Contemporary, Jazz,

Lyrical & Dance Acro

 

To create a more well-rounded and versatile dancer, we offer several different dance forms to explore for both the recreational and vocational dancers.  

CONTEMPORARY
(Intermediate & Senior Levels)
 
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Contemporary Dance classes push boundaries from previously learned techniques and styles and the genre derives from a more human vocabulary than ballet. Contemporary dance seeks to find newness and awareness of where the body naturally goes and how it naturally moves. Classes include styles from Modern-Contemporary to Contemporary-Pop, with an exploration of musicality, movement style, dynamic shifts, space, spinal mobility, movement initiation, physicality and floor work. Care is taken to identify correct pathways from moving in and out of the floor with alignments to help injury prevention, flying through space, exploratory games, and partnering work. Breathing technique to keep calmer muscles is taught when learning extreme physicality. A great dance genre for every curious dancer who is interested in creative dance making and dance understanding. Students build a solid foundation of contemporary dance taught by leading Contemporary dancers and teachers from Brisbane and beyond. Learn the creative and eclectic styles of Contemporary dance in an engaging atmosphere that will encourage you to move, take risks and become more expressive and exciting dancers. Classes also include elements of improvisation, encouraging dancers to explore their own creativity.

JAZZ
(Junior, Intermediate & Senior Levels)
 
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Jazz is a dance form that appeals to everyone because of its energy, variety and vitality. Jazz Dance classes (which students can begin at age 5) explore contemporary and classic Jazz dance, rooted in the vernacular (social dance) forms, that draws inspiration from a wide range of music including jazz, swing, blues, pop, soul, and funk. Jazz classes begin with a warm-up to develop strength, flexibility, correct alignment and coordination, followed by progressions across the floor, and culminate in extended dance combinations. The movements taught explore a range of styles in both lyrical and percussive disciplines with a focus on jazz elements such as isolations, swing and rhythm. The goal is to develop young energetic dancers who are expressive, dynamic, musical, and passionate.

LYRICAL & DANCE ACRO
(7+ years
Junior, Intermediate & Senior Levels
 
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Lyrical appeals to the creative, artistic dance student because of its expressiveness and freedom of individuality. Classes introduce students to elements of neo-classical based technique including fundamental principles of contraction & release, spiral, and shift of weight. The sudents focus on movement from the inside out, encouraging use of breath, energy, and connection.

Class begins with a warm up followed by a careful stretching and conditioning section. Traditional floorwork exercises progress into standing work and moves to travelling phrases across the floor, and culminates in movement phrases and dances that explore the softness and soul of the music and dancer. Basics of acrobatics are taught in the class using a professional acrobatics mat and other aids.
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