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Commercial Dance encompasses a myriad of styles. Commercial is a really strong style. A lot of the dancers on music videos and MTV are classed as commercial dancers. Routines will be danced to the latest pop, r’n’b and chart music. Think Ciara, Rhianna, Britney, Beyonce, Lady Gaga and The Pussycat Dolls. Not only will you learn how to strut your stuff like a true diva, the class is great for getting fit and boosting self confidence!
Contemporary dance is a style of dance that emerged in the 20th century as an outgrowth of modern dance and other 20th century dance techniques. Unlike traditions such as ballet, contemporary dance is not associated with specific dance techniques, but rather with a dance philosophy. In contemporary dance, people attempt to explore the natural energy and emotions of their bodies to produce dances, which are often very personal.
Contemporary dance places a heavy emphasis on the connection between mind and body, with dancers being encouraged to explore their emotions through dances that push against traditional boundaries. This style of dance often involves a great deal of playing with balance, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation.
In contemporary dance classes, students learn to use their bodies in a variety of ways, and they focus on breathing, posture, and emotional state to establish a mind-body connection.
Cheerleading ranges from yelling to intense physical activity for sports team motivation, audience entertainment or competition based upon organised routines. The routines usually range anywhere from one to three minutes, which may contain many components of tumbling, dance, jumps, cheers and stunting in order to direct spectators of events to cheer for sports teams at games or to participate in cheerleading competitions. The yellers, dancers and athletes involved in cheerleading are called cheerleaders. Cheerleading originated in the United States, and remains predominantly American but here at GST*RS we are bringing it to UK!
There is an increasing need in dance training today to be able to perform tricks and acrobatic/gymnastics skills in order to stand out from the crowd. In 2015 we introduced Gymnastics Floor Skills to the GST*RS timetable and this has evolved in to our current Acro classes.
We wanted to give GST*RS students the opportunity to increase their fitness, physical strength, flexibility, power, agility, co-ordination, grace, balance and control at a weekly class and learn some new skills! Pupils can start Acro from the age of 4 and learn skills such as forward and backward rolls, handstands, cartwheels, walkovers, round-offs and eventually progressing to backflips and somersaults.
GST*RS also offers regular timetabled classes in Adult Ballet. This class is open to everyone and is a great way to meet new people and reignite your passion for dance. The class helps to promote good posture, core strength and flexibility and is a really fun way of keeping in shape.
Melody Movement and Fairy Footsteps Pre-School Classes
Melody Movement and Fairy Footsteps early learning introduces children to dance and movement, using the natural actions of the body such as walking, running, jumping, skipping, hopping and galloping. It is designed to help children’s physical development, co-ordination, concerntration, creativity and self -expression in a dance format.
For more details on the Melody Movement syllabus, check out the Melody Movement website.
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