Member type: Adult
Instructor: Alison Evans
Location: Studio 1
Danceworks incorporates elements of both Jazz and Ballet.
Danceworks is a very popular dance class where you will have the opportunity of learning jazz dance routines. At the beginning of each term ( after Xmas, Easter, Summer hols) Alison selects 2 pieces of music, slow and fast. By the end of each term you will be dancing the full routines from start to finish! Alison's extensive dance background ensures this is a wonderful experience to enjoy and learn about dance, and she encourages everyone to try it regardless of whether you have ever danced before.
Try it and be amazed at what you will achieve!
What you may not realise is that our Alison, creator of Stretchworks, initially trained and worked extensively as a professional dancer, working with renowned choreographers including Arlene Phillips and teaching Jazz classes at the Pineapple and Danceworks.
Her impressive dancing and acting resume on stage and TV includes the original British cast of Stephen Sondheim's “Anyone Can Whistle” the tour of “The Pajama Game" "West Side Story" and even danced for the renowned Pans People choreographer Flick Colby as part of Top of the Pops newly reformed dance group called Zoo.
Alison has also choreographed numerous pieces for artistes and worked as artistic director to oversee the running of shows. While her later career has focused mainly on Stetchworks, we are very fortunate to have her create the Danceworks class specifically for our members.