Workshops

Educational activity
Equally to the artistic activity Bytom Dance and Movement Theater ROZBARK will conduct educational activity in the scope of dancing and also deal with disciplines which are indirectly connected with dancing. Dance education will take place at all age levels – from the youngest kids, through adults, to seniors. It will be conducted both in the form of regular classes, taking place continuously during the whole artistic season and in a condensed form during the International Contemporary Dance Conference and Performance Festival. We are planning to diversify the techniques conducted during the course of these classes in order not to limit ourselves only to contemporary dance, but also exploit other forms of movement. Apart from this, classes will be conducted for professional dancers and also there will be courses and training sessions such as therapy through movement or choreotherapy aimed at therapists, physiotherapists, and other professions that conduct classes with disabled people using different forms of art therapy. Bytom Dance and Movement Theater ROZBARK will also be focused on coming out to the citizens outside of its seat, therefore diversified classes will take place in kindergartens, schools, social assistance centers, community centers, and dance centers as well as universities or academies which educate future dancers and therapists.

Apart from the principal educational part, based on dance workshops, we are also planning workshops connected with dance history and theory, production of dance performances as well as those related to illumination of the dance theater’s performances, using of multimedia in this form of art, or e.g. management and marketing and promotion for institutions, which deal with dance professionally. Classes will handle both the theoretical and practical aspects, owing to which their participants will gain thorough knowledge, useful to be applied in their everyday work and artistic development.

REGULAR CLASSES

CLASSES FOR KIDS

Little Kids +
Dance and motion classes for general development dedicated for kids from the age of 2 to 5 and their parents/guardians. These classes help in developing the feeling of rhythm, hearing and they also impact stimulation of spatial imagination in children. This workshop is conducted in the form of a dance game, which activates both kids and their parents/guardians.

Tutor: Anna Wieczorkowska
Thursdays / 4.30 p.m. – 5.15 p.m.
Cost: 10 zlotys/class

Rhythmics 
Classes are run by a teacher who is a specialist with many years of experience based on the most reputed methods of work: Dalcroze's, Dennison’s, and Sherborne’s methods. During the lessons such exercises will be applied as: matching motion with music or brain “gymnastics”. An important element of the classes is also strengthening of contact with the other participants of the classes.
We invite kids in the age from 5 to 7.

Dalcroze's Method
A system of children’s music education consisting in expressing of music by movement. This method was developed by a Swiss composer and pedagogue Émile Jacques-Dalcroze in the beginning of the 20th century in Switzerland. Eurythmy gives the student a chance to physically experience music through movement exercises and through the other senses. Developing of the feeling of rhythm, feeling of conscious movement is based in Dalcroze's method on natural movement.   Improvisation is an important element of this method.

Dennison’s Method
Relaxation and energizing exercises, which serve the integration of the cerebral hemispheres for their more effective activity. It is simple and it aids harmonious development and if applied patiently and persistently, it helps overpowering of a child’s various difficulties. Its basic task is the integration of thoughts and actions, which means an ideal cooperation of the mind and body.

Veronica Sherborne’s Method
The task of the Developmental Movement Method is developing through movement of the motional fitness, consciousness of one’s body, of space and acting in it, as well as sharing of space with other people and getting in close contact with them.

Tutor: Anna Wieczorkowska
Thursdays / 5.15 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Cost: 10 zlotys/ class

Ballet
Classes in classical dance for kids in the age from 6 to 9. Learning of classical dance has influence on the development of a proper posture of the child’s body. Carefully selected exercises develop the beauty and harmony of movements and they also enable a general strengthening of the body and improving of the physical fitness.

Tutor: Alina Belyagina
Fridays / 17.00 – 18.00
Cost: 10 zlotys/class

Movement Workshop (children’s group/youth group)
We invite kids and young people with dance experience as well as those who would like to try their hand in contemporary dancing in classes in two age groups: kids and young people. Within working during the workshop there will be classes conducted using many techniques, among other: release, modern jazz, ballet, gaga, and floor work, improvisation, or basics of acrobatics.

The first classes will take place within the Open Days Bytom Dance and Movement Theater ROZBARK and they will be of a familiarization nature. During the next few meetings, 2 groups will be selected, which will create regular dance groups of ROZBARK Theater.

First classes (Open Days)
March 7th (Friday) / 6.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m. Youth 14 – 16 years of age
March 8th (Saturday) / 10.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m. Kids 7 – 13 years of age

Regular classes – ”Movement Workshop” as of March 10th: Youth 14 – 16 years of age, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.30 – 7.30, Tutor: Agnieszka Doberska

Participation in the classes is free of charge.
It is necessary to enroll in advance by telephone or e-mail (stating the name of the child , first name and surname of the guardian and telephone contact number). The dancers who conduct the classes decide about admittance to the groups.

Street dance (7 – 11  years of age and 12 – 16 years of age)
Dance classes in the scope of many techniques, such as:  breakdance, locking, popping, hype, new style, wacking, house, street tap, or dancehall. Participation in the classes is not only thorough physical training, but it is also a great lesson of the street dance history. The classes are conducted by an experienced pedagogue, dance instructor and director of children’s and youth performances. We invite kids and youth to take part in the classes in two age groups.

Tutor: Agata Zeliszek
Group 7 – 11 / Wednesdays 16.30 – 17.30
Group 12 – 16 / Wednesdays 17.45 – 18.45
Cost: 10 zlotys/ class

CLASSES FOR ADULTS 

Contemporary dance
Author’s classes conducted by dancers connected with Bytom Dance and Movement Theater ROZBARK as well as invited artists. These workshops are recommended for people who already possess dance experience (intermediate/advanced level). 

From Monday to Sunday / 18.30 – 20.00
Cost: 15 zlotys/ class

Improvisation
Classes for people who dance, starting from the intermediate level. The aim of the classes is increasing the consciousness of one’s body, learning to look for dance within oneself, and openness to different events.

Tutor: Anna Piotrowska
Wednesdays / 19.30 – 21.00
Cost: 15 zlotys/ class

Jazz
Jazz dance teaches to express emotions, feelings, as well as expression. It perfectly ”chills out” the body and mind. It is based on the idea of ballet, although just like contemporary dance it is lacking certain limitations. The characteristic features of this dance are the so-called isolations, namely movements by parts of the body independently of other movements and counteractions, which are present with same frequency in hip-hop, but in a different way. Jazz dance gives a general impression of a ”light and independent” dance, as contemporary or modern dance, however right after ballet it is one of the most difficult dance techniques and it requires great work from the dancer. It develops all muscle groups, improves the body’s motility, stretches stagnant tendons, and it enhances blood circulation. Regular training sessions increase the body’s fitness. Classes are directed to people who dance at an intermediate and advanced level.

Tutor: Katarzyna Nowak
Thursdays / 19.30 – 21.00
Cost: 15 zlotys/class

Basics of classical dance 
Classes directed to people who dance and who wish to get to know the basics of classical dance. They cover learning of the technique and working on short choreographies. Learning of classical dance influences the development of a proper posture of the body. Carefully selected exercises develop the beauty and harmony of motions and they also enable a general strengthening of the body and improving of the physical fitness.


Tutor: Alina Belyagina
Saturdays  / 6 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.
Cost: 15 zlotys/ class

Latin dance - SOLO
The proposed solo exercises and choreographies draw deeply from Latin dances such as: samba, rumba, cha cha, pasodoble, jive as well as the elements of salsa and flamenco. Hot Latin music from Columbia or Cuba – activates the body, especially the hips, arms, and chest. The classes enable improvement of fitness, relax and at the same time strengthen the body, but above all liberate it from the stiff frames, in which it is usually kept, put in motion those parts of the body about which existence we tend to forget. This perfect form of amusement enables overcoming of constraints and draw pleasure from what our own body offers us – pure movement. These classes are directed to both women and men regardless of age and dancing skills.

Tutor: Katarzyna Baran
Fridays / 17.00 – 18.30
Cost: 15 zlotys/class

Dance classes for women (contemporary dance/beginner level)
Classes aim at improving fitness and motional coordination, strengthening of the body, and working on the contemporary dance technique. Starting from a comprehensive warm-up – gradually more and more complex exercises and combinations and choreographies based on the contemporary dance technique in a broad sense will appear during the lesson. At the end, we are planning exercises in stretching and calming the whole body following an intensive strain. We invite women to these classes regardless of their dancing skills and experience. The program will be adapted to the skills of the participants.
Please bring a comfortable outfit to the classes (e.g. a sweat suit), we dance with no shoes on.

Tutor: Katarzyna Baran
Fridays / 6.45p.m. – 8.15 p.m.
Cost: 15 zlotys/class

Relaxation – The Conscious Body
Classes directed to all people, regardless of age and physical fitness, based on the principal techniques of body and mind integration through breathing. The main aim of these classes is relaxing of tense parts of the body and seeking a proper and healthy body position, which will serve in everyday life and will help to avoid the most common postural defects. 

Tutor: Agnieszka Doberska
Saturdays / 11.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.
Cost: 15 zlotys/class

Yoga
Classes conducted according to IYENGAR’s method, for two advanced groups.

IYENGAR’s Method
It is characterized by precision and rigourism, it engages and combines all aspects of human functioning (bodily, intellectual, and spiritual).

Tuesdays / 18.00 – 19.30 beginner group
Thursdays / 18.00 – 19.30 intermediate/advanced group 
Cost: 15 zlotys/class

Pilates 
Classes for stretching, strengthening, and stabilizing the muscles of the whole body, particularly  deep muscles of the abdomen, back, and pelvis as well as thighs, buttocks, and calves. These exercises are carried out while listening to gentle music, at the rhythm of one’s own breath. They develop the habit of proper posture and they increase the consciousness of motion, coordination, and the harmony of the whole body and good state of mind.   
Classes for anyone, regardless of age or level of physical fitness, recommended also to those people who suffer from joint or skeleton pains.

Tutor: Katarzyna Nowak
Tuesdays / 7.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.
Cost: 15 zlotys/class

Dance classes for seniors 
Dance and movement classes directed to seniors, who wish to actively make use of their time.  Getting to know different dance forms: ballroom dances, circle dances and improvising, motion exercises and games, and relaxation methods will enable individual development in the sphere of the body and soul. The goal of these classes is incitement to activity through dancing and motion; getting to know different forms of artistic expression, developing interests, integration, taking care of the proper body posture, physical fitness, and maybe above all – good fun.

Tutor: Ewelina Dehn
Tuesdays and Thursdays / 4.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Classes are free of charge!

COURSES FOR ADULTS
Lindy – Hop (first group in Silesia!)
Argentinian Tango