Our Classes......

ZUMBA

Zumba fitness is a fitness dance exercise program that keeps everyone motivated by creating a party like atmosphere.
Zumba instructors will take their students through a combination of dance steps such asmerengue, reggaetone and salsa. Zumba also incorporates fitness exercises such as bicep curls, knee lifts and squats. Zumba fitness is mostly about "booty shaking" dance moves that makes everyone laugh, smile and let loose!



WEST COAST SWING

West Coast Swing (WCS) is a partner dance derived from Lindy Hop. It is characterised by a distinctive elastic look that results from its basic extension-compression technique of partner connection, and is danced primarily in a slotted area on the dance floor.
The dance allows for both partners to improvise steps while dancing together.








BALLROOM

Modern ballroom dances has its roots early in the 20th century, when several different things happened more or less at the same time. The first was a movement away from the sequence dances towards dances where the couples moved independently.
The most popular dances taught are Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep and Tango.

LATIN

Latin dance includes a wide range of dances originating in Latin America, Puerto Rico and Cuba.
Examples include the Cha-cha-cha, Rumba, Samba, Salsa, Mambo, Danza, Merengue, Tumba, Bachata, Bomba, Plena and Bolero. Some also include tango and Argentine Tango in thislist, although they differ from the rest in their style.

BALLET

Ballet for pleasure, Ballet for the more serious-minded. This classical style of expressive movement has something to offer for everyone.
Ballet dates back to the 17th century. The conventional steps, grace and fluidity of movement are still found in Ballet today.
Choreographers have been influenced by composers through the ages. Ballet has a technique which is the foundation of all dance.

TAP

Tap is rhythm - rhythm is tap. Its origins are many and varied. Americans claim its origin dates from the African Jazz age. The Irishs take their claim to the Jigs and Step Dancing. The English relate back to northern Clog Dancers but whichever one chooses to believe,Tap is as popular today as it was in the heyday of the great Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly musicals.
Evergreen shows, 42nd Street and Crazy For You, and the more reecnt Stomp and Tap Dogs highlight the great diversities of style and music in tapping. The IDTA has recently launched its new Tap Grade Examinations. Thousands of examinations and medal tests are held each year for childrens, students and professionals and a wide range of tests are available for adults of all ages. A gentle, rhythmical and enjoyable way to keep fit!

FREESTYLE

Freestyle/disco is the trendiest and most popular form of dance in the UK today.
It involves runs, spins, kicks and leaps as well as many other diverse steps and movements with lots of different arm and handactions. The music can be fast and 'beaty' or slow and sensuous, allowing dancers of all ages to use freedom of expression to enhance their style.



STREET DANCE

Have you ever seen the hottest pop band's music video or street crew performances?
Then you will already know what Streetdance looks like.Streetdance takes any form of popular music - from pop to hip hop -and choreographs routines to the beats. We have seen that, only too often, the most successful pop acts have made it big by combining Streetdance routines with their tunes and lyrics.



LINE DANCING

As with any style of dance, Country & Western dancing did not just begin - it evolved.
It is a combination of many different forms of dance and cultures. It has been strongly connected to Folk Dancing and heavily influenced by European Immigrants travelling to North Americain the mid 1800’s. Their style of round and square dances together with the folk dances practised by the multi-cultural American West at this time resulted in the development of a new style; a cocktail of a wide variety of cultures produced Country & Western Dance, the birth of line dance as we know it today, which is rapidly growing and progressing. The most popular forms incorporated:
1.Line Dance. As the name suggests, dancing in ‘lines’ all performing a set routine.
2.Round Dances. Where people dance around the floor with partners performing set routines.
3.Square Dances. Where couples dance in formation to a caller.
4.Partner Country & Western Dance or “Freestyle”, including Two Step, Waltz, Schottische and Swing. The leader indicates the movement by the shaping of his arms and body.
As Line Dance continues to develop we see several different trends emerging: Traditional, Funky/Disco/Techno/Hip-Hop, Irish and Latin American.

SALSA

Salsa is a fun and flirtatious Latin American dance, fuelled by Afro-Caribbean rhythms and all-night partying. The dance fuses Cuban,Puerto Rican and Columbian styles into simple and lively movements. Salsa dancers fill venues all over the UK, revelling in this hot Latindance.