Digital Dance Classes - Blog Posts

Despite the current restrictions of ‘lock-down,’ the National Centres for Advanced Training in Dance (CATs) from across the country are determined to keep dancing!

 

This is what we are up to…

DANCEEAST CAT - REMOTE TRAINING

Maya is a current student with the DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training (CAT). We asked Maya more about herself, her inspirations, and how she’s finding digital dance classes.

Hi! I’m Maya Inniss and i’m 15 yrs old.

I’ve been part of the DanceEast CAT for three years now. I’ve been dancing since I was about 8 and have loved every minute of it! I used to dance with a performance company called Jumpstart where I discovered how much I enjoyed performing. Later, I started dancing at DanceEast and after a year doing Suffolk Juniors, I auditioned and got into the CAT and now I’m in group 2…

ACADEMY OF NORTHERN BALLET – DANCING FROM HOME

I’m Abby and I’m in my second year of training at Northern Ballet’s CAT programme. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak we’ve had to halt our training at the Northern Ballet studios and train at home.
Even though I have faced challenges in my home training, I’ve also really enjoyed aspects of my home routine. I love using my creativity in the exercises. Although I’m constantly trying to explore new movement in the basic steps I’ve always done, it’s fun deciding which arm I’ll do and although I miss having live music, it is fun deciding on music for each exercise…

 

 

NATIONAL CENTRE FOR CIRCUS ARTS – ONLINE INTENSIVE

It may not have been the intensive we planned, but the pandemic has forced us to become a bit more creative with our training. Every institution is having their own struggle with the restrictions of training from home, but circus has a whole host of obstacles to overcome – the first being that circus is such a broad artform (we have acrobats, aerialists, jugglers and tightwire walkers all together on our programme); and the second being our dependence on highly specialized equipment. While it might be possible to exercise, dance and sing at home, not many people have the ability to rig 10 metres of aerial silks, or a padded and sprung-floor acrobatics studio…