Hi and welcome to you future dance pupils of mine. It is time to get excited about stepping out to my new Saturday dance classes, YEY! Classes will start on Saturday the 28th and for the time being I thought it would be best to divide the into two age groups, juniors (7-11) and seniors (12-16).On Saturday the 28th I will be running 4, 50 minute taster sessions. Two in the morning for one group and two in the afternoon for the other. The following weekend of the 5th we will reverse the order after which I will have given the children a taste of all four, please see below for details.
Class dates Class times: Age group Class technique Price
19/ 5/2018 9 -11.50 Juniors STOMP/Street £6.00 x 2 = £12.00
26/5/2018 12.00 – 1.50 Seniors Ballet and contemporary £6.00 x 2 = £12.00
26/052018 12.00- 11.50 Seniors STOMP/Street £6.00 x 2 = £12.00
26/05/2018 12.50 – 1.50 Juniors Ballet and contemporary £6.00 x 2 = £12.00
After the taster sessions, the rest of the term would consist of the following Saturdays: June 2nd 9th 16th 23rd 30th July 7th 13th. With a performance at the end of the term.
I am asking everyone to attend taster sessions for their age group so that I can decide which classes to teach. Regardless of which classes I choose to run after the taster days, the Juniors will get the morning slots and the seniors, the afternoon, (for obvious reasons).
.About the classes
Dance in my opinion is a fantastic form of self expression. When think back to my classes as a teenager, there was nothing better than landing a difficult leap, or adding that extra turn when doing pirouettes. Dance needs to be as fun and enjoyable as well as hard work, and Iintend to deliver just that.So I will be offering ballet, street and STOMP..
Stomp (hands and feet)
I will be teaching traditional classical ballet, in a non traditional way. The class will be split into two parts, the barre work first which acts as a warm up and prep for the centre work which follows. Th children will learn the positions of the arms and feet, how to pirouette and turn, leaps and jumps and everything in between. Ballet shoes are advisable but not essential.
Contemporary dance is like a relaxed, less rigid type of ballet, in so much as it uses the same positions of the arms and feet, but massively easier to pick up and much more fun.Its perfect for beginners and people who are interested in exploring dance as it retains the grace and strength of ballet but is much more flowing.
Street dance is a mixture of lots of dance forms. From boddy popping/breakdance to gymnastics. My street dance classes will explore the funkiest movements to the best tunes.
Unlike most dance schools, we will not be having long “variety” type perfomances at the end of each term. I do feel that it is important however that children develop performance confidence, and so we will be adapting some of the classics so they are achievable for younger dancers.