What is creative contemporary dance?


Contemporary is a popular style of dance taught and performed all around the world. It was originally influenced by classical ballet, modern, and jazz but has since borrowed ideas from many other styles making it varied and experimental. Contemporary dance can be used to tell a story or it can be abstract and focused on different ways of moving and the human body - it is therefore a very creative art form.

Our creative contemporary dance classes will involve:

  • High energy warm-up games and activities

  • Exercises to develop your dance technique and skills

  • Creative tasks to explore your imagination and create new dances

  • Learning and rehearsing dances in preparation for performance

You will also improve your:

  • Fitness

  • Strength & flexibility

  • Balance and coordination

  • Musicality

  • Intellectual knowledge of movement, choreography and performance

  • Creativity & imagination

  • Confidence & social skills

Will I definitely get a permanent place in the class if I attend a free trial?


No, attending a free trial doesn't guarantee you a permanent place in the class (you can only guarantee your place by enrolling/paying for classes).

Can I join after the term has started?


Yes, although we encourage students to join at the start of the term, it is possible to join at any point in the term - as long as there are places left. If you'd like to join after the term has started, simply enrol online (paying for the remaining classes of that term) or you could book a free trial online before enrolling.

Can I pay on a drop-in basis?


No, we can only accept payments for a term of classes. This is primarily to ensure continuity for the students and therefore maximum learning.

The class is sold out, can I join a waiting list?


Yes, please email outlining the class you'd like to be added onto the waiting list for and we'll keep you updated if/when a place becomes available in the class.

Can I pay by cash, cheque or bank transfer?


No, our secure online payment system is designed to make payments as easy as possible and to allow our teachers to focus on teaching and ensure quick transitions between classes. If you are not able to access the online payment system for any reason or have any concerns, please email, or call +44(0)7901947010 or +44(0)7511523631.

My contact details have changed, how can I let you know?


If you have enrolled onto our classes and your contact details have changed, please do let us know. Updating your details is easy, simply 'Log In' to your Traceworks Dance account (top right of the website, next to the website menu), click 'My Account' on the drop-down menu next to your name, amend your contact details in the boxes on this page and click 'Update Info' to confirm.

I need to cancel my class enrolment, can I have a refund?

Refunds will only be given in extreme circumstances that mean the student can no longer attend the term of classes that have been paid for. For refund requests, please email

What should I wear to class?


Tight-fitted clothing that you are comfortable in and can move freely in - what you would normally wear for physical activities. We normally dance in bare feet.


Can I get changed at Canada Water Studios?


Canada Water Studios has an all genders changing room and toilets, you are welcome to use these facilities to change or you can arrive in your dance wear.

What should I bring to class?


A bottle of water, a notebook & pen (for older students - working on choreography), and most importantly...YOURSELF!

Can I still join in if I'm late?


Students are required to arrive in good time for class so they do not miss the essential warm up. Latecomers will not be able to join in with the class until the teacher has ensured they have done an independent warm-up to prevent injury. This is not ideal for the students or the teacher, so please be on time!

Will I get to perform?


Yes, there will be regular opportunities for class students to demonstrate what they have learnt and share their dances at end of term sharings and shows. Also, if you're aged 13-19 and love performing - perhaps you should consider auditioning for B40 Youth Dance Company?