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BABY BALLET

18month +

This class has been created for parents to share the joy of music and dance with their growing babies. There are endless benefits gained from listening and responding physically to music from an early age and it is widely encouraged by health and educational professionals in promoting healthy bodies and healthy minds. Music & movement classes enhance co-ordination, motor skills and musicality.

 

 

 

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PRIMARY  BALLET

2½ – 4

A magical class for igniting the child's imagination, guiding them to express themselves through movement and mime while learning very basic introductions to ballet and dance.

 

 

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PRIMARY MODERN

4 +

Modern dance classes are great for little movers to develop their coordination and strength, increase their musicality and introduce them to a form of dance that gives them a chance to express themselves through less traditional dance movements.

 

PRIMARY TAP

4 +

Creating sounds through their feet opens up the endless possibilities of what else their bodies can do.  The children will explore their own capabilities and engage with the wonderful world of rhythm and music.  Tap dancing enhances co-ordination skills, musicality and self confidence.
 

 

 

ACROBATIC ARTS

7 +

Acro is an athletic style of dance combining various dance styles and techniques with acrobatics. While learning skills of balance and co ordination, the students develop great upper and lower body strength. The acrobatic elements and aerial stunts common in routines require the students to support themselves as well as their fellow students.  This team work builds great self confidence in the students both mentally and physically. It is recommended that all Acro students take up a Ballet, Modern or Contemporary class to compliment the Acro syllabus.
 

 

 

BALLET

From Pre-Primary through to Vocational level as well as Adult Ballet classes we cover Grades and Standard levels in the *Cecchetti Method of dance training. Classical Ballet training offers enormous benefits for healthy bodies and healthy minds developing natural co-ordination, balance, agility and artistic appreciation. The discipline of ballet provides the body with strength and good posture whilst focusing and stimulating the mind. With regular classes a child will develop and stimulate their musicality and imagination, gain confidence in their physical abilities and enhance their social skills. Our ballet classes are accompanied by a live pianist.

 * Enrico Cecchetti was an Italian ballet dancer, mime artist and founder of The Cecchetti Method of Classical Ballet. Famous  for creating the roles of Carabosse and Bluebird in Marius Petipa’s ballet Sleeping Beauty, his ground breaking work transformed and greatly enhanced the role of the male dancer in classical ballet.

This technique passed down to Cecchetti, he then passed on as a renowned teacher, training dancers such as Anna Pavolva and Dame Ninette de Valois, the founder of The Royal Ballet.  The Cecchetti Method of training produces a dancer with great strength, stamina, speed and a beautiful, elegant line.

 

 


 

BODY CONDITIONING

Body Conditioning classes focus on building stamina and flexibility while strengthening the necessary muscle groups to improve technique and avoid any risk of injury while dancing. Through circuit, pyramid and interval training, isometric and dynamic exercises these sessions aim to increase physical fitness levels and build a stronger and safer body for all styles of dance.

 

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CONTEMPORARY DANCE

Contemporary Dance is an expressive and collaborative form of dance with influences from many different styles predominantly Ballet, Modern Jazz, Lyrical and Hip Hop.  Incorporating improvisation, these classes engage muscles throughout the body that develop strength and co-ordination. Working through a wide variety of movement techniques the students minds are opened to the endless possibilities of dance and movement.
 

CREATIVE DANCE

Creative dance celebrates individuality and imagination through movement. While engaging skills and techniques learned from other disciplines such as Ballet and Modern dance, the students explore the freedom of discovering their own unique language of movement, expressing physicality beyond familiar and learned habits and investigating unknown territories of movement expression. They are encouraged to abandon aesthetics and embrace sensations; thus redirecting the focus away from how their movements are perceived by the outside eye.

 

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GCSE DANCE

This full GCSE qualification course provides an opportunity to engage with dance beyond class.

Previous dance experience is not necessary. GCSE Dance is for anyone interested in dance and performance. The students will develop technical and expressive dance skills along with a knowledge and understanding of dance through performance, choreography and critical appreciation. 

Click here for a free GCSE Information Pack

 

 

MODERN JAZZ

Broadway Jazz or Theatrical Jazz are derived from African American styles of dancing that emerged with Jazz music including Lyrical, Blues, Jazz & Funk and Free Form. All work is technique based so it is recommended that pupils study Ballet along with Modern Jazz in order to gain the strength and stamina needed to enter the examinations (Modern Grade 2 and above). Modern Jazz develops strength, flexibility and artistry in the dancer. This class focuses on strong physical expression within the discipline of the technique.
 

 

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TAP 

An essential skill for the professional dancer, tap dance is one of the most enjoyable and instantly satisfying forms of dance. Tap is great for enhancing co-ordination, a sense of rhythm, and for strengthening and loosening foot, ankle and leg muscles. Tap is a popular choice with all age groups and we have classes for students from the age of 4 through to Adult Classes for either beginners or the more experienced.

Younger students delight in their ability to dance whilst simultaneously making rhythmical sounds with their feet . Advanced students feel a great accomplishment from learning to perform technically complex steps and rhythms whilst creating the light and shade of sound through their technique.

 


 

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 ALL TRIAL CLASSES MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE BY CONTACTING THE OFFICE

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IF THE CLASS IS NOT FOR YOU THERE IS NO CHARGE OR OBLIGATION

 

  

PLEASE DRESS COMFORTABLY FOR THE TRIAL CLASS:

GIRLS: PLEASE WEAR LEOTARD OR T-SHIRT AND LEGGINGS OR A SKIRT WITH BARE FEET OR BALLET SHOES
BOYS:PLEASE WEAR SHORTS AND A T-SHIRT WITH BARE FEET OR BALLET SHOES

IF YOUR CHILD NEEDS YOUR PRESENCE IN THE ROOM DURING THEIR FIRST CLASS, WE ARE VERY HAPPY FOR YOU TO  WATCH OR JOIN IN. HOWEVER ONCE SETTLED IN, WE PREFER THAT YOU LEAVE THEM TO IT.
NB: THIS IS NOT RELEVANT FOR PARENT & BABY CLASS OR ANY BABY CLASS WHERE YOU ARE ABLE TO BE PRESENT AT ALL CLASSES

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE TAKING OF PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE STUDIO IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED EXCEPT ON OUR SPECIAL “WATCHING DAYS” AT THE END OF EACH TERM.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN THE CLASS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE TERM:
PLEASE COMPLETE OUR ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM AND EITHER:
PAY THE £20 REGISTRATION FEE BY BANK TRANSFER (SEE DETAILS ON REG FORM)
OR PRINT OFF & COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FORM AND TOGETHER WITH THE £20 REGISTRATION FEE, SEND TO OUR OFFICE ADDRESS: SUSANHANDYDANCE 20 ETON ROAD DATCHET BERKSHIRE SL3 9AY

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ONCE THE REGISTRATION FORM AND FEE ARE RECEIVED AN INVOICE WILL BE SENT TO YOU FOR THE TERMS FEES ALONG WITH DETAILS OF THE SCHOOL UNIFORM

 

 

 O F F I C E   A D D R E S S

Susan Handy Dance
20 Eton Road
Datchet
Berkshire
SL3 9AY

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Email: office@susanhandydance.co.uk
Tel: 07515 270432
01753 542672
 

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