What are dance classes?
Dance classes take the shape of hands-on and practical workshops, intended to fully inspire and build your confidence when performing on stage, by providing you with all the necessary knowledge, skills, and tips required to improve your overall talent and turn you into a star!
Generally, these courses consist of in-depth practical sessions, workshops, studio visits, as well as performances in front of live audiences, which will help you build and develop as many skills as possible, both on stage as well as behind the scenes. With regards to the theoretical side of things, key subjects taught in class include:
- Contemporary Dance Technique
- Performance workshop & Performing to an Audience
- Historical Context & Dance Appreciation
Throughout, great emphasis is given to group work and collaborations, with the aim of providing you with a more realistic view of the world of performance. When it comes to the final grades, formal assessment is carried out on the aforementioned practical work as well as theory, which customarily takes the form of a computer-based examination.
Why should you take up a dance class?
If you’ve only recently discovered this passion for dance, or have been dreaming of stepping into the ballet shoes of Odette in 'Swan Lake', then this is the time for you to get into the spotlight and take action!
With great emphasis made on classroom discussions and intense practice sessions, dance classes are packed full of creativity, hard work, and gratifying results. From mastering the latest dance techniques and choreography to holding the proper posture in ballet solos, these classes could potentially be the key to your new and exciting career, or even more importantly, intensify your passion for the art!
How are dance lessons beneficial?
Whether you have been dancing since you were a child, or have always had two left feet and no coordination, it’s never too late to learn to dance. There are many different types of dancing genres to choose from, all of which can provide you with numerous physical as well as mental benefits! These include:
- Helping you to watch your weight
- Reducing your stress
- Improving your brain function and mental well-being
- Toning your muscles
- Supporting your social life
- Allowing you to have fun!
What and how will you learn throughout these dance lessons?
Dance lessons are generally comprised of several areas which teach you all there is to know about the area, and collectively, will get you all geared up and ready for the world of performance. Some of the core aspects covered include:
- Applied Ballet
- Applied Contemporary Dance
- Rehearsal and Performing to an Audience
- Choreographing Dance
- Dance Improvisation & Contact Improvisation
- International Dance/Tap
- Performing Arts Business
Following the completion of the curriculum, you will then be assessed through public performances (e.g. choreographed as well as improvised dance), internal assessments (e.g. auditions and technique assignments), as well as research and written tests.
By the end, you will therefore have:
- Enhanced your performance and dancing skills and put them into practice
- Participated in numerous workshops as well as performances
- Developed your physical skills and approaches to the art
- Learned how to choreograph and prepare for performances
- Gained extensive insight into how the industry works and what is needed to succeed
Where are classes offered and how much do they cost?
From institutions to universities, over 200 courses are often offered in various ways and locations, giving you the option to choose the one that best suits you.
Fees for these courses differ greatly too, so you shouldn't think twice about signing up, even if you are on a limited budget − we have a course at any price point!