Information about Anastasia - Highbury instructor - (19 reviews)
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Styles of dance taught:
Improvisation / Choreography
My name is Anastasia and I am a professional dance artist/choreographer and qualified (UK QTS) dance teacher based in London, UK. I have received my initial dance training from Betty Vytinarou Dance School in Greece and later continued my dance studies at Kensington and Chelsea and Lewisham College in London. I have graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance receiving a Postgraduate Diploma in Dance gaining a qualification as dance practitioner (trained in Contemporary, Ballet, Choreography, Contemporary Jazz, Improvisation, Performance and Dance Repertoire).
I am also a co-founder of Inmotus Dance (www.inmotus.uk) that delivers and facilitates dance classes to people of all ages.
Being also a qualified Science teacher (Bsc in Biology with QTS) I often fuse science themes within my choreographic/improvisation based dance classes.
I am qualified to teach dance classes to people of all ages and abiliities. In more detail I can teach contemporary and contemporary jazz dance classes to children, teenagers and adults of all ages. I also teach choreographic/improvisation dance sessions that are creative, fun and inspirational.
I currently combine my interest in community dance as a passionate teacher with other professional activities as a performer and choreographer in other contexts including live arts and performance installations.
The past 3 years I have been working as a school teacher leading and facilitating movement/dance based classes inspired by science modules. My choreographic dance lessons may infuse creativity in science content. Through the thematic lessons the students may utilize their knowledge of basic science concepts to create movement patterns that simulate the movement from scientific ideas and imagery.
Dance Instruction/Teaching Experience::
I have dance teaching experience to pupils of ages 4-18.
I have taught dance to pupils in primary school level and up to A level in secondary schools.
I have also taught dance to adults of ages 25 and over.
Experience in teaching dance to elderly.
Contemporary-Creative Classes for Children and Teenagers:
These classes are based on exercises that offer a chance for creative movement maintaining soft yet rigorous ways of working with the body. Classes are designed to suit the various needs of children and teenagers according to the individual needs of the group, and the desired outcome of each session. Classes are often thematically based in order to generate fun activities thus allowing creative capacities of children to arise while improving in dance technique.
Contemporary and Improvisation Classes for Adults:
Contemporary released based classes with improvisation elements that have emphasis on the somatic approach and body mind centring. Classes are focused on the floor work, body alignment and connection when executing centre and travelling sequences and spatial awareness in order to generate refined qualities of movement. These classes enable the participants to develop technical aspects of dance while enjoying the process of dancing and moving intuitively in a holistic (body-mind) environment.
Choreography / Creative based Workshops:
These classes offer the opportunity to engage in creative dialogue with our bodies through movement. The elements of the workshops are based on tools I am using when creating work. These include use of voice, object, text, video, experiential anatomy of bodies in space, use of improvisation tasks-exercises that allowing personal and interpersonal spatial relationships to occur when moving. These creative workshops find a great application in a supportive environment that enables participants own voice and movement imagination to develop.
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Additional Languages: English (British)
Availability:: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available:: Yes (✔ On File)
- Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (2014) - PDCD-Postgraduate Diploma in Dance (Teaching/Choreographing Specialisation) (Masters) (✔ On File)
- Lewisham College, London (2011) - Acess to HE in Dance (College) (✔ On File)
- Kensington and Chelsea College, London (2010) - BTEC Diploma in Performing Arts-Dance (College) (✔ On File)
- Aristotle University of Thessaloniki-Greece (2009) - Bsc in Biology with QTS (Qualification Teaching Status) (QTS) (✔ On File)
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Looking forward to seeing you develop your technique even further.
I enjoy learning the step by step routines that she demonstrates and that I copy. She has enabled me to build up my movement when dancing and is very patient& supportive if you get some steps wrong. At the end of every class, I am always given detailed feedback about what I have achieved from her classes and what I have the ability to improve on!
I’ve built so much confidence within myself and what I am capable of and I have Anastasia to thank for that!
I hope you will be able to continue classes as you have improved a lot. Best. Anastasia
Very friendly, outgoing, engaging and able to motivate you or your children professional tutor.
Thanks a lot, Anastasia!
In terms of organisation, Natasa carries herself very professionally, she was thoughtful in booking a dance studio that works for both location-wise, she was always punctual and prepared. My schedule can be quite chaotic, but we never had any issues arranging the date or time for the next session (even if there was a last minute ask).
Greatly recommend Anastasia.
It is great seeing you learning and developing your skills in contemporary dance.
She was incredibly patient and happy to change plans as I had difficulty in scheduling, however she was very easy-going with it, and I am grateful for this! Anastasia also greeted me with an energetic and happy atmosphere, and she immediately made me feel at ease; she was very kind and patient during the lesson - she also made it easy to learn things, as she started with the basics before proceeding.
If you're looking for an understanding, talented tutor, I recommend Anastasia very much; I am looking forward to my next lesson with her :D!
All best luck with it!