Tanztheater this summer!

We have two exciting opportunities before the summer break: Playground at Rambert for which we will develop a short choreography and the Summer School at Laban (2 week intensive). Both events are almost sold out so make sure to use the link below.

We will also continue the regular Saturday class in the studios of The Place from Oct 1st. Links are below in addition to the well established ongoing Tanztheater classes at The Place and Morley College as well as the Friday evening Ballet class at Morley.

Here are all the dates and links and below you find additional information:

22 July | Playground at Rambert | 6.30 – 9pm | Free event

25 July – 5 August | Laban Summer School

1 Oct – 3 Dec | Tanztheater Saturdays in the studios of The Place

14 Sept – 30 Nov | Adult Dance Courses at The Place

13 Sept – 6 Dec | Tanztheater at Morley College


Tanztheater Saturdays 

Buy tickets here: Tickets for Tanztheater Saturdays

This 10 week course will run from Oct 1st – Dec 3rd (10 sessions | Half term Oct 29) and is designed to give you the full experience of the Tanztheater approach. Our main focus will be on authenticity and depth using the powerful combination of the unique improvisation approach and the technical aesthetic that creates this subtle and beautiful art form. 
The classes will be open level so anyone from fit beginners ready for a challenge all the way to professional dancers will be welcome to dive into the world and philosophy of Tanztheater. 

Times and dates

Saturdays from 3.30 – 5.30pm in Studio 8 at The Place

Oct 1st – Dec 3rd (10 sessions | Half term Oct 29)

Structure of the course

We are flexible as to what the sessions will be focusing on but the plan is as such:

  • First Saturday of each month: Focus on technique
  • Last Saturday of each month: Focus on improvisation and creation
  • All other Saturdays: 1 hour of technique + 1hour of improvisation and creation


We have five tickets to choose from:

  • Full course (£130)
  • Full course concession* (£100)
  • Single class (£15)
  • Single class concession* (£11)
  • Online access (£10)

(We trust in your honesty here. If you are a student or have low income, we are there for you. If you can pay full price, please do)

Alternative payment

If you like you can also make a direct bank transfer to:
Name: (Tanztheater) Adrian Look
Bank: Lloyd’s Bank
Sort Code30-96-88
Account number: 33264468

Tanztheater Level 1|2 and Level 2|3 at The Place

The term will run from 14 Sept – 30 Nov every Wednesday. No class on Wed 26 Oct (half-term break) 

Classes are with live music.
Wednesdays 18.30 – 20.00  Level 1/2
Wednesdays 20.15 – 21.45  Level 2/3  

Level 1|2 

Wednesdays 6.30 – 8pm in Studio 2
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This course will have a drop in option so you can either enrol for the term or pay for each class individually.

Level Information:

  • Recommended if you have about a year’s experience in contemporary or if you’re interested in exploring expressivity through movement, or if you have taken Tanztheater Introduction in the Autumn term
  • Developing your dance vocabulary
  • Gradually working towards longer movement phrases
  • Aiming to increase physicality, performativity and musicality

Level 2|3

Wednesdays 8.15 – 9.45pm in Studio 4
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This course will have a drop in option so you can either enrol for the term or pay for each class individually. 

Level Information:

  • Recommended if you have over 3 to 5 years dance experience or have taken the Level 1/2 Tanztheater class for a year or more
  • Focusing on higher level technical abilities
  • Complex movement combinations and a demand on physical fitness
  • Advanced principles of agility, use of weight and focus
  • Adapt your own personal flare

We might also re-establish a Performance Group which will create a choreography over the course of ten to twelve weeks. In previous terms we hired the space at The Place. If you are interested in joining please contact tanztheater.performance@gmail.com 

Tanztheater at Morley College

Starting from September 13th
Tuesdays 14.00 – 15.45  Technique and Improvisation
Tuesdays 16.15 – 18.00  Performance Group

This term the  Performance Group will work towards a new piece. As always, we will use the Tanztheater approach to tell small and individual stories linked the bigger context of the theme we will choose together. 
You don’t need an extensive dance education to join our Performance Group. We explore expressing states through movement so any interest or experience in physical theatre or acting is enough to join.  

Ballet at Morley College

Starting from 16 September
Fridays    18.00 – 19.30 Ballet Improvers



Online class to learn – Tanztheater

During the lockdown due to the covid pandemic I created this online class.

Tanztheater is an expressive dance form but is also deeply rooted in technical elements. I filmed these sequences as part of my work for Morley College London but thought it would be nice to share this with those of you who want to get a little inside into the teaching. Below is a breakdown of the video: 

0 – 1.24 Spine warm up explanation
1.25 – 3.45 Spine warm up with music
3.47 – 5.37 Feet warm up with ports de bras explanation
5.38 – 6.56 Feet w. Up with music
6.57 – 8.47 Plie variation explanation
8.48 – 10.20 Plie variation with music
10.21 – 12.22 Flat back with Tendu explanation
12.23 – 13.50 Flat back with Tendu with music
13.51 – 14.55 Gesture combination explanation
14.56 – 15.27 Gesture combination with music
15.28 – 20.14 Choreography 1 explanation
20.15 – 20.43 Choreography 1 with music
20.44 – 26.15 Choreography 2 explanation
26.16 Choreography 2 with music