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Creative Contemporary Dance

this term with Laura Doehler.

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Programmed by Siobhan Davies Studios.

Develop confidence and articulacy in your dancing, through explorative, responsive and organically devised movement. In this accommodating class, the teacher will lead participants to discover and create as they move, supporting personal expression and improvisation.

“I love learning about movement in a more fundamental way; challenging my preconceptions about what dance and choreography is each session” 


This class draws on principles of Release technique, emphasising flow, breath and connection with the floor. Each session begins with a warm-up to awaken the senses and bring awareness to the space and our bodies – and then playfully you will explore dance material that builds to dynamic sequences.

Choreography Extension 
Stay for an optional, additional 30 minutes to delve into choreography. Using movement phrases from the 1.5 hour class this extra time will enable you to play, tinker and craft dance into choreography through creative tasks guided by our talented teachers.

For both beginner and intermediate levels to support confident and articulate dancing.


26 Apr – 19 Jul
6.30 – 8pm / 8.30pm

* There is no class on 31 May, or 7 June


£10/£8.50, Pre-booked Drop In
£99.00/£84.15, Early-bird Course Ticket

with Choreography Extension
£13/£11.50, Pre-booked Drop In
£128.70/£113.85, Early-bird Course Ticket


Laura Doehler

Laura Doehler, BA (Dance Theatre) and MA (Performance Making), teaches movement (release, contact, improvisation, composition and movement analysis) at the National School of Circus Arts London. She is a performer, collaborator and researcher, currently working with H2dance, Tara’ Darquin, Monsur Ali and Anne-Gaelle Thiriot. Laura is the founder of Exit Map, a collective working in dialogue with other cross-disciplinary artists.

Picking up on impermanence and change, Laura choses improvisation as the format to trace and train focus that observes change. She initiates collective processes that bring about an embodiment of ideas and manifest in events that people can participate in and witness. The shedding of boundaries of self and other and the integration of performance and practice as part of everyday life are reoccurring themes.

Access and Amenities at SDS

Siobhan Davies Studios is mostly accessible to wheelchair users, with lifts to all floors. There are two accessible parking spaces available on site which can be booked in advance. Blue Badge parking is also available nearby on West Square and Garden Row (for a full map visit the Southwark Council website). Our main door is not power assisted.

Amenities include: 

  • Changing facilities* 
  • Communal showers* 
  • Lockers
  • Toilets / wheelchair accessible toilets 
  • Kitchen: tea and coffee making, fridge, and microwave (not fully accessible) 

* Our changing facilities and showers are not fully accessible. Our closest publicly available and fully accessible changing facility is at The Castle Centre, a leisure centre 0.3 miles away from the studios. You can find full details of their features here.