Classical Ballet is the foundation for all styles of dance, and it is recommended that all students have training in classical ballet order to further improve their posture, leg line and foot strength. Students progress through the Grades/levels from Pre-Primary to Solo Seal (Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus). Examinations are available to capable students. It is compulsory that students wishing to complete their RAD examinations participate in two classical classes per week.
Contemporary is a beautiful form of dance that really allows the students to express themselves through their movements. Contemporary offers a wide range of styles, with foundations of the movements stemming from classical ballet techniques.
A dynamic dance style performed to a large range of popular/eclectic music, and is great for students’ fitness and flexibility. Jazz is our most popular class. Jazz is known to be a highly choreographed dance form. It features a mixture of sharp and fluid movements, similar to dances seen on commercial video clips.
Hip-hop dance is a unique and exciting style of street dance that is most commonly performed to hip-hop music. Hip-hop dance is a vibrant form of dance that combines a variety of freestyle movements. With more upbeat music, hip-hop dance creates a different level of fun and creativity.
Students will learn how to conduct moves safely and correctly through guided practice with an industry professional.
Qualified Gymnastics Coach: Mr Shaun
Acrobatic Arts Qualified: Miss Bergen, Miss Emily, Miss Tyla.
Musical Theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines song, spoken dialogue, acting and dance.
Students learn stylistic choreography from an array of Musical Theatre productions.
Strength and Stretch:
This class is designed to improve student's flexibility and core strength, which is necessary for all competition dancers.
Tap dancing focuses on rhythm and musicality. Tappers create a variety of percussive rhythms by tapping, sliding and clicking the metal plates.
PBT (Progressing Ballet Technique):
Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program that has been designed to enhance students' technique by focussing on training the muscle memory required in each exercise in all forms of dance. It is a unique training system using ballet-technique specific exercises to train skill acquisition in a graded and progressive manner from junior through to advanced levels. PBT helps teachers around the world prepare their students to receive the strength they need to achieve their personal best.
PBT Certified Teachers at Ablaze Dance Academy: Miss Bergen, Miss Rachel, Miss Jess, Miss Emily.
PCT (Progressing Contemporary Technique):
Progressing Contemporary Technique is an innovative program created by Adam Blanch in conjunction with Progressing Ballet Technique, devised as a series of functional exercises to help you explore and develop freedom of movement. To bring awareness to the importance of finding articulation through your body and allowing that discovery to give you an enhanced sense of mobility in contemporary dance.
PCT Certified Teachers at Ablaze Dance Academy: Miss Izzy, Miss Emily.
Our performance teams/eisteddfod groups are aimed at those students that wish to compete and take their dancing to the next level! Styles include Classical Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical and Hip Hop.