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Sherwood, Nottingham NG5 3FN
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Ballet

Ballet is an important base for many types of dance, and is often recommended by teachers of Gymnastics, Skating and Contemporary Dance, to help dancers improve their technique.  Ballet is an excellent way to exercise, and is helpful with core stability.  Ballet can tell stories in conjunction with Mime and Character dancing, or simply entertain as dances alone.


Tap

When you tap dance, you are not only a dancer, but also a musician, providing percussive rhythm to the music.  You can also tap dance a capella, like a drum solo.  There are many styles of tap dance and we have fun trying them all - Hollywood/Musical, Jazz, Funky, Latino, Ragtime, Pop, etc.


Modern Jazz Dance

Modern Jazz Dance is the basis of the majority of dances seen in stage and film musicals, variety shows and pop videos.  The style varies enormously, according to the music used and what is being portrayed.  Examples of Modern Jazz Dance can be seen in Fame, Flashdance, Chicago, Cabaret, Sweet Charity, West Side Story, Mama Mia, Matilda, Billy Elliot, Thriller and many other videos.   Our programme of study includes technique, limbering and body conditioning and produces strong and supple dancers, who are able to perform slowly and expressively or with strength and energy.  Whilst Hip-Hop and Street Dance styles may be used in choreography for older dancers, we do not teach these as a separate subject and recommend that these are avoided by any serious dancers unless they have reached at least Grade 3 in Modern Jazz Dance and Ballet with good results, as learning dance forms which have a more casual style can make it difficult for dancers to develop good technique and stage presentation required for dance exams, stage performance and stage school/theatrical auditions.


Acrobatics

Acrobatics is similar to Gymnastics, with more emphasis on artistry and dance.  Acrobatics is Dance , and Gymnastics is a Sport.  Ballet technique is essential to Acrobatics.


Singing

Open to all including non-dancers, these lessons work on vocal production, performance and technique.