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Dansworks Dance Academy
of Performing Arts CIC Team

Where the Passion Begins

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Ballet

The foundation of dance

This classical style of expressive movement has something to offer for everyone.

Ballet for pleasure or for the more serious-minded, this classical style has something to offer everyone. Ballet dates back to the 17th century and the conventional steps, grace and fluidity of movement are still found in Ballet today. Choreographers have been influenced by composers through the ages.

Ballet has a technique which is the foundation of all dance. 

(description come from the IDTA website)

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Tap

A gentle, rhythmical and enjoyable way to keep fit!

Tap is rhythm – rhythm is tap. Its origins are many and varied. Americans claim its origin dates from the African Jazz age. The Irish stake their claim to the Jigs and Step Dancing. The English relate back to northern Clog Dancers but whichever one chooses to believe, Tap is as popular today as it was in the heyday of the great Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly musicals.

Evergreen shows, 42nd Street and Crazy For You, and the more recently Stomp and Tap Dogs, highlight the great diversities of style and music in tapping. (description come from the IDTA website)

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Modern Jazz / Contemporary Modern Jazz

Varying rhythms and styles for fun musical interpretation

Modern Jazz is fun. You will learn to develop many different movements reaching to a broad choice of varying rhythms and musical styles. Classes are structured to begin to prepare the physical strength and flexibility required to demonstrate emotion through interpretation of any musical genre.

One minute you may be dancing to the rhythm of a drum, the next to a funky jazz style. You may explore contrast between expansion and relaxation or learn to isolate in a slick stylish mood. Whatever the atmosphere of the class, it will be a wonderful opportunity to react and interact with other members and really dance to express your feelings (description comes from the IDTA website)

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Street

An improvisational, hip-hop inspired, active dance style

To Street dance refers to dance styles – regardless of country of origin – that evolved outside of dance studios in any available open space, such as streets, dance parties, block parties, parks, school yards, raves, and nightclubs.

Street is improvisational and social in nature, encouraging interaction and contact with spectators and other dancers. These dances are a part of the vernacular culture of the geographical area that they come from.

The hip-hop dance style B-boying, and the funk-style Popping and Locking, are some of the most popular Street dance styles. These forms of hip-hop dance are the most prominently practiced, and commercialised versions have been professionally developed and choreographed for dance routines in pop, hip-hop, electronic, and R&B music videos.

B-boying helped bring about Street dance crew culture, whereby dance crews would learn various Street dance styles for impression and competition.

Street dance has evolved between people in a social environment, dancers create their own style and moves. Street dances constantly evolve (description comes from the IDTA website)

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Musical Theatre

This all-encompassing class combines dance, drama, and song

A fusion of all modern music and dance styles, Musical Theatre takes you to inspirational heights.

The spotlight’s on you! (description comes from the IDTA website)

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Gymnastic Dance / Acrobatic Dance

Creating elegant, acrobatic routines

With inspiration from gymnastic floor work and rhythmic gymnastics, this dance style incorporates acrobatic movement into elegant flowing routines, with creative, expressive lifts and poses.

Requiring strength, flexibility and technique, Gymnastic Dance produces inspiring performances for the dancer and audience (description comes from the IDTA website)