Teacher: Cassylda Augusto Rodrigues
Hi I’m Cassylda. I’m a second year International Business with Spanish student. This year I am teaching beginner lyrical with CMD. I began gymnastics at a young age before I transitioned into dance in secondary school. I took classes in ballet, modern and contemporary and spent a lot of time competing with other styles such as musical theatre and jazz! With a background heavy with drama and dance (both done for GCSE and in dance school), I think both aspects are really important within performance, you have to tell a story. Last year with CMD I took jazz, contemporary and lyrical classes and competed with the Acro-contemporary and Intermediate Jazz pieces representing Warwick CMD which were such great experiences. Classes were always the highlight of my day, really fun and always pushed me to my limits. My classes will focus on basic technique at the beginning of each lesson but for me a priority will always be the performance and story telling of the piece. I will focus a lot on characterisation and perfecting core moves that'll help establish a good foundation for intermediate classes as well! Classes will always be relaxed and friendly and will move at a pace that everyone is comfortable with. After all, dancing is all about enjoying yourself, pushing yourself and wanting to get better!
Teacher: Anna Voitovich
Hi, I’m Anna, a second year Biomedical Science student and I’m so excited to be your intermediate lyrical teacher this year! I have been dancing since the age of 12, in Modern and Tap and completed ISTD grade 5 Modern. As well as this, I also attended Saturday Theatre School where we explored many dance styles like Jazz, Contemporary, and Lyrical. Since joining CMD I have attended many classes and was part of the intermediate ballet competition team. Dance has always been such a big aspect of my life, and is the best revision break. Lyrical is by far my favourite style because I love acting and being emotional. I hope to create a relaxed and friendly environment where everyone feels confident enough to dance their hearts out. In my class I want to focus on technique like turns and leaps, flexibility, and expression. The class is purely for fun and a bit of a stress relief from university whilst learning some new skills, so I strongly urge you to come along. It's also nice to meet some new people in classes, who also have a passion for dance. Please don’t hesitate to message me and ask about anything CMD related. I'm happy to help! Can’t wait to meet you all and dance with you next year!
Teacher: Natasha Moore
Hi! I’m Natasha, a second year Law student and I’m looking forward to being CMD’s advanced lyrical teacher this year. I have been dancing since the age of 3, having trained in all classical styles of dance but focusing on jazz, ballet, lyrical, tap and acrobatics predominantly. My professional experience includes performing alongside Tommy Steele in Scrooge, performing in Never Forget the Musical, Cinderella the pantomime and appearing on CBBC in Sport Relief does Glee Club. I have also competed in many dance competitions in solos, duets, trios and groups. As lyrical embodies different dance styles, this class will incorporate both modern jazz and ballet technique. We will work towards improving flexibility and control of the body. I aim to use the dynamics and lyrics of songs to not only work on the fluidity but also the strength of the movements to show contrast. Conveying emotions and performance skills will be developed in my class as well. CMD offers many different dance classes and it really is a great club to be a part of. I would strongly recommend trying out new dance styles and will hopefully see you either in my class or at CMD’s social events this year!