There is a performer inside every one of us, whether you want to audition for the West End or just hold your own in the local school production. Classes are offered across a wide range of styles to suit all tastes and we offer taster classes to help you decide on which ones are right for you or your child. Theatre Dance requires performance quality, rhythm, confidence, dexterity and skill which takes practice but can help provide you with some of the most memorable times of your life.
Apart from being an essential skill for the professional dancer, tap dance is one of the most enjoyable and rhythmic forms of recreational dance. Tap Dance is timeless and has seen a recent renaissance in the theatre and on TV talent shows, while it requires skill, rhythm and dexterity it is hugely enjoyable and rewarding.
Modern Jazz Classes
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.
Acrobatic (or gymnastic dance) is suited for the more athletic and adventurous student. Acrobatic dance combines dance movements, gymnastic tricks and tumbles which will help develop flexibility, stamina, strength and co-ordination. Students are graded according to ability and continually work up through an accredited examination board.
Lyrical/Slow dance is a beautiful and graceful form of dance. It encompasses the emotions and expression of the dancer and requires a basic understanding of dance steps and movements. Often lyrical dance uses the latest ballads and popular music to help the dancer express movement through story telling & feeling and is a wonderful opportunity to react and interact with other members of the class and really express your feelings.
IDTA Theatre Craft is an exciting dance form encompassing the wide spectrum of productions that are Musical Theatre. Shows like Grease, My Fair Lady, Bombay Dreams, The Lion King all diverse styles but all embraced by the Theatre Craft Title. Preparing the body physically through exercise and stimulating artistic ability through dance movement, improvisation and interpretation of music. The use of hand props, make up and much more – it provides all the ‘must have’ qualities for today’s amateur and professional dancer.