Get Moving

Dance |

Get Moving | Wed 24 April to Wed 3 July | 6.45-7.45pm | £75 (10 wks) | £8 PAYG | 18+ yrs | Tutor Various Practitioners | Studio 1

Get Moving is an open dance class for adults of all abilities exploring movement, improvisation, and connection with the body in a fun and supportive atmosphere.

An open adults’ dance class for all abilities. The class will explore moving and connecting with your body.

Through working with different Dance Artists/Practitioners you’ll have the chance to develop technique and learn phrases of movement, with options for progressions and regressions to suit your body and dance experience. Plus opportunities to throw yourself into improvisation, and create your own movement in a fun and supportive atmosphere.

Important information

Please note there is no class 29 May.

What do I need to bring with me?

Please come ready to dance in comfortable clothes that you can move in, long hair should be tied back and jewellery removed. Bring your own water in a bottle.

Are there any additional costs?



24th April – Orla Collier

1st May – Emily Davies

8th May – Emily Davies

15th May – Gemma Higginbotham

22nd May – Gemma Higginbotham

Half Term

5th June – Ashleigh Hindley

12th June – Lucy Nicholson

19th June – Paige Douglas

26th June – Paige Douglas

3rd July – Lucy Nicholson

About the tutors

Orla Collier is a freelance dance artist and physical theatre practitioner from Cumbria and based in Leeds. She works as a performer, teacher, and choreographer, with her roots in contemporary dance. Orla is inspired by the capacity that dance and theatre has for emotional expression, and how sharing honest feelings and experiences can have huge impacts. 

Orla’s classes: the class will include a short warm-up followed by creative movement tasks.

Emily Davies is a previous Brewery Youth Dance member and has been delivering sessions at The Brewery as well as other settings, since gaining her Dance degree in 2016. She enjoys sharing her love of dance with those she teaches. Emily’s style of movement is grounded in contemporary technique, creative dance and connecting with people, be that in the studio or with an audience.

Emily’s classes: Expect a fun and expressive contemporary technique and creative class. Explore moving in a way that feels good to you enjoying Dance as a way to uplift and enhance wellbeing.

Emily Davies

Gemma Higginbotham is a dance artist and registered somatic movement educator and therapist with 30 years experience working with the poetics of the body. Gemma teaches both nationally and internationally and offers one-on-one client sessions in somatic movement education and therapy for children and adults from her studio in Cumbria. Gemma trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD) and then at the renowned Brussels-based dance school, PARTS. Gemma holds an MA (with distinction) in Dance and Somatics for Wellness: Connections to the Living Body and has specific interest in somatic, relational practices which support the emergence of embodied imagination.

Gemma’s classes: Gemma’s classes are grounded in her training and experience in contemporary dance and in improvisational and somatic practices. Using guided movement exploration, they aim to facilitate a curious and playful engagement with our own dancing bodies as well as with others, developing a sense of flow and resilience in our dancing as well as our daily lives.


Ashleigh Hindley is a freelance dance artist based in the Lancashire and Cumbria district. She graduated in dance, performance and teaching at UCLAN in 2011 where soon after she started working alongside the Brewery Arts Centre as well as local primary schools, early years settings, performing arts schools and dance schools.

Ashleigh’s classes: Expect a fun dance class with technique and creativity, exploring a variety of dance styles engaging our bodies to move through the space.

Lucy Nicholson is a professional dance and movement artist specialising in bodily awareness, creative practice, facilitation and movement direction. As well as her freelance practice, Lucy is a senior lecturer on the BA Hons Dance course at UCLan. She is passionate about the power of positive and responsive facilitation and the transformative nature of dance & movement in participatory settings.

Lucy’s classes: Inclusive, friendly and fun, using a system called LBMS that supports bodily awareness, finding wholeness and efficiency as well as discovering new ways to move and make.

Lucy Nicholson

Paige Douglas graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a BA Hons in Dance Performance and Teaching in 2022, she now delivers contemporary and creative dance sessions within the local community. Paige’s movement style is grounded in contemporary technique with influence from her ballet training. Through assisting and delivering on various projects with LPM Dance and working with UCLan Dance, she has recognised the impact dance has on our wellbeing. She aims to create a safe and supportive environment for everyone to learn.

Paige’s classes: The classes will include contemporary technique and creative tasks with opportunities throughout to connect to each other in the space.

paige douglas

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