This class will explore the fundamental movement principles of ballet, including posture, alignment, co-ordination, balance and flexibility, following the ISTD examination syllabus. Ballet is the most important dance practice and is the core foundation of all other forms of dance.
Modern dance is a rhythmic dance style. 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, in which we also follow the ISTD examination syllabus.
Tap has evolved as an American dance form, popularised throughout the world. 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.
In these classes we teach the fundamentals of street dance movement. They are upbeat and high-energy classes. Rhythm, isolation and quick footwork will all be incorporated. Students will learn to memorize choreography to songs they regularly listen to on any of the available streaming platforms. We may also periodically introduce them to something they may not have heard before!
Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance. We play a few drama games, focus on vocal exercises and breathing techniques, and learn songs from Disney to Pop to West End musicals.
This brand new class offers a magical experience for little girls, and boys if they so wish. Our professionally trained teachers will dress up as a different princess each week, to sing, dance and play games with your children. Your children too can dress up too! Although only introduced during 2020, the classes are already very popular!
This is a fun way to keep fit and learn a new skill! The classes are for all ages and abilities and we do not take them too seriously, but we all leave the room sweating. The class is broken down into sections - a warm-up to start, and then a fitness circuit, followed by technique; travelling steps such as kicks, leaps and step-ball-changes, and we finish with choreography that we build and work on for about 4 to6 weeks. It is a great way to exercise, meet new people, and have a bit of you time away from the business of work and mum life!