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School Holiday Stage Stars Dance Workshops

During the School Holidays we run dance workshops at Sir Graham Balfour School in Stafford. They are two hour workshops and run from 3:30pm - 5:30pm. They are open to 5-11 year olds and cost £4 to attend. The dance workshops are delivered by our IDTA Qualified Dance Teacher and Performing Arts Teachers and cover a wide variety of different disciplines including Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, and Theatre Craft. 

Which dance disciplines do you deliver?

JAZZ DANCE

Varying rhythms and styles for fun musical interpretation.

Modern Jazz is fun. You will learn to develop many different movements reaching to a broad choice of varying rhythms and musical styles. Classes are structured to begin to prepare the physical strength and flexibility required to demonstrate emotion through interpretation of any musical genre.

One minute you may be dancing to the rhythm of a drum, the next to a funky jazz style. You may explore contrast between expansion and relaxation or learn to isolate in a slick stylish mood. Whatever the atmosphere of the class, it will be a wonderful opportunity to react and interact with other members and really dance to express your feelings.

TAP DANCE

A gentle, rhythmical and enjoyable way to keep fit!

Tap is rhythm – rhythm is tap. Its origins are many and varied. Americans claim its origin dates from the African Jazz age. The Irish stake 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 recently Stomp and Tap Dogs, highlight the great diversities of style and music in tapping.

CONTEMPORARY DANCE

Contemporary dance was developed in the mid twentieth century and originates from classical ballet. Comporary dance is a popular form of dance and gives dancers more freedom to display an interpretation of emotions, in a free and self expressive way.  

THEATRE CRAFT DANCE

Fun and varied performance-based show dancing.

The exciting Theatre Craft syllabus exists to develop the versatile show dancer. Full to the brim with varied styles, including; Musical Theatre, Pantomime, Cabaret and Commercial Dance.

Essential elements – kicks, turns, and rhythmic awareness – are all explored, whilst props and accessories are used to assist the styles. The fully orchestrated musical pieces add to the excitement and atmosphere of this unique performance-based syllabus

 

BALLET DANCE

This classical style of expressive movement has something to offer for everyone.

 

Ballet for pleasure or for the more serious-minded, this classical style has something to offer everyone. Ballet dates back to the 17th century and 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.

 

What do I need to know about the dance workshops?

Where do you run the Dance Workshops?

The dance workshops that we run in the school holidays run at Beacon Sport and Fitness, Weston Rd, Stafford, ST18 0AD ( http://www.beaconsport.co.uk ). Beacon Sport and Fitness has fantastic modern accessible facilities. The dance workshops take place in the dance studio which is situated in the main building. The dance studio is a nice large mirrored studio, which makes it an ideal venue for dance workshops in Stafford.

What qualifications do your Performing Arts and Dance Teachers hold, and are they DBS Checked?

All of our Performing Arts and DanceTeachers either have a Degree in Performing Arts or hold an IDTA (International Dance Teachers Association) Teachers qualifications. This allows them to deliver Musical Theatre and a wide range of dance disciplines. They are also DBS checked , are first aid trained and have also received safeguarding children training.

How much do the Dance Workshops cost?

We try to keep the costs of our activities as low as possible with the aim of making them as accessible as possible. Our dance workshops run from 3:30pm till 5:30pm and cost £4.

WHICH SCHOOL HOLIDAY PERIODS AND DATES DO THE DANCE WORKSHOPS RUN?

Our 2018 school holiday dance workshops will be running over the following school holiday dates: Spring Half Term: Monday 19th February - Friday 23rd February 2018 Easter Holidays Week 1: Tuesday 3rd April - Friday 6th April 2018 Easter Holidays Week 2: Monday 9th April - Wednesday 11th April 2018 Summer Half Term: Monday 28 May - Friday 1 June 2018 Summer Holidays Week 1: 23rd July -27th July 2018 Summer Holidays Week 2 30th July-3rd August 2018 Summer Holidays Week 3 6th August - 10th August 2018 Summer Holidays Week 4 13th August - 17th August 2018 Summer Holidays Week 5 20th August - 24th August 2018 Summer Holidays Week 6 27th August - 31st August 2018 Autumn Half Term: Monday 29 October - Friday 2 November 2018.

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