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Freestyle Disco is one of the most popular dance styles in the UK today. Freestyle is an artistic dance form that co-ordinates accentuated body movements with basic steps incorporating arm, head and hand positions and movements. It is also performed with progressive dance moves such as runs, spins, jumps and high kicks. It is a very fast, yet controlled discipline of dance which is in tune with the current style of 'club music' It encompasses speed, agility, suppleness and strength.
Contemporary Slow or Lyrical dance is a fusion of ballet, jazz and freestyle disco dance techniques. Slow dance challenges choreographers and dancers to use motion to interpret music and express emotion. The dancer's movements attempt to show the meaning of the music. Slow dance is a very passionate and emotional dance style. It portrays certain emotions such as love, and tells a story through every movement made.
Acrobatic Rock and Roll is very skillful and is a highly demanding sport. Kicks and acrobatic elements such as lifts, throws, jumps and flips, are all characteristic of Rock and Roll dancing. Rock and Roll is danced to a 4/4 beat that is found in Rock and Roll music. We start with the basic moves, building up to the more advanced lift work.
Street dance is the type of dancing seen on tv and in music videos. We teach a basic technique to improve rhythm, coordination and general dance ability. These classes and highly enjoyable and children get the opportunity to learn whilst dancing to the latest tunes.
Ballroom dancing is a partner dance where couples move to the music using step-patterns and rhythms that match the character of each dance. There are two types of ballroom dance. The first, is Ballroom: flowing dances that move around the dance floor in an anti-clockwise fashion. The couple move across the dance floor, smoothly transitioning from pattern to pattern. Examples are Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz and Quickstep. The second is called the Latin: danced mainly in one spot on the dance floor. They are energetic dances that reflect the rhythms of the music being danced to. Examples are Rumba, Cha Cha, Samba, Paso Doble & Jive
Our ballet classes follow the UKA syllabus. Children can take exams bi-annually and regular internal assessments are carried out. Children are taught a basic technique and various routines, to music that they know. Our classes do not compromise on technique and a great deal of attention is given to each student to make sure the correct poise, posture and placement is achieved by every child, however, the dance experience must be fun for every child.
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