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DANCE STYLES

Here at The Dance Collective, we offer dance classes in a wide range of styles. So whether you like the graceful lines of Ballet, the hard hits of Hip Hop, or the ghetto grooves of Dancehall, we have a class for you! Check out which classes we offer below.

CONTEMPORARY

A creative dance form which combines strong technique with a sense of release. Choreography usually tells a story or portrays a theme and can rely greatly on the contribution of the dancers themselves.

JAZZ

Jazz is a commercial style of dancing that incorporates technique 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 pop stars such as Kylie Minogue, Madonna and Britney Spears and often features in pop concerts, opening ceremonies and music videos.

LYRICAL (18+)

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.

HEELS (18+)

A fusion of various hip hop styles with the sensuality of jazz and burlesque. A great way to strengthen your core, tone and sculpt your lower body and mid-section whilst mastering stylish moves in heels.

ACROBATICS

With a focus on stretching, strength conditioning and flexibility, our acrobatics class will develop core strength as well as teach basic lifts and balancing positions. Throughout the year dancers will move to cartwheeling and tumbling, giving great improvement to their agility.
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BALLET

Classical ballet draws on specific technique that gives you a full understanding of your body. The class which focuses on building strength, flexibility and core stability is recommend for all dancers to build a strong foundation of technique.

BREAKING

B-boying and b-girling, better known within the media 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 freestyle dance to funk and hip hop 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 power moves and freezes.

POINTE (18+)

Pointe is part of classical ballet technique made possible by pointe shoes. This is a safe introductory class with a strong focus on building ankle strength. Open to dancers over 18 years with ballet experience, dancers must participate in the prior ballet class to ensure they are warmed up. Please consult our ballet teacher before joining this class.

DANCEHALL (18+)

A fluid, earthy style of hip hop that is infused with an African and Jamaican flavour. It is known for its energetic feel and sometimes rugged vibe. Beyoncé, Missy Elliot and Sean Paul are artists who have incorporated Dancehall into their choreography and video clips.

HIP HOP

Hip Hop is a broad category that includes a variety of urban dance styles. Constantly evolving from the earlier styles of breaking, locking and popping, hip hop is a free, funky and soulful expression of movement used by artists such as Usher, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown and Rihanna.

JAZZ FUNK (18+)

Jazz Funk is a hybrid of hip hop with foundation movements in jazz.

FUNKY DANCE

A fun and energetic introduction to dance focusing on rhythm and movement, using elements from hip hop and jazz.

COMMERCIAL HIP HOP (18+)

Developed through the entertainment industry, commercial hip hop is seen in music videos and concerts. It focuses on choreography to popular music whilst maintaining an urban presence.