17 July 2023 - 21 July 2023

Adult Contemporary Dance and Yoga Summer Course in partnership with The Place (London)

We are delighted to be back this summer in partnership with The Place, offering Adults a week- long programme fusing Contemporary Dance and Yoga.

This week-long series of two-hour sessions is open to any level and ability. Delivered by expert practitioner and experienced dance artist, Jenny Hayes, and featuring live musical accompaniment, you can expect a playful fusion of contemporary dance technique and yoga, building on sequences each evening so that you finish the week with a greater understanding of your body and both movement forms. 

This course has now closed for bookings. Please contact participate@rad.org.uk for enquiries.

Key Information

Level Age Duration Fee Closing Date
Open Level 18+ 5 evenings £117.50 19 June 2023 12:00am

Who can attend?

Suitable for ages 18+. Open to all levels and abilities.


Monday 17 – Friday 21 July 2023


Royal Academy of Dance
188 York Road
SW11 3JZ


6.30pm – 8.30pm each day


£117.50 for the week


A contemporary dance class rooted in Cunningham technique fused with Hatha yoga. We will begin the class with breath awareness and mindfulness and incorporate this into the dance material that follows. We will gradually build momentum in movement and space in a blend of Cunningham technique exercises and yoga postures from the Hatha yoga style that focuses on alignment and posture. It will offer participants a deeper understanding of contemporary dance movement, as well as alignment and technique from both Cunningham and Hatha philosophies. This class is suitable for those looking to move, work on technique, build strength and flexibility in an encouraging and welcoming space.

Bobby Demers (@audiophiliacuk) will be providing live accompaniment for this course.


Jenny Hayes

Jenny has a professional dancing career touring internationally with renowned UK company, Richard Alston Dance, whilst with the company Jenny took daily ballet and Cunningham-based classes, but has also had the pleasure of working with many skilled dance artists, including Chisato Ohno working on a release-based approach to ballet and contemporary movement, and with Just Us Dance Theatre and the Junior Company of the Hamburg Ballet.

As an independent Dance Artist based in London, Jenny currently delivers contemporary and ballet technique classes at world-class dance institutions such as The Place, London Contemporary Dance School and Northern Contemporary Dance School, as well as teaching company classes to New Adventures whilst on tour and at home.

Jenny found joy and calm in a weekly yoga practice during her busy undergraduate degree, 10 years ago at Northern Contemporary Dance School and continued this interest into the early years of her professional performing career. Yoga became a daily practice and supported her professional dancing career and way of life.  To deepen her practice Jenny travelled to India to learn more, and studied Hatha and Ashtanga in Rishikesh.

Jenny enjoys sharing her yoga practice with fellow dance artists, yoga rookies and pros, and is looking forward to incorporating these two physical practices into one class so participants can also benefit from these two, much-loved ways of moving, together.

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Booking process

  • Places are limited in each class and secured on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Payment is required at the time of booking.
  • An automatic email will be sent via the booking platform Cvent to confirm your registration and payment were successful.
  • Please quote the Cvent order no/ticket reference when contacting the RAD with any queries related to your booking.
  • Please ensure you have read the Terms and Conditions, which includes the RAD’s cancellation policy.
  • When a class is fully-booked, a waiting list will be activated. The Learning and Participation Team will contact you via email should a suitable place become available.
  • After the closing date, you will receive an additional confirmation by email, detailing registration times, suggested dress, and all other relevant information for the course and venue.
  • For all queries, please email participate@rad.org.uk.


Please ensure you check the ticket details carefully. If the ticket you wish to book appears sold out, please apply online for the ‘Waiting List’ ticket. We will contact you should a suitable place become available.

Please ensure you have read our Summer Events Terms & Conditions carefully before you apply. You will need to confirm your acceptance of these terms when you register your place. 

Personal data collected and processed for the Adult Contemporary and Yoga Summer Course will be shared with The Place for the purposes of carrying out the course, marketing and statistical purposes. You can view The Place’s Privacy Notice here: https://www.theplace.org.uk/privacy-policy. If you have any queries related to how they will process your personal data you can contact their Data Protection Officer (DPO).

The RAD uses Cvent for ticketing and registration for events (including workshops, masterclasses, CPD, and a range of free activities). We only store your personal information in order to facilitate your attendance and to request feedback. We will not use your information to contact you unless you have opted to receive marketing materials or have signed up for our e-newsletter. For further details on how your information is processed, please see the Student Activities Privacy Notice.

Please note, in the event of injury or medical emergency during the activity a qualified First Aider from Royal Academy of Dance will provide necessary treatment and assistance to the participant. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further information on this

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