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. At Elite Academy of Dance we are currently following the Acrobatic Arts training.
Modern Theatre & Jazz
Modern Theatre dance is a rhythmic dance style which originated modern-theatrein 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 IDTA syllabi, which we work through the grades enhancing posture, technique and quality of
Examinations can be taken in this genre.
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 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 rhythmic forms of recreational dance. We Follow the IDTA Tap syllabi, where students can be entered into examinations
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.
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.
Musical Theatre if a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance. All three areas of performance are of equal importance in order to be able to produce well-rounded production numbers. Students can also take graded examinations in this genre.