£10 (£5). A one-day workshop for men on men. movement and dance. led by Larry Butler and John Maclnnes. For further information phone 334 3507 or 9461693. I SCOTTISH BALLET STUOIO 261 West Princes Street. 331 2931. Steps Ourclasses are run on a casual basis; adults £2 (£1 .50). juniors£1.50.

Contemporary Tuesdays 6—7pm. Adult Jazz Tuesdays 7.15—8.30pm. Beginners Contemporary Thursdays 6—7.15pm. Beginners Ballet 14 yrs and above. Saturdays 10—1 1 . 15am.

Beginners Jazz 14 yrs and above. Saturdays 11.30am-lpm.

I Glasgow University Hunter Hall West. below the Hunterian Museum. phone 334 4836 for info.

Ballet for Modern Dancers Ian McLeod teaches those ofan Advanced/Professional level. Wednesdays Ill—11.15am.

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

Throughout the New Moves festival. there are dance classes. unsuitable for beginners. and discussions held by choreographers who are performing in the festival. Also every Saturday 3—6pm. there will be screenings from a selection of European dance companies on video. The screenings are free and are shown by a member of staff.

Dlle Physical Theatre The pioneering dance company. DV8. are holding a seriesof dance classes every Saturday until 10 March as part of the New Moves season. The classes are open to those with some movement experience in a discipline such as dance or a martial art. They run from 10.30am—l2.30pm and cost £2.50 (£2) per session.

Mike Msyhew and Becky Edmunds Dance Class Sat 24 Feb. 10.30am. £2.50(£2). Meet the Choreographers New Choreogrpahers. Sat 24 Feb. 1pm. Free. Stephanie Sawyer and Sue Smith Dance Class Sat 3 Mar. 10.30am. £2.50(£2).

Meet the Choreographers New Choreographers. Sat 3 Mar. 1pm. Free.

EDINBURGH Performance

I ASSEMBLY ROOMS George Street. Traverse box office 226 2633.

Giant Mon 5 & Tue 6 Mar. 7.30pm. £5 (£3) £2 Traverse Saver Card. See Glasgow and feature.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE Grassmarket . 226 2633.

Edge Wed 28 Feb. 7.30pm. £5 (£3) TSC £2.

Inspired by the rollerskating astronaut in Carol Hill‘s book. Amanda and the 11 Million Mile High Dancer. Sue MacLennan Dance and Company examine the implications ofTwentieth century science and its vision of the world. Just Beyond Thurs 1 Mar. 7.30pm. £5 (£3) TSC £2. Choreographer Lyn Denton and composer Derek Houghton form State Theta. who fuse dance. music and inventive lighting to produce a highly theatrical performance.


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Flesh and Blood Fri 2 & Sat 3 Mar. 7.30pm. £5 (£3) £2. Having gained widespread recognition during the Eighties. culminating in a tour of Flag. seen at last year‘s Mayfest. the diverse and distinctive Cholmondeleys return to Scotland with Flesh and Blood. Highly recommended. See preview.

Bi-Duality Sat 3 & Sun 4 Mar. 7.30pm. £5 (£3) TSC £2. After a stunning performance at last year's Mayfest and with the reputation of having been at the vanguard of solo Buto for the last decade. we await this year‘s visit from Masaki lwana with hushed anticipation. See preview.

Nahld Siddiqui Wed 7 & Thurs 8 Mar. 7.30pm. £5 (£3) TSC £2. Having emerged from Pakistan to live and work in Britain. Siddiqui has become one of the finest exponents of traditional Kathak dance. Accompanied by a tabla player and two singers. Siddiqui performs the precise and complicated movements characteristic of Kathak with great skill.

I PLEASANCE THEATRE 46 Pleasance . 667 1011 Ext 4465.

Edinburgh University Dancers and Khorus Dance Theatre Fri 23 & Sat 24 Feb. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). An annualdance performance from the University‘s Department of Physical Education.

I CHURCH HILL THEATRE Morningside Road. 447 7497.

Cherrle Noble School of Dancing Thurs l—Sat 3 Mar. 7.30pm. Bi-annual dance display.


I ARTS CONNEXION The Theatre Arts Centre. off Nicolson Street. 6610144. 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.

I ASSEMBLY ROOMS The Dance Base. George Street. phone Sheridan Nicol on 220 4348/9 for details.

Dance Base Classes for all ages and abilities with various teachers. including dancer-in-residence. Sheridan Nicol. Special guest teachers include Deirdra Lovell. Royston Maldoonz Frank McConnell and Lindsay John. 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 this year include a regular class in Pilton and a special needs workshop. Phone for details.

Lunchtime Jazz with Sheridan Nicol. Tuesdays 1pm.

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

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.

Dyer4os’ Dancercise Wednesdays 2pm. Children's Tap 9 yrs and above. with Sheridan Nicol. Wednesdays 5pm.

Jazz (level 1) Wednesdays 6pm. Contemporary with various teachers. (no experience necessary). Wednesdays 7.30pm.

Jazz (Beginners) with Raymond Kaye. Thursdays 5.30pm.

Adult Performance Groups Thursdays 7pm. Contemporary (Intennedlate) with Marilyn Williams. Fridays 12.30pm.

Jazz (Elementary) 14 yrs and above. with

Sheridan Nicol. Fridays 2.15pm. Experimental/ImprovisationI Dance with Alan Grieg. Saturdays 11am. Experimental Dance/Physical Theatre with Lindsay John. Saturdays 1 .30—4.30pm


I CHURCH HILL THEATRE Morningside Road. Phone women-in-sport. 557 1265. Aerobics Workout for Women Mondays 6.45—7.30pm. beginners. Mondays 7.45—8.45pm. intermediate. Until 26 March. £16.50 (£10.50).

I CRAIGLOCKHART SPORTS CENTRE 177 Colinton Road. 443 0101.

A variety of adult coaching sessions are available. including Women‘s Activity Mornings. Aerobics. Fitness Training and Yoga. Phone the centre for more information.

I EDINBURGH YOUTH DANCE COMPANY Phone Sheridan Nicol on 220 43480 for further details. Classes are £1 per session. Lelth Community Centre 7 years and above. Tuesdays 4.30—6pm.

St Brides Community Centre Seniors. Wednesdays 6—9pm.

Assemon Rooms Juniors. Fridays 5—7pm. Calder Community Centre 10 yrs and above. Sundays 2—4pm.

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 ()31 665 3711 ext 244 for details.

I I EPWORTH HALLS Nicolson Square.

phone 229 1071 for info.

All classes are taught by Tracy llawkes. director of Spring and a member of Khorous Dance Theatre. and are £2.50 (£2) per session.

Contemporary/Jamar Adults Mondays 6.30pm.

Tap for Adults Tuesdays 6. 30pm.

Jazz for Teenagers Wednesdays 5 . 30pm. Ballet for Adults (Beginners) Wednesdays 6.30pm.

I GRACEMOUNT LEISURE CENTRE 22 Gracemount Drive. 658 1940. Classes are held in ballet. tap and modern dance. yoga. fitness weights. aerobics. self defence. gymnastics 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 .60 (£1 ) per session and are held on a casual basis for women only. Phone the centre for details. I MARCOS LEISURE CENTRE Grove Street. phone 2291071 for further information. These classes are also taught by Tracy Hawkes (see above). £2.50 (£2). children £1.75 per session.

Children's Ballet Sat 9.30am.

Children's Tap Sat I0.30am.

Children's Modern Jazz Sat 11.15am.

Adult Jazz Sat noon—l . 15pm.

Adult Perlomtance Group Phone Tracy llawkes on 229 1071 for details.

I PORTOBELLO TOWN HALL Portobello High Street.

Fun and Fitness Classes for Women 50 + Tuesdays 2—3pm. 25p per session.

I ST JAMES CHURCH lnverleith Row. phone women-in-sport 557 1265.

Yoga for Women Thursdays 5.30—6.45pm. intermediate. Thursdays 7.30—8.45pm. beginners. Until 29 March. £l8(£12).

I ASSEMBLY ROOMS George Street. 220 4348.

Gregory Nash Group Residency Fri 2—Sun 4 Mar. Aiming to explore the relationship between dance and the camera. the project will result in a performance integrating live and recorded material. Open to anyone of 15 years or over with some dance or video experience. the places are limited. so book with the Assembly Rooms or through the Traverse on 226 2633.

One Step Ahead Sun 4 Mar. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Under the guidance of Edinburgh’s dancer in residence. Sheriden Nicol. this community dance event is open to all those interested. whether with dance experience or not.



A Major new dance, vldeo and music collaboration for 1990 Wu TRAMWAY Glasgow Tel:041-227 5511

mm ASSEMBLY ROOMS Edinburgh Tel:031-226 2633

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Edinburgh‘s Festival of new anti contemporary dance presented by Assembly Rooms and Traverse Theatre.

GREGORY NASH GROUP Dance/ video residency Fri 2 March 6.30—9pm

Sat 3 March l0am—4.30pm

Sun 4 March 1 lam—4.30pm Tue 6 March 5.30—7pm

The residency aims to explore

the relationship between dance

and camera. Participants would have some dance and/or video experience and be 15 years or over. £15 and £5 concession.

NAHID SIDIHQUI Kathak workshop Thurs 8 March l—3pm For those with some dance experience who wish to learn about the disciplined technique of Kathak. Not suitable for under 12 years. £3 and £2 concessions.

MASAKI IWANA Bu to M aste rel ass es Watch out for further details.

To book. contact Sheridan Nicol or Susan I'iumphries. at The Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. Edinburgh. Telephone 031 220 4348. There are a limited numberof places. so please book early.


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