Our dinkiest dance class! This class is a combination of Ballet, Theatre Craft & Tap aimed at helping to build the basic foundations like rhythmic development, following instructions and developing memory skills in preparation for them to study other dance styles we offer at Studio 24 Dance Academy while also incorporating elements such as using ribbons/scarves, musical instruments and our creativity!
This class is suitable for 2 - 4 year olds. Students in this class are assessed in line with the International Dance Rewards scheme.
Ballet for pleasure or for the more serious-minded, this classical style has something to offer everyone. Ballet dates back to the 17th century and the conventional steps, grace and fluidity of movement are still found in Ballet today. Choreographers have been influenced by composers through the ages.
Ballet has a technique which is the foundation of all dance.
At Studio 24 Dance Academy, we follow the IDTA ballet syllabus from preparatory right through to professional level.
Theatre Craft is a dance form for theatrical performance. Theatre Craft classes prepare the body physically through exercise whilst encouraging artistic ability through interpretation of music. With the help of hand props, make up and a little imagination – the dancer can enter a hundred different worlds and understand many varying musical theatre characters.
We follow the IDTA Theatre Craft syllabus.
Tap is the only form of dance which incorporates sound. The name comes from the tapping sound made when the small metal plates on the dancer’s shoes touch a hard floor. This lively, rhythmic tapping makes the performer not just a dancer, but a percussive musician.
Tap classes will develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. Class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, having fun!
Students are trained under the IDTA Tap Syllabus.
CONTEMPORARY MODERN JAZZ
Contemporary Modern Jazz is fun. You will learn to develop many different movements reaching to a broad choice of varying rhythms and musical styles. Classes are structured to begin to prepare the physical strength and flexibility required to demonstrate emotion through interpretation of any musical genre.
One minute you may be dancing to the rhythm of a drum, the next to a funky jazz style. You may explore contrast between expansion and relaxation or learn to isolate in a slick stylish mood. Whatever the atmosphere of the class, it will be a wonderful opportunity to react and interact with other members and really dance to express your feelings.
At Studio 24 Dance Academy, we follow the brand new IDTA Contemporary Modern Jazz Syllabus.
Acrobatics is the art of slow controlled movements using the flexibility of the back, legs and shoulders. Acro is one of the performing arts and involves difficult feats of balance, agility and coordination. Gymnastics is the sport of power tumbling executed by a straight back using strength and speed.
Classes will focus on increasing flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration. Emphasis will be placed on developing fundamental acrobatic technique, teaching skills such as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance and contortion tricks, all at each student’s individual level of experience.
Acrobatic examinations are taken with the IDTA.
Hip Hop is a high energy, athletic, popular dance style originated on the streets in the late 80’s with break dancing. Hip-Hop has come full circle incorporating Capoeira, Martial Arts, Jazz, and Modern dance.
Hip-Hop classes infuse the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Students will be encouraged to step outside the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. Dancers will have fun as they learn combinations to popular and high-energy music!