This dance group is for people with a desire to get back into their bodies and anyone who enjoys discovering its potential for multifaceted expression.
We will be dancing as though it is both our first and last dance and exploring what it is like to move to music as if no one is watching – not even our own inner judge.
The class is structured in three stages. During the first stage we begin with a dance-based meet-and-greet and warm-up, followed by a break during which we share how we are, how our day has been and bring ourselves fully into the space. During the second stage I facilitate each group by introducing a different archetypal character or symbol, and together we embark on a playful exploration based around your responses to the character – fun is key! The final part of the session involves a break to share our experiences and then a free space to dance in connection to what has been accessed over the last hour.
Each group lasts 1 ½ hours and will be held every three weeks (six weeks during Easter) in Kentish Town.
No prior dance experience necessary.
Studio at: 3 Holmes Road, Kentish Town. London. NW5 3AA
“Aya confidently leads her Movement & Dance Group by giving herself permission to freely express whatever is going on for her in the group, which in turn gives license to the group to explore and express themselves too, which is at the heart of the group’s intent. Aya create a fun and creative environment for us to explore our own development.”
– Alfred Yohani, Leadership Consultant
“Aya has a relaxed laid back approach; inspiring trust and allowing what comes with simplicity, clarity, warmth, and humor.”
– Rita Devi MitraInterfaith Minister, Celebrant and Counsellor in Personal and Spiritual Development, and mother of two.
“The Individualist Convention is a wonderful class. Aya is an original and delightful facilitator with infectious enthusiasm for playfully bringing out the joy of dance in everyone.”
– Ruth Powell, Theater Director
“I really enjoyed taking part in Aya’s dance classes, they were great fun to be part of and challenging in a friendly supportive way. I was impressed by Aya’s range of approaches to focusing different emotions into movement and had a ball of a time where I could really let go and dance like no one was watching.”
Hannah Crosson, Artist and Metal Worker