In Back to the Studio with KNT I described KNT Danceworks new venue in the ABC Buildings on Quay Street in Manchester and gave practical directions on how to get there, where the park and how to find the studio once inside the premises. Though not designed as a studio the space is in many important respects superior to the rehearsal studios in the Dancehouse.
If there is sufficient demand the ABC Buildings will host the first studio Day of Dance for nearly two years on 14 Aug 2021. It is a day on which Karen Sant hires some of the best dance professionals on stage or in the schools to train us. Those whom she had assembled in the past include Alex Hallas, dancer and choreographer with Ballet Cymru, Harriet Mills, principal ballerina with the Karlsruhe Ballet and Joey Taylor of Birmingham Royal Ballet from the stage as well as great teachers such as Jane Tucker of Northern Ballet Academy and Martin Dutton of the Hammond School.
Next week's programme looks very inviting:
- Beginner and Pre-Intermediate Ballet Class between 10:00 and 11:30
- Beginner and Pre-Intermediate Choreograph between 11:30 and 13:00
- Intermediate and Advanced Balled Repertoire between 13:30 and 15:00
- Intermediate and Advanced Ballet Class between 15:00 and 16:30
If you want to attend this event (and why wouldn't you) you must register through the Class Manager app as soon as possible. It will only go ahead if there are at least 15 takers for each event. If you have not already signed up for the event do so soon. Karen will need to make a decision at least a week ahead. I have put my name down for the Pre-Intermediate Class and Choreography sessions. I look forward to seeing some of you there,