David Blake

 Horton Technique level 2

David Blake

Classes

Minimum age: 15

Monday: Horton Technique Level 2

  • Level: Advanced/Pro
  • Time: 18:00-19:30
  • Fee: £14

Classes bookable HERE from one week ahead.

David Blake

Biography

David Blake is an international performer, instructor, and choreographer with more than 15 years of experience in the entertainment industry appearing in commercials, TV shows, films, and print. Most recently he performed in Disney’s award-winning musical The Lion King in the role of ‘Banzai’.

He received his performing arts training through the Cathy Levy Performing Arts Academy, California State University, and the Alvin Ailey American Dance School. He is a certified Lester Horton Technique Instructor, a fellow of the International Dance Teachers’ Association (IDTA), and holds a MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy from the University of London, Goldsmiths. David has toured extensively throughout the Caribbean, United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom as principal dancer of the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC). He has been a guest artist for various dance companies and choreographers in California. David has conducted master classes and workshops in Musical Theatre, Jazz, Modern and Afro-Caribbean based dance and has taught and choreographed internationally. 

Class Description

Developed by Lester Horton this technique provides the fundamental tools needed in dance training for both professional and pre-professional dancers. It builds strength, flexibility, and coordination while increasing the expressive range of the body through a series of exercises and movement vocabulary. Aimed at students 15 years old and over this challenging, high-energy technique class explores varying tempos, rhythmical patterns, and dynamic accents for all to enjoy.