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    When I was planning on visiting Manchester (I live in the US) last summer, I wanted to take a tap class while I was there. I communicated back and forth with Karen up until the time I was leaving, and she was great at answering any questions I had. Fast forward to my walking in the door. Knowing ABSOLUTELY NOBODY, and them not knowing me at all, every single person I encountered was very welcoming. I immediately never felt like a stranger, but like one of their own regulars. Verity, our instructor, was nothing short of awesome. She definitely knows her stuff. The other people in the class were just as awesome as well. What started off in the initial planning as a side trip turned into one of the best parts of my time in the UK! I can't possibly recommend KNT enough. Whether you're looking for a "dance home" (I feel as if I have two dance homes, one on either side of the Atlantic), or you're just in town for a visit, stop in there and take a class. You will NOT be disappointed. – Dan

    Whereas ballet and jazz teach you to pull up, contemporary dance teaches how to release, relax and loosen up the body. Contemporary is often described as dance in its’ rawest form. The best description we’ve ever heard is ‘Contemporary is to dance, what Andy Warhol is to art!’ Many people hugely enjoy our Contemporary dance classes as it is a real chance to ‘let go’ and express yourself through dance. During the class we use a huge variety of well known music.

    Beginner Contemporary

    The Beginner’s Contemporary is all about learning the basics of Contemporary dance and getting to grips with the style. This class starts off with a warm up to increase the circulation around the body. We then move on to around 35 minutes of technical exercises that improve posture, core strength, suppleness and all round fitness. This is then followed with an exciting, new routine that changes every week.  The class is finished off with a cool down to relax the body.

    Improvers/Advanced Contemporary

    The Improver’s and Advanced Contemporary class is all about building on skills learnt in the Beginner’s class and learning to use momentum to dance at greater speed and with an increased range of movement. This class too includes a warm-up, technical exercises, a new routine each week and a cool down. The pace however is slightly increased to keep the class challenging for everyone.

    Click here to see one of our contemporary routines from a previous show.

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