Class Descriptions

STRETCH AND SKILLS – available for – 

  • Tiny Tots 2-3 years
  • Starlites 4-5 years
  • P2-3
  • P4-7
  • Seniors 

This is a floor based class which concentrates on flexibility, balance, strength, co ordination, agility and endurance. Children will learn basic skills to back hand springs and everything in between. The movements involved in this class will contribute to the development of the arms, legs, shoulders, back, chest and abdominal muscle groups. A strong focus will be placed on flexibility which will compliment the other dance classes available through out the week. Each class is specifically tailored to the needs and level of the age group as well as to the individual pupil. 

INFUSION ROCKS – available for – 

  • P4-7
  • Seniors 

Infusion Rocks is a cheerleading squad open to pupils from P4-seniors. This class focuses on team work where the girls will be working as one large group as well as in smaller groups to learn stunts which are performed as part of the class. Each stunt group is made up of five participants who each take an important role to execute the stunt safely. As well as this the class involves a focus on flexibility, tumbling and choreography to produce an overall performance from the squad. 

HIP HOP – available for – 

  • P1-3
  • P4-7
  • Seniors 

Hip Hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip hop music and is hugely popular amongst boys and girls. This class is very current and includes a wide range of styles within such as popping, locking, breaking and tutting which were created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the USA. This class is very funky and movements are sharp and fast as well as energetic. 

CHEERLEADING – available for – 

  • P1-3
  • P4-7 

Cheerleading or otherwise known as Pom dance is a class which focuses on technique, flexibility and choreography. Children will learn everything from high kicks, splits and spins to leaps, jumps and tricks. This class is fast paced and full of fun and teaches discipline through out as well as team work. 

COMMERCIAL – available for – 

  • P1-3
  • P4-7
  • Seniors 

Commercial dance encompasses a myriad of styles. This can include street, jazz, hip hop and contemporary. Commercial is the type of dance seen in music videos, on the catwalk and at fashion shows, advertising campaigns and in TV and film. Commercial is the most current and popular style of dance and continues to grow. The class consists mainly of confidence building exercises and choreography, it is extremely sassy so bring your attitude. 

CONTEMPORARY – available for – 

  • P1-3
  • P4-7
  • Seniors 

Contemporary is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dance is all about expressing emotion through organic movements and unrestricted lines. Contemporary dance is an exciting fusion which allows pupils to work through powerful and emotional routines. 

JAZZ- available for – 

  • P4-7 

Jazz is a highly energetic class focusing primarily on technique. Pupils will learn everything from cardio warm ups to technical across the floor exercises, strength and flexibilty as well as choreography. Jazz is an umbrella term which incorporates influences from many other styles such as musical theatre, street and commercial as well as original jazz which emerged from America in the early 20th century. This class is fast paced and energetic. 

BALLET – available for – 

  • P2-3
  • P4-7
  • Seniors  

Ballet is the foundation of all dance and is the number one recommended class to encourage technique and growth in all dancers. Ballet originated during the Italian renaissance and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. Ballet has become a widespread highly technical form of dance with its own vocabulary based on French terminology. Through out the class fundamental characteristics of ballet will be taught including barre, turn out, alignment, port de bras, posture, centre work including correct body positions, lines and angles. 

DRAMA – available for – 

  • starlite to P3
  • P4-7 

Our drama classes have been composed to nurture our pupils confidence. Classes will incorporate exercises to enhance and develop pupil performance, communication and social interaction skills. These classes are full of fun and enthusiasm and encourage creativity for all. 

HEELS/JAZZ – available for – 

  • Seniors 

This class is an infusion of various styles including commercial, jazz, modern, musical theatre and stage dance. Only available to senior pupils and character shoes (heels) are required to take part in the class. This class will focus on technique as well as performance and choreography and will help pupils master the art of dancing in heels, a vital skill to those dancers thinking of a career in the performing arts. 

TAP – available for- 

  • P2-3
  • P4-7
  • Seniors
  • Adults 

Tap is a form of dance characterised by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. The sound is made by shoes which have a metal tap on the toe and heel. There are several variations of tap dance including rhythm tap classical tap and broadway tap. Influences can come from Jazz dance and musical theatre and in more recent years street dance. Regarded as one of the most difficult styles to learn due to not only the dance steps but also the rhythms created with the feet, tap is an absolute must for the keen dancer. 

MUSICAL THEATRE – available for – 

  • Starlite-P3
  • P4-7
  • Seniors 

Musical Theatre is a form of theatrical performance combining acting, song and dance. This class will focus on all 3 disciplines and pupils will learn about musicals and take on the music and choreography from some of the most well loved broadway and west end shows. Musical Theatre is full of fun and energy and encourages confidence building and team work. This is a feel good class loved by all who participate.