Ballet for pleasure, Ballet for the more serious-minded. This classical style of expressive movement has something to offer for everyone. Ballet has a technique which is the foundation of all dance working on turnout, strength, grace, and poise, Ballet teaches the body proper placement. It is the most disciplined form of dance and the most respected. Every dancer with a proper ballet base is guaranteed to improve in all forms of dance.
Hip Hop is the latest craze in the dance world. Have you ever seen the hottest pop band’s music video? Then you will already know what Hip Hop/ Street dance looks like. Hip Hop/Street dance takes any form of popular music – from pop to hip hop – and choreographs routines to the beats. We have seen that, only too often, the most successful pop acts have made it big by combining Hip Hop/Street dance routines with their tunes and lyrics. Hip Hop is a form of dance all students love!
Freestyle/Jazz is the trendiest and most popular form of dance in the UK today. It involves runs, spins, kicks and leaps as well as many other diverse steps and movements with lots of different arm and hand actions. The music can be fast and ‘beaty’ or slow and sensuous, allowing dancers of all ages to use freedom of expression to enhance their style.
Tap teaches students to take time and listen. It is all about creating music with different rhythms and sounds. The musical techniques taught in a tap class go on to help in all other dance classes. Students who take tap class are more aware of the music they are dancing to, which allows them to always be in time with the music. Take tap and find out how much fun it is to create your own music!
Contemporary dance borrows from the balletic technique. It encourages natural, spontaneous movement, and personal interpretation.
Contemporary also encourages awareness of space and body movement, use of body weight, balance, fall and recovery and improvisation.
There is a focus on the connection between mind, body and breath. The improvisation is key for pupils wishing to develop their choreographic skills, using body mapping, levels shapes and dynamics
This is an energetic class for adults who want more variety from their dance classes while increasing their aerobic fitness. If you are bored of gyms or regimented classes and want to increase your fitness while stimulating your mind, then this class is for you.
Using the ballet barre as a basis for a complete body workout, the exercises involve dynamic and static movements, isometric holds, core strengthening and stretching.