Top Five Theatre Events in July

Feature by Gareth K Vile | 06 Jul 2009

Because July's a quiet month for performance, we've selected a top five of classes for this month, offered at various locations across Scotland.

Beginners Burlesque
Dance House (Glasgow) and Dance Base (Edinburgh)
Viva Misadventure offers the step into the glamorous world of fan dance, posing and peeling. Viva herself has travelled the world exploring the art of the showgirl, bringing her unique poise and finesse to the classic techniques.

Dance House (Glasgow)
Lindsay John is a soft-spoken Scottish legend: his works shock and amaze, bringing the Japanese art to venues across the country. His classes are a revelation, mind-bending and intelligent, and they evolved by popular demand from a series of workshops.

Alexander Technique
Dance Base (Edinburgh)
Not one just for the professionals, Robert Robertson and Sarah Bonner Morgan bring the body into focus at a bargain price. Gentle, meditative and enriching.

Learn to dance like the French
Tuesdays at the Culter Mills Club, Thursdays at The Station Hotel, (Aberdeen)
Tuesdays at Jumpin' Jaks,Thursdays at Victoria's Nightclub (Glasgow)
Tuesday at the St Stephens Centre, Thursday at the Masonic Club (Edinburgh)
Mondays at The Invercarse Hotel, Wednesdays at Dundee Social Club (Dundee)

Banchory Ternan Morris
Crathes Hall (Aberdeen)
Not technically a class, but deserving of inclusion here as a rare breed: Cotswold-style dancing in Scotland. Their website invites prospective members along to join.