Ballet originated in France and is one of the most difficult disciplines to learn. The students at the Academy follow the Royal Academy Of Dance syllabus which is taught throughout the world.
Children from the age of 3 years old can attend the Academy, where a basic level of technique is taught. The classes are full of fun and capture the children's imagination with many different storylines and a variety of music to dance to. The older student works towards an external examination from the age of 6 years old and is required to show more technical awareness as she /he progresses throughout the grades.
We encourage the students to practise at home and advise them to attend more than one class of Ballet a week from Grade 3 level.
Tap dance is great fun to do, and has a slighlty more relaxed style than ballet. It does, however require flexibility in the knees and ankles, and a good grasp of rhythm, so I recommend that students consider taking tap around the age of 5 or 6.
I also offer tap classes to adults and this has proved extremely popular.
Tap classes follow the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (I.S.T.D) set syllabus, which offers a fairly contemporary style of tap dancing;especially with the introduction of the new syllabus.
Apart from being an essential skill for the professional dancer, tap dance is one of the most enjoyable and rhythmic forms of recreational dance.
Born in the early 20th century, modern dance is a dance style that centers on a dancer's own interpretations instead of structured steps, as in traditional ballet dancing. During the 1900's, European dancers began rebelling against the rigid rules of classical ballet. Turning against the structured techniques, costumes and shoes of ballet, these dancers favoured a more relaxed, free style of dancing. Modern dance pioneers often danced in bare feet and revealing costumes. In the United States, several dance pioneers paved the way for American modern dance, including the legendary Martha Graham.
We follow the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (I.S.T.D) set syllabus which is the leading society for modern dance in the world.
Street dance, also called vernacular dance is an umbrella term used to describe dance styles that evolved outside of dance studios in everyday spaces such as streets and school yards.
They are often improvisational and social in nature, encouraging interaction and contact with spectators and the other dancers.
Street dance is also commonly used to identify the many hip-hop and funk dance styles that began appearing in the 1970s and are still alive and evolving within hip-hop culture today
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