Company Class | 9 May – 29 Jun 2023

3 May 2023

Company Chameleon are pleased to announce that FREE Professional Level Company Class continues this SUMMER 2023!

We invite graduates and professionals to join us for FREE Company Class which takes place at our home studio in Manchester from 10am -11:30am.

These classes are fast paced and dynamic, and tailored to the requirements of our own company dancers. We therefore require participants to be of a sufficiently advanced level. Company Class is a fantastic opportunity for high level dancers to maintain their training, whilst also networking with other professionals from the region.

Company Class is now open for bookings and will run from Tue 9 May to Thu 29 Jun.

If you’re a professional dancer this is a fantastic FREE opportunity to push forward your practice in high quality classes which engage a mix of movement styles, focuses and techniques.

The well-rounded training programme will be led by an outstanding teaching team, including our Co-Directors, Company Dancers, Associate Artists and local artists from our home of Greater Manchester.

The line up is as follows:

MONDAYS, 10-11:30am

Train with Karen:

“Start your week with a ballet class that takes you through your paces. We’ll start off at the barre waking up all parts of the body gently, move into centre to find our cores and end class with allegro. My class will make you think of your technique, all the while not losing the element of dancing and flow through each exercise. A feel good class for your body and brain!”


Train with Company Dancers – Alice, Dave & Kadafi:

“My class will guide you through a series of exercises, drills, phrases and improvisation explorations, focussing on connecting with our body, feeling energised and accessing our dynamic range possibilities! The sessions will also always include dance specific conditioning elements, designed to improve our strength and aerobic stamina.” – Alice

“Find flow whilst rooting down! In my class you will work with a complex movement language which aims to enrich your relationship with the floor. The class emphasises fluidity, while handling intricate functions for moving with, as well as in and out of the ground.” – Dave

“My class takes you into the world of cardio and muscular endurance, fitness and movement. It includes a fusion of various different styles, focused mostly on hip hop fused with contemporary. The session will also showcase acrobatic practice along with some explosive tricks.” – Kadafi

WEDNESDAYS, 10-11:30am

Train with Gemma:

“Drawing upon my experiences as a professional dancer with companies including Rambert, The Royal Ballet and Company Chameleon, my class is a dynamic Cunningham-based technique class using muscularity and release to achieve strength and fluidity. As well as working on the articulation of the spine and postural alignment, this class focuses on the ability to switch quickly and efficiently between being upright and strong, and weighted down into the floor.”

FRIDAYS, 10-11:30am

Train with Guest Artists from the region!


Train with Douglas Thorpe & Tiia Ourilla-Thorpe from Mad Dogs Dance Theatre

“Tiia’s class creates a welcoming atmosphere for dancers to be curious and playful in their movements. Her classes explore movement possibilities on all planes and levels. The movement material will invite you to discover your movement potential and further develop your articulacy and expression. Moving from a place of connection and awareness, you’ll be encouraged to move from a place of intention.”

Classes take place at our lovely studio in Openshaw, East Manchester.

Classes are free of charge, but please note, booking is essential.

Please only book a place at Professional Level Company Class if you are able to attend, and places are given on a first come first served basis.

We encourage you to book your session by 6pm the day before each class takes place at the latest. This is so we are able to communicate any changes to the schedule. If you can no longer attend please cancel your booking to free up your space for another participant.

*Professional Level Company Class is for professional dancers or recent graduates over 18 years old .

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Find us: Company Chameleon, 6 Barrass Street, Openshaw, Manchester, M11 1PU

*Professional Level Company Class is for professional dancers or recent graduates over 18 years old .

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