CLASS STYLES

JFH (JAZZ, FUNK & HIP HOP)

The choreography focuses on improving intricate commercial skills including: rhythm, dynamics, timing, musicality, pick-up speed, performance quality and expression. Routines utilise songs from Pop and Urban artists such as Beyonce, Missy Elliot, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, and more. An ideal class for those wanting a challenge, have fun, improve their style, and are looking to bring some sass and swagger into their day! The class begins with a technical stretch and strength warm up, followed by a routine.

CLASSICAL BALLET

Provides a sound grounding in ballet positions and basic classical ballet movement. We offer RAD Ballet Classes for those students who wish to do examinations and we also offer Open Ballet Class for both youth and adult classes.

 
HIP HOP

Street style dance from the Bronx in New York City. Free, funky and soulful expression of movement used by artists such as Usher and Missy Elliott.

BREAK-DANCING

This class will work progressively towards proper foundations which are taught to prevent injury and promote strong technique. You will learn freezes, stops and transitions from standing to floor and back up again.

TAP

For those aspiring to be the next Fred Astaire, Billy Elliot or Tap Dog extraordinaire. A combination of old and modern freestyle used in musical theatre.

GLENN WOOD TAP

Consisting of 13 Levels (beginner to professional) Glenn Wood Tap –  What sets it apart from other syllabi is that it is founded on solid technique, whilst being fluid, relaxed and enjoyable. Each level contains a complete programme of tap dance containing individual steps, combinations, performance quality routines as well as barre activities and turning technique activities. It’s a dynamic tap dance syllabus that is fun for the students to learn.

LYRICAL JAZZ

Lyrical jazz or lyrical dance is a style of dance created from the fusion of ballet with jazz and contemporary dance techniques. It combines many technical elements of classical ballet with the freedom, fluidity, and expressiveness of jazz, contemporary and modern dance.

CONTEMPORARY

Contemporary is a blend of Ballet and Modern dance. It builds a strong centre and combines precision leg work with fluidity of the torso. Contemporary dance encourages self expression, natural movement and personal interpretation.

MUSICAL THEATRE

Musical theatre incorporates singing, dancing and acting to create mini musicals such as “Annie” and “Cats”. Students portray various characters and learn about improvisation.

TAP AND JAZZ COMBINATION CLASS

This jazz and tap combo class is the perfect mix for young children to perfect their dancing skills. Tap is wonderful for getting a feel for rhythm and coordination, while jazz is great for flexibility and strength. In the first half of this class, you’ll learn tap skills, developing rhythm and syncopation. Then enjoy the jazz section, where you’ll increase your flexibility and have fun dancing to popular music!

 

ACROBATICS
Acrobatics is a dance form that teaches tricks that are executed on a dance floor. Acro classes incorporate elements of tumbling, balance, strength, flexibility and cardio. When you incorporate all of these things into a good technical foundation, your child will learn how to do tricks like handstands, cartwheels, front and back walkovers, and later on advanced tricks, to use in her dance choreography. We offer acrobatic dance classes to children of any experience level from beginner - advanced. 

EDS PERFORMANCE GROUP

Our performance crew has the chance to perform at opportunities beyond our regular bi-annual performances. This may include competitions and local events. This group is by invitation only and has pre-requisites for being selected. 

 
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