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WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOPS SERIES

All of these workshops are different to each other. MIND + BODY and STORYTELLING are suitable for complete Beginners and Improvers. All workshops will also change within their own category so, for example, you could attend two MIND + BODY workshops in a row and sill learn new skills while cementing what you have previously learned.

Improve:
- Strength
- Coordination
- Stamina
- Grace
- Fluidity
- Sensuality

 

MIND + BODY
In these workshops we look at the following: 
- Identifying the different styles of Polynesian Dance
- Polynesian history and culture and how these are perpetuated through movement
- Understanding the Drum Beats/Rhythms and how to hear them
- Drills for basic motions, isolations, and transitions
- Putting together short combos

STORYTELLING
In these workshops we look at the following:
- Polynesian stories and legends and how these are perpetuated through movement
- Lyric breakdowns and translations
- Understanding the language, poetry,  and deeper meanings
- Connecting meaning to motion
- Using our bodies as our voices

CHOREOGRAPHY + PERFORMANCE  (quick pace, for those interested in performing)
In these workshops we look at the following:
- London Hula choreography breakdowns
- Formations
- Entrances and Exits
- Costuming
- Performance skills

 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS 

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ALL WORKSHOPS TAKE PLACE AT THE BRIDGE GYM, SE1 0NQ UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. 
Wear: Anything comfortable to move in. A sarong or pareu is recommended. Note that we dance barefoot and many people like to bring wipes for their feet after class. 
Bring: Water and an open mind
Follow up: You will receive an email listing what we covered in class, how to practice on your own and links to cultural interests.