Classes

Commercial Jazz

Commercial Jazz

What is it? A current style of modern dance. Commercial Jazz is known to be a highly choreographed dance form. It features a mixture of sharp and fluid movements, popping & locking and animated expression similar to dances seen on commercial video clips. This stylized combination of street funk, hip hop and pop is similar to styles seen in music videos for Beonce, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears and Janet Jackson. Sean Cheesman, a well known choreographer says... “It’s a mixture of hip hop, street, jazz and the latest dance steps, choreographed to pop songs,

Tap

Fun, noisy, rhythmic, musical and challenging! Classes are offered from 4 years to adult. A mix of traditional and American styles. Opportunities for examinations, improvisation classes, American tap technique and coaching for Status exams.

Adult Tap

Adult Tap is held on Saturdays 12-12.45pm  Come and join the class. A fun and percussive way to keep fit and learn what your children are up to! Call 07948372952 for more information.

We can also offer Adult Jazz classes on Thursday nights. If enough interest in Adult Ballet we will run those classes as well. Its a fun way to keep fit whilst learning and having fun!.... Register your interest for these classes and we will include them in the timetable.

 

 

Modern

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Modern classes are a great introduction to dance for the younger student. A fun, energetic but structured time when co ordination and the development of motor skills are encouraged.

Hip Hop

Hip Hop is fun, energetic and very connected to the musical style. We offer classes for various age groups.

From a technical aspect, hip-hop dance is characterized as hard-hitting involving isolations (moving a certain body part independently from others.)  The feet are grounded, the chest is down, and the body is kept loose so that a dancer can easily alternate between hitting the beat or riding through the beat. This is in contrast to ballet or ballroom dancing where the chest is upright and the body is stiff. In addition, new style hip-hop is very rhythmic and emphasis is placed on musicality how sensitive your movements are to the music and being able to freestyle.

Ballet

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Classical Ballet classes, amongst other things, develops discipline, technique, strength and control. It creates a foundation for all other dance genres. We offer classes from baby ballet to Intermediate.

Greek

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We offer, when there is interest, greek classes, competition solos, arrangements and group dances in our productions.

ISTD Syllabus

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The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) is the world's leading dance examinations board.

Formed in 1904 it is today a registered educational charity and is the only organisation that covers the
full spectrum of dance examinations on a truly global scale.