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Dance Styles.....

American Smooth
American Smooth can be best described as a form of ballroom dancing with an enhanced repertoire of easy-to-perform, yet exciting, steps. Anyone who has ever learned ballroom dancing will find American Smooth very easy to learn, yet refreshing, due to its interesting, rich syllabus. The music used for American Smooth, Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz and Foxtrot is basically the same as that used for Ballroom as we know it in Europe, with the exception of Quickstep, which is not danced in the American Smooth style. In other words you can surprise your friends by dancing a totally new choreography to almost any ballroom dance music.

Argentine Tango
Argentine Tango is a social dance and a musical genre that originated in Argentina and moved to Uruguay and to the rest of the world later on. In the USA, it is commonly confused with Ballroom Tango, though this is a later derivation. An intimate dance that is guaranteed to get you sizzling.....

Ballet – Foundation
Foundation Ballet teaches children preparatory and primary of the IDTA ballet syllabus. The class is recommended for ages 7 – 9, however, this is simply a guideline. In addition to simple barre and imaginative centre practice ideas, students will learn beautiful and graceful routines based on this traditional dance style.

Ballet – Intermediate
Ballet for pleasure or ballet for the more serious-minded, this classical style of expressive movement has something to offer everyone. The conventional steps, grace and fluidity of movement are still found in Ballet today. Ballet has a technique which is the foundation of all dance. Junior ballet students will study grades 3 and 4 of the IDTA ballet syllabus. The class is recommended for ages 13 – 16, however, this is simply a guideline.

Ballet Junior
Ballet for pleasure or ballet for the more serious-minded, this classical style of expressive movement has something to offer everyone. The conventional steps, grace and fluidity of movement are still found in Ballet today. Ballet has a technique which is the foundation of all dance. Junior ballet students will study grades 1 and 2 of the IDTA ballet syllabus. The class is recommended for ages 10 – 12, however, this is simply a guideline.

Ballroom & Latin American
One of the more popular and well known styles of dance around thanks to Strictly Come Dancing. These two different styles are commonly brought together, and with 8 completely different dances you will never get bored. Ballroom dancing consists of Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot and Quickstep, and Latin American of Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba and Jive/Rock 'n' Roll. Our classes have a mixture of ages, are full of enjoyment and are ideal for those attending birthdays, weddings, cruises, or our social dances.

Cha Cha Cherubs
A great class to introduce young children to the world of dancing. Very well structured and also fun. The class is split between fun playful dances, that are all cleverly selected to increase the children’s body awareness and develop movement, and teaching the basics of Ballroom and Latin dances focusing on rhythm, timing, footwork and basic technique.

Cherubs Cheer
Cherubs Cheer is aimed at 2 – 4 year olds with a ton of energy and enthusiasm for dance. This half an hour class will introduce children to the exciting world of cheerleading. Children will learn fun and exciting routines to music they know and love. Once they have danced with pom-poms they will never want to put them down!

Cheer Dance
Cheer dance combines jazz style dance technique and technical work (tumbling, leaps, turns, kicks, splits and jumps). Cheer dance differs from a regular dance style in that it uses pom-poms in all its dance routines. Important characteristics of cheer dance routines include synchronization and visual effects, clean and precise motions, strong pom technique. Visual effects include level changes, group work, formation changes and use of poms.

Children's Ballroom & Latin American
Well structured classes that takes one of the more popular and well known styles of dance and makes it fun, informative and gives a great grounding for the children’s future in dancing. These two different styles are commonly brought together, and with 8 completely different dances, you will never get bored. Ballroom dancing consists of waltz, tango, foxtrot and quickstep, and Latin American of cha cha, samba, rumba and jive.

Didi Movers
Didi Movers is the perfect introduction to dance and movement for little girls and boys aged 2 – 4. Familiar nursery rhymes together with new music and songs will inspire a child’s natural zest for dance movement and self expression. The use of props, songs, rhymes and free expression will be used to encourage little budding dancers.

Latin Line
All of the great Latin dances (Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Jive, Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Paso Doble, Rock 'n' Roll) in one class, and no partner required. This is a modern day take of the old-style country 'n' western line, but with great modern Latin music and lots of fun thrown in.

Melody Movement
This is a 45 minute class aimed at 4 – 6 year olds. Melody Movement will develop simple ballet and tap techniques within a creative and nurturing environment. In addition to the wide variety of set exercises, creativity is explored with dances based on fairy stories and nursery rhymes. Melody Movement involves great songs, games and exercises to inspire and engage young dancers.

Rock 'n' Roll / Jive
Learn to Jive, love it forever! When Elvis Presley came on at that last wedding reception party you went to, the guests probably took to the dance floor with the Jive. However, there are many different styles of Jive that have adjusted to the various music phases throughout the decades - the 1920s Lindy Hop, 1930s Jitterbug and Boogie Woogie, 1940s Swing, 1950s and 1960s Rock 'n' Roll. A great fun style of dance that will have you hooked.

Salsa
Fiery, romantic, sexy and fun, Salsa is the dance of the moment. Sensual, explosive and flirtatious, It evokes an irrepressible and irresistible urge to dance. The hot rhythms make this energetic and exciting dance one of the world's most addictive. Embracing Salsa is to discover a whole new world of music and zest for life. For beginners, Salsa is one of the more accessible forms of partner dance. You can also learn Merengue & Mambo as part of this fantastic course.

Sequence
Modern Sequence Dancing is an English activity based on the standard Ballroom and Latin dances, including Waltz, Quickstep, Foxtrot, Rumba etc. However, everyone dances the same 16 bar routine together. The dance steps are all standardised, but because the same routine is being done by everyone they become quite easy and enjoyable. There are also some classical (or old time) dances but these are not very popular nowadays. A very popular form of dancing due to the fact that, no matter where you go in the country, different dance clubs, socials and cruises play the same dances and you do not need a regular partner. Philip Hurst has rekindled Sequence dancing in the north west and brought the social dance back to life.

Street Dance
Street dance is one of the fastest growing dance styles in the UK. It involves hip hop and funk dance styles, including breakdance, popping and locking. Students will learn the commercial street style dancing to well known current chart music like a lot of the dancers on music videos and MTV.

Tai Chi - Blue Lotus
Chi Kung or 'breath work' is a relaxing form of gentle exercise combining breathing and movement to promote a harmonious flow of energy through the body.

Tai Chi form is composed of a series of slow, graceful movements, linked together in a continuous, smooth-flowing sequence. This traditional Chinese form of exercise is suitable for all age groups and is particularly beneficial to the more mature student.

Tai Chi helps to reduce stress, improve flexibility and increase bone density.

No special clothing or equipment is required.

Tap – Adult
Tap is a great way to improve rhythm and get fit in a social environment. Exercises and routines are set to a wide array from big band, jazz and swing to the latest chart sounds. Classes will teach you all the basis steps and build them into more complex combinations. All abilities are welcome as the class can be tailored to suit everyones individual needs.

Tap – Foundation
Tap is excellent for developing a sense of rhythm and musicality. Children will have a great time learning new rhythms and beats and putting them together to create routines. Junior tap students will study preparatory and primary of the IDTA tap syllabus. The class is recommended for ages 7 – 9, however, this is simply a guideline.

Tap – Intermediate
Tap is excellent for developing a sense of rhythm and musicality. During this class, students will be taught the compulsory syllabus work to ensure they learn the best tap techniques and develop their skills to create modern and stylish routines. Intermediate tap students will study grades 3 and 4 of the IDTA tap syllabus. The class is recommended for ages 13 – 16, however, this is simply a guideline.

Tap – Junior
Tap is excellent for developing a sense of rhythm and musicality. Children will have a great time learning new rhythms and beats and putting them together to create routines. Junior tap students will study grades 1 and 2 of the IDTA tap syllabus. The class is recommended for ages 10 – 12, however, this is simply a guideline.

Zumba
Let's face it, working out can be healthy, rewarding and beneficial. Working out can be lots of things, but it's never been known to be an exhilarating experience..... until now! The Zumba® program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Our goal is simple: we want you to want to work out, to love working out, to get hooked. Zumba® fanatics achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life!

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In brief.....

We are looking for people to join our team at our very busy dance school.

Teachers and class assistants wanted for Ballroom, Latin, Argentine, Tango, Ballet, Tap, Street, Cheer, Drama, Music, Singing and more.

Contact Phil for information on
07872 146896

We have expertise in the following styles:

•  American Smooth

•  Argentine Tango

•  Ballet – Foundation

•  Ballet – Intermediate

•  Ballet – Junior

•  Ballroom & Latin
                     American

 Cha Cha Cherubs

   Cherubs Cheer

•  Cheer Dance

    Children's Ballroom
         & Latin American

•  Didi Movers

•  Jive

•  Latin Line

•  Melody Movement

•  Rock 'n' Roll

•  Salsa

•  Sequence

•  Street Dance

 Tai Chi – Blue Lotus

•  Tap – Adult

•  Tap – Foundation

•  Tap – Intermediate

•  Tap – Junior

•  Zumba

 

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