The timetable for each day offers a dynamic range of technical and creative classes:
Aims to develop: Increased coordination and balance. Improved body awareness through posture and alignment. Increased flexibility and development of core strength. Ease and grace of movement. Strength and articulation of the feet. Structure, discipline, and musicality. Ballet provides the necessary classical and technique base upon which all other dance styles can be built upon.
Aims to develop: Dynamics and travelling through space. Techniques of swings, drops, accents, length, release and contractions. An understanding of motion through the dropping of weight and fullness of movement. Improved stamina through repetition Stability, coordination and articulation to dance with clarity. Contemporary dance enables you to play with musicality and experiment with movement
Aims to develop: Techniques of kicks, turns, leaps, isolations and mobilisation. Cardiovascular work. Stretching and strengthening. Increased stamina and core strength. Learning and repeating specific sequences to improve and create rhythm and musicality, memory, coordination and performance.
Aims to develop: A basic understanding of different styles of Commercial dance. These could include: Street, Hip-Hop, Diva, Breakdance and House.
Aims to develop: Confidence to let the body lead your movement. Explore the connectedness of the parts of the body. Experiment with relating to other dancers in the space (contact improvisation). Understand gravity, counterbalance and develop an awareness of personal kinesphere.
STRENGTH & FLEXIBILITY
Aims to develop: Increased flexibility through good stretching practices, body conditioning, core strength, posture, and alignment and injury prevention.
CHOREOGRAPHY & REPERTOIRE
You will learn samples of choreography and routines from the core dance styles as well as classic repertoire from past and current choreographers.
On the final day of the course, you will participate in a Showcase Performance. This is the opportunity to perform rehearsed routines and demonstrate the skills and techniques you gained throughout during the course.