‘Life is a work of HEART’

This is the philosophy behind Matthew Lambden’s brand new dance studio opening  in Birmingham this year. I can’t wait to share my practice in this new space and share in the Heart Work experience.

FLOW: contemporary dance

Dance with FLOW. Helen teaches a fluid, lyrical contemporary class with dynamic phrasing and technique practice. The class often includes lengthy movement phrases that build in complexity. Attention is given to the Lehrer principles of pure momentum and space, combined with the use of dynamic rhythm.  Dancers will work both in the floor, and aspire to the sky, and harness technical and creative flow within the body. Expansive, fun and totally inspiring.

Day: Friday (starts 26th Jan 2018)

Time: 6.30pm

Level: Open level

Cost: £7 drop in

£70 for 11 week term (Book)

FOSSE X: commercial jazz  

Get Fosse sophisticated with this new personalised commercial class. Students will focus jazzy isolations combined with softer lyrical lines, and hip-hop phrasing for beautiful choreography and a brilliant dance workout. Dancers will work both slow and fast, opening with a full-body warm up, followed by technique work and Fosse-inspired choreography. Classes close with fluid stretches to align and relax the body. Soundtrack ranges from Dua Lipa and Rhianna, to Jackson and Madonna.


Day: Friday (starts 26th Jan 2018)

Time: 7.30pm

Level: Improver/intermediate

Cost: £7 drop in

£70 for 11 week term (book)

TO BOOK please sign up and pay for the first class of the term.



Well done to my ladies for their performance at Big John’s Mela this weekend.  Fantastic to be apart of such a  diverse, colourful festival. There’s some real talent out there in our second city. Safe to say some of it appears in the shots below. Once again, well done ladies.

Thank you to all the pros backstage, to Sharm for inviting us, and to the crowd for whooping your socks off. We loved every minute!

If you fancy working with us, performing with me, or trying out some New style Jazz moves in  class, get in touch. I’m only too happy to answer any questions you might have, or take bookings.

Chow for now x

Join me for a choreography summer class in contemporary, lyrical, and jazz.

Friday 26th August  2.30-5pm

Cost: £20 

Test your strength, stamina and creative ideas. 

This workshop will inspire dancers to work together to create precise and simple movements patterns, influenced by the diversity of traditional forms. Participans will explore lyrical movement, expressive lines, and fluid motion through a combination of contemporary, jazz, and dance-theatre exercises. The workshop will culminate in a group piece, combining taught and improvised material generated during the workshop.

Previous dance experience required. At least 2 years. 

Payments must be made in advance of the workshop. Non refundable. 

Venue: The Dance Workshop studios, Birmingham, B13 8EE

TO BOOK: barefootartsbrum@gmail.com / 07804 206 871

As part of the Moseley Festival 2015,  Dance Artist, Practitioner and Writer Helen Calcutt will facilitate a special contemporary choreography taster workshop at The Dance Workshop studios in Birmingham. // Open Level adult workshop (16+)


Expect a fresh approach to contemporary and modern dance practice, exploring ways to connect and express your stories to music and choreography.

Participants will be guided through an energetic dance-theatre warm up, followed by a combination of learned phrasing and a series of choreographic games. Dancers will develop an insight into the variations and patterns of contemporary and modern dance, provided with the creative tools to shape and devise their own movement phrases and choreographies.

This is an open level workshop, perfect for those who love to move, and are interested in contemporary dance and creativity. Beginners welcome.

The workshop will run from 8.30-9.45pm on Tuesday 7th July at a special discount price of £5.

To book, please contact: barefootartsbrum@gmail.com

Your teacher in action!