A usual class consists of the following:
Students begin with approximately 10-15 minutes of stretch/warm-up.
* This helps to tone the body, aid in balancing & increase strength & flexibility.
Students then move onto corner work.
* This helps with co-ordination through travel, from one corner of the studio to the other.
The remainder of each class is used to work on routines.
* This helps with memory and gives a sense of achievement to students knowing they have left
the class learning something which they can go home & practice.
Classes are generally taught according to the majority of preference by the students and parents while still maintaining an all-round base of styles.
Flexibility is important for preventing everyday injuries & for improving your posture. Acrobatics helps you acquire agility, balance and motor coordination by incorporating flips, jumps and rolls. Learn new moves which you can add to your repertoire of performing arts skills.
Ballet is a formal style of dance. It is excellent for improving agility, coordination, flexibility, grace and strength. Ballet teachers use a
'barre' (bar) for support during ballet exercise. These exercises
consist of repetitive moves in a variety of set positions.
Pointe work is hard work. Beginning pointe classes will be more demanding on your body, especially your feet but is every ballerina's dream & a wonderful milestone to reach.
Contemporary is among the most distinctive dance styles often described as earthy. An artistic combination of ballet techniques and naturalistic movements, contemporary dance style includes a lot of floor work and turn in of the legs.
Jazz is a combination of dance styles that come from the musical
theatre arts. Also known as modern dance or jazz ballet, it is often used in musical theatre, commercials and music video clips.
A typical jazz class begins with a warm up, focusing on stretching & isolating the body. Followed by travelling steps such as kicks, turns & leaps. We end the class with routine work accompanied by music.
Tap is a style of dance distinguished by percussive footwork that marks out precise rhythmic patterns on
the floor. Tap Dancing was developed in the United States, but owes much of its development to dance
styles that include Irish solo step dance, the English clog dance, Spanish Flamenco and African dance movements.
HIP HOP / FUNK
Hip Hop choreography makes use of the same components and techniques found in other forms of Urban Dance. These include Popping, Locking and Breaking. Meanwhile, martial arts dance styles like Capoeira are also looked to for inspiration.
A regular Hip Hop class begins with a short warm up then proceeds to stretching. Once the warm up and stretching is done, the class performs a series of isolation exercises. These special exercises teach
dancers how to move different parts of their body separately. The last section of this class is where the teacher puts together steps for routine using a choreography that is both distinctive and can be performed along with the music chosen for that set. Funk dancing is like the dance styles performed in the latest music videos. These classes are so much fun and patterned after the latest music trends. Funk is a great workout because you won’t even realise that you are exercising. It’s a great beginning for new dancers, especially for those who have never taken a dance class before.
Private lessons are available for those wanting to learn to sing in half hour lessons providing one-on-one tuition. Our Group classes consist of singing, movement, drama games & improvisation and is a great class for building confidence in a group environment.
We occasionally incorporate cheerleading into our classes. Cheerleading is a very physical class, based on organised routines, which contain the components of tumbling, body conditioning, dance, jumps, cheers & stunting.
Drama is designed to develop stagecraft skills such as improvisation, characterisation, voice projection and physicality. It helps students discover the world of performing & creativity, through fun classes.
Students wanting to participate in Pageants, please contact Jacqueline directly.