6 TO 9 YEAR OLDS
Ballet is a highly technical art form that demands precision, strength & grace. There are many physical benefits of a ballet class including improved posture, flexibility, strength and agility, As well as mental benefits such as improved self-esteem, confidence & focus. Ballet is a solid foundation for all dancers. The entire ballet form is based upon impeccable posture & strength that will prevent bad habits going into adulthood.
Level 1, (Grade 1-3) dancers are expected to have knowledge of the basic terminology so we work together in a fun way to learn the French vocabulary for the positions and steps. Children learn the importance of respect in the studio, respect towards themselves, their teachers, and fellow dancers; a skill which is used in the studio and in life.
Tap class for students at Dancebox is a place where you can explore sounds and rhythms with your feet and your hands to all different types of music. Each child will gain confidence and performance skills in a small nurturing group environment with a highly qualified dancer as their teacher.
Tap dance increases fitness, muscle strength, flexibility, coordination, musicality, timing and confidence. We follow the British Ballet Organisation’s Tap syllabus, a clear winner when compared to other syllabus providers and registered with the NQF.
Modern Theatre dance is often seen on the stages of musical productions and is known for its theatrical qualities. Developing style and performance, as well as working on technique, means this style of dance is accessible to any young performer. The style uses travelling steps, high kicks, leaps, and turns. This is a highly energetic dance style making it lots of fun and a perfect outlet for energetic dancers!
Primary to Grade 3 classes are a nurturing environment where children are given the opportunity to develop basic dance technique in a fun way. Following the ISTD syllabus, students build on a range of transferable skills such as running, use of arms, posture, timing and rhythmic awareness. In this way, with additional teaching input, the candidate is able to develop a broad base of dancing skills.
JUNIOR MUSICAL THEATRE
Whether you like to be a Little Bit Naughty like Matilda, want to Build a Snowman with Elsa or are a little older and want to learn hits from shows like The Greatest Showman or Dear Evan Hansen then our Musical Theatre classes are for you!
Commercial dance lessons will allow your child to create, choreograph and dance to all the modern pop songs you hear on the radio and TV. In lessons, we learn short routines and work on building confidence, technique and performance skills. During each lesson, we teach a routine and make sure your child begins to understand the commercial technique and movement suitable for this age group. We develop students' confidence and performance skills as well as allowing them to be creative and display their own individual style and personality throughout the class.
Contemporary dance is a style of expressive that combines elements of several dance genres including ballet, jazz, hip hop and lyrical. In class, we focus on the technical elements followed by a creative task involving choreography or improvisation. Contemporary evolves to remain contemporary to the time, it is very open-minded and accessible to an individual's natural form. Contemporary is a creative outlet that balances freedom of movement with instruction, rules and discipline. There are several prominent features within the style some of which are, tilts, contractions, high release, fall and roll.
Our junior dancers learn the basic contemporary dance elements. Like ballet, the class focuses on posture, flexibility and encourages discipline with an added creative side as children are given time to express themselves through creative tasks. These tasks help to open their imaginations. They are praised on creating any movement, the idea is they believe they can move in a way that suits their body. The idea of being off-balance and release is introduced which is super fun.