Tiny Tots and Co (6 Months- up to 3 Years)
Tiny Tots & Co Classes are Fun, Creative, and Movement Based Dance Classes for both Parent/Career and Child. Classes focus on developing co-ordination and rhythm in a fun and friendly environment. Tiny Tots and Co is a great introduction to dance which is suitable for all little Boys and Girls!. Classes are open to children from the age of 6 months-up to 3 years. From these classes children can progress to our Pre-primary Dance Classes.
Pre-Primary (Age 3-5 Years)
Our pre-primary dance classes are preparatory dance classes held before our syllabus grades. These classes are fun filled enjoyable classes, helping to develop rhythm, coordination and creativity. In these excellent foundation classes students cover basic dance and movement technique such as skipping, galloping, running, jumping as well as undertaking fun games and songs. These classes are a great way for children to develop and learn about themselves through the use of music and dance while in a fun and friendly learning environment. A varied range of music is used within classes allowing students to develop their imagination and creativity which is a vital stage within child development.
Syllabus Classes (5 Years +)
From the age of five years students are able to undertake syllabus technique classes. Our syllabus classes are offered in Ballet, Tap, Modern Theatre and Jazz. Students have the opportunity to work through the grades starting at primary level working all the way up to the major syllabus. For these techniques we follow the I.S.T.D Syllabus where students have the opportunity to undertake exams throughout the year.
Below is a brief description of the Technique classes on offer:-
Ballet is a type of performance dance that originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. It has since become a widespread, highly technical form of dance with its own vocabulary based on French terminology. It has been globally influential and has defined the foundational techniques used in many other dance genres. Ballet requires years of training to learn and master, and much practice to retain proficiency. It has been taught in ballet schools around the world, which have historically used their own cultures to evolve the art. – (ISTD N.D)
Tap has evolved as an American dance form, popularised throughout the world, with debate about its origins coming from African dance, Irish dance and/or clog dancing. The dancer uses their feet to strike the floor, beating out different rhythms, with dancers wearing tap shoes which have small metal plates on the toe and heel to give the distinctive sound. Tap dance is a theatrical art form often seen on stage in musicals.-(ISTD N.D)
Modern Theatre dance is a rhythmic dance style which originated in America before travelling to the rest of the world. It is often seen on the stages of musical productions and is known for its theatrical qualities. The style uses travelling steps, high kicks, leaps and turns which all need strength and flexibility. This is a highly energetic dance style. - (ISTD N.D)
Jazz has become one of the most popular dance styles in recent years, mainly due to its popularity on television shows, movies, music videos and commercials. People enjoy watching jazz dancers, as the dancing is fun and energetic.
Jazz dancing is a form of dance that showcases a dancer's individual style and originality. Every jazz dancer interprets and executes moves and steps in their own way. This type of dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns.- (T.Bedinghaus,N.D)
Acrobatic Arts is a beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatics. Based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling.
Adult Tap & Adult Ballet
It's never too late to learn to dance! And our adult classes are a fun way to keep fit, improve posture, fitness, flexibility and rhythm in a friendly social atmosphere. No previous experience is needed and there is no upper age limit.
Street/ Commercial Dance Classes
Street/Commercial dance lessons focus on learning set routines which are created to fun well known music. These classes are relaxed and have a focus on developing student’s individuality and performance skills.
Boys Only Classes
Our boys only dance classes have been added to our timetable purely to encourage more boys to dance! We find many boys want to dance but feel nervous about dancing along side the girls so we have come up with our NEW BOYS only classes!
Just for boys dance classes focus on- learning cool moves to modern tunes. Covering; Hip hop, Street, Modern, Jazz, Freestyle and general dance technique as well as focusing on strength and power! We also have a boys only tap dance class
Our Limbering class is a lesson working on improving overall fitness. The class starts with cardio working on developing student’s fitness and stamina then moving onto stretching exercises helping students to increase their flexibility helping to assist and improve their dancing.
Private small group lessons or one to one lessons are available in all genres and styles mentioned above on request.
Wedding First Dance
We also offer a private lesson service for events such as weddings. Are you worried about your first dance? Why not undertake some private dance lessons with us where we help you create your first dance based on your ability and help put all of your ideas into reality. You may even be interested in a huge production at your wedding such as a surprise flash mob including bridesmaids and groomsmen. Make your wedding day special for all with an unforgettable performance. Any ideas you may have we are here to help!