Dance Class Styles
We have a variety of different class styles to suit everyone. If you don't see what you are looking for, please get in touch as we may put on a class you want!
Streetdance / Hip Hop
Street dance is term given to a dance style that evolved outside of dance studios in any available space such as block parties and nightclubs.
Examples of street dance include b-boying (or breakdancing), which originated in New York City, locking which began in Los Angeles and House from Chicago.
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.
Pointework is the part of classical ballet technique that concerns pointe work, in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet within pointe shoes.
Contemporary dance is a dance performance genre that developed during the mid twentieth century. Originally informed by and borrowing from classical, modern, and jazz styles, it has since come to incorporate elements from many other different styles of dance.
In terms of the focus of its technique, contemporary dance tends to combine the strong and controlled legwork of ballet with modern dance's stress on the torso, and also employs contract-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation characteristic of modern dance.
Jazz dance is shared by a large range of dance styles. Before the 1950s, jazz dance relating to dance styles that originated from African American vernacular dance. Jazz dance was an integral part of jazz until the end of the swing era in the late 1940s. After that, a new genre of jazz dance - modern jazz dance - emerged, with roots in Caribbean traditional dance.
Every individual style of jazz dance has roots traceable to one of these two distinct origins. Jazz was a big hit in the early 1950s and it is still a well-loved style of dance all over the world.
Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. Two major variations on tap dance exist: rhythm (jazz) tap and Broadway tap.
Broadway tap focuses on dance; it is widely performed in musical theatre. Rhythm tap focuses on musicality, and practitioners consider themselves to be a part of the Jazz tradition.
Based on acrobatic movements that require incredible strength, flexibility and confidence, Acro can be seen included in many other dance styles, as it allows dancers to perform tricks of visual and physical dexterity.
Acrobatic work can help the body become stronger & more flexible which will help any dance style.
Encouraging children's natural joy of movement and freedom of expression.
Creative Dance introduces children to dance and movement using the natural actions of the body such as jumping, skipping, hopping and galloping.
We develop control and co-ordination of the body through exciting play, enhancing our imagination through story telling and improving concentration. As we explore the capabilities of our own bodies we aim to encourage spacial awareness and develop stability and balance.
In addition we work as part of a group, taking turns, sharing fairly, building confidence and self esteem, and having great fun learning together!