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Affordable Dance and Music Courses in East London

New term due to start the week of 9th Jan 2017. Hurry book your space!

Our dance and performing arts classes offer you the chance to learn to dance, play an instrument or sing. Whether you are interested in Bollywood, ballet, salsa, hand drumming or music, we can offer you a course that will get you started. You can also improve or maintain your skills through our improvers and intermediate courses. We can offer you what you need to maintain your standard or to improve and build on it. Whetheryou want to become an enthusiastic amateur or aspire to perform professionally, we can help you.

Some of the courses are:
Piano and Keyboard Skills Beginners
Ballet Beginners, Improvers and Intermediate
Contemporary Dance Beginners, Improversand Intermediate
Belly Dancing Beginners, Improvers andIntermediate
Argentine Tango Beginners, Improvers andIntermediate
Bollywood Beginners, Improvers andWorkshop
Hand Drumming and Percussion Beginnersand Improvers

Intensive Dance Training

Do you want to engage into intensive dance training and even pursue further professional dance training and look to develop a dance related career? This might be the course for you. A one year dance programme which has been originally developed in partnership with Birkbeck, University of London. The programme is mainly centred on regular technique classes and creative workshops in Contemporary Dance and classical Ballet.
It aims to prepare individuals wishing to audition and progress onto Professional Dance Training courses and or just wanting to engage into more intensive training. This course offers particularly good structured training for people in full time work (Audition on Monday 9th January 2017 6-9pm).

To find out about our courses visit:

You can enrol in person at your local Idea Storeor learning centre or our Enrolment Hotline on 020 7364 5665 between the hours of 10am - 4pm, Monday to Friday.



12 December 2016 - 10 January 2017


part of 'n-1'

Li-E Chen would like to invite you to become a participant in the creation of her art piece n-1, an experimental site-specific art project that explores the notions silence and nothingness. n-1 has functioned as a two-year artist residency created by Li using the city of London as a stage and open space.

The participation will be in collaboration with the artist. You meet together at a location and will be given a series of Propositions on Nothing (total 22, last updated 12-12-2016). Participants do not need to have any art background, just an open curiosity. If you would like to take part in any of Li's experiments, please email to suggest a date and time. View calendar for details of location at each date.

"n-1 is about myex ex exp exp ex ex ex expr expr ex ex ex ex ex [pause] ex ex ex exp expri me nta ion of L I F E." Li-E Chen

The project is supported by using public funding through Arts Council England.

EXHIBITION - Sea of Tiny Factlets

A Sea of Tiny Factlets, a solo exhibition of Artist, Amy Ash. This exhibition combines pieces from several recent bodies of Ash's work. Each project uses found imagery and histories from multiple sources, connecting the fragments to string together new associations.

Join us on the Saturday 7th January for the Private View event from 6-8pm

65 High Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME141SR

Specialist Training Days for Music Professionals


Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance are pleased to announce three specialist music training days, led by industry experts, for music professionals:

Find out more

In Perfect Harmony partnerships for learning at KS3 music

Wednesday 11 January 10-16:30

King Charles Court

This professional development day is for education/project managers in arts and cultural organisations, music education hubs and others who are interested in developing new ways to engage with music in schools at Key Stage 3. Participants can expect to deepen their understanding of KS3 music in London schools and the priorities of teachers, before taking time to consider ways of engaging with schools.

This workshop is led by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance as part of the Music Excellence London partnership. It is open to all, including organisations outside of London and those not previously involved in Teach Through Music or Music Excellence London.

Singing Against the Clockwith Pete Churchill

Sunday 30April 10-16:00

Laban Building

Led by internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist and music educator Pete Churchill, this training day is the boost you need to develop your use of vocal work within your practice. Whatever your level of experience and vocal skill, this practical session will arm you with new ideas, techniques, inspiration, and confidence to take back to your classroom, teaching practice, or workshop session.

An additional group Skype session with Pete after the training course is offered to discuss using these skills in context.

Swipe, Tap, Click Everyday Technology in Music Makingwith Gawain Hewitt

Sunday 7 May 10-16:00

Laban Building

Delivered by Gawain Hewitt, this training day will look at how free, low cost and readily accessible technology can be incorporated into your own work, using everyday devices such as iPhones and iPads and free software on computers. The session will cover a broad range of iOS apps, as well as practical sessions on 3 specific apps and computer software.

An optional follow-on group Skype session with Gawain after the training course is offered to consolidate your new skills and answer questions.

Special Christmas Tour

The Birth Rites Collection is the only collection of contemporary artwork dedicated to the subject of childbirth. Established by artist and curator Helen Knowles, the collection aims to encourage a wider debate about the politics and practice of childbirth through art, an issue which affects every individual. It currently comprises of photography, sculpture, painting, wallpaper, drawing, new media, documentary and experimental film.For this year we are excited to announce that there will be a Christmas tour on 15th December 2016, and Helen Knowleswill be there to take everyone around the works. There will be some artists, curators, and art-lovers, and we welcome everyone who is interested!


School of Nursing Midwifery and Social Care,

Mary Seacole Building,

2nd Floor,

University of Salford,


6.00-7.30 pm

15th December 2016

There will be some wines and snacks!

Collective Matter: Creative Clay Workshop


11 DEC 16


Come and meetCollective Matterand find out more about theirproject through a fun, creative clay workshop.

Drop-in and contribute to our evolving building site; an exploration of the changing landscape of the local area.Share your stories and build with clay.

Everyone welcome, free to attend. Drop in, no booking required.


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