Dance Styles

Ballet:

 

Ballet is a core dance subject. It develops technique and establishes the basic elements for all styles of dance. We recommend every child attends ballet classes if they wish to develop good technique, which can be carried on to other subjects.

We follow the ISTD syllabus, and aim to have our pupils ready for examinations later this year.

 

 

Tap:

 

Tap is all about rhythm... and making lots of noise... which we all know, children love to do!! It's origins are many and varied. Americans claim its origin dates from the African Jazz age. The Irish stake their claim to the Jigs and Step Dancing. The English relate back to northern Clog Dancers but whichever one you choose to believe, tap is as popular today as it was in the heyday of the great Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly musicals.

We follow the ISTD syllabus, and aim to have our pupils ready for examinations later next year

Musical Theatre:

 

Let's dance, sing, act and have fun!!!

These classes cover all three aspects of musical theatre, working on one show/theme per term to allow progression and to help with performance skills. Our main aim is to have fun, whilst building confidence and developing vocal, acting and dance skills along the way.

Street dance:

 

This class includes all the latest trends in dance, such as hip hop, commercial jazz,  Popping, Locking, House,Breakin etc  IDTA street exams are optional as well as Hip Hop/ Street dance competitions

 

Disco Freestyle:

 

This form of dancing is fast, fun and exciting! Freestyle dance is extremly high energy which involves traveling around the room with movements performed on the spot including turns, jumps, kicks and spins.  Disco Freestyle classes dance to pop and chart music which the children know.

Rock N Roll

 

Rock N Roll dance includes kicks and flicks alongside acrobatics which is normally danced with a partner.

Commercial Dance:

 

Commercial Dance includes  a range of styles such as hip-hop, Jazz , street dance, Freestyle and pop dance, all taught by our experienced teacher Hannah louise Andrews. A lot of the dancers on music videos and MTV are classed as commercial dancers.
Routines will be danced to the latest pop, r’n’b and chart music. Think Ciara, Rhianna, Britney, Beyonce, Lady Gaga and The Pussycat Dolls.

Contemporary / Lyrical Dance:

 

Contemporary dance is characterised by its versatility: contemporary can be danced to almost any style of music, or united with other dance forms to create new styles of movement. Contemporary seeks to work with the natural alignment of the body, and is therefore safe and accessible for beginners. At the same time, the ease of movement promoted by contemporary dance technique allows experienced dancers to push new boundaries of body movement.

Acro dance:

 

Gymnastic Dance is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics, and its use of acrobatics in a dance context.  Acro dance is known by various other names including acrobatic dance and gymnastic dance, though it is most commonly referred to simply as acro by dancers and dance professionals.

Acro is an especially challenging dance style for dancers as it requires them to be trained in both dance and acrobatic skills. Acro dancers must be in excellent physical condition as well, because acro is a physically demanding activity