Contemporary dance masterclasses

Tessa's classes are a mixture of contemporary/modern/ballet technique with an emphasis on `tension-free movement`.

She begins with travelling through space, and partnering

warm-ups to release weight into your partner.

Partnering is then followed by floor-work powered by the centre and core muscles to travel effortlessly along the floor.

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Contemporary release exercises concentrate on core and pelvic stability along with the release of arms, neck and shoudlers.  Travelling phrases along room concentrate on moving from the pelvis `U curve`, therefore moving with grace and control. 

Diagonale phrases concentrate on quick eye-focus and arm coordination with fast turns and jumps. 

 

Jumping sequences concentrate on lightness and dynamics.

Each class or workshop ends with a choreographic phrase that combines an element of each exercise already practiced to different music of different speeds and dynamics!

Video compilation of Tessas classes & workshops