As a company RCD is always interested in meeting new dancers and regularly invites people to come take class when projects are running. Attending company class is always free, but is subject to application and availability. To view a video of Richard's class, please click here.
Richard Chappell Dance is thrilled to invite professional dancers to attend our company classes on the below dates. Suitable for professional dancers and those in full time training, these classes are a window into the movement practice of the company, in an inclusive and welcoming setting.
Richard Chappell's class starts with a focus on how to mobilise, expand and stretch the body through repetitive movement patterns and improvisational tasks, connecting to breath. After this, crossing exercises are looped across the studio, connecting dancers to the ground and encouraging continuous passing of weight. Spirals are used to build up momentum, coordination and precision and small phrases are built into this vocabulary to connect material together and introduce dynamic qualities and gravity to the content, before a full bodied and playful final phrase. Richard's class is a window into the vocabulary and practice of his ensemble and is designed to be energetic and wild, whilst also being accessible and adaptable for dancers who need a softer experience that day.
Timings and Locations
Autumn 2023 classes will take place in London at Islington Arts Factory and in Exeter at Exeter Phoenix. A full schedule can be found below:
Exeter Phoenix, 10am-11.15am
20th-21st September 2023
Islington Arts Factory, 10am-11.15am
5th-6th October 2023
9th-13th October 2023
16th-17th October 2023
To reserve a free place in class in Exeter and London, please email RCD Rehearsal Director Faye Stoeser (email@example.com) with a CV, a brief video or showreel of you dancing and the dates you would like to attend.