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Janine Fletcher and Kristin Loeer

Mon 25th Mar 2024, 10:30am

About the class

Janine (dance-artist) and Kristin (somatic experiencing practitioner) will co-lead a dance class that invites you to tune into sensations, feelings, imagery, and memories that may arise as you move.

In the class you will learn some basic somatic experiencing techniques*, be guided through movement improvisations and work as a group to co-create a short sequence. You will be invited to move your body in a way that feels right for you.

There will be dancing, chatting and hopefully some laughing too.

*somatic experiencing is a body-orientated approach to healing trauma and other stress disorders. Please note this class is inspired by somatic experiencing techniques. We will be working with what arises for each participant, but we do not expect to lead any exercises that will trigger traumatic memories/stress disorders. You can read more about SE and the creator Peter Levine here

In-class Information

The studio at FABRIC will be accessible from 10 am for participants to use for self-warm-up, to get familiar with the space and/or to mingle. 

Please note: filming for social media takes place in class. If you do not wish to be filmed, please inform a member of staff or the Brum Pro Class Co-ordinator before class. Booking

Pay-as-you-go– Online booking will close 15 minutes after the start time. Please ensure all personal information is entered correctly when booking your class. Tickets can also be brought by card at reception, places are subject to availability.

Membership– You will not need to pre-book your class, just register at the reception 10 minutes before your chosen class.

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Class FAQs

Brum Pro Class is for any professional artists or second/third-year vocational dance students who would like to continue development and push themselves in a challenging, high-quality professional class.

Classes take place in a variety of locations in the city.  Normally this is either FABRIC’s Studios, which is based on the Birmingham Hippodrome campus or ACE Dance and Music in Digbeth. Classes may also take place at other studios so please check carefully on booking, or call or visit.

FABRIC  
Birmingham Hippodrome
Thorp Street
Birmingham
B5 4TB
UK

T: +44(0)121 667 6730


ACE Dance and Music

ACE Space,

54-57 Floodgate Street,

Birmingham,

B5 5SL

UK

T: 0121 314 5830

Yes, although for many this is unlikely to be the most cost-effective way to book.  PAYG cost £8 per class and can be purchased in advance directly from here or via card payment at reception 10 minutes before the start of a class.

Once purchased, tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded unless the class is cancelled.

We have a Monthly or Termly Membership that can all be set up online, full details can be found here.

Membership commences on the “Start Date” shown on the membership acceptance email – which is sent automatically when a member pays the fee.

Key Information

The first time you book a class you will need to make a new account. 

Booking online in advance is recommended. 

Card payment is available on the day at reception.

Please note: filming for social media takes place in class. If you do not wish to be filmed, please inform a member of staff or the Brum Pro Class Co-ordinator before class.

Location

FABRIC Level 5 Studios

Tutor

Janine & Kristin

Janine Fletcher is a Brighton-based choreographer, movement director & performer with over 20 years of experience working in dance, theatre, comedy and cabaret. She has an eclectic movement background including contemporary dance, parkour, Morris dancing and tap. She is fascinated by the knowledge we hold in our bodies and the different ways we can invite it to be present.

Recent choreography/movement direction credits include:

  • Not F**ing Sorry with learning disabled & neurodivergent artist collective Not Your Circus Dog
  • #The Baby Question with Paula Varjack, Catriona James and Luca Rutherford INCONSOLABLE! with Homos and Houmous

Over her 20 year performance history, amongst others Janine has worked with: New Art Club, Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion, Karl Jay-Lewin and the Urban Playground Team.

Kristin Loeer is a Somatic Experiencing practitioner, who helps her clients process trauma in the body and fnd a felt sense of authenticity and empowerment. She is particularly passionate about supporting artists in exploring their embodied life experiences to enhance their work and wellbeing.

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