twelve sessions is £20—£30 and classes will resume on 9 January for the new year.

I THIRD EYE CENTRE 346—354 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521.

DVB Physical Theatre From Sat 6 Jan. the pioneering dance company DV8 will be holding a series of classes as a kick offto



the New Moves season which will extend overthe next three months. The classes I DANCE FACTORY 142 Calder Street, 423 I take place between 6Jan and 10 Febfrom 9430. 5 10.30am— 12.30pm and cost £2.50 (£2).

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

I GLASGOW ACADEMY OF DANCE 2/6. 19 Queen Street. 221 0750.

The Academy will be closed for Christmas from Wed 20 Dec—Mon 8 Jan when they resume regular sessions. Held throughout the week in a mirrored and barred studio 1000 feet square they cost from £2—£2.80. Phone for details of daily classes.

Open Elementary Ballet Mondays 7.30—9pm.

Lunchtime Stretch Tuesdays 12.30pm—l.15pm. Good for city centre workers.

Beginners Jan Wednesdays 6.30—8pm. Beginners Tap Thursdays 5.30—6.30pm. Contemporary Beginners Thursdays 6.30—8pm.

Ballroom Fridays 7—8pm.

I SCOTTISH BALLET STUDIO 261 West Princes Street. 331 2931. The Studio will be closed from Sat 16 Dec—Mon 9 Jan. In the next season. Steps Out classes will continue to be run on a regular basis; adults £2 (£1 .50). juniors£1 .50. Contemporary Tuesdays 6—7pm.

AdultJazz Tuesdays 7.15—8.30pm. Beginners Contemporary Thursdays

6—7. 15pm.

Beginners Ballet 14 yrs and above. Saturdays 10—11.15am. 14 yrs—adult. BeginnersJazz 14 years and above. Saturdays 11.30am—1pm.

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

I HILLHEAD SECONDARY SCHOOL Oakfield Avenue. nearest tube Kelvin Bridge.

Contemporary Dance with Jane Simpson. Mondays 7—8.30pm. £2. Phone 334 3349 for details. During December (Mon 1 1 & Mon 18) Gregory Nash will be takingovcr Jane Simpson's dance classes.

Jazz Dance with Karen Pasi. Thursdays 6.30—8pm. £2.50. Phone 339 4777 for


1 Classes

I ASSEMBLY ROOMS The Dance Base. George Street. phone Sheridan Nicol on 2204348’9 for details.

Dance Base Classes for all agesand abilities with various teachers. including Dancer-in-residence. Sheridan Nicol. Special guest teachers include Deirdra Lovell. Royston Maldoon. Frank McConnell and Lyndsay John. The next season commences on Thursday 18 January. Turn up fifteen minutes before each class in comfortable. unrestrictive clothing. All classes are run on an informal basis and cost £2 (£1 ) per session. Plans for 1990 include a regular class in Pilton and a special needs workshop. Phone for details.

Lunchtime Jazz with Sheridan Nicol. Tuesdays 1pm.

Youth Jan 9 yrs and above. with Sheridan Nicol. Tuesdays 5pm.

Open Jazz (Level 2) with Sheridan Nicol. Tuesdays 6.15pm.

Adult Tap (Beginners) with Sheridan Nicol. Tuesdays 7.30pm.

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

Over4os Dancercise Wednesdays 2pm. Children's Tap 9 yrs and above. with Sheridan Nicol. Wednesdays 5pm.

Jazz (level I) Wednesdays 6pm. 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 2.15pm. ExperimentaI/lmprovisational Dance with Alan Grieg. Saturdays 1 lam. Experimental Dance/Physical Theatre with Lindsay John. Saturdays 1.30—4.30pm (£3).

Edinburgh Youth Dance Company Meeting u in several Edinburgh locations. there are classes for various age groups. Phone Sheridan on 220 4348 9 for details.

I EPWORTH HALLS Nicolson Square. phone 229 1071 for info.

All classes are taught by Tracy l lawkes,

details. _ Dance Aerobics with Joanne Borthwick. d'rw‘" 9‘ SPRING and ii mcmbcr of Thursdavs 84mm £3. Khorous Dance Theatre. and are £2.50

(£2) per session.

T'aiChi "th Lzrr 'Butl' .()nM dzv; m i i U 0" i" Contemporary/JazztorAdults Mondays

thereare beginnersandintermediate ( m classesand on Wednesdaysthereare 'pmA’d " H g beginners and advanced classes. Aterm of i an 0' u s IULS‘idFSPPUPm-

‘Alex Norton‘s Panto is a stoater' Glasgow Hera/d ‘Panlo as it should be' Scotsman

Running until 14January 1990


Tues Sun at 7.30pm; Matinees at 1.300m. £5 (£3)


realise that the sound of the sea came from beads trapped within two large bamboo tubes, which were tipped lrom one end to the other.

Some scenes capture the diverse, courageous spirit at the venture, like the extraordinary duo with a shopping trolley, or some dry philosophy from an old couple, or eight bodies hurling themselves against a wall. However at times the piece veers towards a disparate string at mini-plays grasping , at issues willy-nilly. Complicated issues are dealt with in an unsatislactory manner, like the down and outs reciting rather trite comments on life. In an attempt to evoke the diversity of human experience the piece over-reaches itself, marring the overall quality by including scenes which only distract lrom a line balance of ideas. Not a damning tault as some exciting theatre is thrown up in the process, and by the nature of the project which will travel all over the world using local artists and performers, the production will constantly change and progress. (Jo Roe)


Run ended.

An ocean theme runs through the piece lrom the start, when blue-headed crab-like creatures pour through huge wooden doors propelled by chairs on wheels, to the close, when an expanse of llimsy polythene is billowed from beneath like rolling waves breaking onto the shore. Only after a while did i

Jazz lor Teenagers Wednesdays 5.30pm. Ballet tor Adults (Beginners) Wednesdays 6.30pm.

I MARCOS LEISURE CENTRE Grove Street. phone 229 1071 forfurtherinformation. These classes are also taught by Tracy llawkes (see above). £2.50 (£2). children £1.75 per session.

Childrens Ballet Sat9.30am.

Childrens Tap Sat 10.30am.

Childrens Modern Jazz Sat 11.15am.

Adult Ballet Sat noon.

AdultJazz Sat 1.15pm.

I SPRING LOTHIAN DANCE COMPANY St Bernard's Church Hall. Dean Street. Phone 229 1071 or 336 2316 for details. Spring is looking for new members to join their dance company which meets every Thursday 8pm—l0pm. Using all forms of dance the company works towards performing in and around Edinburgh and the Lothian region. No experience is

I CRAIGLOCKHART SPORTS CENTRE 177 Colinton Road. 443 0101.

Closed from 24 Dec—4 Jan. the centre will resume the variety of adult coaching sessions. including Women‘s Activity Mornings. Aerobics. Fitness Training and Yoga in the new year. 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 liast Lothian. Phone Stephanie Sellie on 031 665 371 1 ext 244 for details. The classes will break up for Christmason 18 Dec.

I ARTS CONNEXION The Theatre Arts Centre. off Nicolson Street. 661 0144. Body Awareness through Alexander Technique Saturdays noon—1.30pm. £40 (£35). Introduction course for performers and singers seeking greater understanding of posture and breathing techniques.

necessary. so ifyou are over thirteen and . ASSEMBLY ROOMS George one“ 'mcrcstc‘l pm)“ or Just mm up any Phone Sheridan Nicol on 2204348 for Thursday.

details. Xmas Dance Fest 1 28—30 Dec. 3 days {15.2 days £12. 1 day £7. individual classes £3. A three day intensive Jazz course with Stuart Arnold (from the 1 lot Shoe Show and

Dash) and Sheridan Nicol. Phone Sheridan at the above number for details. Xmas Dance Fest 2 5—6Jan. 2 days £10. 1 day £6. individual classes £3. Deirdre ()‘Donohoe leads this classical ballet weekend workshop for those of elementary standard and above.




The First Green Christmas Show. by Stuart Hepburn.

FRIDAY lst-SATURDAY 30th DECEMBER E Tickets £4.75. Concessions £2.50.

I GRACEMOUNT LEISURE CENTRE 22 Gracemount Drive. 658 1940. The centre will be closed from 24 Dec-4 January. otherwise. morning and evening classes are held in fitness weights. aerobics and stretch and tone gentle exercise for beginners. intermediates and over 40‘s with a free creche available during some of the sessions. All classes are £1 .75 (90p) per session and are held on a casual basis for women only. Phone the centre for details.


>_/ Special low prices for families and groups.

BOX OFFICE ° 031-226 2633

4i, {he List 22 December 1989— 11 January 1990