Dance Classes

Acro

acro

Acro is an Acrobatic limbering class for students to gain more flexibility and learn gymnastic tricks to aid them with their dance skills. Students learn Acro dance routines in which they can be entered into examination for.  Acro helps dancers become more supple, confident and helps with core strength and stamina.

 

Modern Theatre / Jazz

Modern Theatre dance is a rhythmic dance style which originated in America before travelling to the rest of the world. It is often seen on the stages of musical productions and is known for its theatrical qualities. The style uses travelling steps, high kicks, leaps and turns which all need strength and flexibility. This is a highly energetic dance style and focuses on technique through a variety of combinations, exercises, and routines. At Elite we follow the ISTD Syllabus, which we work through the grades enhancing posture, technique and quality of modern-theatremovement. Examinations can be taken in this genre.

 

Cheer

Cheerleading  is an intense physical activity based upon organized routines, usually ranging anywhere from one to three minutes, which contains many components of tumbling, dance, jumps, cheers and stunting in order to direct spectators of events to cheer for sports teams at games or to participate in cheerleading performances. Cheerleading originated in the United States, and remains predominantly American, with an estimated 1.5 million participants in all-star cheerleading in the US.  We follow the IDTA Cheerleading syllabus guiding students through the stunts, tricks, and routines needed for our shows and examinations.

 

little-bearMelody Movement

Melody Movement is an early learning pre-school dance syllabus which follows the Tip tap toe, Melody Movement and Little bear feet class in a box . This encourages children to learn the basic steps of Modern Theatre, Ballet and Tap, whilst enhancing children’s imagination and at the same time nurtures children’s creative development through dance. Melody and Milligan bear is the focal point of the classes and is a fun and enjoyable way for pre-school children to develop their social skills whilst having lots of fun doing so.

 

Tap

Tap has evolved as an American dance form, popularized throughout the world.  Dancer’s uses their feet to strike the floor, beating out different rhythms wearing tap shoes which have small metal plates on the toe and heel to give the distinctive sound. Tap dance is a theatrical art form often seen on stage in musicals and is one of the most enjoyable and balletrhythmic forms of recreational dance. We Follow the ISTD Tap syllabi, where students can be entered into examinations.

 

Ballet

Ballet is a type of performance dance that originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. It has since become a widespread, highly technical form of dance with its own vocabulary. It has been globally influential and has defined the foundational techniques used in many other dance genres. Ballet may also refer to a ballet dance work, which consists of the choreography and music for a ballet production.  We currently follow the IDTA ballet syllabus where children can be entered into examinations and work through the grades.

 

streetStreet

Street dance was a term coined originally to describe dances that developed outside of the studio setting up in a social space like streets, clubs and parks. The original street dances include Breaking, Popping and locking and is still recognised under the umbrella of evolving steps and movements today.  Nowadays the terms “street dance” and “Hip Hop dance” are often used to refer to a studio-based version of the form which came about after established teachers and choreographers of Jazz, Ballet and Contemporary taught the technique needed to perform “street dance”. We currently follow the IDTA Street dance syllabus where examinations can be taken for the dance genre.

 

Tumble

Tumble is a class that coincides with Acro, students learn more advanced tricks and acrobatic techniques with Tom and Mark – our two trained Gymnastics coaches.
Students will benefit from good upper body strength, more complicated tricks, and will be given the opportunity to use Tumbling tracks to support their development when learning more advanced moves. This class is offered to students from seven years of age and upwards.

 

Eite Academy of Dance (ISTD and IDTA) The Imperial Society of Teachers of dance (ISTD) and the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) are leading dance teaching and examination boards based in London and Brighton, England.  Both Operating internationally, they are the largest dance teaching organizations in the world and currently have over 7,000 members in 55 countries.  The ISTD achieved Government recognition in November 2000 through the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA). All awarding bodies approved by QCA are recognized as using valid, reliable and consistent qualifications, which are monitored and approved. The IDTA is a validated dance awarding body of the Council for Dance Education and Training, and is also affiliated to the British Dance Council, the Central Council of Physical Recreation and the Theatre Dance Council International. The IDTA also works in partnership with the Royal Academy of Dance.

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