WHAT SUBJECTS/STYLES DO WE TEACH AT THE Sharon Gill School of Dance?
SEE BELOW FOR ALL OUR DIFFERENT STYLES OF DANCE AND HEAD OVER TO OUR SISTER SCHOOL WEBSITE ON www.aberdeencheeranddance.co.uk FOR DETAILS ON ALL OUR OTHER CHEER AND CHEERDANCE BASED STYLES AND CLASSES.
BALLET: A Classical Dance form using grace and precision, employing formalised steps set in intricate flowing patterns with added expression and storyline through movement. Starting at a young age, with imagery, props and imagination this develops young minds and bodies, progressing this core subject to barre work and centre work with use of strength , technique and gracefulness.
MODERN: A Theatrical dance form incorporating strength, stretch and conditioning into dance moves culminating in lively rhymical use of steps, isolated body movement and choreography.
ACROBATIC DANCE: A style that combines dance movements with acrobatic skills, elements and tumbling. It brings together unique choreography and exercises in a blend of strength, control and athleticism resulting in grace
and gymnastic content.
JAZZ: Similar to Modern in style but incorporating more energetic, fast paced, sharp isolated movements and choreography. ften danced to the latest popular music and tunes this style provides a high energy class with complex sequences, steps across the room, turns, kicks and leaps as well as innovative skills and routines .
TAP: A Dance style using shoes fitted with metal taps, characterised by thymical use of the feet and body. Percussion Instruments are often used alongside (especially in our younger age classes) as a tool to rhythmically respond and copy with the sound of the feet. Alongside complimentary arm lines and body movement, this is a very entertaining form of dance which can be heard as well as seen.
THEATRE CRAFT/MUSICAL THEATRE: A Dance Style similar to Modern and Jazz but with the addition of learning the craft of working on a Stage environment. This is a fun style where our students get to 'perform" and dance out stories and themes and can often use heeled shoes, with use of props and other theatre elements. This style is often introduced at our school as a nice change to our modern and jazz classes. Musical Theatre teaches songs and dances from current or former West End and Broadway Shows . A must for all our budding Future Stars of the Stage!