This hip hop class focuses on musicality, along with different qualities of movement. Pupils will work on precision, body awareness and performance. This class will prepare for the commercial dance industry by working on skills needed to create a stronger, more versatile dancer. The style ranges from smooth grooves to energetic hits. Combining the inner grooves with accuracy and emotion while exploring the rhythms and lyrics of the music. In hip-hop classes the music drives the movement.
I believe ballet is the foundation of all dance. There are huge benefits that children and adults can gain from participation in ballet classes. Ballet enhances an individual’s physical and mental ability no matter where you career path may lead.
All the ballet styles classes will be a free style of ballet with a mixture of barre and floor work. The ballet classes are taught using classical music and will develop musicality and self-expression, poise, grace and elegance. The set exercises aim to lengthen and tone muscles, develop core strength and improve flexibility, co-ordination and balance. Children and adults who participate in ballet develop excellent posture, confidence and learn self-discipline. These are all attributes that improve an individual’s dancing but also enhance their daily lives.
This class will introduce you to the fundamental elements of alignment, strength, flexibility, rhythm and momentum. From centre exercises to moving through your dance space, you will challenged both mentally and physically. Different progressions will be offered so everyone can build on the foundations they bring to class, increasing not only their skills but also their understanding of their own body. Sequences will experiment how you combine the important elements together. Contemporary emphasises placement, breath, and musicality.
Dancing in heels is great body workout, lots of fun and for anyone looking for a professional dance career in the commercial industry. Class will begin with a barefoot warm up, setting the body for choreography done in heels. The focus will then be drawn to the lines of the body, the walking style, maturity of movement and confidence. Always demanding a strong work ethic and skill, the class aims to push the limits of each and every student. Heels classes encourage approaching movement with risk, focus, meaning and precision.
The Jazz class will combine contemporary jazz, lyrical and traditional jazz. It’s a technical and creative class with the goal of self-improvement. The Jazz warm up focuses on exercises that stretch and condition the body, weight exchange, core work and balances, while using the body in a full range of motion. Dancers build strong technique, and gain greater functional awareness through a jazz structure. Across the floor patterns is a progression of stylized movement, with creative turns, jumps that supports the work in the combination. Each jazz style has a specific intention and focuses on putting technique to work.
Street jazz class emphasizes musicality, performance, and dynamics, while motivating students to maintain a positive classroom environment. From the warm-up to the class combination, each song is carefully selected to enable each student to focus on body awareness, confidence, and clear execution of movement and learn the musicality of the body movement with the lyrics of the music. This class will encourage students to push past their limits and achieve their goals. Come with an open mind, a passion to improve, and the ability to learn more about you as a person and a dancer. The style collaborates all techniques and styles of dance, technical sharpness of jazz and hip-hop. The dancers are free to express their individuality and the elements of the story of the song through unique and challenging combinations that test the abilities through the lyrics of the music.
Musical Theatre is a class that will combine dancing singing and acting to music from popular shows musicals on Broadway and in London’s West End, which include ‘Annie’ ‘Matilda’ ‘The Lion King’, and ‘Mamma Mia’ etc. These classes give students the chance to explore characters through mime and dance, which develops performance skills. Musical Theatre encourages dancers to express their unique personality and creative approach to the material.
Flexibility increases movement capacity by removing tightness so you can loosen your limbs. The exercises given assists in transporting oxygen to sore muscles and quickly removes toxins from muscles, so recovery is faster. Strengthening exercises will take ideas of a basic Pilate’s class as well as essential strengthening technique’s for a dancers body. The exercise focuses on core muscle strength while stretching and strengthening the entire body. With a contemporary approach to strength and flexibility training the effect will give a workout appropriate for all skill levels. The aim of the class is to increase strength, flexibility and joint stability.