Currently directed at our 3 and 4 year old students, Musical Stars incorporates singing, tap dancing and acting for a well rounded introduction to performing arts. Musical Stars offers a strong foundation of knowledge in tap technique, singing projection and confidence in acting.
Theatre Stars: *CLASS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE*
Theatre stars is a class offered to students aged 4-6. In these classes students learn the foundations of singing, dancing and acting. Our entire class is structured around a minor production for the end of each term. The kids learn a song – along with warm up and vocal performance techniques, a dance – focussing on performance energy and story depiction, and a script. The script component offers the opportunity to try acting in an informal, stress-free environment. We workshop comprehension of the lines and how to present them, using fun activities to help hone these skills. This is all in a fun, non-competitive and nurturing environment.
Jigging Stars: *CLASS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE, PLEASE REGISTER INTEREST*
Do you have a little Emma wiggle in your household? Come and join Jigging stars. An Irish inspired dance class where your child will learn to skip and jump to Irish tunes and learn technique while have lots of Jigging fun!
For the Starlets that would rather walk on their hands than their feet, we have ACRO STARS.
The class is an introduction to flexibility, strength, balance and acrobatic dance. We roll, leap, bend and flip our way through fantastic and fun-filled adventures. For those that prefer to be upside down, this class will seem the right way round!
Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance which combines many styles and influences together. Contemporary dance focuses on the freedom of movement, floor work, tumbling, strength, flexibility and improvisation with a blend of ballet and contemporary techniques. Contemporary dance strives to connect the mind and body through fluid movement with the inclusion of unpredictable changes in rhythm, speed and direction.
Private Singing Lessons:
If your starlet has ever been caught singing in the shower, along to the radio in the car, into a hairbrush in their bedroom or just belting out a couple of lines whenever they feel like it then either of these are the right choice for them. Learning various vocal techniques in a fun environment, this gives your child a chance to further their passion for singing whilst discovering all of the amazing things their voice can do. Students are also given an opportunity to sing their favourite songs, not just at family gatherings when they decide to put on impromptu shows for you, but also in front of an audience in a fun but semi-professional scenario when they feel confident to do so.
A class for our youngest starlets: 2/3 years of age. We open up a magical world by exploring our imaginations; allowing our starlets to focus on self-expression, whilst learning basic movements and technique. These classes allow our dancers to begin balance work and increase proprioceptive skills in a nurturing environment. Most of all we aim to develop confidence and friendships.
These classes then progress through the different age groups, with classes from 3 to 17 years of age (please refer to timetable for age specific classes). We aim to continue this imaginative approach whilst introducing a more formal focus on both ballet and jazz technique. In these classes our starlets also begin to listen and move to music of various tempos, remember choreography and begin learning the necessary skills for performance. The classes remain whimsical with a strong emphasis on confidence and collaboration. Our senior dance class then explores other dance genres, such as contemporary, to give them a vast knowledge of various dance types.
This class allows students to find their own individual style of grooving and moving. Learning the foundations of hip hop mixed with the modern dance style, this class teaches style and technique. Hip hop is an umbrella dance style with many variations such as Girly, Funk, Popping, Locking, Whacking, Old School, Urban and many more.
Like Annie and Oliver, kids and musicals theatre go hand in hand. In this class, students will learn all three elements of musical theatre; dance, acting and singing simultaneously in a musical extravaganza. Students will work on musical numbers from well known and not so well known musicals, growing in confidence and ability across all three major areas. Students will learn new techniques for group vocal work and individual vocal work whilst working on basic and more complex movement all whilst acting through characters emotions. It's sure to be one heck of a ride!
Initially this class allows newbies and young performers a chance to learn basic skills in acting. From tableux work to stage work, students will experience a wide variety of acting through various forms, looking at what a character is and how to portray emotion through numerous contexts. Then moving beyond the basics, students learn to grapple with real emotions and reactions and how they can be replicated through performance. The actors work with empathy, engaging with their own sense of body and allowing the portrayals of different character types through stage and film work.