Genres & Classes on offer
Classical Ballet is the backbone of all dance genres. Working on developing the core stability and poise needed for this difficult style is tackled with the use of the RAD examination syllabus which is highly recognised in all vocational school should your child wish to further their training at 16 years of age. The Royal Academy of Dance method is a ballet technique and training system that was founded by a diverse group of ballet dancers. They merged their respective dance methods (Italian, French, Danish and Russian) to create a new style of ballet that is unique to the organisation and is recognised internationally as the English style of ballet.
Modern/Jazz//Lyrical Modern & Jazz dance develops the dancer’s core body strength, and is a very physical, athletic style of dance whilst lyrical challenges the dancer to express the emotions of the lyrics and interpret the music through their movements. The ISTD (Imperial Society of teachers of dance) again recogised internationally, has an extensive and extremely successful selection of syllabi to enhance the pupils training and development.
Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. Two major variations on tap dance exist: rhythm (jazz) tap and Broadway tap. Broadway tap focuses on dance; it is widely performed in musical theatre. Rhythm tap focuses on musicality and close to the floor footwork improving speed tapping. The ISTD have incorporated all of this into their tap syllabi extensively looking after the tap dancers development.
Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, acting, and dance. Our classes involve song and performance, working on projection and confidence along with suitable choreography to make the song into a performance.
Contemporary dance has grown to become one of the dominating performance genres for formally trained dancers throughout the world. It has come to incorporate elements from many styles of dance, but closely related to modern dance, ballet and other classical concert dance styles. Contemporary dance tends to utilize both the strong and controlled legwork of ballet together with the modern dancer's core tability. It also employs contract and release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation charecteristics of modern dance.
Acrobatics is the performance of extraordinary feats of balance, agility, and motor coordination. It can be found in many of the performing arts as well as in many sporting events, and martial arts. Acrobatics is most often associated with activities that make extensive use of gymnastic elements. We work on flexibilty, developing useful 'tricks' that can be utilised within performances and also develop double/team work.
Street/Commercial is a funky dance style which utilizes many of the dynamics found in music videos today.
Body conditioning Even the best sense of rhythm, the most careful technical training, and the most astute dance intuition aren’t enough to make a dancer truly excel; you also need focused strength, balance, and flexibility to execute the movements with power and grace. Body Conditioning improves your technique and performance in all dance forms by strengthening the body’s core (abdominal and back muscles) while improving coordination, balance, and alignment and optimizing flexibility. The result is more lift without tension, deeper pliés, higher jumps with less effort, tighter turns, and improved extension and turnout.