Classes

Our regular dance season runs from September through to the end of May.  Please visit our summer programs page for classes/camps that run in July & August.  Our adult and parent & tot classes run in 12 week sessions.

 

PARENT + TOT

A great way to introduce the art of dance to your little one.  Dancers will enhance their gross motor skills, improve their sense of rhythm and co-ordination, and be introduced to dance in a positive fashion. This class provides development of body awareness and function through creative movement.  Best of all, it’s lots of fun to dance alongside your little one! All participants must be 2 years old by September 1st. This class does not participate in recitals.

KINDERCOMBO

This hour long class consists of 20mins each of ballet, tap and jazz.  By training children in all three dance styles they can receive the training benefits of each dance style.  Kindercombo 1 is for 4 year olds, Kindercombo 2 is for 5 year olds.

 

KINDERDANCE

This class is our 3 year old program.  This 1/2 hour class is based in creative movement with ballet basics.  The focus of this program is to increase overall gross motor skills and musicality. 

TAP

Tap is one of the oldest American art forms. It arose form a huge melting pot of ideas, customs, music and dance styles. With the exception of Spanish dance, it is the only field that incorporates the element of sound. Tap is the best way to enhance co-ordination, rhythm, and musical understanding.

 

BALLET

Ballet is a classical dance form demanding grace and precision.  Ballet is the key ingredient to a dancer’s training.  It increases body awareness, posture, strength and balance. It also teaches the dancer focus, discipline and determination.

JAZZ

Jazz dance is commonly taught in dance schools and performed by dance companies around the world. It continues to be an essential element of musical theatre choreography, where it may be interwoven with other dance styles as appropriate for a particular show. Jazz is designed to give students technique and style integrated with developing flexibility, strength and a sense of musicality.

 

LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY

Lyrical/contemporary dance is a fusion of ballet and jazz dance techniques. Students must train in either ballet or jazz prior to taking lyrical. This dance style provides a great escape for dancers. It allows the dancer to interpret the music and let their body tell the story.

HIP-HOP

Hip-Hop dance refers to dance styles primarily danced to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. This includes a wide range of styles notably breaking, locking, popping, and krumping.

 

BOYS ONLY HIP-HOP

A class just for our boys!  Boys will learn a variety of hip hop styles in a fun positive atmosphere.  Please note boys are welcome in any class offered at Dance London!

ACRO

Acro dance is a style of dance that combines classical dance techniques with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character and its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics. It provides dancers with strength, flexibility and increases their overall athleticism.

 

MUSICAL THEATRE

Musical Theatre is a combination of dance, acting and song.  This class consists of vocal training, jazz technique, dramatic games and auditioning skills.  Musical theatre training is an asset to a dancer as it broadens their talents making them a triple threat.

STRETCH TECH

The focus of this class is to train the dancer’s body to be better aligned, stronger and more flexible.  By using several balance, flexibility and strength exercises dancers achieve stronger overall dance technique.

 

SPECIAL NEEDS

This class is very special to Dance London.  We believe everyone should have the chance to learn the art of dance.  This class is designed for students with special needs with the focus on fun and maximizing class participation.  Students learn ballet and jazz techniques.  Please note we are not wheel chair accessible.

ADULT CLASSES

We currently offer tap, hip hop & jazz, and a stretch and contemporary class for adults.  No dance experience required!  Dance classes are great for increasing balance, co-ordination and strength.  So put on your dancing shoes and come and join us…we guarantee you will leave class with a smile on your face!