Contemporary technique dance classes that concentrate on Martha Graham's Contraction and Release exercises with modern forms and influences.
ME Dance Company Classes are based in Stourbridge and at Sandwell College.
Classes focus on standing, floorwork and travelling exercises that allow dancers to control their movement with elegance, strength and agility.
ME Dance Company are looking for sponsors to support the company’s vision of producing and creating work for the community, as well as for Youth and Graduate Dancers in the West Midlands. To enquire please contact us through the Contact Page.
We have recently started an apprentice and work experience programme for Youth and Graduate dancers who want to improve their knowledge into the professional dance industry. Through our partnership with Sandwell College, ME Dance aims to –
– build confidence in technique, with a strong focus on a range a of styles, including performance techniques
– choreographic processes and working in different mediums – such as film
– different pathways/opportunities within the dance industry – i.e: dancer, teacher, producer, choreographer, film maker, outdoor work, etc
– how to manage your finances as freelance dancer – tax, insurance, etc
– stage and project management
– dance history
– advertising yourself or company and social media
– audition Prep
– CVs and Application Writing
– health and nutrition for dancers
– copyright and music licensing
ME Dance Open Level
ME Dance runs open level contemporary Graham- based classes on a Monday evening 6-7pm
It is for those with a basic knowledge of dance aged 12+. The classes concentrate on strength, co-ordination and flexibility. Training is aimed to develop dancers to a professional level, which will allow them to have confidence in performing and auditioning. Through shared progression the class learns to work together, support each other and promote health and well-being.
ME Dance Youth Performance
ME Dance Youth Performance Company is for females ages 13 - 21.
The performance company works to a professional level through a training programme. The programme is 4 hours a week, and covers fitness, technique, contemporary/ballet, flexibility, creative and set choreographic works by Artistic Director, Marcia Edwards or Guest Artists. There are also opportunities to work alongside the professional company. We concentrate on the experience of professional dancers and artists, and all that it involves.
ME Dance Private Tuition
ME Dance Private Tuition is taught by Artistic Director, Marcia Edwards.
In 1-2-1 sessions Marcia will provide coaching tailored to the individual student, working on choreography, technique and performance. Marcia has prepared some of her students for auditions at places such as Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Trinity Laban and Kidderminster College.