Taught by: Mari MacKenzie Dip Royal Ballet (PDTC)
Time: 10.30 – 11.30 am.
Where: Fellowship House, 136a Willifield Way, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London NW11 6YD.
When: 8th September to 15th December inclusive. Omitting 3 Fridays – 22/9, 13/10, and 27/10 (half term).
Cost: £120 (12 classes payable in advance).
- Weekly dance sessions suitable for beginners and people who think they have “two left feet”, gradually building up core strength, stamina, muscle tone, joint mobility, agility and flexibility through a variety of dance styles, in a friendly environment.
- Each week we begin with a free-style warm-up, followed by a short centre ballet ‘barre’ and Pilates floor work. We then learn how to dance different styles to different types of music, including Classical, Contemporary, Latin American and Jazz.
Mari MacKenzie Dip Royal Ballet (PDTC) Born in Portland, Oregon, USA, and grew up in Mexico, Spain and Austria before finally settling in London. She trained at the Rambert School of Ballet and became a soloist with Northern Ballet Theatre. She went to New York and worked with the Metropolitan Opera before becoming principal dancer of Ballet Hispanico of New York. It was with Ballet Hispanico that Mari expanded her skills as a dancer and learnt Flamenco, African and Latin American dances. Since her return to England, Mari has pursued a career as a dancer, choreographer and teacher and works extensively in Film, Television, Musical Theatre and Opera. She was Education manager for the Royal Ballet and for Royal Opera House Education’s ‘Chance to Dance’ project. Mari has taught mixed-ability adult dance classes for over 30 years as well as running and teaching several after–school dance clubs in primary schools in Barnet. She is the founder and director of ‘Culture Club’ a dance/drama/art scheme for children that creates and performs musicals in five days.
Places are limited and bookings for the autumn term will be accepted on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Full payment is confirmation of a place.