JUNIOR AND ABOVE (7 years and up)
Classes for all ages and levels are available in Acrobatics. Acrobatics enhances children’s strength and flexibility and is exceptionally good for all growing bodies. Besides this – the children just “Love It”.
Dress Requirements: Comfortable clothing – tight T / No shoes
BOYS ONLY: TAP, HIP HOP and ACROBATIC CLASSES
Once again this year we will have BOYS ONLY tap classes and BOYS ONLY Hip Hop classes. This allows me to focus on the boys and keep them keen.
Dress Requirements: shorts and tight shirt / appropriate shoes black tap shoes
CLASSICAL BALLET (RAD) CLASSES
Classical Ballet teaches grace, elegance, line and discipline and is essential for the student who is serious about dancing. Classical classes are the basis on which to learn any form of dance. Students are prepared for R.A.D (Royal Academy of Dance) Grade and Vocational Examinations. Two classes per week all year are required for exam entry. Two classes per week from term 4 for those who want to participate in the end of year concert routine.
Female dress requirements: Leotard with Pink Ballet Stockings / Ballet shoes / Hair in a neat bun
A popular form incorporating moves from many styles of dance.
Dress Requirements: Dance Wear / Sock undies or No shoes / Hair Up
HIP HOP CLASSES
All the latest music, all the latest dance steps, this popular class is sure to be a favourite. These classes will not be technique based, but great for fitness.
Dress requirements: Comfortable clothing / Sneakers (NO white soles in studio 1) or Jazz shoes / Hair up
These classes are quick moving and challenging, featuring today’s Modern jazz styles including appropriate technique. Exams are available in these classes for all ages in the C.S.T.D syllabus. The jazz grades continue right through to Diploma level. For exam entry in Grades 2 and above it is a requirement to also take a weekly ballet class.
Dress Requirements: Leotard with stockings or Tight dance pants and tops / black jazz shoes / Hair up
MUSICAL THEATRE CLASSES
Singing and Acting training is important to all dancers, as it enhances their performance skills and encourages them to speak and perform expressively. The children are taught to be effective communicators and it increases confidence and self esteem.
Dress Requirements: Comfortable clothing
A solid learning ground for all keen tap students. Students work towards C.S.T.D Tap examinations. The tap grades continue right through to Diploma level.
Dress Requirements: Leotard or tight dance-top with skirt/tight dance-pants/ Hair up/ tap shoes.
Always black lace ups. TAP 5 and above must be split sole.
Eisteddfods : 10&Under Eisteddfod and younger – tan taps, flat/no heel. 12&Under Eisteddfod and older – tap shoe colour & heel depends on routines.
Classes: up to TAP3, tan tap flat/no heel.; TAP4 either a tan tap or black lace up, flat; TAP5 – must be black lace up flat split sole
Exams: For TAP 5 and above, must be black lace up flat split sole to allow toe rolls, otherwise class tap shoe is sufficient (painted is ok, if looks as new).
These classes are offered in the second half of the year when eisteddfods are finished. They are a fun class building strength, fitness and coordination.