Ballet forms the basis of all forms of dance and we advise all students to be taking at least one class per week. Ballet is a discipline that encourages correct practice, focus and an understanding of classroom etiquette. Initially the children develop basic motor skills such as balance, posture, co-ordination and listening to music. A must class for those young children starting out on their dance journey. At the school we follow the British Ballet Organisation’s syllabus, for which we work hard and focus on technique so to perform well in examinations, this is so that students have an overall aim to drive their learning in ballet.
Tap dancing is great fun, very energetic and an excellent way to keep fit. It teaches listening skills and helps develop musicality, individual style, presentation and self-confidence. LMSD offers tap classes for beginners to the advanced, including our mixed ability adult class.
MODERN, LYRICAL & CONTEMPORARY
Modern classes at LMSD currently do not follow a syllabus, This allows us to work on key techniques and a variety of styles, including jazz, modern, contemporary & lyrical. For our advanced juniors, inter & senior students we have a dedicated Lyrical & contemporary class for them to develop their emotional connection to dance, and work on their own sense of style through this genre. Our teachers assess students on a regular basis, and as student’s progress they are given the opportunity to move up to a more advanced class at the teachers discretion.
MUSICAL THEATRE & THEATRE BABES
Musical Theatre is a fantastic class for students to participate in to enhance there all round performance. The class includes singing, dancing and acting relevant to the set age groups we have at LMSD. In this class, students sing as an ensemble, learning a variety of songs from new Broadway musicals to the Westend classics we all know and love. Acting pieces, scenes and improvisations are included in classes to up skill performers and prepare them for auditions & workshops in the professional world. Students also learn harmony work, theatrical staging and simple choreography and it is recommended that musical theatre be taken in combination with modern classes.
MUSICAL THEATRE JAZZ
Our Musical Theatre Jazz classes follow the new BBOdance syllabus for this genre. The graded classes are a great way to introduce dancers to different styles of musical theatre dance, old and new. Inspired by the Westend, Broadway and film classics, the exercises are choreographed to give students a well rounded approach to new choreographic styles in a fun setting. Students wishing to take part in this class are required to take at least 1 ballet class per week.
A class for those students that really want to ‘strut their stuff’ with plenty of attitude and attack. This freestyle class incorporates styles such as street, hip hop, funk & basic break dance
ACROBATIC DANCE & LITTLE TRICKS (ACRO)
Gymnastic Dance or acrobatic dance 'Acro’ is an extremely fun and energetic class. Combining gymnastics & dance elements students work together on lifts, flexibility, tricks & tumbles. Each student works at their own pace and is supported fully through fully qualified teachers. In 2017 LMSD teachers worked hard to gain certification to teach the fantastic Acrobatic Arts Syllabus. The program is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions of AcroDance: Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling, it gives us the opportunity to take Acro exams as well as award those of all abilities for their hard work and progression. In addition to acro classes we also offer our limbering and stretch classes for those students that want to put that extra bit of time in to developing their flexibility.
Using a state of the art 5 metre air track we provide a fun, energetic recreational class where dancers aged 6+ can learn to tumble. This includes basic to advanced tricks, such as running cartwheels to front aerials and somersaults. Each student works at their own pace and is supported fully through fully qualified teachers.
The below classes are most suitable to children aged 3-6years starting their dance journey at LMSD
BEGINNERS BALLET (SILVER GROUP) BEGINNERS BALLET & TAP (SILVER GROUP) BEGINNERS MODERN & LYRICAL THEATRE BABES MINI STREET LITTLE TRICKS ACRO
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