Mar 8, 2018
'Sharpe Steps' offers an introduction to the wonderful world of dance.
All classes incorporate elements from all genres and styles of dance including Ballet, Tap & Jazz - focusing on building confidence and creativity whilst having oodles of fun!!
Baby Boogie (ages 1-2 yrs)
Students will be introduced to the basics of music and movement in a stimulating, safe and fun environment. They will learn to develop their social skills and manners by participating in group work with children of their own age.
Creative and independent thinking will be introduced and explored through imagination-based exercises such as character work and role-play. In addition, a strong emphasis will be placed on confidence building to prepare these young dancers for their next steps in life. Students will improve motor skills, coordination and rhythm all whilst having fun!
Tippy-toe Toddlers (ages 2-3.5 yrs)
Perfect as a follow up to Baby Boogie or as a child’s first dance class. Students will be introduced to a variety of basic techniques and rhythms from both jazz and ballet building on children’s natural organic movement.
More structured than Baby Boogie, this class will prepare them for the “big kids” levels by introducing corner work (one by one), class structure, basic stretching and rhythm, all whilst continuing to encourage creativity, confidence, and independence!
Dinky Dancers (ages 3.5-5 yrs)
Moving on from Tippy-toe Toddlers this class aims to start introducing the finer motor skills necessary to step into the wider world of dance. More emphasis will be placed on individual work and feedback while continuing to build on the foundation techniques of Jazz and Ballet.
As students become more aware of their ability to control their bodies and movements, a stronger emphasis will be placed on stretching, timing, posture, placement, and technique.
Sharpe Steppers (ages 5-8 yrs)
This class is a collaboration of Ballet, Jazz and Tap, focusing on body alignment, strength and flexibility with neat, precise footwork and strong arm movements. We combine this with rhythm and its development, co-ordination, the terminology and choreography and includes warm-up exercises, isolations, travelling steps and choreography, ending with a stretch and cool-down. Now and then the children will have the opportunity to choreograph their own dances too.
Ballet (5 yrs +) Many positive benefits are associated with learning the art of ballet. Besides learning the traditional techniques of ballet, ballet lessons can also foster a positive self-image in young children. Ballet teaches skill, grace, poise, self-discipline and self-confidence. It is also lots of fun!! So many of the exercises allow the children to use their imaginations- we go on picnics, jump in puddles and more!
Our teachers teach incorporate the RAD and ISTD syllabi –both are internationally recognised methods of classical ballet training. We offer a classical technique for all students through various structured exercises. Ballet classes are traditionally organised, including stretching, barre work, porte de bras, adagio, pirouettes, petite and grand allegro.
Freestyle Jazz (5-7 yrs)
Jazz dancing is a form of dance that showcases a dancer's individual style and originality. Every jazz dancer interprets and executes moves and steps in their own way. This type of dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns.
Hip-hop to show tunes. Jazz has become one of the most popular dance styles in recent years, mainly due to its popularity on TV shows, movies and music videos.
Jazz focuses on body alignment, strength and flexibility with neat, precise footwork and strong arm movements and alignments. Our Jazz Dance classes include warm up exercises, isolations, traveling steps and choreography, ending with a stretch and cool down.
Fancy Footers (7+ yrs)
Continuing and progressing on from 'Sharpe Steppers', this class is a collaboration of Ballet, Modern, Funk, Jazz and Tap, focusing on body alignment, strength and flexibility with neat, precise footwork and strong arm movements. We combine this with rhythm and its development, co-ordination, the terminology and choreography and includes warm-up exercises, isolations, travelling steps and choreography, ending with a stretch and cool-down. Now and then the children will have the opportunity to choreograph their own dances too.