MDI Pop-Up Studio at the Museum of Liverpool

UPDATE: Liverpool City Council have postponed this event in the interest of keeping everyone as safe as possible during this time. We will let you know when we are able to reschedule this event.

Pop-Up Studio | Museum of Liverpool

Join us for a day of socially-distanced outdoor classes at the Museum of Liverpool to celebrate the joy of dance!

From jazz and tap to contemporary and Indian classical dance, the programme also includes MDI’s own 50 Moves & Men! Dancing! meeting in a combined class!

Beginners and professionals alike will love these fun and inclusive classes.

We are delighted to be producing this event with the support of Liverpool City Council and National Museums Liverpool as part of the Liverpool Without Walls programme.

SCHEDULE

10:15-11am
Bollywood on the Edge | Kali Chandrasegaram | FREE | Suitable for Beginners

Start your day with Bollywood! Try your hand (and feet!) at this Indian dance workshop with playful hand gestures and fun footwork to get you moving and smile at the edge of summer.

Kali Chandrasegaram is multi-disciplined, experimental dancer and choreographer, working across many genres from Indian classical to contemporary who believes in dance as a personal journey of the soul for self and communal awareness.

“There’s a controlled power inside Chandrasegaram’s flesh that suggests intriguing depths. Dancing with a fierce yet delicate formality.” Donald Hutera (UK dance critic)

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11am-12pm 
Grace Goulding: One Big Dance | FREE | Suitable for Beginners

Enjoy big grooves to big tunes! This class is for any and everyone who just wants to dance, be free and get creative. Grace works with release, improvisation, physical theatre and contemporary dance fusion. This class is loud, fun, feisty and you’re all welcome!!

Grace Goulding is a Movement Director and Choreographer who’s work straddles theatre, dance, education and community arts. One Big Dance was set up by Grace in lockdown and to bring hope, connection and community in isolation.

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12-1pm 
50 Moves & Men! Dancing! | Jennie Hale | FREE | Suitable for Beginners
 
Get fit and have fun with this combination of MDI’s 50 Moves and Men! Dancing! classes! for dancers aged 50 and over.

With a focus on contemporary dance, 50 Moves is for women aged 50 and over who are interested in dance, keeping fit and socialising with a great group of people. Classes uses taught exercises to encourage increased mobility, balance and fitness.

Men! Dancing! is a weekly dancing project for men aged 50+. You may have danced professionally in the past, or prefer to take to the floor at a family party but if you are interested in dance in any form, this class is for you. Classes introduce movement technique and body awareness with a creative element.

50 Moves and Men Dancing will return to MDI in November. Email [email protected] for more details.

1-2pm
Melt Jazz: Back to Basics | Karl Newsam | FREE | Suitable for Beginners

An introduction to Melt Dance’s Beginner’s Jazz class at MDI, this is a fun, supportive class where you get the opportunity to explore Jazz technique and learn jazz choreography. A great way to make new friends and get fit!!

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2-3pm
Sole Rebel Tap | Hannah Ballard | FREE | Suitable for Beginners

A fun, upbeat, rhythmic session suitable for children and adults from absolute beginners to improvers. Try out this taster session to get a feel for Sole Rebel’s weekly tap classes at MDI with Sole Rebel Artistic Director Hannah Ballard.

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3-4pm
Urban Fusion | Joss La Porta | £5 | Intermediate / Advanced
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An exciting new class blending the styles of commercial, urban and contemporary dance. Challenge your pickup, dynamics, musicality, and performance skills, in this unique, encouraging environment.
 
 
Please Note

– This class is outdoors.

– Advance booking essential.

– Participants will dance in socially distanced 1m circles.

– Wear a mask if it makes you feel comfortable.

– Your temperature will be taken upon arrival.

– Track and Trace will be in place.

– Public toilets are available at the Albert Dock

– Please arrive in the clothes you intend to practice in and bring limited personal belongings.

– This event will be photographed for promotional purposes. If you do not wish to be included in these photographs please let a member of MDI staff know upon arrival.

– If you plan on visiting the Museum before or after your class please book in advance.