new work, recently taking part in the Big Dance Show in Dundee.

step forward An integrated dance performance group for people with and without learning difficulties.

contemporary creative A creative session, including a mixture of learnt sequences and creative tasks, which will be brought together into a piece of choreography to be shown at the end of term. *Contemporary Creative - 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th May only. Previous contemporary dance experience needed.

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Outreach Citymoves Dance Teachers deliver a wide range of dance styles to children and adults with all sorts of interests and abilities, throughout Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. These range from one-off workshops to longer-term projects and often involve other art forms. We work with all ages and abilities from pre-school children to adults to senior citizens and also people with special needs. For schools we can provide a wide variety of creative and imaginative cross curricular workshops which are specifically devised to help deliver the arts infused approach to learning promoted in the Curriculum for Excellence. However, workshops can also be adapted to suit the specific learning needs of any school or community group To discuss a package that fits your needs please contact Laura Buchanan on 01224 523705 or e-mail labuchanan@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Parties Are you looking for a birthday party with a difference? Citymoves can provide dance sessions for children’s parties, charity events, hen parties, staff development days and corporate events. We guarantee a refreshing approach tailored to your needs, which is sure to provide a fun way to party or work together.

Private Lessons Citymoves can offer private lessons for weddings, ceilidhs, or just to improve your confidence. Contact us to find out more.

01224 611486

www.danceaberdeen.org.uk

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Advanced/Professional Mondays PROFESSIONAL CLASS • TUTOR: VARIOUS 11.15 – 12.45 12th April Tony Mills (10.00-12.00) 19th April Ruth Kent 26th April Lynn Brown 3rd May no class 10th May Ani Tchakmakdjian 17th May Ani Tchakmakdjian 24th May Alison MacBeth 31st May Jillian Thomson 7th June Linzy McAvoy 14th June Mhairi Allan 21st June Mhairi Allan Technique Class for advanced dancers, lead by various dance artists. Please check the website for up to date information on type of classes and guest tutors.

Tuesdays FREE STUDIO SPACE 08.45 – 12.15 Citymoves studio is available free to professional dancers for rehearsals, jam sessions and choreographic development. Please contact us to book the space.

Residencies Citymoves is dedicated to supporting professional dancers in Scotland and can provide residency space in the studio. Please contact Jennifer Phillips for more information, on 02114 523705 or Jphillips@aberdeencity.gov.uk

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Booking Form NAME: ............................................................. DATE OF BIRTH:....................................... MALE/FEMALE: ............................................... OCCUPATION:.......................................... ADDRESS: ......................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... POSTCODE:....................................................................................................................... EMAIL ADDRESS: .............................................................................................................. TELEPHONE: ..................................................................................................................... HAVE YOU PREVIOUSLY ATTENDED A CITYMOVES CLASS? YES / NO (DELETE AS APPROPRIATE) COURSE / WORKSHOP BOOKINGS CLASS NAME: ......................................................................DAY: .................................... TIME: ..................................................................................COST: .................................... CLASS NAME: ......................................................................DAY: .................................... TIME: ..................................................................................COST: .................................... CLASS NAME: ......................................................................DAY: .................................... TIME: ..................................................................................COST: .................................... I have enclosed a cheque for ÂŁ................ made payable to Aberdeen City Council. Please return to citymoves, c/o Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill, Aberdeen, AB10 1FQ The information that you have provided will be held by citymoves in accordance with the 1998 Data Protection Act. If you do not wish to be added to the citymoves mailing list. please tick here [ ] Occasionally classes may be photographed or video-ed, and these photographs my be used for publicity purposes, If you do not wish to be photographed or video-ed. please tick here [ ] Please note Proof of concessionary status will be necessary at the first class attended.

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Citymoves Summer 2010