Our Dance Styles

We offer the British Ballet Organisation syllabus for our ballet classes.

Classical ballet is excellent for a child’s self-discipline, muscle control and strength, posture and grace of movement.

Ballet is a great foundation for all other forms of dance. Students learning ballet are encouraged to enter exams however exams are not compulsory.

 

Dance Xtreme Ballet Classes

This class is designed for boys to learn the latest moves and techniques from the ever growing street style of breaking and hip hop as seen on ‘You got served’ and ‘Stomp the yard’.

 

Dance Xtreme Boys Hip Hop Classes

There has been a big interest in this fast growing, popular sport of cheerleading.

Students who join the squad will be learning stunting, partner stunts, tumbling, cheering, poms, jumps and correct cheerleading arm positions.

This is an energetic and athletic class that contains everything a cheerleader needs to know.

 

Dance Xtreme Cheerleading Classes

Our modern and contemporary classes are designed for our teenage and senior students.

This class uses the strength and technique from the classical style but with a stronger focus on examining the choreographic and performing process.

This class incorporates limber and body strengthening aspects challenging students to their greatest ability.

 

Dance Xtreme Contemporary Dance Classes

Our Jazz/ Hip Hop classes have become our most popular classes as students learn what they regularly see on TV, music videos, and in movies.

The variety of steps in our jazz/hip hop classes are endless and include warm-up, floor exercises, centre steps, travelling steps, and step combinations, with each class learning a routine each term to their capable level.

All the latest music, all the latest dance moves, with heaps of attitude!

 

Dance Xtreme Jazz Dance Classes

Students will be selected then asked into DanceXtreme’s performance troupe and must have attended lessons at DanceXtreme for at least six months prior to joining the troupe.

Students are required to practice their dance each week, therefore making their lesson an hour.

Being part of DanceXtreme’s Performance Troupe is a fun & rewarding experience, as students have the opportunity to perform on stage many times throughout the year!

Dance Xtreme Performance Troupe Dance Classes

The tap syllabus taught at DanceXtreme is the Les Griffith Tap Dance Academy. The L.G.T.D.A was created by the late Les Griffiths of Newcastle, with some of his students going on to have fabulous careers.

The most famous student would have to be Dean Perry the creator of “Tap Dogs”. The Syllabus is well structured with barre exercises, centre work and a short dance for each level.

There are seventeen levels from test one thru to the teachers diploma, with each level gradually increasing in difficulty, therefore students are a little more challenged each year without it being impossible to achieve the next level.

Students learning tap are encouraged to enter exams however exams are not compulsory.

 

Dance Xtreme Tap Classes

This lesson is designed to let children have fun with music and help develop co-ordination skills i.e.; skipping AND keeping time.

The Tiny Tots class is great for gross motor skills, stimulation and social interaction while developing the ability to follow instructions and gain confidence.

Students learn basic ballet and at the end of the lesson they learn a groovy jazz dance.

 

Dance Xtreme Tiny Tots Dance Classes

This is a floor-based circus class including

  • hula hoops
  • diablo
  • juggling clubs/balls/scarves/rings
  • plate spinning
  • partner balancing(adagio)
  • tumbling
  • handstands
  • slapstick

Students will have a chance to try their hand at all skills offered in the first term and choose a specialisation or two in the second term to develop for the rest of the year and to be included in the end of year show.

Dance Xtreme Circus Dance Classes

Acro Dance, a genre of dance which seamlessly fuses elements of lyrical gymnastics tricks, balancing, tumbling, and jazz. Students learn Acrobatic tricks such as handstands, cartwheels, chest stands, elbow stands, walkovers, side and front aerials, and tumbling lines.

The Acrobatique syllabus provides students with the opportunity to build a strong foundation in tumbling on the dance floor, reaching their goals in a safe and effective manner. This takes a beginner student an average two years before they really start to see the results of their hard work. However, once a solid foundation is achieved, it is surprising to see how quickly students master their Acro Dance tricks.

To master an Acro Dance trick, students must develop a good foundation of strength and flexibility, thus emphasis is placed on extensive conditioning through stretch and strength training.

Dance Xtreme Acro Dance Classes

Aerial Silks/Tissue is two fabrics suspended from the ceiling which the artist can climb, wrap, drop, flip, suspend, slide, pose and fly on. Students will improve core and upper body strength and flexibility while developing impressive skills in the air.

Students work towards an Aerial Showcase at the end of the third term in a solo, duo or trio, where they are encouraged to develop artistically and creatively through movement and choice of character, costume and music. Proficient artists can progress to professional performance pieces.

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