JR Dance offers an extensive range of dance classes for all from tiny tots to adults.
Throw on some tights and point those toes. Ballet as most of us know it is a highly technical dance usually performed to classical music, though many ballet schools are branching out into more modern music. It is one of the most graceful and delicate styles of dance, often choreographed to include miming or acting. Ballet will help you to develop mind and body coordination, train your ear for rhythm and improve your posture.
Throw away the rule book and get ready to express yourself. Modern dance rejects the structured discipline of ballet, and focuses instead on devising new movements and steps, making it perfect for those who like to rebel against tradition. Great for giving the whole body a thorough workout, this dance also allows you to unleash your creative side, meaning that you get to exercise your imagination as well as your body.
Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz,lyrical and classica lballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. Contemporary dance stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet. Contemporary dancers focus on floorwork, using gravity to pull them down to the floor.
Hip hop is a dance style, usually danced to hip hop music, that evolved from the hip hop culture. The first dance associated with hip hop was breakdancing. While breakdancing consists primarily of moves executed close to the ground, the majority of hip hop moves are done standing up. Funky style of dance widely seen in music videos. Hip Hop is fun, energetic and good exercise.
Love Musicals? Want to have a go yourself, but unsure of where to start? Our Musical Theatre class will ease you into the world of Musical Theatre - where you will sing, dance and act all in one go! Come along to one of our sessions and under the instruction of our teachers, who are performers themselves, you’ll have the chance to belt out some classic numbers.
Class consists primarily of floor tumbling in addition to stretching and conditioning exercises to increase flexibility and strength. Students will increase flexibility, muscle control and fluidity of movement to create unique poses and tumbling skills. Tumble class provides students with all the floor tricks that are appropriate to be incorporated in their dance routines.
Get those toes tapping. Tap dancing is a theatrical style of dance that involves rhythmic foot movements and jazz elements. These steps, when combined with special hard soled shoes and a solid floor, result in a crescendo of clicks!
Jazz dancing can be energetic and enjoyable with a variety of moves, steps, leaps and quick turns. For those wanting to be top of the class, you will need a strong background in ballet as it encourages grace and balance.
A selection of hand-picked images from Thirroul Seaside Festival 2014. Images by Lisa Stewart of Lola Images.