Gay Men’s Dance Company (GMDC)

Wanting a new way to exercise that’s fun and sociable?

Do you get self-conscious on a night out or at parties?

Feel like you have no co-ordination or rhythm?

Maybe you just want to get hot and sweaty in room full of men…?

 

GMDC_048The Gay Men’s Dance Company (GMDC) offers a creative outlet; a place to express yourself in a safe and supportive environment while keeping fit, socialising and learning to dance.

The point of these classes is not to become a professional dancer, it’s about gaining confidence in moving, improving rhythm and co-ordination, increasing general fitness and flexibility, meeting new people and all while having fun! Plus, it’s been proven that activities with a partner or group helps achieve goals and targets faster, and is a more enjoyable way of exercising.

These classes are suitable for men of any age (over 18), height, weight, dance and fitness ability or background. They can work alongside and compliment any current fitness regime or be the only form of exercise you do.

You require no prior knowledge or experience!!!

“The GMDC has been an exhilarating experience for me so far. Not only do I find the stretches and warm-up beneficial in toning and increasing my flexibility in my other sports such as running and swimming; I have found a new hobby in an environment where I’m encouraged to improve my dancing confidence and knowledge.” – Simon, 27, Commercial Analyst.

How to Join

We are now enrolling new members for our Summer term beginning in April. We have 6 classes of varying abilities over 4 locations across London: North, West, South West and South East. You book for a full term of classes, (approximately 12 weeks), which costs from £90 for the term, (£7.50 per class).

If you are interested in joining please contact gmdc@alexscurr.com and we will send you an application form.

Spaces are limited so please get in contact as soon as possible to reserve your place!

To see clips of the classes, pictures and to keep up to date with what we’re up to, follow us:

Facebook: facebook.com/GayMensDanceCompany Twitter: twitter.com/TheGMDC

We’re holding trial classes this March to give you a chance to meet some of the boys and see what we’re about, email now to reserve your space!

“Great fun as well as being a good physical work out. I love getting to class each week because I know I’m going to have a good time with Alex and the boys.” – Matt, 42, Marketing Manager.

About the Classes

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Classes will include an aerobic dance warm-up, strengthening exercises and a strong focus on stretching and increasing flexibility. You will learn dance technique and travelling exercises including leaps, kicks and turns and every class ends with a dance routine. Classes will be based around modern, ‘Jazz’ styles; Street, Commercial, Hip-hop, Technical, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Disco etc. but also drawing from the strengths and relevant aspects of other dance forms like Contemporary, Latin and Ballet technique as well as Yoga, fitness classes, Zumba and Gymnastics to create a fusion of exercises and movements best suited for members goals.

 

The Benefits of Dance

Dance can be a great way to stay fit for people of all ages, shapes and sizes. It is one of the few exercise forms that not only includes aerobic exercise, but also anaerobic. It has a wide range of physical and mental benefits, including:

  • Improved rhythm, coordination & spatial awareness
  • Reduced stress levels and improved ability to relax
  • Boosts memory
  • Improved strength, muscle tone and flexibility keeping muscles and joints healthier
  • Weight loss
  • Stronger bones (reducing the risk of osteoporosis)
  • Better understanding and control of your body, improved posture and balance
  • Better circulation, strengthens the heart and lungs (reducing the risk of diabetes and other diseases and ailments).
  • Increased endurance
  • Increased confidence and self esteem
  • Improved social skills
  • Improved overall health and fitness, general and psychological well-being, leading to a better quality of life.

All of these are valuable skills that can be transferred and assist with any other form of exercise and within your day to day life.

 

About Me

GMDC_142I am a qualified dance teacher and professional dancer and choreographer with over ten years experience working within the performing arts and education industry. I am also a sports massage therapist and currently training to become a personal trainer as well. I have a very broad understanding of the dance, fitness, health and wellbeing world and I’ll be there to guide and motivate you through every session. Please look through the website to find out more information about me.

“After 1 term, I can touch my toes for the first time in my life.” – Chris, 36, Senior Business Intelligence Analyst.

The Future of GMDC

I will be looking to expand to more classes across London and classes of varying ability levels, so I can challenge all members. Social events will be organised where members will be encouraged to show off their skills on the dance floor.

Further down the line we will create a performance troupe to offer members a chance to show what they’ve learnt in a more formal setting and experience another aspect of dancing.

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Please get in contact now to book your place- gmdc@alexscurr.com

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