Tap dancing is a type of dance where the main feature is the sound made by tap shoes hitting the floor. Tap dancers wear special shoes with metal pieces on the bottom. There is one metal piece at the toe, and sometimes also another at the heel.
There are two main types of tap dance: rhythm (Jazz) tap and Broadway tap. Broadway tap is more about the dance, and is often done in musical theater. Rhythm tap is more about the sound of the tapping.
You might be wondering what it takes to become a ballet dancer? Whether your goal is to actually dance ballet or just learn all about it, we are here to help. If you've ever seen a live ballet on stage, you will be aware of a ballerina's amazing ability to transport an entire audience into another world.
Ballet dancers must be highly trained and disciplined, but their hard work and dedication is evident in their ability to glide effortlessly across a stage.
Combining the best of many different genres, from Musical Theatre to Commercial Street Dance, Modern Jazz classes provide the perfect foundation for anyone stepping into the dance world for the first time, and the opportunity to try out a variety of styles.
Jazz is a style of dance that’s great fun and easy to learn, and as with all dance classes, it'll help build your fitness and is great fun.
Hip Hop dance refers to dance styles primarily danced to hip hop music or that have evolved as a part of the Hip Hop culture. Many of the newer styles of hip hop/commercial dance are a common sight in current music videos. Hip Hop classes have elements of various street/club dances, often mixing them with other dance styles such as Jazz and Contemporary.
As Hip Hop is such a broad genre in dance, the instructor has much freedom and room for personal interpretation, allowing them and the students to be more creative, this style of dancing is not as thoroughly structured or disciplined as some dance styles and therefore allows students to interpret the moves in varied ways. Hip Hop dance classes are relatively fast-paced, and rhythmic.
Salsa dancing originated in the 1970s in New York City, influenced by dance styles from Cuba and Puerto Rico. It is a lively, style of dance that you can perform at parties or dance clubs.
Start by learning the basic salsa moves, then, practice dancing them with a partner. Always a winner at girlie nights out!
A fast-paced and lively dance. One of the many Jive dance styles, Rock ‘n’ Roll is fun, energetic and can be performed socially or as a competitive dance. This dance has something for everyone, and is performed to great music.
Rock'n'Roll can be a very athletic, competitive form of partner dance that originated from Lindy hop. Unlike Lindy hop, however, it is a choreographed dance designed for performance. It is danced by both couples and groups, either all-female or four to eight couples together.