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Celebrate International Dance Day with Figoura

Our favourite quote for today is :

"You live as long as you dance"- Rudolf Nureyev

At Figoura we celebrate International dance day. with our countdown to the start of our new Term which resumes in less than 2 weeks time. Classes start on Monday 9th May and throughout the week.

We kick off for the first time, our new Wednesday classes which has been well received judging by all the students that have registered to that class. Our class timetable is as follows:

  • Monday - Beginners class - 7:00pm - North London, Main Hall, PGURC

  • Tuesday - Beginners class - 6:30pm - Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA)

  • Tuesday - Beginners class - 8:00pm - Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA)

  • Wednesday - Intermediate/Advanced - 7:30pm - The Place (Home to the contemporary dance school)

  • Thursday - Intermediate class - 7:00pm - Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA)

World Dance Day or International Dance Day is celebrated annually on 29 April. It was first introduced by the International Dance Council (CID, Conseil International de la Danse) in 1982, in collaboration with Unesco and is aimed at attracting the public's attention to the art of dance and its various forms. Greek dancing being one of them, especially as the President of the CID is Greek!

CID actively promotes International Dance Day, as it believes that while dance in all its forms has always been an integral part of human culture, over time, the art has been overlooked and given less significance by official organisations across the globe.

The main purpose of Dance Day events is to attract the attention of the wider public to the art of dance. Emphasis should be given to addressing a new public, people who do not follow dance events during the course of the year.

  • Below is a compiled list of top 10 quotes to enjoy and share with friends and fellow dancers.

  • "Dance is the hidden language of the soul" - Martha Graham

  • "Dance is nature. Listen to your heart, it dances with its own rhythm. The biggest thing that classical dance and music does to you is help attain balance between your mind and soul." – Pandit Birju Maharaj

  • "Dancing is poetry with arms and legs." – Charles Baudelaire

  • "Dancers are made, not born." - Mikhail Baryshnikov

  • "The real self of an artiste lies in art, so when an artiste performs, all the pain, trauma and tension get released through art, be it dancing, painting, singing, writing or even martial arts." – Mrinalini Sarabhai

  • "Dance is just like film in that it allows for thoughts in movement."- Twyla Tharp

  • "Dance for yourself. If someone understands, good. If not, no matter." – Louis Horst

  • "I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what is too deep to find for words." - Ruth St Denis

  • "This search for what you want is like tracking something that doesn't want to be tracked. It takes time to get a dance right, to create something memorable." - Fred Astaire



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