DANCE STYLES

DANCE STYLES

& WHAT TO WEAR

ACRO DANCE

Focusing on balance, strength, conditioning and flexibility, this style incorporates various elements of dance and acrobatics including tumbling, cartwheeling, balancing and lifts.

Beginner – No experience required.
Intermediate – Dancers must be able to demonstrate the following skills; cartwheel, front walk over, bend back kick over, round off.




Compulsory uniform - Black leotard, black ¾ or full length leggings or boy leg shorts with tan footless tights, flesh coloured briefs, bare feet and hair tied back, headband recommended.  See uniform specifics below.









BALLET

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Classical ballet is a highly technical style that draws on both grace and strength often performed to classical music. The class focuses on building flexibility and technique and is recommended for all dancers to build a strong dance foundation.



Pre-Kindy to Kids Club
Black or pink leotard, flesh coloured briefs , black or pink ballet skirt, pink ballet tights, pink ballet shoes with elastic; hair in tight bun.  

Pre-Junior to Pre-Senior
Black leotard, black ballet skirt or boy leg shorts

Senior
18+ Leotard, pink ballet tights, ballet skirt or boy leg shorts.

Boys
Black fitted tshirt/singlet, black shorts or tights, black ballet shoes with elastic.

BREAKING

B-boying and b-girling - better known as breakdancing - is the original dance of hip hop to come out of the Bronx, New York in the 1970’s. Since its resurgence in the 1990’s, this athletic street style has gained popularity across the globe. You will learn the essentials to becoming a b-boy or b-girl, from top rock and down rock, to powermoves and freezes.



Non-restrictive streetwear such as track pants or long shorts with an oversized t-shirt and sneakers. More coverage is recommended to help with floorwork. Optional - knee pads, caps or accessories.

COMMERCIAL

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Developed through the entertainment industry, commercial is seen in music videos, film clips and stage shows. This style focuses on choreography to popular tracks whilst maintainingan urban precense.


Comfortable clothing allowing you to feel good and move freely, such as track pants, leggings, t-shirt or tank top and sneakers or boots.

CONTEMPORARY

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A creative dance form which combines strong technique with a sense of release. Contemporary often appears as abstract and expressive movements combined in a raw form. Dancers will explore emotions and freedom of movement to showcase their technique and lived experiences.



Pre-Junior – Pre-Senior (compulsory uniform)
Black leotard, black ¾ or full length leggings or boy leg shorts with tan footless tights, flesh coloured briefs, bare feet and hair tied back, headband recommended.  See uniform specifics below.

Senior 18+
Comfortable top (sports top, leotard, tank top), 3/4 or full length leggings or boy leg shorts with tan footless tights,  knee pads, bare feet, hair tied back.

Boys
Black fitted singlet or t-shirt, black shorts/pants.

POINTE

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Pointe is part of classical ballet technique made possible by pointe shoes. Designed for dancers with previous training, classes include barre exercises, centre work and across the floor combinations. 

*Must be paired with Ballet class.



Ballet attire (see above) and pointe shoes.

It will be at the teacher’s assessment and discretion as to when dancers will go en pointe.  Their safety is our highest priority.  In the initial stages, whilst dancers are strengthening their ankles dancers will begin training on demi pointe.






FUNKY DANCE

A fun and energetic introduction to dance focusing on rhythm and movement, using elements from Hip Hop and Jazz.


T-shirt/tank top, non-restrictive shorts, track pants or leggings and sneakers.





HIP HOP

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Hip Hop may have many individualised styles but the roots lay in the party grooves and improvisational steps originating from the streets and clubs. With the blending of different music styles, hip hop continues to re-invent itself with a broader range of influences and freer expression.

Comfortable street wear such as track pants, long shorts or leggings with a t-shirt, hoodie or tank top and sneakers (no jazz boots); accessorise with hats or caps.

HEELS 18+

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A class in heels for dancers who want to build confidence by tapping into their feminine energy. The style’s changing rhythm can range from strong dynamic accents to captivating slow, sensual choreography. You will strut out of class empowered with a new found confidence. 

Comfortable clothing allowing you to feel good and move freely, such as track pants, leggings, shorts, t-shirt or a crop. Sneakers for the warm up and heels or boots for the remainder of the class.








JAZZ

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Jazz is a theatrical style of dancing that incorporates technique and iconic moves such as kicks, turns and leaps and is great for developing flexibility and fitness. Often associated with musicals such as Chicago or Fame, jazz is also the style used by icons such as Kylie Minogue, Madonna and Britney Spears and often features in live concerts, opening ceremonies and music videos.

Pre-Kids – Pre-Senior (compulsory)
Black leotard, black ¾ or full length leggings or boy leg shorts with tan footless tights, flesh coloured briefs, bare feet and hair tied back, headband recommended.  See uniform specifics below.

Boys
Black fitted singlet or t-shirt, black shorts/pants.

Senior 18+
Comfortable top (sports top, leotard, tank top), 3/4 or full length leggings or boy leg shorts with tan footless tights,  knee pads, bare feet, hair tied back.

JAZZ FUNK 18+

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Combining the technique of jazz and infused with the dynamics and groove of hip hop, Jazz Funk is an upbeat style that draws on pop music and trending movements.


Comfortable clothing which allows you to move freely such as track pants, leggings, t-shirt, crop and sneakers.

LYRICAL FUSION 18+

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Combines the techniques of contemporary and ballet with the stylised flavour of urban choreography.  It allows dancers to use their bodies to interpret music in a way that blends fluidity and articulation.  Movements are choreographed to accent not only lyrics but also beats/sounds, whilst capturing emotion.  


Leggings, shorts or track pants and a comfortable top. No shoes required.
Knee pads (optional)

LYRICAL

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Combines the techniques of jazz, contemporary and ballet. Lyrical invites dancers to use their bodies to interpret the music. While mainly choreographed to music with lyrics, “lyrical” generally refers to the expressive, melodic and highly emotional quality of dance. Dancers gain fluidity of movement, grace and control.

Pre-Junior – Pre-Senior (compulsory)
Black leotard, black ¾ or full length leggings or boy leg shorts with tan footless tights, flesh coloured briefs, bare feet and hair tied back, headband recommended.  See uniform specifics below.

Boys
Black fitted singlet or t-shirt, black shorts/pants.

Senior 18+
Comfortable top (sports top, leotard, tank top), 3/4 or full length leggings or boy leg shorts with tan footless tights,  knee pads, bare feet, hair tied back.