Classical ballet is a traditional, formal style of ballet that adheres to classical ballet technique. It is known for its aesthetics and rigorous technique (such as pointe work, turn-out of the legs, and high extensions), its graceful, flowing, and precise movements, and its ethereal qualities. There are stylistic variations related to area of origin, which are denoted by classifications such as Russian ballet, French ballet, British ballet and Italian ballet. For example, Russian ballet features high extensions and dynamic turns, whereas Italian ballet tends to be more grounded, with a focus on fast, intricate footwork.
Modern Theatre Dance
Modern theatre dance is pre-requisite for Jazz and prepares dancers to progress into jazz. The objectives of the Modern Theatre Dance graded examination syllabus are set out below; teach correct posture, develop the range of movement within the students’ natural capabilities, build a sound technique, promote the understanding and use of dance terminology, gain a good sense of self-expression, encourage creative movement, promote self-confidence in performance skills.
Tap lessons seek to develop the skill and understanding of Tap dance by developing the physical ability to communicate through movement, sound and rhythm in an expressive and artistic way. The syllabus aims are; teach correct posture, build a sound tap technique, develop an awareness of tone, promote the understanding and use of dance terminology, gain a good sense of line through body, arms and head.
Acro dance is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics, and its use of acrobatics in a dance context. Acro is an especially challenging dance style for dancers as it requires them to be trained in both dance and acrobatic skills.
Jazz is a style of dance that communicates through movement in an expressive and artistic way, whilst developing physical ability. Our syllabus aims to; teach correct posture, develop the range of movement within the students’ natural capabilities, build a sound technique, promote the understanding and use of dance terminology, gain a good sense of line through body, arms and head, understanding of rhythm, appreciation of varying musical styles and their interpretation within the jazz idiom, develop an awareness of the use of space, awareness of audience and sense of performance, encourage a sense of self-expression.
Body conditioning is a bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness. It is performed for various reasons including strengthening muscles and the cardiovascular system, honing athletic skills, flexibility, maintenance, as well as for the purpose of enjoyment. Frequent and regular physical exercise boosts the immune system, and helps prevent diseases.
We hold our school production on alternate years in the month of October. This is done to enable students to develop in facets such as; team work, moral, stage craft, artistry, confidence building, performance skills, appreciation, and showmanship. The theme alters for each show and this explores the student’s imagination and creativity.