Codified by the French, Ballet is a highly technical, classical form of dance characterized by grace and precision of movement. Elegant, poised steps are matched with fluid transitions, flying elevation and exhilarating spins and turns. Ballet training is suitable for all ages and abilities and develops flexibility, strength, musicality, expression and creativity.
Ballet classes taught at the Academy stem from the syllabus of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). This gives students the opportunity to take graded examinations which result in internationally recognized qualifications. The syllabus work is great fun and enables the development of musicality and expression, confidence, technical skill, sense of rhythm and co-ordination.
Modern Theatre dance is a highly energetic genre of dance combining high kicks, soaring leaps, twisting turns and traveling steps, all developed with strength and flexibility. In modern dance we use the gravity in our movements instead of overcoming it like we try to do in ballet. It is known for its theatrical, exciting and breath -taking qualities.
Are codified systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a variety of reasons: self-defense, competition, physical health and fitness, entertainment, as well as mental, physical, and spiritual development.
Is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline which originated in India. There is a broad variety of schools, practices and goals. The Academy of Dance and Art has "Pregnancy Yoga" a special class particularly for women expecting a child.
Dance mix is a combination of different dance styles such as modern, jazz, musical theatre, African and creative movement. This class accommodates children from 4-6 years old who want to be introduced to different dance styles.
In the Musical Theatre classes we dance to music from popular musicals, learn how to act through drama games and practice our singing. The main focus of this class is on how to bring out the story of a song through dance.
Jazz dancing is a form of dance that showcases a dancer's individual style and originality. Every jazz dancer interprets and executes moves and steps in their own way. This type of dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns.
Is a sport involving the performance of exercises requiring flexibility, balance and control. The Academy of Dance and Art offers competitive and artistic gymnastics including rhythmic gymnastics, trampolining and tumbling and aerobic gymnastics.
Pilates classes are a great way to work on strengthening muscles and extending flexibility. It also helps in understanding of alignment, body control and weight placement.
In this class students dance to popular upbeat music. This dance style is inspired by the hip hop culture that developed in the 1960s among African American youth. The movement is well known for its accents and dynamics. Students will also be introduced to movements from the break dance style.
Tap dancing has advanced as an American dance form with influences from African dance, Irish dance and clog dancing. Tap dance is a highly popular theatrical art form, often seen on stage in musicals. Small metal plates are fitted on the toe and heel of the tap shoe, allowing the dancer to beat out different rhythms, striking the floor and creating impressive rhythmic patterns.
Contemporary dance movement is more internal, showing the dancers’ strength, control, and quickness of movements. There is a serious intent to interpret the music or words that accompany the dancers. Contemporary dance class is the work currently being made by The Academy of Dance and Art who are pushing the field by drawing the new technique on our students body.
Music lessons We offer instrument and singing lessons at the Academy, which gives many students a sense of musicality and helps them to grow and develop their musical talents (please contact the Academy for details on the instruments that we offer training in). The students taking music lessons meet our music teachers for one-on-one training sessions ranging from 30 minutes to and hour long class. We also offer vocal lessons, where we show our students all the necessary techniques for singing. Classical, pop, soul, whatever you dream of singing, we will have you sounding like an Angel in no time!.
Ballroom dance Our sassy partner dancing offers to teach you steps that impress! With both Standard ballroom (consisting of the waltz, viennese waltz, Tango, Argentine Tango, Fox Trot and other) and latin ballroom (consisting of Salsa, Mambo, Cha-Cha, Samba and Merengue) there is never a dull moment in one of our Ballroom classes!.