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Dance Class

Talvandansen offers Ballet, Dance Workout and Contemporary dance classes in two of the most beautiful dance studios in Rotterdam. During the school year there are lessons in three 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.

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Schedule

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Studio: Conny Janssen Danst Studio: Albeda Dans College Studio: Conny Janssen Danst
Dance Workout
All levels
19:00 - 20:15
Tal Sofer
Classical Ballet
Beginner / Intermediate
19:00 - 20:15
Tal Sofer
Classical Ballet
Intermediate
19:00 - 20:30
Tal Sofer
Classical ballet
Advanced
20:30 - 22:00
Tal Sofer
Modern Dance
Beginners / Intermediate
20:25 - 21:40
Tal Sofer
Modern Dance
Intermediate / Advanced
20:45 - 22:00
Alina Jacobs
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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.

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
This class is suitable for students with longer dance experience: advanced 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.

Intermediate
This class is for students with few years training. You are already familiar with the basic principles of ballet and looking to deepen your knowledge. Improve your posture, technique and musicality, while working on your strength, stamina and flexibility. 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.

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.

Alina Jacobs

Alina Jacobs

Alina is a teacher, dancer and maker from Germany. Alina has thought modern dance, contemporary dance, technical dance-training, dance as community

art and the concept Elementarer Tanz in Germany, The Netherlands and France. As dancer, she performed in own pieces and in works of e.g. Malcolm Low (New York City), Graziela Padilla (Cologne), Laura Vink – improvisation with Cora Bos-Kroese (Den Haag) and Joseph Toonga (Rotterdam).

In the classes of Alina, you will work on your technical dancing-skills, your musicality, creativity and you will discover your own dance-language. Through individual feedback, getting challenged by different styles/methods and original material you will experience dance with a lot of joy and develop yourself as dancer.