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11jan(jan 11)6:00 pm22mar(mar 22)7:15 pmContemporary Dance for Beginners(january 11) 6:00 pm - (march 22) 7:15 pm Price: £60, Conc £58, Members £55


January 11 (Thursday) 6:00 pm - March 22 (Thursday) 7:15 pm


Dance Studio

South Hill Park, Ringmead, RG12 7PA


£60, Conc £58, Members £55



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Contemporary Dance for Beginners

Tutor: nocturn dance (John Darvell)

Beginners Contemporary for the total novice, if you’re just returning to dance and for anyone with ‘two left feet’

Want a sociable way to keep fit? Have fun and improve your health while learning the core skills and styles of contemporary dance in this friendly class suitable for total beginners.

Come alone or with friends. Our classes are about encouragement, positivity and FUN, all delivered in a calm friendly approach by expert workshop leaders from nocturn dance.

Half term is Monday 12 – Sunday 18 February

JOINT CLASS DEAL!! When booking Contemporary Dance course and the Choreographic Performance Group together save 35% on the second course.

Please note that once this course has begun bookings can only be taken at the box office or by calling 01344 484123.

…see for yourself, watch our video…
We often get asked ‘what can I expect to happen when I come to class?‘ so we made a trailer so you can see, at

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About nocturn dance

nocturn dance are the ‘dance macabre’ of the digital world. We seek out unconventional opportunities for contemporary dance, experimenting with interactive work, blending performance art with social media.

John Darvell, Artistic Director is a choreographer, dance artist and experienced community dance practitioner. His pathway into dance was unusual and began at age 30, having worked in new media for 15 years. His experience of technology and working across multiple platforms informs his choreographic process.

nocturn dance runs an extensive adult community, educational and youth dance programme across the Thames Valley. John has written for the People Dancing, NDTA, is regularly on air (BBC Oxfordshire) and is Secretary to the NDTA board.

nocturns recent work ‘dareyouwatch’ was a SHP Live commissioned piece funded by ACE, West Berkshire Council and Newbury College. This ambitious work integrated story telling, digital cinema and online interaction in an immersive site specific performance streamed live over 18 hours – the culmination of a 72-day transmedia campaign. Over 6,000 unique visitors to site, 6,500 Facebook ‘Likes’, an online viewing audience of 1,200 from 16 countries.

Recent collaborations include a live stream performance for Jon Lockharts visual art installation ‘The Boundless Museum’, at Reading Museum; ‘The Fortress’ an outdoor touring show by Beautiful Creatures at Caversham Festival 2014 (audiences over 2000); plus being Hub Choreographer for large scale production ‘Tree of Light’, involving 1200 participants, for the 2012 Games.


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