These classes are alot of fun and combine modern jazz dance and cheerleading arm positions movements to current chart music and cheer mixes using professional baton style pom poms. Although these classes focus on the Pom dance side of Cheerleading, basic stunts and acrobatics will be taught.
In this workshop the children will learn a simple Pom dance routine using the professional pom poms and a choreographed chant.
Contemporary dance is becoming increasingly popular amongst young dancers with the success of Dance Moms and Got to Dance in the spotlight and is quickly becoming the UK's most up and coming dance style used by choreographers. The students will learn many different methods of Contemporary dance including, but not limited to:- Release, fall and recovery, direction changes, isolations, core strengthening, connecting with the floor and improvisation.The classes are designed to build a solid technique from set exercises to enable students to dance new, challenging and inspiring choreography, and to learn to dance expressively to music.
In this workshop, the students will learn a lyrical / contemporary dance piece and have a short experience of improvisation.
If these workshops are received well we will be looking to add classes to our timetable in September. Contemporary Dance may be especially popular with senior students studying Dance in senior school / GCSE level in the future. We have a lot of Freestyle Jazz students who may also find this form of dance of interest. Come along and see for yourselves!