Classes We Offer

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Ballet

Ballet is the foundation of all dance styles and rhythmic gymnastics and will maximise technique and longevity in a career of dance. It provides grace, poise, and technique needed to be proficient in all other areas of dance. Ballet classes will help dancers with posture, elegance, feeling through movements, flexibility, fitness, balance, self-discipline, and self-confidence.

A very elegant and regal style of dance from the beginning dancing like a fairy, then taking to the barre and centre, to pirouettes (turns), grand jete’s (big jumps) then to becoming a prima ballerina on pointe.

Tap

Tap is a form of dance characterised by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion like a drum. The dancer makes intricate beats to make interesting rhythms.

The sound is made by shoes that have a metal “tap” on the heel and toe.

This is a style especially loved by younger dancers who enjoy making lots of noise and have a high energy.

Modern Dance

This is an expressive form of dance with a wide variety of styles within one subject/genre, music can range from chart music, to classics right through to musical theatre.

Each showing feeling through music.

A style originating from ballet but has more freedom in the movements, with elements of kicks, spins, leaps and jumps.

Artistic Gymnastics

A very popular class in the academy, this style of gymnastics is the most well know style in the UK.

Sessions will incorporate floor work such as rolls, cartwheels, walkovers, flicks, tucks etc.

Along with apparatus work such as A-Bars, Beam and Vault.

A great session to help build strength and flexibility which developing self discipline and body control.

Rhythmic Gymnastics

This style gymnastics have spell bounding, elegant routines performed on the floor, no vaults or bars to leap off in this style just music and one pice of hand apparatus that bring the performance to life.

Rhythmic gymnasts use a mixture of floor gymnastics (rolls, cartwheels, walkovers, chest rolls, etc), ballet and modern dance, combine with hand apparatus which are ball, rope, ribbon, hoops and clubs along with free routines (no apparatus).

In this style students learn how to move gracefully and increase there flexibility, hand and eye co-ordination, strength and musicality.

Freestyle Disco

Freestyle is spontaneous and individual style of dance. It is an extremely popular style.

Although some performances are choreographed for group routines and performances, they can also be partially choreographed or improvised for competitions which is the main force behind freestyle disco and some student’s enjoy the freedom of this style of dance to other conventional classes, as it allows for individual expression and students are encouraged to create new moves and develop a personal style.

Freestyle dance classes are upbeat, modern and fun. It’s all about freedom to express movement to the wide variety of music trends.

Classes start with an energetic warm-up with kicks, jumps, spins, acrobatic elements and fast arms followed by routines and improvisation with in fast slow dance, students will learn this dance form in a fun, energetic, yet hard working and disciplined environment.

Freestyle dancing is popular with dancers who like to express themselves. It gives them the freedom to throw their arms up in a joyous gesture if the song makes them happy. It gives them the freedom to let the whole body dance, even the head and fingers during a slow sensitive piece.

As with all dance forms, freestyle dancing has many health benefits.
Dancing improves, self-esteem, co-ordination, creativity, attentiveness and communication skills.

Cheerleading

Cheerleading is an activity where students cheer for their team as a form of encouragement. It can range from chanting slogans to high energy routines involving lifts, tumbles, chant, cheers, jumps and pom dance/motions.

Usually performed in a team rather than individual, strong friendships are formed and large emphasis on trust and the team has to work as one to keep lifts strong in the air.

Cheerleading originated in the United States. A great class to bring out a students confidence along with building up strength and power with musicality of dancing and keeping to a beat.

Drama

Drama comes from Greek words meaning “to do” or “to act.” A drama, or play, is basically a story acted out. And every play—whether it is serious or humorous, ancient or modern—tells its story through characters in situations that imitate human life.

Performances can take place in a theatre, on tv, in a movie or anywhere people can be entertained,

Students will learn to take on a character and express themselves in different ways, through voice, mime and performance.

A great class for students who like to perform also for those shy members who wish to gain more confidence.

Tumble

Mainly an add on class to help improve dancers, artistic gymnasts and cheerleaders tumbling skills.

This class focuses on the advanced floor skills such as flicks, handsprings, tucks, ariels and twisting somersaults.

A high adrenaline session to help build up skill levels along with strength and speed/power.