Dance

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Contemporary Dance

This class focuses on performance in contemporary commercial dance techniques. Students will be challenged technically, physically and mentally as they work with choreographers to develop their technical and expressive skills. Students will work towards creating a dance work that expresses a specific intent for performance. 

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Contemporary Ballet

The class will have a performance focus on creating choreography with an edge by incorporating other genres. This is geared towards producing triple threat dancers. Strengthening classical ballet technique supports all dance styles and helps to build artistry in movement. Students will build on the dynamics and musicality of movement while pushing the boundaries of classical steps and developing a strong foundation to execute turns, extensions and elevations.


Jazz

This class focuses on preparing performance quality routines with an emphasis on the speed of learning choreography while concentrating on the detail and accuracy of the jazz style. Routines will be physically challenging and students will engage with the unique musicality and expressiveness of jazz choreography.


Hip Hop

The students will learn to perform hip hop moves and routines in a variety of ways with an emphasis on clean and precise movements. They will understand why particular movements work with different music and the need to listen closely to the music and not just dance over the top of it.

Students will be encouraged to move out of their comfort zone and challenge themselves by learning more difficult moves. They will also explore and develop their creative style through choreographed routines.

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Self Devised Choreography

Students develop the skills of choreography through practice of self-devised movement projects. Students engage in exploration through tasks to encourage self-devised movement for dance compositions. They learn essential aspects of the craft of choreography, which they employ to communicate their intent through dance.

Students learn about:

  • Manipulation of the elements of dance as they relate to choreography
  • Generating self-devised movements related to a stimulus or a concept
  • Organising a dance (form/structure)

 

Pilates / Strength and Conditioning 

Pilates and Strength and conditioning training involves a wide range of exercises to develop and build a variety of skills, with a focus on mind, mobility, stability, strength, endurance, agility and balance.

Pilates is a low impact exercise comprising controlled movements that enhance your balance, core strength, mobility, flexibility, and even mood. It focuses on the smaller and deeper muscles that support your structure and enhance your overall health. These skills improve fitness and performance stamina, as well as flexibility and agility.

Latin Dance Styles 

Salsa, tango, cha cha and rhumba – latin dance styles that originate from South America, Cuba and Latin America. These dance styles are fun yet they each require discipline - precise steps and rhythmic precision to perform well. Think “Strictly Ballroom” and “Dancing with the star”  - and be prepared to work at your technique while also enjoying the fabulous music that accompanies these styles.