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  CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

KINDERDANCE 2017
This a structured fun class designed to give enjoyment to the 3 and  4 year old age group.
It helps to develop co-ordination, fine and gross motor skills, rhythm and musicality.
Most importantly, the Kinderdance class provides a time to have fun whilst learning.
Children work on their own, without parental involvement which helps the
students to focus on the teacher's instructions.
This class develops imagination, spontaneity, rhythm and most of all confidence 

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Teddy Bear's Picnic
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Brigadoon
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Baby Dolls

CLASSICAL (C.B.A.)
Enrico Cecchetti Method
 
 Primary 
Students learn to do everything with a little more care, and just as much enjoyment. Class commences after the warm up with placed centre exercises to gain equilibrium. Gentle introduction of 'turnout' and use of arms are encouraged. Students are taught to stand tall as a beginning to good posture. Basic theory content is included.
 
Grade 1 to 6 Classical
An accomplishment in these levels is grasping the French terminology of exercises.
A strong firm stance is required with a gaining of control of the abdominal muscles.
Concentration and self discipline is also beginning to develop. Barre work helps to learn the control the shoulders and placement of legs and feet. Students need to master all the skills required for each level before attempting exams (optional) or progressing to the next level. Grooming by this stage should be immaculate as it is imperative for corrections and with in keeping of the traditions of classical dance.
 
Majors (Intermediate and above)
In these levels students begin to work through the class like a professional dancer. Besides mastering the set exercises, students need to have a sound ability in theory and a sense of performance, technical ability, be proficient in unseen exercises and demonstrate the work with confidence and knowledge within her or his physical capacity. All students must have a strong posture, with articulate feet and legs, beautifully extended arms and most important a presentation of exercises without strain or tension.

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Swan Lake Corps de ballet

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Pointe Class
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Advanced Classical in "Rose Quartz" the ballet "Jewels"


JAZZ CLASSES
These classes incorporate funk, jazz, hip hop and current moves as performed in video music clips. Students are encouraged to take a technical class of another style (Classical or Modern) in conjunction with a Jazz / Funk class in order to have a basic understanding, co-ordination and correct execution of movement.
   
 
HIPPITY HOP JAZZ (5yrs and up)
Hippity Hop Jazz is a fun and energetic class for little beginners. These classes combine the basics of jazz dance with the style and attitude of hip hop. A great place start to learning co-ordination rhythm and musicality.
 
HIP HOP (Street Dance)
Hip Hop was introduced into the Academy 2009. The hip hop work commences in the preparatory levels to teach young children the basics of Hip Hop in a fun learning environment right up to senior levels to challenge young dancers in 'street dance', as is popular in today's culture. They include, popping, locking and floor work.  

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Drop 16
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Jazz Heat
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Modern Contemporary class in "Mama"


  
CONTEMPORARY DANCE
An earthy relaxed style, individuality and freedom of movement as given by the teacher of the class. Grounded and syncopated, contemporary varies from static to continuous and flowing movements. It encourages internal awareness and spatial orientation without following a set structure. Performed in bare feet by students in Grade 6 modern level and above.
   
 

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Mime
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Dreaming
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Birds

  THEATRE 
A popular class that involves song and dance, drama, voice projection and stage craft. Students are encouraged to develop their own ideas and imagination. Students develop their own choreography and learn the correct way to put steps together.  Drama, mime and acting abilities are sharpened. 
 Any student wishing to take this class must also be attending a technical class of a set syllabus.
 
  BODY CONDITIONING
An exercise class designed around Pilates and Yoga asanas for the benefit and enhancement of dancers' technique. This class focuses on deep muscle work with no pressure on the joints, making it accessible for non-dancers to attend. Developing strength, flexibility and a calmness of mind, the person comes closer to creating balance in the body. Class varies in content and approach.

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RIta Eicens
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Tess Branchflower as Dorothy and Shana-sandra Buriani-Gennai as the Scarecrow in "Over the Rainbow"

 
 
 
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