Monthly Archives: December 2012

It’s that day in the calendar to take stock, so sitting here looking out at the rain and hoping that the year ahead will be less waterlogged than 2012… A year of ups and downs – my artistic highlights dancing with wonderful colleagues in Late Work and Dancing the Invisible and the fantastical and ever developing work with the DEC group, planning to blossom into performance in 2013. Read More


Now that the holidays are upon us, a brief note to confirm the start date for ballet classes at URC next term…
Classes will resume with the normal schedule starting from Monday 7th January, so first Saturday classes will be on 12th January.  However, a couple of dates to take note of and put in those lovely new diaries now; there will be no classes on Saturdays 26th January and 9th March because of examinations in the Hall.

A note about Monday evening classes; the plan for next term is that these should be slightly simpler, more intermediate level than advanced, to give dancers a chance to really grasp and master some fundamental elements of ballet vocabulary before they are combined in more complex phrases.  I hope you will all find this helpful and that it will contribute to your enjoyment of the dancing; and I would welcome any requests as to things people might particularly like to focus on.  There will of course be more complicated options available for those who would relish more of a challenge…

Till then, hoping you all enjoy a very Merry Christmas, and wishing you all the best for 2013!

Another two Monday contemporary classes scheduled at URC before Christmas, 12.00-2.00pm on 10th and 17th December, this time taught by Flavia Coube.

Flavia brings international experience and perspective to Oxford having originally studied Body Expression, classical ballet, contemporary dance and jazz in Brasil where she danced with the contemporary company Des-Ar-Mar.  Since coming to Oxford she has studied Butoh with Jeannie Donald-McKim and Ana Barbour, and for four years has performed with Café Reason. Read More

Thank you to all who danced and who watched at this morning’s open class, I do hope that you enjoyed it…

Clarifying the schedule of ballet classes during the Christmas season:
Monday 3rd December:  Inter/Advanced class 5.45-7.15pm will be taken by Ségolène Tarte – enjoy this chance to sample some refreshing ideas and Gallic style!
Thursday 6th December:  10.00-11.30am class with Susie as usual
Friday 7th December:  No classes, Oxford Academy of Dance term has now finished.
Saturday 8th December:  No classes because of the URC Christmas Fair in the Hall all day.
Monday 10th December:  5.45-7.15pm class with Susie as usual
Thursday 13th December:  10.00-11.30am class with Susie as usual
Saturday 15th December:  Adult beginners 10.00-11.15am and Inter/Advanced 11.30-1.00pm as usual
Monday 17th December:  5.45-7.15pm class with Susie as usual – this is the last class of term.