This Introduction to Contemporary class is suitable for complete beginners, and those with a little experience but wanting to refine their skills. The class will look at the basic elements and fundamental steps of contemporary dance. Whilst giving you a great work out, the class will help you gain an understanding of the technique behind the movements, improve body awareness, co-ordination, and musicality. A great way to gain some prior knowledge to help you feed into the beginners level contemporary class.


You don’t have to attend every week – feel free to drop into a single session and Mati can adapt to your level. Dancers with more experience also welcome to join, and appropriate layers can be given to exercises to adapt difficulty.


This class can be booked individually at £8.50 or with either of our Class Passes:

  • 6 Class Pass – £48 (expiry of 10wks)
  • 12 Class Pass – £90 (expiry of 16wks)



Additional Info Dates: Weekly on Tuesdays 7.20-8.20pm Age Group: Adults (min. age 16 years) Level: Beginners What to bring: Comfortable clothing and bare feet. Do I need to book? Yes, must book in advance
Tutor Bio
I am a dance artist living in Leeds. My interest is in human interaction. In order to express this interest, I use movement as a medium. I’ve spent several years navigating between learning and self-discovery while being a freelancer. My most preferred work setup is when I facilitate movement for communities, or when I am involved in creative processes that involve working with communities. This is because it brings me closer to experiencing "the Joy of dance" in a less precious setting.
I’ve studied and trained in both Classical & Contemporary dance techniques for years in Europe and the UK. I draw from Improvisation, Floor work, Release techniques in my dance work and facilitation. Currently, I am looking for inspiration in non-western traditional dance techniques, such as martial arts.
Latest Works:
  • We Are Ramped CIC, "Off- Centre" production. Performer role and communications role.
  • Leaps & Bounds. Community dance facilitator role.
  • Windswept. Screen dance by Mahshid Alavi, Mafwa production. Dance artist role.
  • Leeds Beckett University. Contemporary Dance Technique, Performing Arts School, Guest lecture role.