Baby Ballet Tinies (Mum & Bubs Class 1.8-3 years)
Tinies classes introduces toddlers to the basics of ballet through movement, play and song.Toddlers and young Babyballet® stars are encouraged to develop and explore their ability to move, dance and sing. With their main carer by their side, these fun classes involve lots of smiles and laughter. Hand-eye coordination is developing and they’re beginning to absorb the world around with awe and wonder. Babyballet® Tinies is about developing these first movements and instilling confidence from an early age.
Baby Ballet Movers (3-5 years)
Movers classes encourage the development of creativity and expression whilst improving Babyballet® stars understanding of their bodies and their surrounding space, with an enhanced understanding of direction. babyballet® stars will be encouraged to feel comfortable and secure in their movement and singing ability and as They approach school age, they will benefit greatly from the aspects of confidence building, sharing and formality. Movers classes will focus on developing gross motor skills, basic ballet, rhythm and confidence and help babyballet stars feel comfortable with their own natural ability.
Baby Ballet Groovers (5-6 years)
Babyballet® Groovers is a more structured ballet program designed to develop and strengthen technique, explore imaginative and creative abilities and prepare babyballet®stars should they wish to carry on their ballet training into our PPAC Royal Academy of Dance Examination classes.
Baby Stars Combination Class (3-6 years)
Baby Stars are able to participate in a range on dance styles including Jazz, Acrobatics and Tap.
Jazz is a high energy classes working on movements that are strong, angular shapes, isolations and performed to fast, up beat & age appropriate popular music. It is focuses on developing gross motor skills, basic Jazz, rhythm and confidence.
Tappers is fun and lively! It develops basic tap movements to familiar songs.
Acrobatics will focus on strength, flexibility, coordination and placement, teaching student safely and the correct way to learn acrobatics skills
Royal Academy of Dance Classical Ballet
Learn Classical Ballet from a qualified ‘Royal Academy of Dance’ teacher. Classical Ballet requires students to have discipline and be focused on the task that is presented to them. Ballet increases technique, flexibility, core strength, spatial awareness, musicality and performance qualities. At PPAC students are able to enjoy training with their peers in a encouraging atmosphere with exciting and challenging repertoire. The younger dancers co-ordination, balance and posture are challenged in fun and engaging ways, utilizing a variety of props. As students progress through the grades and into the vocational stream, students learn character dance and point work. Students have the choice to either work towards their R.A.D. exams, or learn Ballet purely for their own progression and enjoyment. A regular Ballet class consists of warm up, barre work, centre practice and group pieces. We recommend that examination student take up
Contemporary dance is expressive movement with purpose and form. It has the capacity to engage, inspire and enrich all students, exciting the imagination and encouraging students to reach their creative and expressive potential. Pioneers of contemporary dance include Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham. These contemporary dancers all believed that dancers should have freedom of movement, allowing their bodies to freely express their innermost feelings and develop empathy with multiple viewpoints. It is appropriate for students from the age of 7 years approx.
Modern is the transition between Ballet and Contemporary dance. It is the stepping stone for young students to experience movement that is focused on fluidity, off-center repertoire and express thoughts and ideas through movement. It is appropriate for students from the age of 5 to 9 years approx.
Jazz dance is a high energy modern style of dance characterised by angular shapes, isolation's and performed to fast, up beat popular music. It is appropriate for all age groups and is great for beginner dancers.
Glenn Wood Tap
Is a style of dance where rhythm and beats are created with the tapping of feet. It is a great way for students to develop strong musicality by allowing your feet to be the accompaniment. We also offer the Glen Wood Tap Syllabus at the studio to continue to advance the students tapping abilities.
Explores the high energy and freedom of Hip Hop. This style of dance embodies a world of limitless creativity and self expression. It is all about feelin' the music and movin' smooth in a street-smart way. Hip hop dance has heavily influenced the new genre of 'commercial' dance that you can see on most music-videos!
Boys Only Hip Hop
Often boys love to explore the high energy and freedom of Hip Hop. In my experience boys best learn the style of hip hop in an inclussive class of boys, which helps built their confidence and helps form friendships. This style of dance embodies a world of limitless creativity and self expression. this styling includes Popping, Locking, Uprock, Break dancing & freezes.
Musical Theatre allows students a chance to discover their individual talents and interests while exploring the basics of singing, dancing, and acting. Musical Theatre classes focus on fundamental performing arts skills, emphasizing creative expression and fun. These classes work on developing children’s abilities in dance and animation learning songs and routines ranging from old school musicals like “Annie” to modern day musicals such as “Legally Blonde”. The instructor focuses on each skill individually and then work to put them all together in a fun, creative and expressive way. The activities in this class are geared toward improving and enhancing the student’s self-image and self confidence. Imagination and creativity are essential components in this class and through the use of age appropriate materials our teachers ultimate goal is to inspire each and every student.
Our Drama classes offer young children an opportunity to take part in themed lessons each week. Themes such as dinosaurs, pirates, animals, space, wizards, under the sea and many many more stimulate children’s imaginations and interest to participate in a variety of drama activities. which include warm up games, speech and vocal work, movement and performance. As students grow older the themes increase in complexity.
The class starts with drama games based around the theme of the day designed to warm up the children’s bodies and voices. These activities are presented to the children in the form of a game and although the children feel like they are playing they are learning and developing skills in vocal projection, confidence in presenting their own ideas and working together.
Each class culminates in a performance where the children perform for each other. At the beginning of the year this can often be the whole class working together at the same time. As the year progresses the performance is more often in pairs. The children perform a short scene related to the theme of the day in which they always have the opportunity to add their own ideas. As the children perform for each other every week their confidence and ability grows.
We also have a full scale Musical production each year that students are encouraged to participate in.
Learning right from the beginning that safety comes first, our "performers" go on to embrace all aspects of acrobatics. From learning the art of performance favourites through to acrobatic gems such as cartwheels and tumbling, aerial cartwheels, and of course flips and saults. Acrobatics focuses on strength, flexibility, coordination and placement. This is the class for you if you want to learn and develop acrobatic tricks to add that ‘wow factor’ to your next dance routine.