Contemporary Dance

This is an ability appropriate contemporary dance class, covering a range of different styles, including some work from Graham, Limon and release technique. This class will also compliment other dance styles, especially ballet, allowing dancers to gain strength, confidence and a real sense of performance.

Introducing Xoe Way

Xoe is a dancer and dance teacher studying at Chantry School of Contemporary and Balletic Arts, the official school of Chantry Dance Company. I have been dancing for 18 years, the last four of which in full-time professional training. Additionally, I have been fortunate enough to benefit from the expert teaching of professionals from Northern Ballet, Pineapple, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Matthew Bourne’s dance company and world class choreographers and dancers at Jacob’s Pillow in Massachusetts.

I have been teaching for four years, including ballet, limbering and conditioning as well as contemporary. In July 2019 I passed my IDTA Level 3 Qualification and am currently working towards my IDTA Level 4 Teachers qualification, which will be completed in the coming year. I am also proud to be head of the ‘outreach’ projects for Chantry, organising performances and choreographing dance pieces for various special venues, including children’s hospitals and care homes

Each 45-minute class incorporates enjoyable, rewarding and valuable elements of contemporary and will focus on individual needs and benefits, designed to be both fun and suitably challenging.   

The junior class will be available to dancers aged 9-11/12, and the senior class will be available from 12 upwards. These are indicative age ranges; each dancer will be considered on an individual basis. 


3. Next block starts Sept 2019
7. Beginners Welcome
8. Intermediate Level
9. Live Pianist, £4 surcharge per term
10. Potential swap of studio every week
11. Can go into Studio 1 at 9pm