Creative Dance (2-5 years of age)
Creative movement incorporating basic jazz and ballet skills. Development of co-ordination, gross and fine motor skills, rhythm and free creative movement to the music of Hi5, The Wiggles, Play School and other childrens' favourties. Classes are available in 2-3 yr old, 3-4 yr old and 4-5 yr old groups.
The mostly widely recognised form of dance, jazz covers many forms and variations in its style - often dictated by the choice of music which can range from the latest rock songs, a slow ballad or a musical theatre piece. Students are taught correct skills technique incorporating leaps and turns, expression and performance technique as an integral part of this training. The Edge offers jazz classes for all ages ranging from 5 to adult.
Whilst the term 'hip hop' encompasses a political movement and a wider street culture, the music and dance forms have a history all of their own. The Edge offers a broad range from this genre including old-school forms such as locking and popping, b-boying and new jack swing to the newer forms such as milking and krumping. Appropriate class will depend on previous training and experience.
Classical ballet provides a strong basis of technique for students to adapt to all other dance styles. Students are taught to implement core strength, postural awareness and centre balance while developing a grace and flow inherent in this romantic style of the ages. The Edge follows the R.A.D syllabus and offers students the opportunity to study for and sit their R.A.D exams (primary to grade 8)
Contemporary ballet is a form of dance influenced by classical ballet and modern dance. It’s technique is derived from classical ballet, although it permits a greater range of movement that may not adhere to the strict body lines set forth by schools of ballet technique including floor work and turn-in of the legs.
Students learn skills of time, signatures and rhythm, increasing the speed of execution and accuracy of steps. Students attain the ability to be able to perform all steps with clear accurate sounds. Working through combinations with increases in timing and rhythmic patterns.
SONG AND DANCE
Students learn to sing and dance like the pop stars do. Basic jazz dance to new and old pop songs students get to experience the recording studio to record backing tracks for their end of year performances.
Casual Adult classes are fun and fiesty! Get a great workout whilst dancing your butt off with like minded mums and dads and ex dancers! Adults interested in competing need to see the competition/pom section of our website.
Acro dance is a style that combines dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, unique choreography and its use of acrobatics. Skills learnt and displayed include partner work (stunts and lifts) and tumbling skills (forward and backward walk overs, cartwheels, aerials, round offs, hand springs and forward and backward tucks).
It is a popular style in amateur competitions as well as in professional dance theatre. This style can be seen in contemporary circus productions such as those performed by Cirque du Soleil.
Acro dance is especially challenging as it requires dancers to be trained in both dance and acrobatic skills and as such, students considering Acro Dance will be required to enrol in at least one other (any) dance style at The Edge.
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