A summer of professional class!

Plymouth Dance are extremely excited to be able to announce a whole 5 weeks of Summer classes in partnership with Plymouth University, Heather Walrond Company and Exim Dance Company.

Booking has now opened for weekly passes and a full 5 week pass via Eventbrite. Daily passes may become available closer to the time is weekly passes have not sold out but this is not guaranteed. Spaces are limited so please make sure you book your passes early to avoid disappointment!

Here is how the schedule is shaping up:

Week 1 – Heather Walrond Company On The House Stage


19th July- 9.30am-10.30am- HeatherWalrondCompany Class with Vou Dance Company- The House Studio

20th July- 11.30am- 1pm- HeatherWalrondCompany Class with Adam Benjamin (Co Founder of CandoCo)- The House Stage

21st July- 9.30am- 10.30am- HeatherWalrondCompany Class with Akeim Buck – The House studio

22nd July- 9.30am-10.30am- HeatherWalrondCompany Class with Heather Walrond -The House stage

Week 2 – Heather Walrond Company Class 


26th July- 9.30am-10.30am- HeatherWalrondCompany Class with Christopher Radford – The House stage

27th July- 9.30am-10.30am- HeatherWalrondCompany Class with Kayleigh Crook – The House stage

28th July- 9.30am-10.30am- HeatherWalrondCompany Class  with Akeim Buck- The House stage

Week 3 – Theo Clinkard on The House Stage

Theo215th-19th August 10-11:30am

(This is for local practitioners who are unable to attend the full residency)

Class Description 

Theo begins his working day with a release based class. Starting with simple exercises that develop awareness and connection within the dancing body and perception games for people to relate themselves to each other and to the space they are inhabiting. Through a balance of improvised movement and designed movement patterns his class is then devised to challenge dancers coordination and help them find greater clarity in articulation. He finishes up with expansive phrase work that encourages playful, present and expansive dancing.


Theo Clinkard is a Cornwall born, Brighton-based choreographer, dancer and theatre designer. For 20 years he has performed with many of the UK’s most celebrated companies (Siobhan Davies Dance, Random Dance, Matthew Bourne, Bgroup, Rafael Bonachela, New Art Club and The Featherstonehaughs among others) as well as  for 5 years co-directing the dancer run company, PROBE with Antonia Grove.

In 2012, he formed his own seven-strong company to develop a portfolio of eloquent and visually arresting works that explore the communicative potential of the body and the empathetic nature of dance in performance. He has created two full-length evenings of work ‘Ordinary Courage’ (2012) and ‘Of Land & Tongue’ (2014), which includes ‘Chalk’ the duet he performs with composer James Keane. 

Theo is currently planning ‘This Bright Field’; for 12 dancers, due to premiere in Spring 2017. 

Theo has created numerous commissioned works including ‘The Listening Room’ Danza Contemporanea de Cuba (2016), ‘somewhat still when seen from above’ (2015) Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, ‘My Dance, Your Touch’ (2015) Transitions Dance Company, ‘We Become Panoramic’ Verve, Wo/Manmade (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance S.E.A.D.) as well as various creations for youth dance companies.

Alongside his choreographic work, Theo regularly leads international workshop residencies and teaches at the vocational schools and the major international dance companies (Pina Bausch, Culberg, DV8, Carte Blanche, Sydney Dance, Rambert, Scottish Dance Theatre, National Dance Company Wales, Danish Dance Theatre, Skanes Dansteater, Ballet Boyz, Michael Clark, New Adventures and Candoco).

Theo is a Resident Artist at Greenwich Dance and an Associate Artist at Dance4. www.theoclinkard.com

Week 4 – Exim Dance Company Class with Heather Walrond (RLB 307)

IMG_491622nd-26th August 9:30-10:30 am

Week 5 –Exim Dance Company Class with Lucy Freeman (RLB 307)

IMG_502929th August to 2nd September 9:30-10:30am

Class Description

Drawing inspiration from contemporary techniques such as release, counter technique and flying low this class is all about moving! Finding a natural flow of energy and movement through the body we explore fluidity, flexibility, strength and release. 


After graduating from Falmouth University with a First Class Honors degree in dance performance, Lucy went on to gain her Masters degree in Dance Performance at Chichester University. During this time Lucy was a part of international touring company ‘Mapdance’ performing works by … Lucy has also performed for London based company ‘Coegi’ including at the Stockholm Fringe Festival and receiving the ‘young STOFF’ award. This year Lucy has spent time in Indonesia receiving her qualification as a yoga teacher bringing another element to her passion for movement and body work. 


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