Turns out, you don’t have to be a professional to dance with Rambert.
You can just waltz right in there.
Because Britain’s oldest dance company is now offering classes in their sleek new studios.
They moved into their new home in 2013; a futuristic, concrete-clad house of dance that nods to its brutalist neighbours on the Southbank. It holds five enormous dance studios, in which members of the company rehearse their award-winning, avant-garde performances. And now – exactly a century after Polish emigrée and former Ballet Russes dancer Marie Rambert started giving dance classes in London – they’re opening those studios to the public, too.
Given the insane calibre of the Rambert dancers, learning to dance in their studios might sound slightly intimidating. But the classes are aimed at every level, from absolute beginner to semi-professional – so you won’t be asked to perform solos or triple pirouettes fresh off the bat. You will, however, be learning from some of the best dancers in the business, so it’s a pretty special place to start.
The dance styles covered range from classical ballet to contemporary dance, including workshops on fusion dance with teachers like Kym Sojourna, a Rambert dancer and carnival masquerader. And if you’re just looking to dip a pointed toe in the water, there are pilates and cardio workout classes that are designed to incorporate more performative elements.
So at least you’ll look elegant as well as sweaty.
NOTE: Rambert offers regular dance classes – you can find out dates and times, and sign up, right HERE.
Rambert | 99 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PP
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