FIRST EVER BOTH CLASS
PREVIOUS THURSDAY BLASTS
- GROUP PHOTOS
1st February 2018 - Poplar Union
This was the first group that came together for a Thursday evening and the reason we eventually called ourselves BOTH (Beatrice, Orley, Thursdays).
Thursday Blast History
Thursday Blast was our launching night and therefore the birth of BOTH. We ran our first ever Thursday, with a ballet and contemporary class in February 2018, originally to support a group of students who were preparing for vocational training auditions. Since then we have been able to broaden who we make classes for. We officially launched ourselves as ‘BOTH Dance Classes’ in October 2018 with support from Poplar Union.
February 2018 to present - FH Space, Poplar Union & TripSpace
Our once-a-month Thursday Blasts bring a different crowd each month. Here are some of the group shots from these sessions since we started.
PREVIOUS SUNDAY WORKSHOPS
WINTER INTENSIVE 2019
16th June 2018 - Poplar Union
The ‘Playing, Experimenting, Devising’ workshop was led by BOTH teachers. In this research session we worked with movement material to create structures, solos, duos and group work.
16th - 18th December 2019 at Longfield Hall
Our last Winter Intensive was made of 3 full days with classes taught by BOTH as well as guest teachers. Fee Blumethaler for Singing, Helen Cox for Cunningham-Based, Pauline Mitchell for Zumba and Sermet Semttex for Hip-Hop. The classes and styles offered by BOTH were Release-Based Contemporary, Ballet and Repertoire, Pure Floor, Yoga-ish, Creative & Devising, Folk Ritual and Recharge.
SUMMER INTENSIVE 2019
29th - 31st July 2019 at FH Space, Forest Hill
The first ever summer intensive was a sweaty one! Lots of people did all three days but some people either did a day or single classes. We had 3 guest teachers: Bafana Matea teaching Afro Grooves, Candice Alexia teaching Modern Contemporary and Sermet Semttex teaching Hip-Hop. Other styles offered included Release-Based Contemporary, Ballet, Yoga-ish, Improvisation, Body-Work/Massage and BOTH’s special ‘Folk Ritual’.