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: Fridays during school term times.
Cost: £120 (10 classes payable in advance).
- Free ‘taster’ class – Fellowship House.
- Get your dancing shoes on! There are now a few spare places in the wonderful dance class held on Friday morning (10.30-11.30am) each week at Fellowship House.
- Led by professional dancer, choreographer and teacher Mari MacKenzie, the weekly classes include a fun warm-up with some basic ballet exercises and Pilates to help build core strength, agility, balance and flexibility before moving on to learning a variety of dance routines to all sorts of music including classical, contemporary, Latin American, Jazz and Flamenco.
- You don’t need any formal dance experience but obviously it helps if you love music and have some sense of rhythm. At present, the age range is roughly 40-70 but anyone is welcome.
- ‘The class is great fun and very uplifting. I always come away wanting to dance down the street!’ – Claire Calman
- If you would like to try the free class, please email Mari MacKenzie directly at [email protected]
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.