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Breathe + Stretch

with Karen Arthur

A Weekly Joyful Practice For Every Body 

Fridays 8am - 9am

with time for a slow departure

This invitation is simple.

Meet me as you are.

Using a combination of gentle stretching, breathing exercises, movement and joyful dance we will greet the day and start our weekend energised and refreshed.


Absolutely no experience necessary. Sessions suit every mind and body. Come with an open heart. Smiles will be provided but feel free to bring your own to share. 

All welcome.


Photograpy by Rafe Eddington


We have a sliding scale of prices and class plans to make classes as accessible as possible.


   If you need this rate please use it

  • Single Class - £5


  Costs a bit more but helps us to offer concessions

  • Single class £15

  • 4 Class plan - £56 - Purchase four classes and save 10% on the total cost


   This is the full cost of a space at Darrah Dance

  • Single Class £10

  • 4 Class Plan - £36 - Purchase four classes and save 10% on the total cost

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When Karen Arthur, a budding disco queen, was at school her art teacher told her that she could study dance as a career. She thought all her Christmases had come at once! She gained performing arts BA Hons specialising in dance in the early eighties.


Karen Taught contemporary dance in secondary schools in London for two decades. With studying breaks in New York at ​Alvin Ailey Studios, Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance


She taught jazz and contemporary in Helsinki and continued to teacher dance summer school for Hong Kong exchange students with Excel throughout for a decade. In 2019 she performed with Laban centre for dance at Horniman museum for their summer festival. 

Now in her sixties dance and movement has remained a constant in Karen’s life, helping her move slowly through a debilitating mental health diagnosis in 2015 with the onset of menopause and injuries that left her unable to walk without a cane in 2016. Karen will wax loudly and lyrically about the boundless benefits of movement and not taking our bodies for granted as we age.

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