Lyrical dance is a combination of ballet and jazz. Quite often lyrics from songs inspire the choreography and the result is a style that focuses on strong emotion.
The dancers’ bodies and the moves they create tell a story and are highly emotive.
During our classes, our pupils will learn about technique but will also have the opportunity to create their own choreography.
Recently some of the older pupils created their own performance and included British Sign Language which helped the academy receive a highly commended award for inclusivity at a recent Dance Business Award conference.
Ballet is a classical dance form full of grace and precision and is the basic foundation for most dance forms. Choreography is intricate and delicate and creates flowing patterns, leading to expression through movement. Ballet is great for posture, flexibility and balance.
Our ballerinas not only learn important ballet technique, they also research ballets, create their own choreography and design costumes to totally immerse themselves in the whole process of being a ballerina.
stretch & tone
Stretching is key when improving dance skills. It helps with flexibility, technique and moreover, helps prevent injury. Stretching is just as important as learning choreography and should be part of any dancer’s daily routine.
We find that our stretch and tone class really aids our pupils with their other dance classes and definitely recommend it to any of our pupils.
This 15 minute class is the perfect add on to any dance class and the pupils benefit greatly from it; their fitness improves and so does their flexibility.
Tap dance uses the metal taps on the dancer’s shoes to create a sound when dancing, therefore making the dancer like a percussion instrument. Tap dance became popular during the time of the Minstrel shows and is said to have been inspired by the traditional clog dancers of Northern England. Famous tap dancers include Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Shirley Temple.
Our tap dance pupils benefit greatly from this class, as not only do they learn the techniques of tap, but they learn rhythm patterns which reinforces maths skills and gives the brain a great workout, as well as their bodies.
Modern dance is a highly expressive style of dance that includes elements of Ballet.
Modern dance is about expression, rather than following a rigid set of postures or technical positions as Ballet dancers do.
Our Modern dancers learn to be creative through dance, they also build strength and use improvisation skills when choreographing their own dances.
Street dance covers many dance styles such as: popping, locking and breakdancing and is full of energy and expression.
It is a fast paced dance with exciting choreography. The group Diversity is a famous Street dance crew.
Our street dancers have recently performed at field days, processions and in our recent show. These classes are fun, fast and energetic.
DRAMA / MUSICAL THEATRE
In Drama, pupils use skills such as vocal projection, physical expression, imagination and clarity of speech to perform poetry and scripts.
Drama is useful for many life skills such as team work, self confidence, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving. Drama is fun and many strong friendships are formed.
Pupils will create their own pop group and learn different songs and choreography to various songs in the charts, past and present.
Previous songs have been by singers from The Spice Girls and Dua Lipa.
Our Pop stars have recently performed at local field days and have also performed in a local shopping centre. This class is for children who love music, singing and dance and who want to be like their pop idols.
FROM BABY TO INTERS
Our Premier classes, enable students to immerse themselves in dynamic sessions filled with Drama, Street Dance, and Circus arts.
In the drama segment of the Premier class, students will explore the captivating world of storytelling, character development, and improvisation.
Get ready to groove and move in the Street Dance portion of the class! From hip-hop to breakdancing, students will learn a variety of urban dance styles that will not only improve their physical fitness but also boost their self-esteem as they master each new move. It's not just about dancing; it's about feeling the rhythm and expressing yourself through movement.
In the Circus segment, students will explore the exciting world of juggling, aerial skills, and other circus tricks. This segment not only provides a fun and unique form of physical activity but also challenges students to push their boundaries and build impressive skills that will leave them in awe of their newfound capabilities.
Dance Cirque is a brand new programme at Premier Drama Academy for children age 6+, developed in Australia for dance schools around the world.
Students classes include interactive circuits, lyra, silks, trapeze, juggling, hula hoops and more all under the supervision of our fully qualified teachers.
Great for both boys and girls - you don't need to be a dancer to take part! Students work through level cards meaning everyone can progress at their own pace with no pressure but always with a sense of achievement.
Amazing for cognitive development, strength, flexibility but most importantly confidence.