Contemporary Dance is an expressive form of movement
and dance, which incorporates elements of Modern,
Jazz, Lyrical and Ballet dance. Most often, it is
used to convey a story, idea or even emotion and is
therefore usually more suited to a mature student.
The classes at Mixed Motion focus on floor-work and
the use of gravity to strengthen the dancer, as well
as partner-work, lifts and improvisation, and draw
inspiration from the likes of Contemporary pioneers,
Isadora Duncan and Martha Graham.
Mixed Motion has it’s own, performing Contemporary
Dance Company, ‘In the Mix.’ Students are selected
through an audition process into the Company, and
applications for audition can be requested by
The Ballet classes currently running at Mixed
Motion, are open classes, meaning they are tailored
to suit the students and focus to improve weaknesses
by working on core exercises. The exercises are
based on classical technique and are highly
recommended for those who take part in other dance
disciplines who would like to see an improvement in
all of their work.
The Dance Academy at Mixed Motion focusses
specifically on improving school grades of GCSE and
A level dance students, by increasing strength,
flexibility and improving technique.
Jazz dance is one of the most popular dance styles
in the UK, thanks to all the recent reality dance
shows which have highlighted the dynamism, strength
and excitement behind Musical Theatre Jazz as well
as Commercial Jazz. Jazz is energetic and fun, and
incorporates unique moves which show off each
dancer’s style, and incorporates quick turns, leaps
and fancy footwork.
It is highly recommended that Jazz students take
part in a Ballet class, which encourages grace and
balance. Jazz is offered as a complimentary class to
Ballet at Mixed Motion’s Saturday Dance Academy.
Tap dance classes at Mixed Motion are a funky
variation to the ‘old school’ type tap that
dominates most lessons elsewhere! Students are
taught exciting rhythms and footwork to create
different sounds with their tap shoes and blend
timely beats. Ballet or Jazz is an excellent
addition to a Tap student’s Dance Vocabulary, as
body movements are derived from classical elements
of both of these.
The most popular Dance style at Mixed Motion! A
collaboration of various Hip-Hop, Funk, Lyrical
Street and Break dance moves, allowing each student
to be an individual! Huge amounts of fun and the
perfect choice for any student with no formal dance
training behind them. At Mixed Motion we encourage
creativity and individualism, and promote Freestyle
dance with passion.
The popular, fun and effective workout for those
wanting to improve fitness without feeling like it
is too much like hard work! Zumba is a blend of
Latin and International dance moves including Salsa,
Reggaeton and Hip-Hop. ‘Ditch the workout, join the