Get Moving

Health & Wellbeing |
21st September 2022 – 7th December 2022

Get Moving | Wed 21 Sep to Wed 19 Oct | Wed 2 Nov to Wed 7 Dec | 6.45-7.45pm | £30 (per 5 week block*) | £7.50 PAYG | 18+ yrs | Tutor various artists/practitioners | Studio 1

*Discount applies on our 5-week bookable blocks. Customers booking 5 sessions as PAYG will not receive a discount.

A new 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 techniques 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.

What do I need to bring?
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?

Important Information
21 and 28 September – Philomena Dickson, 5 and 12 October – Emily Baxter, 19 October – Emily Davies, 2 and 9 November – Orla Collier, 23 and 30 November – Lucy Nicholson, 7 December – Mattie Margison

Please note there are no classes during the week beginning 24 Oct 2022 or the week beginning 14 Nov 2022.

About the tutors

Philomena Dickson is a recent graduate of Leeds Beckett University with a BA Hons in Dance. Her work is experimental and often improvisational, working with chance and harmonious accidents. She looks forward to collaborating with participants and other artists and is committed to making the arts accessible to all.

Philomena Dickson

Emily Baxter is a previous member of Brewery Youth Arts and now directs Brewery Youth Theatre. Having graduated from The Guildford School of Acting in 2018, she now enjoys sharing her skills and experience in community theatre and dance sessions. Emily is also a tutor at Kendal College in the Performing Arts department, and as well as this runs her own ad hoc Musical Theatre and Tap workshops in the local area.

Emily Baxter

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 Davies

Orla Collier grew up in the Lake District and began her dance training on the Centre for Advanced Training programme at The Lowry, Manchester. She graduated from Rambert School with a first-class honours degree in Ballet and Contemporary Dance in 2020. She was then part of Verve Company (Northern School of Contemporary Dance), before heading back to the area and developing her practice, creating her own work and delivering dance with youth and community groups.

Orla Collier

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.

Mattie Margison graduated with a first class BA Hons Dance from The University of Salford in 2020. Prior to this he was a member of BYA, participating in both Physical Theatre and Dance groups, before being part Ludus Youth Dance Company, and then making his way on to higher education studies. Moving back to Kendal during the height of the pandemic, Mattie is keen to find opportunities to move for himself and facilitate movement for others as well.

Mattie Margison

See all Creative Learning courses here.


21st September 2022 – 7th December 2022

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