Posted on 25 January 2017
By Carlton Whitfield
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Award winning dance company Movema have unveiled Liverpool’s most diverse dance class timetable for 2017 and are welcoming all keep fit fans to their city centre studio to try something new.

The new class timetable features a dance style to suit everybody and boasts dance classes you can’t take anywhere else. Ever wanted to be the King or Queen of the Dancehall? Well now you can pick up the silky skills necessary from Liverpool lads Collecta – Nutribe.

The schedule also sees international artists, who have made their home in Liverpool now teaching classes. The highly skilled Hannah Ballard, who also works with Wired Aerial dance company is now leading Sole Rebel Tap group in the Rhythm Tap class.

For yoga practitioners, there is also something exciting – with a Strala Yoga workshop taking place on March 4th. Strala yoga is a revolutionary approach to guiding feeling and movement, which gets people radiantly healthy, free, creative, and happy. It is hard to find a class taking place outside of London.

Alongside visiting teachers, Movema directors Ithalia Forel and Maria Malone teach accompanied by live music. Ithalia’s African dance classes feature three live drummers and Maria’s Irish Ceili sessions feature Irish musicians.

World Dance specialists Movema have established their company ethos by provide enriching opportunities through dance to people on Merseyside, who might previously not have been able to enjoy and take part in dance classes, including both children and adults.

Movema have become a leading force on the Merseyside dance scene and work with LIPA and Mersey Care NHS Trust to produce the Moving Minds mental health care programme as well as host the Active Zone at Africa Oye festival.

Now, after celebrating their seventh birthday and winning an EPIC Award for youth dance, the company are looking to build on the success of the first year at their Movema World Dance Studios, at the site of the former Cains Brewery.

Movema director Maria Malone said: “We might be a small company, but Movema punch well above our weight and we’re delighted to be able to offer such a diverse range of classes for Liverpool.

“People are often looking to try something different in the new year and we can certainly help you find a new dance class. We have classes you can’t find anywhere else and plenty of styles from Bollywood to Dancehall to get you grooving for 2017.

“There are so many wonderful teachers here offering unique ways to keep fit.

”Come along and get fit with us doing something different. It’s always good for you to get your body moving.”
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