Baby Ballet- The skills of movement will be taught through a 30 minute dance class based on imagination and play. Basic Ballet technique will be developed through a series of movement exercises based around the themes of fairies, secret gardens, wonderlands, magical creatures and nature. This will be a class your child will treasure week in & week out, gaining not only the physical ability to dance but social and emotional skills while they interact with the teacher and other children.
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Ballet– Ballet is formalised training which developed from the Italian and French courts in the 15th and 16th centuries. Based heavily in France it developed a French language system which is still used within classes today. Using line, strength and flexibility Ballet dancers develop a strong sense of body awareness and alignment as well as spatial awareness and technical prowess. Students will be taught Royal Academy of Dance syllabus barre exercises, followed by centre work. Students will learn the skills of co-ordination, agility, strength, flexibility and artistic expression. They will develop their vocabulary in technical ballet terminology and build anatomical confidence through movement.
Ballet Combo Pack- 2 classes per week
Students wanting to enrol in Ballet classes Grade 1 and above will need to enrol in two classes per week. The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) recommends a minimum of 2 hours per week for all students learning the RAD Ballet syllabus. This ensures students have sufficient time to cover all aspects of the RAD Ballet syllabus and progress with greater knowledge and confidence in their ballet technique.
Contemporary– Contemporary dance developed out of a revolt against ballet and traditional dance styles in the 19th century. It is based on grounded movements with a relaxed but strong abstract style. Students will learn weekly exercises gaining strength, flexibility, co-ordination and technical dance skills through a warm up, corner combinations finishing with a routine and stretching or cool down.
Jazz– Jazz dance began in America in the 20th century when African American dance styles combined with the emerging social dances of the day. It has since come to reflect jazz music from the 1930’s to what we know as pop music today. It is naturally fast in style using strong, isolated movements of the feet, hips, shoulders and torso. Students will do a Jazz warm-up at the beginning of the lesson, followed by a series of technical exercises to develop skill in Jazz technique, to finish the lesson with a routine and cool down. Students will move to a range of current pop-music and create a routine for performance.
JFH– A combination of Jazz, Funk and Hip-Hop this style combines the newest and freshest form of popular dance often seen in tv commercials and current video clips. It is naturally fast in style using strong, isolated movements of the feet, hips, shoulders and torso. Students will do a Jazz or Hip-Hop warm-up at the beginning of the lesson, followed by a series of technical exercises to develop skill in commercial Jazz technique, to finish the lesson with a routine and cool down. Students will move to a range of current pop-music and create a routine for performance.
Musical Theatre– Musical Theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines song, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance. The story and emotional content of a musical are communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole. Although musical theatre overlaps with other theatrical forms like opera and dance, it may be distinguished by the equal importance given to the music as compared with the dialogue, movement and other elements. Students will learn routines (including learning lines, singing, acting exercises and dance routines) to a mix of well known musical pieces from either Cabaret, Hairspray, Annie, Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Annie, Billy Elliot, Matilda, Legally Blonde, Chicago etc.
Acro– based on Acrobatics this class teaches children the art of strength and flexibility combined as the groundwork for acrobatics training. Students learn how to handstand, cartwheel, forwards/backwards roll, do the splits, backwards walkover and birani amongst a number of other skills, required more and more in the dance world. Designed for the child who likes to take a risk, this class isn’t for the faint hearted, please enquire for more info.
Hip-Hop- based on the African-American dance style developed throughout the last century, Hip-Hop is becoming more popular as the years go on. Using modern Hip-Hop music students participate in a whole class warm-up, grooves and learn a set-class routine from week-to-week. A fun class for students who want to dance without the rigidity of a disciplined dance style such as Ballet.
Classes on offer for Adults
Adult Ballet (Beginner)- Developing or re-developing your skills in ballet technique is gaining increasing popularity amongst women of the 21st century. For many adults, we begin our love of ballet at a very young age and somehow it gets lost along the line of growing up. If you began ballet as a child and have a passion to rediscover your ballet technique, THIS CLASS IS FOR YOU! Attendees are not expected to be the next prima ballerina nor are leotards and tights expected. It is a class where adults can learn barre and centre work in a friendly, relaxed, casual environment expressing emotions through music whilst getting a fantastic workout.
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