A child’s dance education is an ongoing process: all that a child learns is developing over time including their flexibility, classical technique, turn technique and jump technique.
We encourage all our students to treat every exercise like a dance, this helps build a child’s own personal style and confidence. To us every child is unique and our mission is to help them shine and realise their full potential.
- At this age, we encourage parents to be a part of the development of their child’s motor skills.
- We make these classes very interactive; not only does this help with a child’s social skills, but also helps them recognise music cues.
- Through repetition we aim to achieve high levels of accuracy in movement while ensuring the child has a great time.
- Basic skills learnt include hand and leg coordination, isolation, flexibility & musicality.
- At this age, we introduce the basics of classical technique in order to facilitate a strong foundation for jazz technique.
- We begin to work more seriously on clarity of arm and leg movement, correct body placement and posture, isolations, gallops, flexibility, and pay a lot of attention to the child’s spatial awareness.
- Our amalgamation of the two dance styles, jazz and musical theatre, encourages the kids to improve performance skill, expression and most importantly, fluidity in movement.
- This is when dancing transforms into a different, even more rewarding kind of fun. The kids have more kinaesthetic and spatial awareness.
- We begin to introduce a slightly more anatomical approach to their classical technique in order to start making them aware of the correct way to use their bodies. We place a great deal of emphasis on body posture and rhythm while executing all exercises: warm up, isolations, arm and foot work & travelling across the floor. And also basic spotting technique, for turns.
- We focus on performance quality from the minute they step into the class, this is increased three-fold when we begin our jazz and musical theatre amalgamation. Again we are paying attention to musicality, rhythm, fluidity of movement and encouraging children to showcase their unique personality.
- We begin to encourage kids to get more serious about achieving their goals within dance. Dancing while warming up, isolations, arm and foot coordination movement and travel steps is all ongoing.
- We place stronger approach upon technique. Although we believe it is never too early to start teaching a jazz dancer how to turn, we pick this particular age group, because this is when kids begin to enter maturity within the world of dance movement. We begin to help them understand the anatomy, as well as the physics, of turns in a relaxed and fun manner.
- At this age, we also begin with floor work as well as basic jump technique.
- We explore different kinds of music rhythm, melody and pace through our jazz and musical theatre amalgamations.
- This age is very exciting for teachers and parents alike. We begin to see the fruits of the child’s hard work over the years. Their coordination, musicality, flexibility and performance skills each display a sense of sophistication.
- We push the kids to achieve clean single or double pirouettes (turns). Emphasis is placed on achieving high quality and accurate jump technique, in order to avoid any injury.
- At this age we continue to work on isolations, coordination flexibility, musicality and across-the-floor work. We also work on turns, floor work, kicks and jumps.
- We creatively string together all the skills learned into their jazz and musical theatre amalgamation and also begin to introduce lyrical jazz. Lyrical jazz, is a more balletic form of jazz which is very aesthetically and physically demanding.