Professional Dance
TRAINING
Monday to Thursday 10:30am-12pm

Check what ONGOING PRODANCE TRAINING we have coming up!

We want to encourage dancers to make Yoga an integral part of their training!
DUO OFFER £15: 1 x 9:15am or 12:30pm YOGA (£8)+ 1 x PRO-DANCE TRAINING (£7) on the same day.

You can reserve a space in the Yoga class by writing to hello.tripspace@gmail.com
you can pay for this class on the door, the price for the yoga class is £8.
If you can not make it please tell us in advance so the space becomes available for someone else.
Thank you.

ProDance class with Virginia Poli

Time Time

10:30am-12pm

Date Date
13th-16th May
Price Price

£7

The class will delve into the exploration of different dynamics and movement qualities through structured improvisation and release/floorwork techniques. Commencing with an inward focus to tap into our inner energy, we will progress by grounding ourselves to the floor, activating muscles, and cultivating strength and power.

Following that, a sequence of floorwork material will be introduced to enhance movement dynamics and invigorate vitality.

Central to the practice will be the transition between fluid, soft movements and sharp, direct ones, emphasising versatility and adaptability. Moreover, space will be regarded as a key element, influencing movement quality and exploration. The class will culminate with a structured movement sequence, integrating the principles and skills developed throughout the session.

Bio

Virginia is a dancer and performer originally from Tuscany (Italy). She trained at Trinity Laban and graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in 2018.

In season 2018-2018, she was a company member of Transitions Dance Company and toured works by choreographers such as Karole Armitage, Marina Collard and Hetain Patel.

During that time, Virginia created her solo work ‘Three thousand realms in a single moment of life’ by delving into the notion of ‘extreme’ through her own experience of grief and confronting mortality.

As a freelancer, she has been working on a variety of productions with different artists and choreographers such as Bim Malcomson and Alma Tischlerwood (UK), Georgia Tegou & Michalis Theophanous (UK), Juice Shuting and Jason Thung (UK), Laura Kenyon- Womanewer (UK), Laura Engholm- Engholm Danseteater (DNK), Tommy Cattin- Erem Dance (CH), Maxine Doyle (UK), amongst others.

In 2023, Virginia featured in the music video ‘For your Girl’ by Jagara in collaboration with the filmmaker Teddy Powell (UK) and performed in the video editorial of the spring collection 2022 by the fashion brand Eminandpaul (UK).

Virginia is the co-founder of VI.SA. Dance Project alongside the dance artist Sara Maurizi. In 2022, the collective was awarded the DYCP grant by Art Council England and began to develop its artistic practice. Virginia, together with Sara, created and performed the duet (R)esistentia that premiered in 2022 at the Umbria Dance Festival in Perugia (Italy).

As a dance teacher, Virginia has worked for Greenwich Dance, Age UK, Wee movers, Moving Waves, Gems Performing Arts, Trip Space, amongst others. She is experienced in leading pro classes, facilitating dance and movement classes to adults and young people and teaching dance for well-being in Community Centres.

PRODANCE CLASS WITH SUSAN KEMPSTER

Time Time

10:30am-12pm

Date Date
27th-30th May
3rd-6th June
Price Price

£7

The class is a contemporary technique class that will begin with a progressive and functional warm up, some release based floor sequences and standing / moving exercises exploring a range of dynamics and leading to a dynamic phrase of movement including travelling and jumps. We may also move into some improvisational territory, or stay with formal and set exercises and phrases.

Bio

Susan is a choreographer, teacher, and performer.
She works with both technical dance and improvisation practices. Her most recent choreographies have included commissioned work for the Italian company Borderline Danza, and for Sadler’s Wells for their Elixir Festival in April 2024. Her teaching work includes somatic training, classical ballet, contemporary dance, release based movement, and improvisation and compositional work, with the idea that using all of these different technical challenges makes for well rounded and nuanced dancing. She currently teaches at vocational training institutions in London, and has taught open class and guested for company classes in Spain, Sweden, and Germany.

PRODANCE CLASS with Sam Hall

Time Time

10:30am-12pm

Date Date
10th-13th June
Price Price

£7

The Countertechnique® class is a contemporary dance technique class. It stretches, coordinates and strengthens the body, making the dancer sweat, build stamina and really move.

The class starts with a recurring set of exercises, allowing dancers to investigate the Countertechnique® principles in detail. The second half of the class consists of changing components, working towards luscious movement combinations and jumping at the end

Bio

Born in New Zealand, Sam works as a performer, choreographer, and teacher. Following his graduation from the New Zealand School of Dance in 2016, he went on to perform in William Forsythe’s ‘One Flat Thing, Reproduced’ with Strut Dance. He later joined Norrdans in Sweden for their 17/18 season, performing works by Mari Carrasco, Jarek Cemerk, and Shahar Binyamini. In 2018, Sam joined the cast of Punchdrunk’s ‘Sleep No More Shanghai’ and performed there until 2020 when he moved to Adelaide, Australia. He then began working as a freelance dancer and performed in works by Australian Dance Theatre, Dancenorth, and Lewis Major Projects. In 2022, he created and performed in his first major work ‘Womb.’ That same year, Sam also became a certified Countertechnique teacher and has been passionate about sharing his knowledge since.