Creative contemporary dance classes – now incorporating the Associated Board of Dance (ABD) Contemporary syllabus
One of our renowned tutors, Samm Baigrie, has begun incorporating the Associated Board of Dance (ABD) Contemporary syllabus into her Wednesday Creative Contemporary class.
Samm includes some free work as well as creative exercises to nurture our pupils as they develop their contemporary technique.
Pupils currently range from 10+ years, with young teens welcome to join. Call us on 0131 226 5533 or email us to book your child a place at our Creative Contemporary Dance class.
CREATIVE CONTEMPORARY DANCE
What does our child & teen contemporary dance class involve?
Our Creative Contemporary Dance classes explore story and theme-led choreography, with floor work, contract & release, fall & recovery, western & non-western influences, contact, progressive styles, legwork and improvisation.
These fun-filled, high-energy and emotive dance classes, with our experienced tutor Samm Baigrie, will engage child and teen pupils to improve their technique and give them an opportunity to explore their creative expression.
All pupils are given the opportunity to perform on stage in our dance productions – senior pupils from grade four upwards can perform each year in our Spring Fling and our junior pupils can perform in our biannual Easter shows.
About Your Teacher
Samm Baigrie RAD RTS BA(Hons) has taught at DFA since 1998 and regularly choreographs for both our school and professional course productions. She tutors in jazz dance, anatomy and physiology on our college course and teaches RAD ballet, jazz, contemporary and acrobatic dance to our junior and senior dance pupils.
Holding a BA Hons in Dance Education and RAD Registered Teacher status, Samm has also been Head of Dance at Edinburgh’s Royal High School from 2001 – 2017 which has now switched to Aspire Dance Academy of which she is the owner and director. She is a qualified SQA Assessor and SQA Internal Verifier, a Certified Acrobatic Arts Teacher, a Higher Dance Teacher and Safe Dance Practice tutor.
Samm has tutored at Stevenson College and for numerous community and charitable organisations, often choreographing project shows. Other choreography work includes productions such as Fame for BSkyB and We Will Rock You for the 2007 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Her teaching and performance work has taken her to Mauritius, Greece and Portugal and she is a regular judge for Live and Unsigned as well as university finals.