Modern Dance

Modern Dance The I.D.T.A Modern Jazz syllabus combines technique, strengthening and rhythmical exercises in a structured way to achieve different feelings and approaches to modern dance. A wide variety of music including pop, jazz, contemporary and funk are used to help with learning and progression towards exams. Modern Jazz also improves flexibility and builds stamina. Modern Jazz classes available from age 5 years.

Street Dance

Street Dance is a great way to learn to dance, keep fit and enjoy yourself all at the same time! Learn the latest and hottest NEW dance moves as seen in pop videos, in movies and concerts. Street dance is the fusion of Jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, pop, commercial dance, mixing them together to form fast and funky routines.

Cheerleading

Cheerleading in Great Britain is exploding!! The development of dance skills, use of exciting music and Pom Pons all combine to make cheerleading one of the most popular classes at Dance Works. We introduce cheerleading from our youngest age group which is 2. The children work towards ground bound exams individually and also team Cheerleading awards. Cheerleading also looks great on stage and always goes down well with audiences at our annual show and charity events.

Contemporary

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines several dance genres. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. Contemporary dance stresses versatility and improvisation, and is often performed in bare feet. Contemporary dancers focus on floorwork, using gravity to pull them down to the floor.

Ballet

All pupils of Dance Works are encouraged to take lessons in Ballet as this is the core subject which provides the foundations to all aspects of dance. We follow the I.D.T.A dance syllabus and our aim is to ensure that each pupil is encouraged to reach their full potential, by building their confidence and technique and working towards and taking examinations. Every dancer needs great posture, co-ordination and grace. Ballet classes are available from 2 years.

LAMDA Acting

LAMDA ACTING will be studied in parallel with the basic drama classes we already study as Dance works. This class will still involve all elements of Drama including skill based, voice, character, script and devising however, it will now have the opportunity for pupils to work in groups or as a solo to use their developed skill in an exam based performance. The syllabus for LAMDA ACTING requires pupils to interact as a group and perform scenes from memory whilst using vocal skills and use the performance space in response to the chosen text. Whilst LAMDA ACTING solo exam requires pupils to perform monologues.

LAMDA Musical theatre

This class will consist of pupils studying song and dance numbers from musicals. Pupils will use skills developed from dance lessons, drama lessons and will also have the opportunity to sing in order to sit this exam.

LAMDA Speaking & prose

Pupils in this class study verses from book extracts or poems and we discover how to perform these. We analyse the extracts to ensure we understand its content and are able to answer questions should we need to in the exam. Pupils work independently, in pairs or as a class working on learning lines, analysing lines and hot seating one another on the selected piece. This exam requires pupils to perform extracts from memory some exams in the higher grades will require pupils to answer questions about their selected text.

Drama

During our Drama at Dance works we work on building confidence and developing pupil’s creativity by using skills such as: Improvisation, Cross cutting, Thought tracking, Characterisation, Scripts, Devising, monologue, and duologue.

Singing

A complete introduction to singing and voice work. All great singers have learned the basics of singing, which, believe it or not, revolve around breathing and knowing your own body. Each persons voice is so unique and finding your voice is a deeply tricky quest. In this class we will delve into breathing techniques, posture, projection, speech and dictation.

Gymnastics

Dance and Gymnastics compliment each other. Our aim is to develop your child’s physical literacy through gymnastics, developing confidence and motivation for sport and physical activity. They will also improve their physical movement skills, flexibility, strength and co ordination.

Tap

Tap Dance is a type of dance characterised by using the sounds of metal taps affixed to the heel and ball of the foot. The I.D.T.A syllabus combines a fun and educational approach to Tap. It’s stylish choreography combined with upbeat music helps keep exam work interesting and progressive through the grades

  • Monday – Oldfield Brow Primary
  • 3:00-4:30pm
    Street Dance + Drama KS2 Children
  • 4:30-5:30pm
    Street Dance Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children