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Dance Class

Talvandansen offers Ballet, Dance Workout and Contemporary dance classes in one of the most beautiful dance studios in Rotterdam. All classes are in English. During the school year there are lessons in different levels: beginners, intermediate and advanced. There is also a Dance Workout lesson suitable for all levels. It is also possible to combine different classes and levels. The school year runs from September until the end of June. You can step in at any moment. Talvandansen offers the possibility to take single classes for professional dancers, dance teachers and dance students. A personal program as preparation for auditions is available. If you like to continue dancing in the summer – check the Summer Course page.

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Schedule

MondayTuesdayWednesdaySaturday
Studio: Albeda Dans College Studio: TimeWindow Studio: Albeda Dans College Studio: Yoganesa
Dr. Zamenhofstr 71
3061 SG Rotterdam
Modern Dance
Beginners / Intermediate
19:00 - 20:15
Tal Sofer
Starts October 5th!
Dance Workout/PBT
All levels
19:30 - 21:00
Tal Sofer
Starts October 6th!
Classical Ballet
Beginners/Intermediate
19:00 - 20:30
Juultje Kranen
PBT
All levels
10:45-12:15
Tal Sofer
Classical ballet
Advanced/Fast Intermediate
20:30 - 22:00
Tal Sofer
Modern Dance
Advanced/Fast Intermediate
20:30 - 21:45
Juultje Kranen
Short course
New dates - will be announced soon
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Dance info

The Dance Workout lesson is suitable for all levels. The class is intended as support for your technique in other dance classes. But you can also choose to follow this class separately (even if you never danced before). You will work on your posture, power and flexibility. In the class we will use elements from Yoga, Pilates and Floor-barre (barre au sol). Using this techniques you will work on your posture, flexibility and strength. You will be more aware of your body and possibilities through the use of Floor exercises. At the end of the class, you’ll work on your stamina using fast paced dance material.

New! In 2020 we will start to use PBT in this class. What is PBT?

Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is designed to help students learn to use the right muscles that are important for ballet technique. The technique was first made for ballet students, but is now also being successfully used by students of other dance styles. The technique can also be of interest to people without dance experience, because it will help to develop stability, strength, flexibility and promotes correct posture.

In class we work with materials such as a large fit ball, a small Pilates ball and / or an elastic band to train deeper muscles and improve the technique. The muscle memory is trained to be able to perform the movements correctly and safely in the dance class. Because the ball is continuously mobile under the body, it gives the student direct feedback on the correct execution. Since most exercises are performed sitting or lying down, this lesson is also very suitable during recovery from injury.

If you decide to join this class you’ll need to purchase the equipment. The teacher has a set for your tryout class. After your tryout you’ll receive instruction about the equipment you need.

Ballet is an elegant dance style originated in the Italian Renaissance. Ballet technique forms the base for many other dance styles. The classes at Talvandansen are largely based on the Vaganova Method, combined with current insights.

The class starts with a technical warming up at the barre. Followed by exercises through space to further develop your technique and feel of the style. Dance combinations and ballet repertoire will develop your musicality, dynamics and presentation.

Advanced/Fast Intermediate
This class is suitable for students with longer dance experience: advanced & fast intermediate amateurs, semi-professionals and professionals. Fast-paced lessons with particular attention for technical training, stamina and learning capacity through long dance combinations. The class is also suitable as preparation for auditions.

Beginners/Intermediate
For absolute beginners, intermediate students with only few years training, or if you danced as a child and wish to return to dancing after long pause. Lessons in a relaxed environment. Discover the pleasure of dancing while you develop your technical skills, posture and musicality.

Modern or Contemporary dance is the umbrella term for dance techniques originated at the beginning of the 20th century. But new contemporary dance techniques are still being developed. Each teacher is giving his/her class a different flavor by combining various music styles and dance techniques. The key elements of Modern dance are: the use of gravity, dynamics, flow and breath.

Beginners/Intermediate
For absolute beginners, intermediate students with only few years training, or if you danced as a child and wish to return to dancing after long pause. Learn the basic principles of modern dance in a safe environment. Develop your feeling for style and musicality. You will become more aware of your posture and increase your range of motion.

Intermediate/Advanced
This class is suitable for fast intermediate and advanced dancers with few years of training. Deepen your knowledge and challenge yourself physically by combining various Modern dance techniques. Through longer dance combinations you’ll improve your learning abilities and increase your artistic expression. The class is also suitable as preparation for auditions.

Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is designed to help students learn to use the right muscles that are important for ballet technique. The technique was first made for ballet students, but is now also being successfully used by students of other dance styles. The technique can also be of interest to people without dance experience, because it will help to develop stability, strength, flexibility and promotes correct posture.

In class we work with materials such as a large fit ball, a small Pilates ball and / or an elastic band to train deeper muscles and improve the technique. The muscle memory is trained to be able to perform the movements correctly and safely in the dance class. Because the ball is continuously mobile under the body, it gives the student direct feedback on the correct execution. Since most exercises are performed sitting or lying down, this lesson is also very suitable during recovery from injury.

Because a lot of equipment is needed for this lesson, the class is also offered in the form of a short course or a masterclass. The short course will be once a month on Saturdays. Interested in the weekly PBT class? Check the information about the Monday workout class.

Try-out class

Not sure which class to choose? Come for a tryout class!

With the Rotterdampas you can follow one try-out class for free.

Teachers

Tal Sofer

Tal Sofer

Owner of Talvandansen, Dance teacher, Choreographer, Dancer

Tal Sofer (M.A.Ed) was born in Israel. Tal Has graduated from the Dance Academy in Rotterdam as a Ballet and Contemporary dance teacher. Later she got her Master degree of Arts in Education at Codarts.

Tal is (or was) working as a dance teacher at: Albeda Dans College, Buitenkunst, Jeugdtheater Hofplein, MBO theaterschool, Theater Havo/Vwo, Kunstgebouw Rijswijk, SKVR, VAK Delft, Noes Fiolet Studios and many more. Tal is giving dance workshops and teaching her own classes under the name Talvandansen.

Juultje Kranen

Juultje Kranen

Teacher

Juultje is a passionate dance teacher, graduated in 2014 from the Fontys Academy for Dance Education. She is a versatile dancer with an extensive movement vocabulary, as a result of her broad background in dance and her drive to keep discovering new ways of expression through movement. Juultje danced in various productions by Annette Waterschoot and worked project-based with Barbara Mulin, Minke Elisa Brands, Soosan Gilson and Amos Ben Tal. Currently she is teaching at Demi-Point Vlaardingen, Women’s Health Club Tilburg and Utrecht Danscentrum. Juultje mainly teaches classical ballet and modern dance, focusing on the balance between technical training and physical expression. Juultje’s classes emphasise on improving body awareness and optimising the use of physical abilities. Space, embodiment and energy describe Juultje’s approach to movement material.