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DECEMBER Dance Courses


Workshops and Performances Drop-In Classes

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book TERM DATES This term will run for two blocks of 7 weeks: Monday 24 August – Saturday 10 October and Monday 26 October – Saturday 12 December. DROP-IN CLASSES Simply turn up and pay on the door. Admission is on a first come, first serve basis due to maximum class numbers. COURSES 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 below to citymoves with payment (cheques made payable to Aberdeen City Council). CONCESSION RATES Concession rates, shown in brackets, apply to claimants, over 60s, under 16s and anyone in full time education. LOCATION All classes will take place at citymoves studio, unless otherwise indicated. CITYMOVES STUDIO Opp. Aberdeen Art Gallery Schoolhill Aberdeen AB10 1FQ

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WHAT TO WEAR Please wear loose, comfortable clothing which allows you to move freely. T-shirts and tracksuit trousers, leggings or shorts are ideal. Footwear is dependant on class style and for some bare foot is preferable. If you are unsure please phone us. CLASS ADMISSIONS Please arrive 5 - 10 minutes before the class start time. Late comers may not be admitted to the studio. CLASSES FOR ALL AGES AND EXPERIENCE! Level 1 For people with little or no dance experience Level 2 Some previous dance experience (e.g. two terms at Level 1) Level 3 Suitable for those with a minimum of 1-2 years experience and good technical ability Advanced / Pro Designed for professionals, undergraduate students and advanced community dancers Open Class open to everyone



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CITYMOVES CITYWIDE If you have difficulty coming to citymoves, we may be able to come to you. In addition to our studio programme, citymoves provides a range of dance activities for schools and community projects throughout Aberdeen. 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 further information telephone Claire Reid (01224) 523706 or alternatively please download our workshop request form from

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About citymoves


Classes for Young Dancers


Classes for Adults


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Citymoves offers various classes from Hip Hop to Ballet and from 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 also 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. Citymoves is the regional dance agency for North East Scotland. Citymoves is part of Aberdeen City Council’s Cultural & Learning Service and is foundation funded by the Scottish Arts Council.

Photo credits: Mike Davidson

Citymoves is seeking new tutors and assistants for various area of our work if you are interested in this kind of work please contact Ian Spink or email:

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Classes for

young dancers

Block 1: Monday 24 August - Saturday 10 October Block 2: Monday 26 October - Saturday 12 December SPECIAL OFFER – book both blocks of any course on these pages and get a £5 discount

Tuesdays BRIGHTSPARKS Tutor: Alison MacBeth 16:15-17:30 • Ages 8-11 yrs Block 1: £22 / Block 2: £22 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!

Wednesdays HIP HOP ADVANCED Tutor: Linzy McAvoy 16:15-17:15 • Ages 12-16 yrs Block 1: £24 / Block 2: £24 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! (For those who have completed at least 2 terms of Beginners Hip Hop)

HIP HOP BEGINNERS Tutor: Linzy McAvoy 17:15-18:15 • Ages 12-16 yrs Block 1: £24 / Block 2: £24 Funky Street style – learn to dance like they do in pop videos.

Fridays PULSE Tutor: Lynn Brown / Claire Reid 16:30-18:00 • Ages 12-16 yrs Block 1: £28 / Block 2: £28 A creative dance group where you will use a variety of styles and work towards performances.


Saturdays RSCDS SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING Tutor: Heather McKenna 10:00-11:00 • Ages 12-16 yrs £3.50 (drop-in) Come and join our fun and friendly Scottish Country Dance class open to male & females of secondary school age – Keeping Scottish Traditions alive.

JUMPING BEANS Tutor: Linzy McAvoy 11:15-11:45 • Ages 2-5 yrs £2.50 (drop-in) A fun & creative class for pre-school children and parents /carers.

SATURDAY STREET JAZZ Tutor: Linzy McAvoy 12:00-12:45 • 5-7 yrs Block 1 £22 / Block 2 £22 13:00-14:00 • 8-11 yrs Block 1 £24 / Block 2 £24 An exciting and energetic youth Street Jazz class with a Hip Hop feel.

Mondays FUSION YOUTH DANCE COMPANY Tutor: Lynn Brown / Claire Reid / Guest 16:00- 18:00 Citymoves Youth Dance Company has been running since September 2008 and has already been involved in some exciting opportunities. The company has worked with Natasha Gilmore of Gilmore Productions, Smallpetitklein and Bare Bones Dance Company. The company has also made a site specific piece at The Academy Shopping Centre choreographed by Lynn Brown and performed at Woodend Barn. Entry is by audition, to find out more about how to join please contact Claire Reid (01224 523706).

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Classes for

adults 16yrs+

Block 1: Monday 24 August Saturday 10 October Block 2: Monday 26 October Saturday 12 December

Alison’s teaching style draws on her background of Cunningham, Limon and classical ballet techniques. A loose, relaxins style of natural movement.

Mondays RRR 50+


Tutor: Claire Reid 10.00 – 11.00 • £3.00 (drop-in) Revitalise, Rejuvenate & Relax; a sociable and enjoyable dance class for over 50s.


Tutor: Lynn Brown 18.30 – 19.30 Block 1 £30 (£24)@ HMT Studio (Block 2 Venue TBC) Improve your confidence, fitness and basic dance coordination, and learn many of the moves seen in modern urban music videos.

Tutor: Tina Faulkner BEGINNERS JAZZ 13.00 – 13.45 Level 1 £4.00 (£3.00) (drop-in) Tutor: Linzy McAvoy A dynamic yet gentle class which stimulates harmony of the mind and body, 19.00 – 20.00 as well as developing flexibility, strength £4.50 (£3.50) (drop-in) and toning muscles. Fun & funky class which will introduce different styles of jazz dancing. CONTEMPORARY SPECIAL OFFER - Do both the Tutor: Alison Macbeth Beginners Jazz & Contemporary for 18.00 – 19.00 the special price of £8.00 (£6.00). £4.50 (£3.50) (drop-in) An open level contemporary class developing fluidity, co-ordination and enjoyment of movement.


TRIBAL BELLYDANCE Tutor: Maureen Phyfer 19.30 – 20.30 Block 1 £30 (£24) @ HMT Studio (Block 2 venue TBC) 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)

HIP HOP Level 2 Tutor: Linzy McAvoy 20.00 – 21.00 Block 1 £30 (£24) / Block 2 £30 (£24) Intermediate Adult Funky Street Class. For those who have completed at least 2 terms of Hip Hop Level 1.

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Tuesdays LUNCHTIME CLASS YOGA Tutor: Fiona Gibson 13.00 – 13.45 £4.00 (£3.00) (drop-in) A gentle approach to improving your fitness, energy levels & well-being. This lunchtime session will help you to build strength, focus and flexibility.

BALLET BASICS Level 1 Tutor: Audrey Fraser 17.30 – 18.30 Block 1 £30 (£24) / Block 2 £30 (£24) Learn the basic ballet steps and discover the joy of dance whilst improving your posture and co-ordination. For those who have never danced a step or are returning to ballet.

IMPROVERS BALLET Level 2 Tutor: Audrey Fraser 18.30 – 19.30 Block 1 £30 (£24) / Block 2 £30 (£24) A free-style class which will develop your technique, flexibility and style. For those who have completed at least 2 terms of Ballet Level 1.


Classes for

adults 16yrs+

IMPROVERS JAZZ Level 2 Tutor: Linzy McAvoy 19.45 – 21.15 £5.00 (£4.00) (drop-in) Fun & funky class which will introduce different styles of jazz dancing. SPECIAL OFFER - Do Improvers Ballet and come to Improvers Jazz for the special price of £4.00 (£3.00).

Wednesdays MATURE MOVES 50+ Tutor: Hazel Cameron 10.00 – 11.00 • £3.00 (drop-in) Gentle exercise, movement & dance class for the over 50s.

LIGHT LUNCHERSIZE Tutor: Ani Tchakmakdjian 13.00 – 13.45 £4.00 (£3.00) (drop-in) Lengthen, Strengthen, Tone and De-stress with a combination of pilates fitness and dance technique to leave you feeling great.


SALSA Level 2 Tutor: Javier Chiaraluce 20.15 – 21.15 Block 1 £30 (£24) / Block 2 £30 (£24) For those who have completed at least 2 terms of beginners Salsa.

Thursdays CREATIVE MOVEMENT Tutor: Linzy McAvoy/Audrey Fraser 11.00 – 12.00 Block 1 £24 / Block 2 £24 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.

LUNCHTIME CLASS TAP Tutor: Audrey Fraser 12.30 – 13.15 £4.00 (£3.00) (drop-in) An open lunchtime tap class for mixed abilities.


Tutor: Maureen Phyfer Tutor: Linzy McAvoy 17.30 - 18.30 Block 1 £30 (£24) / Block 2 £30 (£24) 18.15 – 19.15 Block 1 £30 (£24) / Block 2 £30 (£24) Explore the exotic art of Egyptian bellydancing. Have fun, improve your Advanced Level Adult Funky Street Class. For those who have completed confidence and learn all the basic belly dance movements in this sociable and at least 2 terms of Hip Hop Level 2. enjoyable class. (Women only).

SALSA Level 1

Tutor: Javier Chiaraluce 19.15 – 20.15 Block 1 £30 (£24) / Block 2 £30 (£24) 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! 08

BELLYDANCING Level 2 Tutor: Maureen Phyfer 18.30 – 19.30 Block 1 £30 (£24) / Block 2 £30 (£24) For those who have completed at least 2 terms of Level 1 Bellydancing (Women only).

TAP Level 1 Tutor: Linzy McAvoy 19.30 – 20.30 Block 1 £30 (£24) / Block 2 £30 (£24) For those who have never done tap classes or who are returning to tap.

TAP Level 2 Tutor: Linzy McAvoy 20.30 – 21.30 Block 1 £30 (£24) / Block 2 £30 (£24) For those who have completed at least 2 terms of beginners Tap. 09

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Classes for

adults 16yrs+

Fridays TAI CHI Tutor: Tina Faulkner 10.00 – 11.30 £5.00 (£4.00) (drop-in) This ancient Chinese practice is a dynamic yet gentle exercise which stimulates harmony of mind and body.


CONTEMPORARY CREATIVE WORKSHOP Tutor: Alison Macbeth 18.00 - 20.00 • £7.50 (5.50) (drop-in) @ St Marks Church *4th Sep, 18th Sep, 2nd Oct , 30th Oct, 13th Nov, 27th Nov, 11th Dec 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. Previous contemporary dance experience needed.

Tutor: Claire Reid 18.00 – 20.00 Block 1 £30 / Block 2 £30 An integrated dance performance group TANGO for people with and without learning Ani Tchakmakdjian difficulties. 20.00 - 21.00 Block 1 £26 (£20) / Block 2 £26 (£20) This new class will introduce the very popular and exciting Latin American dance style.

Saturdays HIP HOP BEGINNERS Tutor: Linzy McAvoy 14.15 – 15.15 Block 1 £30 (£24) / Block 2 £30 (£24) Improve your confidence, fitness and basic dance coordination, and learn many of the moves seen in modern urban music videos.

Sundays HIP HOP COMPANY Tutor: Linzy McAvoy 6th September, 4th October, 1st November, 6th December Citymoves Hip Hop Company meet on the first Sunday of the month. If you are interested joining this advanced performance company please contact citymoves (01224 523706).


Classes for


Mondays Advanced Class Tutor: Various 11.15 – 12.45 £3.50 (drop-in) Technique Class for advanced dancers, lead by various dance artists including citymoves Artistic Director Ian Spink. Please check the website for up to date information on guest tutors.

Residencies Claire Pençak – Tabula Rasa Dance Company Lisbon Diaries

4 – 11 October Claire will be in the studio working on the next installment of a choreographic project called 'Lisbon Diaries', which will be performed as part of our DanceLive Festival on 11 October. The project began with a series of one week Tuesdays creative labs in Inverness, Aberdeen and Dundee. Sketches 09.30 – 12.00 • Free During this time Claire and a variety of dancers devised a vocabulary of forty "Sketches" is designated free studio three phrases inspired by a daily record space at citymoves where local artists/advanced level dancers can come of observations, photographs and short sound recordings made over a 6 week together to work in the space. period in Lisbon between May and June We are hoping that these sessions will 2008 – one phrase for each day of the work as a "choreographic jam", a place diary. During this week Claire will be where you can come to share ideas with collaborating with some of the dancers others, try out different ideas, create that have already been involved in the work, etc. creative labs and with music composition The session will consist of a technique students from the University of Aberdeen to create a series of miniature dances. class and choreographic session. Our website will be updated with details of Advanced Class Tutors and any forthcoming projects and residencies. 01224 611486


TUESDAY Sketches Yoga Bright Sparks Ballet Ballet Jazz

Pro Open Age 8-11 yrs Level 1 Level 2 Level 2

10.00 – 12.30 13.00 – 13.45 16.15 – 17.30 17.30 – 18.30 18.30 – 19.30 19.45 – 21.15

WEDNESDAY Matures Moves Light Lunchersize Hip Hop Advanced Hip Hop Beginners Hip Hop Salsa Salsa

50+ Open Age 12-16 yrs Age 12-16 yrs Level 3 Level 1 Level 2

10.00 – 11.00 13.00 – 13.45 16:15 – 17:15 17:15 – 18:15 18.15 – 19.15 19.15 – 20.15 20.15 – 21.15

THURSDAYS Creative Movement Tap Bellydancing Bellydancing Tap Tap

Open Open Level 1 Level 2 Level 1 Level 2

11.00 – 12.00 12.30 – 13.15 17.30 – 18.30 18.30 – 19.30 19.30 – 20.30 20.30 – 21.30

FRIDAY Tai Chi Pulse Step Forward Contemporary Workshops * Hip Hop Company Tango

Open Age 12-16 yrs Open Level 3 Level 3 Open

10.00 – 11.30 16:30 – 18:00 18.00 – 20.00 18.00 – 20.00 20.00 – 21.30 20.00 – 21.00

SATURDAY RSCDS Scottish Country Dancing Jumping Beans Saturday Street Jazz Hip Hop Beginners

Age 12-16 yrs Age 2-5 yrs Age 5-7 yrs Level 1

10:00 – 11:00 11:15 – 11:45 12:00 – 12:45 14.15 – 15.15

* Classes start on the 4th Sep, 18th Sep, 2nd Oct, 30th Oct, 13th Nov, 27th Nov, 11th Dec

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TIME 10.00 - 11.00 11.15 – 12.45 13.00 – 13.45 16.30 – 18.00 18.00 – 19.00 18.30 – 19.30 19.00 – 20.00 19.30 – 20.30 20.00 – 21.00

LEVEL 50+ Pro Open Level 3 Open Level 1 Level 1 Open Level 2


MONDAY RRR Advanced Class Tai Chi Fusion Contemporary Hip Hop Jazz Beginners Tribal Bellydance Hip Hop

citymoves Autumn Programme 2009  

citymoves Autumn Programme 2009

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