Jacob Williams – Dance – Don’t be a chook

Join Jacob and Andrew Howes as they sprint (teleport) through 500 years of dance. Over two 20-minute modules, you will gain an insight into the historical and cultural influences which shaped ballet and contemporary dance and be guided through various ballet and contemporary dance exercises which highlight some of the differences between these two dance genres.  Each module will also include a cool down stretch.

  • Mirroring the force with Yoda
  • Understanding ballet: Legal courts and aristocats
  • Port de bras: ‘Don’t be a chook’
  • Understanding contemporary dance: Breaking rules to create your own style
  • Arm swing: ‘To catch a figure eight’
  • Roll down stretch: ‘A-frame is for articulate’

Music by Andrew Howes