At this level our dancers are working towards a higher level of technique and understanding and are encouraged to take more than one ballet class a week. They are refining their body alignment and technique and once they are fully in control of their bodies they can be selected to start the Pointe work class.
Conditioning for Dance improves your technique and performance in all dance forms by strengthening the body's core (abdominal and back muscles) while developing coordination, balance, and alignment and optimizing flexibility. This is very much a health and fitness class that helps a dancer progress to higher levels of achievement in all of their dance classes.
More complex exercises including floor work, rolls and jumps make this class exciting from start to finish. Learn how to support the body while rolling and falling from standing to the floor and becoming more fluid during movement. Learning new dance routines every few weeks keeps this class interesting and fun.
Faster sequences and different styles will help you become a more rounded dancer. You’ll work on the technique of jazz kicks, leaps and turns in more depth and work towards more sophisticated routines. This class is the perfect style to add if you are looking to further your career in dance or even if you have decided that you don’t want the pressure of taking exams.
Leaps and turns add style, elegance and the wow! factor to any dance. They also have the trick element with Firebird leaps, turning box leaps to fouette turns, pose turns and many more. We follow the #RosinaAndrewsMethod to improve the elevation for leaps and and improve the number of multiple turns that can be achieved.
These classes are more technique focused and require dedication to detail. The jazz technique with kicks, leaps and turns is the highlight of the classes. At this level maturity is needed to successfully perform to different dance styles and work towards more performance facially.
This class delves deeper into characterisation and improvisation skills. The students will learn more in depth singing technique and will be pushed to really step out of their comfort zones and grow! If they want a career in the performing arts or just want to gain skills to further their career development, this is the class for them!
Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program that has been designed to enhance students' technique by focussing on training the muscle memory required in each exercise in all forms of dance. It is a unique training system using ballet-technique specific exercises to train skill acquisition in a graded and progressive manner from junior through to advanced levels.
We have created an incredible training programme for our dancers who want to take dance to the next level. This programme is called EXCEL! Not just additional classes, Excel is a package of knowledge, training, mentoring and support for those dancers who have a burning passion for their training and want to exceed their full potential.
Tap at this level develops artistry and style further, using more complex rhythms and faster sequences. Maturity is needed for the differing qualities of music used in the classes from musical theatre, hip hop and jazz and blues. Enjoyment is always encouraged. Dance is a wonderful and exciting life skill that will never be forgotten.