Classes

CUTAZZ runs classes in a range of dance styles to suit every level of experience.

Covid Guidelines

This is the most important section! If you plan on attending classes please make sure you have read these guidelines through (it’s only an A4 page), they are to keep yourself and everyone around you safe and healthy. Guidelines can be viewed here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o–HQRWds39GMYh8VRsLlbz-ajY_Ufle/view?usp=sharing

2020 Michaelmas Term Changes

Venue: Our in-person classes this term will be held in Studio 4, Colours of Dance Studio. The address is: Level 2, 182 Histon Rd, Arbury, Cambridge CB4 (opposite Aldi for convenient post class shopping!). There is space to wait outside the building (with masks) and a committee member will tell you when you can enter.Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/CxAwzcMQYHkvDgt16

Pricing: Due to the additional cost of the venue and restrictions on class sizes, we have made the decision to raise the price of classes by £1 (so £4 for members, £6 for non-members). Class cards will have the same price, but while we continue to use an external venue, we will charge an extra £1 each time one is used. 

Booking: There is a limit of 10 people per class, so we are introducing a booking system for classes. Each Saturday at 6pm there will be a Google Sheet sent by email and posted on our Facebook page. You will be able to write your name down for classes and there will be a reserve list where you can also leave your email to be contacted if a space becomes available. IMPORTANT: Please attend if you have put your name down and if you discover you are unable (for example if you need to isolate) let me know at president@cutazz.com ASAP. We all need to cooperate to make sure as many people can attend classes and have fun as possible!

Online classes: For those who missed a spot, can’t attend in-person class, or just want more dance (who doesn’t??) we will have one FREE online class a week. This term we will be using Zoom and the link will be sent in the weekly email and posted in our FB group. We are looking for volunteers to teach! We really enjoyed seeing lots of great choreography last term so if you would like to lead a session in any style or body conditioning/stretching please let Freya (vicepresident@cutazz.com) know. 

Payment: This term will be payment by contactless card ONLY. To speed up and reduce contact during payment for classes, payments for memberships and class cards will be taken via bank transfer. Information about this will be on the weekly class booking sheet

Payment and Membership

Membership for the year (order on booking sheet):

Student – £20
Non-student – £25

Individual class prices:
Members – £4 per class
Non-members – £6 per class

Class cards (for members only, order on booking sheet):
6 Classes – £15 (1 free)
13 Classes – £30 (3 free)
20 Classes – £45 (5 free)

While we use an external venue, an extra £1 will be charged per class used.

Contactless card payments only. All payments are taken at the beginning of class.

General Information (pre-covid)

Membership

At CUTAZZ we strive to keep dance classes affordable for all.  A year’s membership costs just £20. Whilst it is not necessary to become a member to come to class it does however, offer you a great discount.  See prices below.

Class Prices

Members: £3

Non-Members: £5

Members may also buy class cards to reduce the costs of classes in bulk:

6 classes: £15 (1 free)

13 classes: £30 (3 free)

20 classes: £45 (5 free)

NB: We can only accept cash and cheques.

All cheques made payable to ‘CUTAZZ’ and please write your name and what you are paying for on the back.

Timetable 

Click here for class times and locations


Difficulty Levels

Beginners’ – absolutely all welcome! Whether you’ve never danced before, or if you’ve done a little bit before but you’re feeling rusty, our beginners’ classes are fun, relaxed and a great way to improve your coordination, meet new people and try something different. You will learn basic technique and a number of basic moves (such as pirouettes, kicks and leaps in lyrical and jazz and tap springs and time steps in tap), and then start learning one routine in preparation for the optional (but highly recommended) show in Lent term.

Intermediate – for those who have at least one year of dance experience. Tap, lyrical and jazz classes are pitched at about ISTD grade 4 level and above. Some knowledge of kicks, leaps and turns expected in lyrical and jazz, and knowledge of a good range of basic steps, such as time steps, riffs and cramp rolls, expected in tap. Classes will generally consist of a mixture of technique, particularly at the start of term, before starting work on two routines to perform in the annual show in Lent term.

Advanced – for those with at least three years of dance experience. Tap, lyrical and jazz classes are pitched at about ISTD grade 6 and above. A fairly high level of technique is expected in all styles, such as ability to perform a double pirouette in lyrical and jazz and ability to perform pull backs and Maxie Fords in tap. Classes will generally consist of a mixture of technique, particularly at the start of term, before starting work on two routines to perform in the annual show in Lent term.

These are very much just guidelines, so if you’re unsure which class to attend we recommend that you try a few and see which level suits you best. If you have any queries do get in touch with any members of the committee.