EK Dance Classes
Here at EK Dance Academy, we offer dance classes in a wide range of styles. So whether you like the elegant positions of Ballet or the funky style of Hip Hop, we have a class for you! Check out the classes we offer below:
Ballet is the foundation of all dance technique. Ballet classes focus on building technique, strength, flexibility, alignment and core stability. These classes are recommended for all dancers to provide an understanding of the body and movement, and to build a strong foundation of dance technique.
Jazz is a commercial style of dancing that incorporates technique such as kicks, turns and leaps and is great for developing flexibility and fitness. Often associated with musicals such as Chicago or Fame, jazz is also the style used by pop stars such as Kylie Minogue, Madonna and Britney Spears and often features in pop concerts, opening ceremonies and music videos.
This style of dance is very enjoyable to learn and focusses on the rhythm that is kept by the noise of the dancer’s shoes on the floor. Tap dancing is often seen in movies or in musicals such as Tap Dogs and Aladdin.
Contemporary / Lyrical
Combines the techniques of jazz, contemporary and ballet. Contemporary / Lyrical is a creative dance form that combines a strength with a sense of release. It invites dancers to use their bodies to interpret the music. Choreography usually tells a story or portrays a theme. The “lyrical” side generally refers to the expressive, melodic and highly emotional quality of dance. Dancers gain fluidity of movement, grace and control.
Hip Hop / Funk
Hip Hop is a broad category that includes a variety of urban dance styles. Constantly evolving from the earlier styles of breaking, locking and popping, hip hop is a free, funky and soulful expression of movement used by artists such as Usher, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown and Rihanna.
Pointe is part of classical ballet technique made possible by pointe shoes. This class has a strong focus on building ankle and leg strength. Dancers must participate in ballet class and be recommended to join pointe. Please consult our ballet teachers before enrolling for this class.
Silver Swans Ballet is for adults age 40+ which focuses on the same foundations as Classical Ballet but is tailored for more mature bodies. It will help improve mobility, posture, coordination and energy levels.
Progressing Ballet Technique
Progressing Ballet Technique is an innovative program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet. The technique has had outstanding success in the use of muscle memory to improve students’ understanding of core stability, weight placement, alignment and teaches safe dance practice. Suitable for students in any style of dance but highly recommended for classical ballet and contemporary students.
This class is designed for children aged 3 – 4. It is a creative movement class that is a combination of Jazz, Tap and Ballet. This class focuses on fun and play based learning using lots of props to guide the learning process in development of co-ordination, balance, awareness of body and space, musicality, rhythm and confidence.
With a focus on stretching, strength, conditioning and flexibility, acrobatics will develop core strength as well as teach lifts, tumbling and balancing positions, giving great improvement to the dancer’s agility.
New for 2020: Musical Theatre
This class focuses on development of singing, acting, dancing and movement skills in a variety of musical theatre performing styles. Students will learn and perform songs and scenes from a variety of musicals and Broadway shows.