Dance is a silent art form that allows for the freedom of expression, while developing musicality and artistry. Dance comes in many disciplines: classical ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary dance and many more. Our Dance students will develop strength in technique, creativity and versatility through movement, confidence in performance and the courage to explore expression through their own choreographic creations.
Students will be taught by professional dancers from the United Kingdom who will share their industry experiences and knowledge.
Young Cubs DAnce
The Young Cubs Dance course is designed to give students 3-4Yrs an introduction to different styles of dance, whether Classical Ballet, Funky Jazz or Tap Dance. Students will learn in a fun and creative environment with industry experts who have all been trained at vocational schools in the UK and who have professional performance experience.
Each week students learn a different dance discipline on a rotation basis. Students begin the course with an introduction to Classical Ballet and learn the ballet basics using music from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake as they bring the famous characters to life through movement. Students then begin to explore Jazz and Tap movement vocabulary and learn the importance of rhythm and musicality when interpreting different music genres. Our Young Cubs Dance course encourages even the quietest of students to grow in courage as they are given the freedom within a structured learning environment to express themselves and perform confidently through movement. The end of each term will culminate in a short sharing of work for family and friends for the students to showcase the exercises and choreographed routines that they have learnt over the course of the term.
Ballet teaches elegance, pose, attention to detail and physical strength. While our classes focus on technique our ultimate aim is to produce Ballet dancers who demonstrate musicality and artistry when performing. Our Ballet curriculum is carefully devised in such a way to provide students with a holistic understanding of Classical Ballet and the various practitioners that are instrumental to the industry. Alongside the RAD Examination framework students are introduced to Cechetti, Benesh Notation and ISTD styles.
Our Classical Ballet students have the opportunity to be entered for their RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) Examinations in 2018.
Students will begin the course by securing their technical foundations including posture, learning basic dance vocabulary and begin to explore musicality. Each week students will learn funky explore hip-hop routines, touch upon musical theatre jazz dance styles and choreographers and lyrical choreography. This course is structured around the ISTD syllabus and students will have the opportunity to enter for their ISTD Examination once per year (the examination is completely optional). At the end of each term family and friends will be invited into the class to watch an informal demonstration to see the work that the students have been covering.
Tap is probably the most fun dance style for young and indeed adult students. It is the perfect introduction to dance for those who have never danced before and allows students to explore movement through rhythm and sound.
Tap is the perfect introduction to dance for those who have never danced before. Each lesson we will explore new styles: classical, jazz, rhythm, funk, and Broadway tap to develop your rhythm and musicality, while most importantly having lots of fun!
ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE (RAD) EXAMINATIONS
The Royal Academy of Dance Examinations has around 230,000 candidates from all over the world. Their focus is on musicality, creativity and artistry. This is a fundamental aspect of developing interest and passion into a dance discipline for younger students. The RAD syllabus provides a grounding for students of all abilities to develop their technical versatility in Classical Ballet. The RAD syllabus is world-renowned and facilitates a pathway for those students who potentially would like to go on to study vocationally.
The ISTD conducts 250,000 assessments annually. We offer a wide spectrum of vocational, recreational and social dance exams to children, students, amateurs and professionals.Our clearly defined structure allows learning to take place in the context of safe dance practice.The examination structure of the ISTD is designed to cater equally for those who wish to progress to making dance their profession, either as a performer or dance teacher, and for those pursuing dance purely as a leisure activity.
Choreography workshops provide a platform for students to devise their very own choreographic triumphs. We explore the choreography of Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham and Bob Fosse, whilst using improvisational exercises and creative stimuli to develop new ideas. Each term concludes in a sharing of work, by our students, to family and friends, to demonstrate the choreographic skills and techniques they have been workshopping.