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Helmdon Branch WEA - Spring 2018 Course
Charity reg. no: 1112775


Title:

Shall we Dance?

 

Tutor: Andrew Mikolajski
About this Course:

Dance has a rich history, both as a social activity and in the theatre as performance art.  Following both strands we explore the history of dance in Western Europe and USA, from the Renaissance to the present day. 

Course topics include:

  • Renaissance Italian dance treatises
  • Dance at the court of Louis XIV and its political significance
  • The emergence of ballet and French grand opera
  • Tchaikovsky
  • 20th-century ballet: Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, Stravinsky, etc.
  • Hollywood: Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly
  • Contemporary dance: Isadora Duncan, Rudolf von Laban, Martha Graham
  • Origins of ballroom dance
Location: Helmdon Reading Room, Church Street, Helmdon, Northants, NN13 5QJ (venue accessible to wheelchairs and hearing loop installed)
Starting: 16 Jan 2018, 7.30 p.m.
Duration: 9 sessions, 1½ hours each session
Registration  Options

online at www.wea.org.uk

telephone 0300 303 3464

in person at first session, between 7:15 and 7.30 p.m.

Full fee: £52.00 - try one week without obligation
Fee restriction:

The above fee applies to students aged 19 or over on 1st August 2018

No Fee: Free if receiving income related benefit.

Financial help:

Should you need any help with the payment of registration fees or child care, you may be entitled to financial support. Ask your tutor or your secretary for more information or an information sheet. All requests will be treated in complete confidence & respect in accordance with our Learning Support Policy.

Help with learning:
Should you have a disability or learning difficulty, let us know at the earliest opportunity so that we can make arrangements to provide support. All requests for help will be treated confidentially & with respect. Ask your tutor or contact the Regional Office (0115 962 8400/eastmidlands@wea.org.uk) for more information about learning support.

Help with English, Maths &/or Study skills:
You are also entitled to extra help & support with English, Maths & Study skills. Ask your tutor or contact the Regional Office (0115 962 8400/eastmidlands@wea.org.uk) for more information about help with English, Maths & Study skills.

To be kept informed of all branch courses please contact:

Richard Farquharson
WEA Helmdon Branch Secretary
Tel.: 01295 760079
E-mail: rcfarquharson@hotmail.com

 
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