and Movement classes are designed especially to
encourage a love of dance and music in young children
as well as developing coordination and fitness.
Children develop the ability to be aware of how
the body moves by introducing them to different
styles of dance and movement. The class is broken
down in three sections, using music to enhance body
coordination, learning how to stretch your body,
and then dance to a choreographed piece of music.
These classes are tailored for either boys or girls,
and parents are encouraged to stay watch and even
Come and take a magical journey in Fairy Land, come dressed in your Fairy Best!!!! This 45 minute class is designed to take your child on a mystical journey through the enchanted land of the Fairies. See how they develop their fairy ballet skills and twinkle on there toes like little fairy princesses. Parents are welcomed to say and be swept away by these little fairies…
Musical theatre is a form of theatre combining songs, spoken dialogue, singing, acting, and dance. The emotional content of the piece as well as the story itself, is communicated through the words, music, dance and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole. So many people now are taken by the revival of many theatrical songs and modern songs due to GLEE where it has populi zed musicals and given songs a new modern twist.
Contemporary style of dance emerged in the 20th century In contemporary dance, people attempt more the natural energy and emotions of their bodies to produce dances which are often very personal. Contemporary dancers can come from any training background, it places a heavy emphasis on the connection between mind and body, with dancers being encouraged to explore their emotions through dances which push against traditional boundaries. This style of dance often involves a great deal of playing with balance, floorwork, fall and recovery, and improvisation. In contemporary dance classes, students learn to use their bodies in a variety of ways, and they focus on breathing, posture, and emotional state to establish a mind-body connection.
Jazz Dance is a broad dance form characterised by strong modern variations of moves such as kicks, leaps and turns. It is fast-paced and high energy class with emphasis on jazz styles, rhythms, coordination, body isolation and jazz vocabulary.
Hip Hop is high energy street movementas seen in your favorite music videos by artists such as Usher and Destiny's Child to the hottest R&B, Pop and Hip Hop music.
Tap is making a tapping action of the foot on the floor in a variety of rhythmic actions creating many different beats and sounds in syncopation with the music. Tappers develop musicality, rhythm, quick thinking, and the ability to "hear" music.
Song and Dance is a class for all the young pop stars in the making. Students learn simple singing techniques and the ability to sing during choreographed routines. These classes are tailored for 6-12 year olds. Older students maybe interested in private singing lessons.
Classical ballet lays the foundation for professional dancers, including the best jazz dancers. It also provides the discipline required for many of life's other pursuits. Whether ballet is studied for health, pleasure or as a future career, its benefits are numerous and we suggest students study at least two classes per week when they reach Primary level in order to develop a strong, healthy and well poised body. Ballet trains the body carefully, developing strength, control, coordination and line. Our syllabus, Cecchetti, is recognised world-wide as training for dance professionals and we aim for the highest standards for our young dancers.
Students will only be entered for exams when their teacher is confident that they have acquired a full understanding of the required level. Children will vary greatly in their development, absorbing knowledge and mastering skills at different rates to each other. It is important that the exam system enhances the learning experience, adding to their confidence and strengthening their self esteem. These qualities will be significant for some children and not for others.
"Cecchetti-trained dancers have achieved great success throughout the world. They are generally well-regarded for their purity of line and for their ability to adapt easily to other forms of dance.
"The timeless Cecchetti Principles of grace, balance and line form the basis of a sound training syllabus that has been developed to meet the needs of today's modern child - teaching co-ordination, poise, confidence, rhythmical sense and musicality while ensuring that the process is still fun!
"The fully qualified, carefully trained and registered teachers of the Cecchetti Society are committed to providing a stable and secure foundation for each student's training - whether for purely recreational enjoyment or as the beginnings of a career in dance. The Cecchetti teacher training courses prepare them to teach with a safe and secure technical base, sound knowledge of anatomy and basic physical faults, good teaching practices and the historical background of the art of classical ballet.
"The syllabus has been carefully structured to ensure that the student receives a well-balanced training, with each grade for younger dancers designed to build progressively to the senior levels. Two separate examining streams have been formulated to meet the different needs and requirements of recreational and professional dancers."