The class consists of 30 mins of Boris Kniaseff Floor Barre, followed by 20 mins barre work and 40 mins contemporary ballet centrework where you will then apply the Barre a Terre techniques and methods learnt.
Boris Kniaseff Floor Barre is a technique with the influence of ballet moves - the exercises are almost in the same order as a normal ballet class.
Kim’s approach is to correct individual alignment during class, explaining why common mistakes occur and spends time to work through exercises for injuries or painful joints. The technique gives you coordination with arms and legs. It sculpts your legs with fine muscle in a healthy way. It strengthens your core to re-establish the lower and the upper part of the body.
Wear socks, which make sliding the feet on the floor easier. Tights or yoga type pants are also helpful to protect the skin and allow for easier sliding on the floor. And Ballet shoes.
Open Level is suitable for anyone who has had over a years’ experience in either contemporary dance or ballet. Championing personal development, the focus in this class is less on technique and more on the individual quality and style of movement.
Kim Amundsen trained at the Oslo National Academy of Dance and Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung Ballett Akademie Hochschule fur Musik und Theater in Munich. He has danced with several global recognised Ballet and contemporary Companies and productions including Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, Wayne McGregor’s Random Dance Company, Oslo Danse Ensemble and many more. In 2012 Kim graduated from the Royal Academy of Dance with a Professional Dancer’s Teaching Diploma. As a dance teacher Kim has been teaching ballet, contemporary and barre a terre technique for companies across the UK and internationally including institutions such as Akademi, London Studio Centre and Pineapple Dance Studio. Kim is currently a lecturer of dance at Trinity Laban Conservetoire of Music and Dance.
Times: 8 - 9.30pm
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: at The Place