Pre school classes
Our pre school classes introduce children to dance, using natural steps such as walking, skipping, hopping and galloping. These classes use music, instruments and props, to aid children’s coordination and rhythm. We like to encourage children to creatively explore body shapes and patterns, expressing themselves and developing body awareness. We provide classes in a warm and friendly atmosphere to help children gain confidence and challenge their motor skills.
Ballet is the foundation of all dance styles. It is a highly technical form of dance with it’s own vocabulary based on French terminology. Ballet develops technique and establishes the basic elements for all styles of dance. Children learn how to strengthen and improve general physique, posture and discipline whilst exploring the classical ballet technique. We learn how to move with grace and beauty and develop artistry and dance quality.
Tap is all about rhythm…….and making lots of noise!
Tap is a form of dance characterised by using the sounds of tap shoes acting as a form of percussion. Tap is a fantastic way of developing children’s rhythm and musicality, and promotes style and precision of footwork. The teaching focuses on safe technique, strengthening and an understanding of rhythm. This is delivered in an enjoyable way for young children to learn.
Modern is a mixture of Jazz, Lyrical, Blues, Musical Theatre and Contemporary. It is often seen on the stages of musical productions and is known for it’s theatrical qualities. From technical steps and limbering, to leaps and routines, there is something for everyone to enjoy. It also helps to keep the body toned and in peak physical condition
Within the performance dance industry Commercial Dance is the term given to the style that is used mostly for pop videos. Commercial can also include a variety of styles such as; Sass, Hip Hop, Street, Popping, Locking, Breaking and House. All of which are fun to learn and the skills learnt can be used throughout many different genres of dance!
Disco Freestyle and Rock n Roll
Disco Freestyle is a modern, expressive and varied dance style. The children really enjoy these fun classes. They develop their flexibility and strength along with performance and are encouraged to adapt to different styles of dance and music. We motivate children to express themselves through movement, whilst challenging their personal boundaries, physical awareness and ability. We dance our routines to current music and trends
Rock n Roll is a technical and fun form of dance, danced with a partner. Lots of fast footwork, arm lines and energetic movements are involved. A great way to keep fit, learn a new genre of dance and push your knowledge and technique.
Acrobatic Arts is designed perfectly for the new generation of dance. It allows students to develop skills of strength, flexibility, balance, limbering and tumbling. The clear build up of each exercise means dancers can see how each exercise is going to help them to achieve a higher level going forwards. This syllabus gives you the step-by-step progressions, which helps students to individually reach their goals.
Acrobatic Arts provides teachers (and students) with safe practices to develop their acrobatic dance skills with confidence and success.
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