Class Descriptions

Here are some helpful descriptions so you know what each of the timetable classes offer.

DANCE/MULTI – Multi genre combo class training children in the foundations of jazz, ballet, lyrical and more.

ACRO/GYM – Foundations of acro-dance and gymnastics

BALLET ASSESSMENT – An easier class learning a classical ballet syllabus where children have the opportunity to sit an assessment if they are interested. The class has barre and centre exercises as well as short routines.

BALLET EXAM – A challenging class learning a classical ballet syllabus where children have the opportunity to sit an exam if they are interested and ready. The class has barre and centre exercises as well as short routines.

COMMERCIAL ASSESSMENT – An easier class learning a commercial dance syllabus including commercial jazz, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop and musical theatre where students have the opportunity to sit an assessment if they are interested. The class has warmups, exercises and short routines.

COMMERCIAL EXAM – A challenging class learning a commercial dance syllabus including commercial jazz, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop and musical theatre where students have the opportunity to sit an exam if they are interested and ready. The class has warmups, exercises and short routines.

BALLET EXAM TECHNIQUE – A challenging class where students are coached more thorough on the technique of their exam syllabus steps as well as a chance to learn some choreographed work such as classical variations and modern/neo classical routines. Occasionally these classes will be open syllabus classes where students are given on the spot exercises to try and tackle which will include some new challenging steps.

COMMERCIAL EXAM TECHNIQUE – A challenging class focusing on the drills for commercial dance. Kicks, Turns, Leaps & Tricks. Students will be given a cardio warmup, drills down, across and around the round as well as any conditioning exercises to help with technique.

ACRO-DANCE/TUMBLING – Students in these classes are trained in acro-dance and tumbling basics, preps, skills and tricks. The tutor can work with many different abilities in one class and works each child to his or her own level.

POINTE EXAM – This class is for girls to work on their pointe work from their exam syllabus. It is only available for students in our development programme and all students must do a term trial before they continue into the year. This is so we can do some good strengthening of their feet and safely get them up in pointe shoes without injury. Some girls are just not ready for pointe and may need to do more strength work which we can set.

HIP HOP / BREAKDANCE – A challenging open class to a range of hip hop music where students will do a quick hip hop warmup, some drills, then learn a hip hop routine. Break dance will be studied occasionally within this class but the main genre is hip hop. Work hard in a fun relaxed vibe and wear your own choice of outfit!

JAZZ / BROADWAY – A challenging open class to a range of pop and broadway musical theatre tracks where student will do a quick jazz warmup, some exercises then learn a routine. The tutor will switch between jazz and broadway genre routines throughout the term.

LYRICAL / CONTEMPORARY – A challenging open class to a combination of abstract, flow and pop music depending on the week. Students will do a quick contemporary warmup, some drills then learn a routine. The tutor will switch between lyrical and contemporary routines throughout the term.

AERIALS / STRETCH – A challenging open class for students wanting to learn the aerial lyra (hanging hoop) or aerial trapeze. This class has a strong focus on flexibility through safe stretch and strength training. All students who take this class are on a one term trial before they can re-enrol. This is because we must make sure they are focused and careful enough with listening to instructions due to the risks involved in being on the apparatus.

TAP / MUSICAL THEATRE – A beginner class for students who are novice level or brand new to tap. Students will be taught open exercises and techniques then eventually short routines.

TASTER COURSE – An introduction course for new students to explore different genres of dance. Each week will include a short warmup and a small routine in a select genre of dance. A new genre each week.