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Classic Music & Arts Institute Dance (Guidelines)

Parents often seem in a rush to enroll their children in ballet classes. Formal ballet however is to be introduced from 8 years old. Before then, a child's bones are too soft for the physical demands and exercises of ballet. It is actually possible to delay training until the age of 10 or 12 and still have a great future in ballet.

 

Little Dancers

(2 and 3 years Old)/4 and 5 years old)

Ages 2 & 3. Moms and caretakers participate with their 2 & 3-year old’s in a fun, 45-minute class with their little ones. Together, we can help your child become more comfortable moving in a studio setting. These sessions are Perfect for a child who still needs a little more time before separating from the parent or caregiver. A great way to bond with your little one! Parents or caregivers participate actively in the class as children learn basic dance steps and terminology through songs, stories, and play. This class will build their self-confidence to help them blossom into beautiful ballerinas. They will learn the basics of rhythm, tempo, balance and coordination. Lessons are structured to include a warm up, games and an introductory to choreography followed by a cool down. The classes are loosely organized and simple. We will encourage the children to move around the room to the rhythms of different styles of music. And students will be introduced to the five positions of ballet, stressing the importance of proper posture. 

 

PRE-Ballet Classes

6 and 7 Years old

Our pre-ballet classes, serve as an early introduction to ballet. They will Learn more techniques but still spinning and leaping and beaming from head to toe after these beautiful inspiring ballet classes.  This age groups starts to learn more steps and have a ball while learning the beautiful discipline of ballet. This includes alignment, as well as how to use the barre. Your child will be introduced to some of the most fundamental ballet positions. It is here that a new dancer can begin to find their passion for dance at an early age. These lessons can help boost their health in terms of muscle strength and endurance and also prepares their creativity experimenting them to explore what type of movements they can achieve. Students learn discipline and learn structure and etiquette that will allow them to grow and improve in class.  As children learn how to dance, they can also learn how to socialize and make new friends. It’s beneficial to form those communication skills early – giving them a head start in learning how to interact well with others. After completing these sessions your child can decided if they would like to pursue a different genre of dance, moving in to either formal ballet or contemporary, street, hip hop etc.

Ballet Classes

(National Association of Teachers of Dancing)

There are Grades 1 to 8 preceded by Preliminary and Class Examination levels, which may be taken from the age of five years. After mastering these initial grades, there are further professional and performance options available. Supplemental to these examinations are various junior and senior medal tests to encourage the sense of dance quality and performance. Recommended dress code- Leotard worn with a skirt full enough to be held Pink ballet socks Footwear Ballet shoes with pink elastic OR White Fitted T-shirt Shorts. White ankle socks Footwear Ballet shoes with white elastic

 

Contemporary Dance

(National Association of Teachers of Dancing)

 

Contemporary is an expressive form of dance which includes many styles. It is a free-flowing style with elements of ballet, modern dance, jazz and lyrical. Having all these elements of other styles helps build technique and flexibility and allows fluid dance movements. The class will be structured to include a warm up and cool down for the beginning and end of each class whilst learning new choreography each week to introduce the different styles within contemporary dance.

 

Street Dance

(National Association of Teachers of Dancing)

 

Get ready to groove with the beats as we bring you the Original Street Styles of Locking, Breaking, House & Hip Hop. At classic music and arts, we follow the National Association of Teachers of dancing (NATD) street dance syllabus.

Street dance is a term for many social dance styles, including, but not limited to breaking, hip hop, locking, popping and house. These styles are all independent styles in their own right, each having their own history. Street is unique by finding your individual groove, character, originality, intention and creativity with a lot of social interaction. Street dance

 

Salsa Dance

Salsa dance emerged in the Central American country of Cuba during the late 19th and early years of the 20th century. This country's rich musical history enabled many Latin dances to thrive, grow, and morph into new forms, leading to modern Salsa dance and Salsa music by the 1920s.Cuban salsa, like its name suggests, has its origins in Cuba and is usually danced to Cuban salsa music or timba. The style is often considered more “street” than other forms of salsa, and incorporates movements from Afro-Cuban dances such as Rumba and Guaguanco. Cuban Salsa, or “Casino”, is a style of social dancing that originates from an amalgamation of Cuban Dance Styles such as Son, Rumba and Pachanga. Salsa is identified by intricate patterns of arm and body movements combined with a syncopated step pattern.

 What to wear: It can be salsa clothes or any comfortable clothes. For women, always wear shorts or leggings underneath. Heels (optional).

 

What to wear:

Please arrive to class dressed in what is most comfortable. We would recommend comfortable trousers, leggings, and t shirts. Please bring layers to keep warm for before and after class.

Please note there are no changing room facilities at the school. We have a rest room in which you are welcome to use. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

To help the environment, please bring your own water bottles to class. We have water stations available in the school to refill if needed.

High Heels

High heels dance is a genre that combines elements of various dance styles with the added challenge of dancing in high heels. It is not only a great way to develop your dance skills, but also a fantastic opportunity to build strength, balance, and poise in your movements. We will dive into the fundamentals of high heels dance and introduce you to the key elements that make this dance style unique and empowering. Get ready to unleash your inner confidence and express yourself through the art of dance while wearing your favorite pair of high heels! You will explore the different styling aspects of high heels dance and the techniques that will help you execute your movements with grace and precision.

From how to walk confidently in heels to learning elegant arm movements, we will cover it all. You will also learn how to incorporate intricate footwork and turns into your routines while maintaining your balance.

What to wear: Comfortable clothes, kneepads and closed high heel preferably square heels with front platform or thin heels.

Opening Timings
Sunday - Thursday 10:00am-9.00pm
Friday-Closed
Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm

 
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