Dance & Fitness Studio Classes (Externally Run)

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As well as our own programmed activity, Exeter Phoenix is home to a wide variety of studio classes and workshops that are run by external tutors.

Read on to find out more about the externally run dance and fitnesses classes that take place under our roof.

A Chance To Dance For Over 50s

Come and join in, dancing to world and other music in a relaxed and welcoming space. The steps and routines are fun and usually easy to follow! Some come with dance experience, others with no formal background, what’s more important is a willingness to explore your own movements and enjoy yourself.

Dates and times: Tuesdays, 2-3pm with occasional breaks
Price: £5
To join contact Jessica Cohen:  jessicacohen402@gmail.com | 07931 534 284.

APPALACHIAN CLOGGING WITH ALIVE & KICKING

Exciting percussive dance to live music from our own Old Time String Band.  From September we will be looking for new team members, beginners welcome. Please contact us for dates of open practice sessions when you can meet the team, see us dance and try it for yourself.

Dates and times: Dates and times are sporadic. Please check with tutor to confirm the next class date.
Price: £5 per session
To join contact Jo Wright: enquiries@alive-and-kicking.org.uk

BALLET FOR ADULTS IN EXETER (16+)

Two classes each week and we welcome everyone from those who have always wanted to try ballet to those with more experience – Men and Women equally welcome. Classes are taken by Anne Jobson – who has been teaching ballet to adults at Exeter Phoenix for over 5 years. There is a 15 minute period before and after class for checking in, warming up and changing. This class is aimed for beginners and those with some experience.
Class dates and times: Thursdays and Fridays 7.30pm-8.30pm
Price: £7.50 taster class. £91 per term or £49 for 7 classes.
To join contact Anne Jobson:  07958739896 | 01392421420 | FBook: Ballet In Exeter | annejobson@hotmail.com

BREAKING (BREAKDANCE) WITH JUST 4 FUNK

Learn to break (breakdance)… properly! Authentic lessons with the South West’s top breaking crew, Just 4 Funk. Suitable for complete beginners and those with experience. We look at top rock (stand up dance), footwork (dance on the floor), power moves (spins and tricks) and freezes. 8+

Times and dates: Tuesdays (term-time), 5.30pm-6.30pm
Price: £5
To join contact Matt: matt@just4funkproductions.com

Belly Dancing For Adults (16+) with Ameera Dance

Learn the glamorous Art of Belly Dancing. Inspired by the stars of Egyptian dancing, Ameera will show you some movements that come naturally to your body shape. You will learn some fun and easy to follow routines as well as the culture behind this art form. No dance experience required.  All abilities welcome.

Dates and times: Saturdays, 10am-11am. Check www.ameeradance.com for dates.
Price: drop in £6.50, or 10 class card £50
How to join: Contact the tutor: ameera@ameeradance.com / 07971847694 Website: ameeradance.com

BHARATANATYAM (CLASSICAL INDIA DANCE)

The internationally popular style of classical Indian dance, which derives its origins from the Temples of South India. Come along to develop an understanding of the beautiful and traditional art of Bharatanatyam. The style involves stamping rhythms, gesture language & facial expressions to convey emotions. Open to the familiar & the unfamiliar, all levels and ages. Enjoyable, friendly, informative, challenging.
Led by one of UK's most talented young dancers Vibha Selvaratnam of IDSW (India Dance South West which is branch of IDW (India Dance Wales).

Dates and times: Wednesdays, 6-6.50pm
To join contact Vibha Selvaratnam: 07909330780 |  admin@indiadancewales.com

Bollywood Dance Classes

Due to Exeter Phoenix's temporary closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, Karina is using an alternative venue. Please contact Karina directly for furthur information.
Bollywood dance classes to the funky beat of pumping Bollywood music. With Karina Gracia, an established bollywood dancer/ teacher. Bollywood is a fusion of Eastern and Western dance and evolved from the Indian film business.  It’s highly addictive for the mind, body and the soul. It’s colourful, it’s vibrant, it’s beautiful and it’s infectious. Come along and give it a go- no previous dance experience needed!

Wear loose comfortable trousers and t-shirt/ vest top. Trainers or barefoot. Please bring a water bottle. Please check with Karina directly before attending in case of date changes or holiday. 

Weekly class: Mondays, 7.15-8.15pm
Price: £6 advance per block, or £10 drop in per week
Monthly workshop: 3pm-5pm, one selected Saturday a month – contact Karina for more details.
To join contact Karina Gracia: danceflamenco@live.com / 07813990937 / Facebook page

DANCE IN THE DARK

Dance In The Dark is inspired by people saying they love to dance but feel too old to go to a club or, if they’re not too old, then too intimidated by a drunken party crowd or too shy or too unfit or too something or another. This is the place to feel safe to dance as you want to, whatever your, age, ability or fitness level. The music is varied. 'No lights, No lycra’ aims to do something similar. The main difference here- you can wear just what you like– including lycra if you so wish!

Dates and times: 9pm-10pm, monthly Thursdays, check date here >>
To join contact Laurence Yeoman:  07713637294
Website: www.barefootdance.org.uk/danceinthedark

Exeter Youth Dance Company

Exeter Youth Dance Company is a contemporary dance group aimed at dancers aged between 13 and 21 years. EYDC is run by professional dance company Chhaya Collective and provide weekly technique sessions, choreographic intensives and performance opportunities throughout the year. EYDC is an excellent opportunity for young dancers to develop their technical, creative and performance skills.

Dates & Time: Mondays 5.30pm-7pm
Price: £75 (£60) per term
To join contact Kay Crook: 07964899802 / kay.crook@live.com
Website:
chhayacollective.com

FLAMENCO CLASSES – ADULTS

Due to Exeter Phoenix's temporary closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, Karina is using an alternative venue. Please contact Karina directly for furthur information.
Flamenco-the fiery & passionate dance from southern Spain. Fun classes will improve fitness, co-ordination, posture & confidence! Learn footwork & bodywork technique and full choreographies, classes are accompanied by live flamenco guitar. Opportunities to perform for those who’d like to!
Classes are great fun, excellent for building core strength and improving general fitness, and suitable for women & men of all ages and abilities.

Dates and times: Saturdays:
10.30am: Beginners – no experience needed
11.30am: Technique – all levels
12.30am: Intermediate – for more experienced dancers
Please check with Karina directly here before attending in case of date changes/ holiday
Price: First class £8, then £8 per class advance/ 2 hours £15  | £10 drop in per hour
To join contact 
Karina Gracia: danceflamenco@live.com | 07813 990937
Facebook group: Karina Gracia Dance  

FLAMFIT FLAMENCO FITNESS CLASS

Due to Exeter Phoenix's temporary closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, Karina is using an alternative venue. Please contact Karina directly for furthur information.
Get fit, make new friends and learn the art of flamenco dance!
A fun dance fitness class to latin music, based on technique from the passionate foot stamping skirt swirling dance of southern Spain. Flamenco is body strengthening, working on legs, arms and lots of core work too. Increases coordination, toning and balance, as an impact sport there are additional benefits too. It’s also great fun! No experience needed and we will not be learning routines. This is a fast paced fitness dance class – be ready to sweat! Please wear a shoe/boot with a chunky sturdy heel and bring a bottle of water. Suitable for women and men alike and all levels of fitness as you can adapt to your own pace. Anyone already dancing flamenco will improve technique and stamina. 

Dates & Times: Mondays, 6pm-7pm
Price: £6 advance / £8 drop in
For details contact Karina Gracia: 
danceflamenco@live.com / 07813990937 / Facebook page

H!!T THE FLOOR – DRUM N BASS WORK OUT CLASS

H!!T The Floor incorporates the massively popular HIIT style training and high-energy moves all tied together by the deep beautiful tones of Drum & Bass. With a BPM of 160-180 expect a full body workout that will shape and tone your body while providing you with a chance to have some fun, enjoy exclusive mixes and essentially get fit whilst raving!! H!!T The Floor is a brand new fitness class inspired by my passion for high intensity workouts and the heavy beats of Drum & Bass. Bring your trainers, comfy workout clothes, a drink & some mates and I’ll bring the fire!

Dates and times: Wednesdays 6.30pm-7.30pm
Price: £5 (£4.50 NUS)
To join contact Bee Bawden:
07792181966 | frontrowtalent@live.co.uk | Facebook page

JAZZ DANCE FOR ADULTS: BEGINNERS & IMPROVERS (16+)

If you love to dance but never had the chance to learn or you haven’t danced for a while, then this is where you begin. You will learn technique, routines, keep your brain alive, become more flexible, get fit & have fun in this very friendly class of mixed ages & abilities.

Dates and time: Thursdays, 6.15 – 7.15pm
Price: £6 per class of £55 for 10 classes
To join contact Nicholette Pollard: 07810 750950 | info@jazzdanceexeter.co.uk
Website: www.jazzdanceexeter.co.uk

LOve To Dance

Love to dance classes take place weekly. Please contact the tutor to find out more.

Dates and times: 10.30am-11.30am
Contact tutor for further details: Ktsclass1@gmail.com

MOVING AND GROOVING FOR OVER 50S

A dance group for anyone 50 ( or thereabouts) and over who secretly grooves in the kitchen. Come and dance with us!

Dates and times: Fridays, 10am-11am
Price: £5 per session
To join contact Jessica Cohen: 07931534284 | jessicacohen402@gmail.com

Pilates

Julia have been teaching pilates for 18 years. All exercises are modified to suit individual requirements. This is tailor-made for you so if you have injuries, are post-op or want to combine a different type of workout to your running and cardio, then this might just be the thing.

Dates & Times: Mondays, 9.30am-10.30am
Price: Contact tutor
To join contact tutor Julia Macquisten: 07968952850 or info@lucasfieldmedia.com.

SALSA CLASSES

All welcome. Come and join us every Monday – we have salsa classes for all levels and beginners are always welcome. As well as teaching you the techniques & moves you need to hit the dance floor, Angus Peters & the Abanico Salsa team will make sure you leave class with a smile on your face! We have a great fun bunch of students & dancers and we always look forward to our Monday evening lessons.
Contact us any time to find out more… and your first beginner level class with us is free!

Dates and times: Classes take place on Mondays at the following times:
7.15 – 8.15pm: Beginner (level 1)
8.15 – 9.15pm: Technique (level 2)
9.15 – 10.15pm: Improver (Level 3)
8.15 – 9.15pm: Intermediate (level 4) – First Monday of every month only
Price: 
First class £6, then £9. Your first beginner class is free. 
To join contact Angus Peters:
07771666119, angus@abanicosalsa.com
Website: abanicosalsa.com

Tribal Style Bellydance With Kelly And Jacqui 

Bellydance with a difference! Dancers seamlessly changing, leading and following, almost always improvising. Dance movements with ancient roots in North Africa, India and Spain. Music without boundaries. Simple folk tunes to modern club remixes. Between the drumbeat and the heartbeat, tribal is growing and evolving. No previous dance experience required. Wear loose comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water.  

Times and dates: Tuesdays, 6.45pm-7.45pm
(Please check website for dates and holiday breaks: www.kalash-tribal.co.uk
Price: £8 drop in class or £40 (£30) class card valid for 5 classes in a row with 6th class free
To join, contact: Kelley Beeston, 01398 331143, tribalmermaids@gmail.com
Or: Jacqui Spiers, 01566 784353,  kalash-tribal.co.uk