The introduction course Modern Dance is perfect for people with no experience at all. During the course you will learn the basic principles of modern dance. You become aware of your own body and breathing. You experience the natural progression of movement: from tensed to relaxed, fast to slow, heavy to light. Every lesson starts with a meditation exercise on the floor. You then learn some of the techniques, both on the spot and moving around the room. 

The introduction course Modern Dance is perfect for people with no experience at all. During the course you will learn the basic principles of modern dance. You become aware of your own body and breathing. You experience the natural progression of movement: from tensed to relaxed, fast to slow, heavy to light. Every lesson starts with a meditation exercise on the floor. You then learn some of the techniques, both on the spot and moving around the room. 

Schedule & enrolment

Teacher

Luis Drake

Luis started dancing at his mother’s dance school in Quarteira, Portugal. Later on, he studied at Superior de Dança in Lisbon, Portugal and at Codarts University of the Arts in Rotterdam and graduated in 2015. He was a teacher at X TU Delft in the styles of ballet, jazz and modern dance in 2015 and 2016. He also performed in Dutch/Belgian tours for the Belgian choreographer Isabelle Beernaert and more recently worked for the Dutch National Opera in their production of “Pelléas & Mélisande”(2019).

The beginners course Modern Dance will expand on the basics learned in the introduction course. This course is suitable for those who have followed the introduction course or have learned the basics of modern dance elsewhere. You will start working with the spine, in curves and twists, teaching you to use different dynamics in muscle tension. All of this helps you to initiate movement from the ‘center’ and to focus on your breathing. At the end of the class, you dance a combination based on the theme of that particular class.

Schedule & enrolment

Teacher

Luis Drake

Luis started dancing at his mother’s dance school in Quarteira, Portugal. Later on, he studied at Superior de Dança in Lisbon, Portugal and at Codarts University of the Arts in Rotterdam and graduated in 2015. He was a teacher at X TU Delft in the styles of ballet, jazz and modern dance in 2015 and 2016. He also performed in Dutch/Belgian tours for the Belgian choreographer Isabelle Beernaert and more recently worked for the Dutch National Opera in their production of “Pelléas & Mélisande”(2019).

The intermediate course Modern Dance continues on from the basics you have learned in the beginners course Modern Dance, or builds on experience you have gained elsewhere. As you already know the basics of modern dance, this course focuses on more complex moves and choreography. You’ll continue practising leaps, turns, falls and rolls and you'll learn to refine your moves to suit your own body. The lessons involve raising your personal level of awareness, practising your technique and moving around the room, and finally dancing a combination of set moves.

Schedule & enrolment

Teacher

Luis Drake

Luis started dancing at his mother’s dance school in Quarteira, Portugal. Later on, he studied at Superior de Dança in Lisbon, Portugal and at Codarts University of the Arts in Rotterdam and graduated in 2015. He was a teacher at X TU Delft in the styles of ballet, jazz and modern dance in 2015 and 2016. He also performed in Dutch/Belgian tours for the Belgian choreographer Isabelle Beernaert and more recently worked for the Dutch National Opera in their production of “Pelléas & Mélisande”(2019).

The advanced course Modern Dance is aimed at dancers who have already mastered the basics of modern dance. During the course, you'll practise leaps, turns, falls and rolls. You'll learn to refine your moves to suit your own body. The focus is on the technique as well as learning to dance with feeling. It's important to get to know your own body so that you can work on the details and perfect your moves. You also focus on dance as an art form, learning to create a work of art together with other dancers. During this course, you will be expected to challenge yourself, to test your own boundaries. The lessons involve raising your personal level of awareness, practising your technique and moving around the room, and finally dancing a combination of set moves.

Schedule & enrolment

Teacher

Luis Drake

Luis started dancing at his mother’s dance school in Quarteira, Portugal. Later on, he studied at Superior de Dança in Lisbon, Portugal and at Codarts University of the Arts in Rotterdam and graduated in 2015. He was a teacher at X TU Delft in the styles of ballet, jazz and modern dance in 2015 and 2016. He also performed in Dutch/Belgian tours for the Belgian choreographer Isabelle Beernaert and more recently worked for the Dutch National Opera in their production of “Pelléas & Mélisande”(2019).