Contemporary Technique Classes

Contemporary Technique Classes with Grace Murdoch

In these classes a variety of contemporary dance techniques are explored and developed across the age groups, led by experienced teacher Grace Murdoch. We start by developing the initial movement skills and modes of exploration with the younger groups, progressing to more challenging advanced techniques at the intermediate level and above. The classes fuse elements of Release, Flying Low, Graham and Cunningham techniques, amongst others. The classes are designed to give all students a strong technical foundation and are a great counterpart to our Saturday Creative Dance sessions, in order to give a well rounded dance training for young people. Although age guidelines are listed below, Grace will make sure each student is in the group most appropriate to their level and experience and this will be on a case by case basis. For more information on Grace Murdoch, Click Here to visit her website.

TimeClass CategoryAge GroupSchool Years
16:30 - 17:20Beginners7/8 - 10 Years3, 4 & 5*
17:30 - 18:20Juniors10 - 13 Years6, 7 & 8
18:30 - 19:20Intermediate13 - 18 Years9, 10, 11, 12 & FE/Sixth Form etc.
19:30 - 20:20Advanced14 - 18 YearsInvitation Only

*Please note: we cannot currently offer places to young people who are in the Year 2 school year. Please only make a booking if your child is in the Year 3 school year. If your child is currently in the Year 2 school year and is interested in starting Contemporary Technique classes, please complete a form to register on the waiting list and we will be in touch as soon as a place becomes available.


Places are offered on a first come first served block booking basis for either the full term or half term (which ever is currently on sale). Due to the current Coronavirus Pandemic places are extremely limited so we can maintain the required social distancing to operating within the Government Guidelines and Falmouth University policy. Please familiarise yourself with the Contemporary Technique 10 Point Plan for the 2020/2021 Academic Year to see how we are managing the classes safely. When you book a place on one of the classes you will need to accept this 10 Point Plan to confirm your child place during the registration process.

The 5-7 Years Beginners group will operate in a fortnightly carousel. Details have been emailed to existing and waiting list attendees explaining your term dates and which carousel group colour you are in.

Spring 2021 Class Term Dates:

  • Wednesday 6 January (Yellow Carousel Week)
  • Wednesday 13 January (Purple Carousel Week)
  • Wednesday 20 January (Yellow Carousel Week)
  • Wednesday 27 January (Purple Carousel Week)
  • Wednesday 3 February (Yellow Carousel Week)
  • Wednesday 10 February (Purple Carousel Week)
  • Wednesday 24 February (Yellow Carousel Week)
  • Wednesday 3 March (Purple Carousel Week)
  • Wednesday 10 March (Yellow Carousel Week)
  • Wednesday 17 March (Purple Carousel Week)
  • Wednesday 24 March (Yellow Carousel Week)
  • Wednesday 31 March (Purple Carousel Week)


Due to the classes being fully booked, existing class members have been contacted by email with details on booking for Spring 2021. If you are interested in joing the classes when a space becomes available, please join the waiting list below.


Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic places are extremely limited in the classes. If there is enough demand and interest in the classes, we may opt to run a fortnightly carousel for our Beginners and Juniors classes. If you are unable to book a place due the classes being fully booked, please ensure you register on the classes waiting list to enable AMATA to gauge the level of interest and make the adaptions to a fortnightly carousel possible. The introduction of a fortnightly carousel may mean some young people already booked into the Beginners and Juniors classes may have they bookings amended to take this into account. AMATA will communicate via email to confirm any changes and a partial refund will be automatically processed for any sessions that a young person would not attend as a result of this. It is not anticipated AMATA will be able to offer a fortnightly carousel option for the Intermediate and Advanced classes due to the level of technical training required at that ability level.

Click Here to join the Contemporary Technique waiting list.