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Welcome to movingeast - Center for Martial Arts, Dance and Complementary Medicine in London.

movingeast is a growing interdisciplinary centre of excellence in Martial Arts and Contemporary Dance based in a tranquil, light-filled building in Hackney, north east London, with Tetsushinkan Dojo at its heart. Its core ethos is to facilitate the creative development and self-empowerment of individuals through reflection, inquiry, cooperation, respect and self-discipline. The centre is expanding its educational and leadership roles within the local community and operates nationally and internationally.


Dancers using and enjoying the facilities at Movingeast.
Click here for a description of the dimensions and the
address, and there are also Aikido and Kashima Shinryu
pictures showing the space.

Children's Dance Class at movingeast

Online calendar >



Paul Smith Head of Tetsushinkan training with Watanabe Sensei of The Shiseikan Dojo.



News & Events

Movingeast Aikido practice: Tetsushinkan Dojo has moved to New Unity Hall, Upper St., Islington N1 2TZ (entrance next to the fire station).

For enquiries about classes contact Paul Smith:
Tel.: 07764 226407
Email: paul@movingeast.co.uk
Check our Facebook page for up to date information on class times and latest news.
Movingeast closed its studio at St. Matthias Church Hall 30th November and no longer takes bookings for dance or evening cases.

ReWire/Dancing States – Explorations in Ensemble, Solo, and Contact Improvisation. With Nina Martin and Andrew Wass.

MovingEast, London
1st-5th August 2016
Cost: £185 Fully waged/Funded, £165 Part-time waged/Independent artist, £145 Unemployed/full time student.
Click here for more info


A contact improvisation workshop with Andrew de Lotbinière Harwood

SUSPENSION [of weight, of time, of balance and of disbelief]
MovingEast, London
28th March - 1st April 2016
Cost: Fully waged / funded: £185
Part-time waged / Independent artist: £165
Unemployed / Full-time Student: £ 145

Click here for more info


Hofesh Shechter Company Intensive: Technique Class and Repertory

At Movingeast
4th – 8th April 2016
Cost £160 (£140 conc)
Click here for more info


Alex Whitley Dance Company Intensive: Technique Class and Repertory

At Movingeast
11th – 15th April 2016
Cost £160 (£140 conc)
Click here for more info



Saturdays 10.15am - 11.00 am at Movingeast
2-5 yrs old and their parents
Instructor: Monica Giacomin
For more info click here

New: Vinyasa flow yoga class on Mondays

7-8.30pm at Movingeast
£40 for 5 classes / £12 drop in
Further info: Olanna - olannayoga@gmail.com / 07956281569

contact improvisation

Contact Improvisation classes and jams

Saturdays and Thursday evenings
Find out more here



movingeast gratefully acknowledges
financial support from
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