Imperial Classical Ballet
Ballet is the foundation to all dance styles as it strengthens the muscles, gives poise and control as well as musicality and expressive movement. We recommend that all students should participate in a ballet class for increased understanding of body control which can also improve ability in modern and tap. At the Principal's discretion, pupils can be entered for Graded examinations from Pre-Primary upwards.
Modern Theatre Dance
Modern dance originated in America and is based on natural movements such as walking, jumping and running, using strength and flexibility to turn these into high kicks, leaps and turns. It is most easily recognisable as the dance style performed in the West End in Musicals. At the Principal's discretion, pupils can be entered for examinations starting at Primary and moving through Grades 1-6 up to professional vocational qualifications at Inter Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced 1 and Advanced 2 levels.
Tap dance is considered one of the most enjoyable and rhythmic dance forms and is great for people of all ages and levels, using the feet to strike the floor to create different rhythms. At the Principal's discretion, pupils can be entered for examinations starting at Pre-Primary and moving through Grades 1-6 up to professional vocational qualifications at Intermediate, Advanced 1 and Advanced 2 levels.
Pre-School Tap and Ballet 2-4yrs
These classes introduce the children to a structured class environment. From the age of 2 the children are taught tap and ballet through lessons designed to promote their physical fitness, coordination and early learning skills. The classes are fun and there is a natural progression to introduce more steps ready for the Pre-Primary graded syllabus in Tap, Modern and Ballet.
Adult Tap and Ballet
Fun classes suitable from 16 years of age. The classes are of mixed abilities so everyone is more than welcome. They are great classes for keeping fit, it helps with motor skills, concentration, flexibility and memory and above all it is enjoyable. Come along and try it...you might just love it!
For a dancer it is very important that they are flexible and strong. These classes will teach the professional curriculum of Acrobatic Dance and will enhance any dance performances. There are 12 levels with 28 skills in each level to develop all areas of acro dance (including flexibility, strength, balancing, limbering and tumbling) to complement all disciplines.
Contemporary Dance introduces the dancer to techniques created by pioneers such as Cunningham, Graham and Limon. It involves the strong use of breath, contraction and release and fall and rebound. The technique requires a strong technical ability as well as the use of expression, it strives to connect the mind and body through fluid dance movements.
Commercial dance brings music videos, concerts, TV shows, films, advertisements, and West End productions to life. Dance styles include Ballet, Contemporary, Freestyle, Jazz and Street.
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