Open Elementary Ballet Mondays


Theatre Royal, Glasgow. Run ended. For those who think the ballerina is an endangered species, two fine examples were on display during the visit of the New York City ballet season atthe Theatre Royal.

Merrill Ashley, with her beautiful long legs and lyrical arms, brought effortless virtuosity to Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux and some dazzling footwork to Divertimento No 15. Best of all, dancing her signature ballet, Balanchine’s Square Dance, on the last night, she thrilled the audience with the brilliance of her piquet turns and


Beginners Jazz Wednesdays 6.30—8pm. Beginners Tap Thursdays 5.30—6.30an Advanced Ballet Thursdays 6.30—8pm. Contemporary Beginners/Elementary Fridays 6.30—8pm.

I SCOTTISH BALLET STUDIO 261 West Princes Street. 331 2931. Steps Outclasses are run on a casual bases: adults £2 (£1.50). juniors£l .50.

Contemporary Tuesdays 6—7pm.

Adult Jazz Tuesdays 7.15—8.30pm. Beginners Contemporary 'I‘hursdays 6—7. 15pm.

Beginners Ballet 14 yrs and above. Saturdays Ill—11.15am. 14 yrs—adult. Beginners Jazz 14 years and above. Saturdays 11.30am—1pm.

Classes 7.3mm. l I DANCE FACTORY 142 Calder Street. 423 L""°'“"“e 3"?“ Tucsd‘m . TERPSICH O REAN 9430 12.30pm—l.15pm. Good for city centre I


The Dance Factory is open for a variety of classes during the week. both evening and daytime. For example. Jazz (Beginners) at 6.45pm on Mondays. Ballet at 6.45pm on Wednesdays and Ballroom and Latin at 7.30pm on Fridays. There are also a variety ofclasses for children from pre-school age in ballet. tap. modern theatre dance. Highland dance. baton twirling and RAD Ballet. Phone for more details.

I GLASGOW ACADEMY OF DANCE 26.19 Queen Street. 221 0750.

Classes are held throughout the week in a mirrored and barred studio 1000 feet square. The following is a selection of what‘s on offer. Phone for details ofdaily classes.

9 Robbins‘s ballet in silence, ‘Moves‘. It is an intellectually stimulating work in which relationships are explored in a taut sequence of movements. Occasionally interrupted by moments of great delicacy and tenderness, the




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I T'AI CHI CLASSES Phone Larry Butleron 334 3507 for details. Beginners. lunchtime and children's classes available. plus residential weekends.

I HILLHEAD SECONDARY SCHOOL Oakfield Avenue. nearest tttbe Kelvin Bridge. Phone Karen Pasi on 041 3394777 for information.

Contemporary Dance with Jane Simpson. Mondays 7—8.30pm. £2.

Jazz Dance with Karen Pasi. Thurdays 6.30—8pm. £2.50.

Dance Acrobatics with Joanne Borthwich. Thursdays 8—9pm. £2.

I WORKSHOP WITH DAVID STEEL former teacher at the Laban School ofMovement. The workshop will be held from 26-30 Sept. venue to be confirmed. Contact Sheila McCubbin on 334 4836 for details. I WORKSHOP WITH LLOYD NEWSON from DV8 Physical Theatre. The Classes will take place from 27 Nov—2 Dec. venue to be confirmed. Contact Sheila McCubbin on 334 4836 for details.



I CHURCHILL THEATRE Morningside Road. 447 7597.

Centre Ocean Stream and Kathakali 6—7 Oct. Both these luscious companies return to Edinburgh though this time they perform in the same programme. Kathakali is an ancient llindu tribal dance set apart from other lndian dance drama styles by a vivid use of make-up. Centre Ocean Stream are a modern dance company who share an interest in colour. movement and music. The double-bill moves to Glasgow and tours Scotland after Edinburgh.


I ASSEMBLY ROOMS The Dance Base. George Street. phone 557 2480 for details. The Edinburgh Dance Project The new season of dance classes for all agesand abilities involves top quality teachers. including the engaging Sheridan Nicol


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the astonishing crispness of her gargouillads. She has a winning stage presence, and it was delightful to see that she remembers the little pretend conversations with her friends that take place during the finale. She is a star.

Kyra Nichols is another long-legged dancer in the Balanchine tradition who was on top form throughout the week. She brought sensitivity, glorious legato line and a charming insouciant humour to Jerome Robbins’s other dances. This beautiful duet also gave us some ofthat evening's best male dancing in the person of Robert La Fosse, whose solos were an object lesson in the danseur’s art.

Other highlights of a week filled with

ensemble of New York City Ballet danced it with a sustained intensity which was altogether breathtaking.

Apollo is the company's visiting card and lb Andersen was just the man to deliver it. Physically he is much lither than you would expect in the role, but— this works to his advantage, and he illuminates Balanchine’s choreography in a compelling way. Of the three muses, Melinda Roy as Polyhimnia gave absolute technical assurance to her solo, while in an alternative cast, Stephanie Saland, one of the company’s brightest young talents, showed poise, fluency and an innate musicality, she is undoubtedly a star in the making. (John Aitken)

Tuesdays 1pm.

Children's Jazz 9 yrs and above. with Sheridan Nicol. Tuesdays 5pm.

Open Jazz (Level 2) with Sheridan Nicol. Tuesdays 6. 15pm; Wednesdays 6pm. AdultTap (Beginners) with Sheridan Nicol. Tuesdays 7.30pm.

Jazz (Advanced/Pro) with Sheridan Nicol. Wednesdays 11am.

Lunchtime Tap with Sheridan Nicol. Wednesdays 1pm.

Children's Tap 9 yrs and above. with Sheridan Nicol. Wednesdays 5pm. Contemporary with various teachers. (no experience necessary). Wednesdays 7.30pm.

Absolute Beginners Jazz with Raymond Kaye. Thursdays 5.30pm.

Contemporary (lnterrnediate) with Marilyn Williams. Fridays 12.30pm.

Jazz (Elementary) 14 yrs and above. with Sheridan Nicol. Fridays 12 noon.

Junior Youth Dance Company with Sheridar Nicol. Fridays 5pm. Experimental/lmprovisational Dance with

Alan Grieg. Saturdays 1 lam.

I EPWORTH HALLS Nicolson Square, phont 2291071 forinfo.

All classes are taught by Tracy Hawkes, director of SPRING and a member of Khoros

Dance Theatre, and are 22.50032) per session.

Contemporary/Jazz for Adults Mondays 6.30pm; Saturdays 12.45pm.

Tap forAdults Tuesdays 6.30pm.

Balletlor Adults (Intermediate)

Wednesdays 6.30pm and Saturdays


There are various ballet. modern. jazz ant

tap classes for children from 3— 16 yrs.

Anyone interested in joining SPRING

Lothian Youth Dance Company should

phone Tracy l lawkes at the above number

for audition details.

I GRACEMOUNT LEISURE CENTRE 22 (Edinburgh's Dancer-in-Residence). Turn up 15 minutes before each class in comfortable. unrestrictive clothing. All classes are run on an informal basis and cost £2(£l ) per session.

Lunchtime Jazz with Sheridan Nicol.

(iracemount Drive. 658 1940. All classes are £1 .75(‘)0p) per session and are held on a casual basis for women only. Aerobics Monday 10—1 lam. Free creche. Fitness Weights for over 40s Mondays. 10—noon. Free creche. Fitness Weights 14- 18 yrs. Wednesdays 6—7pm. Aerobics Beginners. Wednesdays 7—8pm. Aerobics lntermediate. Wednesdays 8—9pm Fitness Weights Wednesdays. 7—9pm. Aerobics Fridays. 10.10-10.50am. Free creche. Stretch and Tone Gentle Exercise Fridays. ll—l 1.30am. Free creche. Fitness Weights Saturdays. 10—noon. Free creche. I CRAIGLOCKHART SPORTS CENTRE 177 Colinton Road. 4430101. From September there are a variety of adult coaching sessions including Women‘s Activity Mornings. Aerobics. Fitness Training and Yoga. Phone the centre for more information. I ELCHAT A variety ofclasses and workshops in creative and contemporary dance. for all ages and abilities. are available throughout East Lothian. Phone Stephanie Sellie on 031 665 371 l ext244 for details. I MOVEMENT AND THE INNER MIND 4 West Mayfield. Southside. Freelance dance teacher Kedzie Penfield and freelance movement educator Fran Lavendel lead a series ofclasses which invlolve movement. games. improvisation. drawing and body awareness. The course is open to anyone and involves eight Wednesday evening classes 7pm—9pm. from 18 Oct—6 Dec and costs £75. Contact Kedzie Penfield on 0750 32213 for further information. I KATHAKALI AND CENTRE OCEAN STREAM -WORKSHOPS Assembly Rooms. George Street. Phone 225 2424 ext 6625/6623 for details. Early booking is essential for this two-day workshop which provides a unique opportunity to explore the traditional art of South lndia and the modern work of ()cean Stream. The workshops involve rhythm. movement and colour and costs £3 for the two days.

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