Skinner Releasing Technique(SRT) class. Experience the mother of all release techniques; the original in its purest form. SRT is a pioneering approach to dance, movement and creative process that has evolved from the simple principle that when we are releasing physical tension, we can move with greater freedom, power and articulation. For more info on SRT click here.
The Second Sunday of the month 10:00-12:00
8th March / 10-12pm / Studio 3
19th April / 10-12pm / Studio 1
10th May / 10-12pm / Studio 1
14th June / 10-12pm / Studio 1
12th July / 10-12pm / Studio 3
£12 per class or £50 for a block of 5 classes!
Dates: Monthly on Sundays
Age Group: Adults (16+ Years)
Level: Open Level
Do I need to book? No need to book, however if you could please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org in advance to let us know you're attending that would be great!
Rosemary Spencer - Language is a key focus for Rosemary; the language of movement, the language of words and
British Sign Language(BSL). Rosemary discovered a passion for SRT in 2004 during her Dance degree (BA Dance
Performance) at Middlesex University. Since then she went on to train to be certified to teach
SRT which she achieved in August 2011. Rosemary is Passionate about bringing SRT to the
North of England and wants to create opportunities for as many people to have access to it as
possible. Despite having had to put choreography to one side in recent years while completing her MA in
BSL Interpreting (completed Aug 2012) it has always been an important part of her dance
practice and is something she is beginning to re-explore. The creative nature of SRT feeds into
her choreographic process, alongside a love of structured improvisations, and collaborating
with other art forms. Rosemary has also taught in the community and in education in a wide
variety of educational and community settings. Alongside working as a Dance Artist, Rosemary is also a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.
Working with BSL and Interpreting creates opportunities for her to work in the deaf community
teaching creative movement and to use BSL as a stimulus for workshops. The visual nature of
this language marries with her passion for dance, poetry and the communication of ideas.
Sophie Alder - Sophie Alder is a Leeds based dance artist with over 15 years of teaching experience. Since
discovering SRT in 2007 it quickly became a great influence on dance and teaching practice.
She is passionate about making dance accessible to all and enabling dancers of all levels to
reach their potential. Sophie trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and went on to further training
in improvisation at the School for New Dance Development, Amsterdam. Over the years she
has worked with many individuals and organizations such as Phoenix Dance Theatre, Yorkshire
Dance and joined Northern Ballet in 2005. Sophie has delivered a wide range of dance education, community and choreographic projects
in the UK and internationally, working with under 3s to over 55s, complete beginners to
professional dancers. She currently leads Northern Ballet’s Ability, a dance course for adults
with learning disabilities and the research project SHIFT, working with European partners to
develop a dance technique pedagogy for adults with learning disabilities.
In 2012 she became a certified SRT teacher and has an MSc in Dance Science and Education
from Edinburgh University.