Creative Dance Classes
Creative dance allows students to develop a dance experiences with a strong understanding of dance principles and skills. The elements of dance (time, space and energy) are explored in a variety of dance activities.
Dancers are drawn into their creativity and imagination by the teacher creating a dance atmosphere using imagery, sound and music. Classes inspire the student to interpret music, poetry and art in the dance environment. Dancers are exposed to a variety of musical genres and dance props when exploring dance concepts and skills.
As an outlet for ideas and emotions, Creative Dance gives students the freedom to express themselves, guided by inner impulses. Students explore dance as their own personalised language of expression. This in turn enriches their expressiveness and confidence with other dance styles they may also pursue.
Students have the opportunity to build on their dance making skills and produce original pieces of work. Yoga and technique is incorporated into the class to encourage focus, strength, alignment and relaxation.
Adult/Child(ren) Creative Dance Class
This makes it such a divine class! Enjoy the wonder and fun of parents and children discovering movement and dance together. The teacher creates an atmosphere in the dance class using imagery, sound and music. Dancing together care giver and child explore movement activities, while practicing skills. One of the most important aspects is the interaction between caregiver and child/children.
This is a creative class focusing on improvisation and play using a wide variety of music and props for stimulus, fun and learning. There are several learning outcomes for these classes (see our home page). One of the outcomes that are noticeable in the parent and child class is the development of the ability to focus and concentrate on certain tasks.
Above all these classes are about play between caregiver and children. One of the most important ingredients of creativity is the ability to play.
Introduction to Ballet (5-6yrs):
This class fosters body awareness and a love for dance. The beginnings of ballet technique are introduced, such as appropriate posture and first and second positions of the feet and arms. Students also learn simple steps and sequences. A variety of dynamic qualities of movement, and the use of movement to ’tell a story’ are also explored in improvisations in each class.
Ballet Technique Level one (minimum age 7yrs):
In level one students expand upon the ballet basics acquired in the Introduction to Ballet class. Barre work is introduced, as are third and fifth positions of the feet and arms; steps and sequences are more challenging. Improvisations have a specific ballet focus compared to the broader focus of the younger level and students are encouraged to draw upon their growing vocabulary of ballet movements.
Level 2 Ballet:
In level two students’ ballet vocabulary is further developed with the introduction of fourth position of the feet and arms, pirouettes from fifth and more complex port des bras, adage and allegro. Students have the opportunity to use their ballet skills creatively, arranging short dances singly and in small groups.
Ballet Barre Class
The class is designed for the building of strength and stability whilst having a light hearted approach to the techniques needed for a strong structure in ballet. Classes run for an hour. The focus is placed on balance and proper technique and application, so that muscle memory and strength can be increased. This is a great class for developing deep toning of the body. All to the inspiring accompaniment of beautiful music. Class is set at a level that all can attend.
Boys creative, choreographic and contemporary dance classes. Age 6 and up. Classes will challenge and inspire students to work with their bodies, building strength, flexibility and spatial awareness. Classes will also help students gain self confidence in their ability as dancers. There will be influences incorporated from contemporary performance styles, including floor work designed to increase upper body strength and control. An end year performance piece will be created.