Our dance classes provide a link between fitness and pop culture. By learning dance routines and specific skills, students gain a greater understanding of their bodies whilst getting a great cardiovascular workout.
Students will be inspired into action through methods that are popular with young people. With multiple visits, we are able to develop classes where the students are involved in the choreographic process and can also prepare students for performances within the school.
Our dance classes develop the following fundamental areas:
- cardiovascular fitness
- gross motor skills
- performance skill
Hip-Hop / Funk
This is one of our most popular choices and a fantastic way to get a cardiovascular workout while having lots of fun. Often seen in music video clips, hip-hop dancing is a very popular style for both boys and girls who love moving and grooving to popular music.
Students will learn an energetic routine that is taught gradually by breaking it down into its separate movements. At the end of the class, the students have a funky routine they can perform by themselves…. Even at school assemblies!
The latest craze to hit the gyms, this highly energized dance/aerobic workout is taking the fitness world by storm. Zumba™ fuses Latin dancing with aerobics and is a great cardiovascular workout. Students don’t realise how fit they’re getting as they shake it to the beat!
With it’s beginnings in the Bronx in the 1970’s, breakdancing has once again grown in popularity and many school-aged students are keen to learn this impressive dance style. There are several different styles within breakdancingtop rocks, popping and locking, power moves and freezes.
Students will receive an introduction to each of these elements and although some breakdance moves are very difficult to execute, our brilliant teachers are able to break down these movements into simple steps or modify them to suit beginners of all ages
Contemporary dance is a fusion of many movement styles including classical, physical theatre and contact improvisation. This creative way of moving draws on modern dance techniques and encourages participants to explore the endless ways their body can move.
Students are guided through activities that call on them to explore their imagination to create their own movement. This is a lot of fun for all participants as creative dance allows them to move the way they choose and we’ve seen some amazing stuff from many participants in these classes, including from those who previously thought “I don’t know how to dance”.
This energetic dance style is great for improving fitness and coordination while learning about cultural dance and music. Using West African dance styles, this is a dynamic, whole body workout to fun African drumming music. An African dance workshop involves learning dance steps of varying difficulty so it is suitable for all ages, from Prep – Year 12. Students will have fun with the different steps such as the warrior, picking the berries and weeding the fields.
Active Bodies, Healthy Lifestyle
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