DANCE CLASSES

Dance Styles

We have a variety of classes offering this year. They are:

Cecchetti Ballet

(Cecchetti technical training-the basis of all dance movement & exam syllabus) The philosophy of the method is to promote a lifelong love, appreciation and enjoyment of ballet and train the professional and amateur students in the intricacies of the technique. Cecchetti dancers have always achieved places in national and international ballet schools and dance companies.

Jazz

Dynamic dance moves characterized by the use of improvisation and influenced by rhythms of popular music. Includes technical training for jumps, leaps, turns and training in flexibility and strength.

Modern

Lyrical dance which challenges dancers to use motion to interpret music and express emotion. A lyrical dancers movements attempt to show the meaning of the music . The style is passionate and emotional. It can tell a story or show emotions such as love.

Contemporary

Contemporary dancers can range from classical to breakdancers. This style of dance places heavy emphasis on the connection between mind and body, with dancers being encouraged to explore their emotions through dances which push against traditional boundaries This style of dance often involves a great deal of playing with balance, floorwork, fall and recovery and improvisation.

Glenn Wood Tap (GWT exam syllabus)

Stylish funky tap very suitable for boys and girls including faster combinations and turns. Start at level 1 through to 10. Exams yearly structured to positively reinforce confidence and give constructive feedback. Teachers and students are encouraged by Glenn to feel relaxed and support the other students during exams.

Hip Hop

A culture and form of ground breaking music and self expression including breaking popping and locking. Hip hop music is a musical genre typically consisting of a rhythmic vocal style called rap which is accompanied by backing beats. Recreational and relaxed classes. Mostly teenagers attend but open to adults as well.

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