Dance Styles

Freestyle / Disco
Freestyle/disco is the trendiest and most popular form of dance in the UK today. In involves runs, spins,
kicks and leaps as well as many other diverse steps and movements with lots of different arm and hand
actions. The music can be fast and 'beaty' or slow and sensuous, allowing dancers of all ages to use
freedom of expression to enhance their style.


Tap
Tap is rhythm - rhythm is tap. Its origins are many and varied. Americans claim its origin dates from the
African Jazz age. The Irish stake their claim to the Jigs and Step Dancing. The English relate back to
northern Clog Dancers but whichever one chooses to believe, Tap is as popular today as it was in the
heyday of the great Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly musicals. Evergreen shows, 42nd Street and Crazy For
You, and the more recent Stomp and Tap Dogs highlight the great diversities of style and music in tapping.
The IDTA has recently launched its new Tap Grade Examinations. Thousands of examinations and medal
tests are held each year for children's, students and professionals and a wide range of tests are available
for adults of all ages. A gentle, rhythmical and enjoyable way to keep fit!


Theatre Craft
This most exciting dance form encompasses the wide spectrum of productions that are Musical Theatre.
Shows like Grease, My Fair Lady, Bombay Dreams, The Lion King etc all diverse styles but all embraced
by the Theatre Craft Title. A dance form for theatrical performance, preparing the body physically through
exercise and stimulating artistic ability through dance movement, improvisation and interpretation of music.
The use of hand props, make up and much more - it provides all the 'must have' qualities for today's amateur
and professional dancer.


Ballet
Ballet for pleasure, Ballet for the more serious-minded. This classical style of expressive movement has
something to offer for everyone. Ballet dates back to the 17th century. The conventional steps, grace and
fluidity of movement are still found in Ballet today. Choreographers have been influenced by composers
through the ages. Ballet has a technique which is the foundation of all dance.



Each of our dance sessions incorporate the above styles of dance.
This is with the exception of Adult Tap, which is exclusively adult tap.


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