Dance Classes

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DANCE CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

BASIC MOVEMENT 

The Basic Movement class is a series of fun, themed physical activity sessions specifically designed for 

2-4 year olds. It is structured to develop listening, concentration and co-ordination skills. The class is runwith a warm up, followed by exploring gross motor and locomotor movement. We work towards performing routines for the mid year cabaret and end of year concert. Most of the music played is generally familiar to this age group. The class also consists of playing games involving physical activity, ending with a cool down with balance and stretch. 

 

FAIRY BALLET

Fairy Ballet is a wonderful and creative introduction to dance and the world of ballet. They learn musicality, co-ordinaton and explore the fundamentals of ballet techniques in a fun and inspiring way especially designed for this age group. 

 

KINDY DANCE
Our Kindy dance classes offer the children an opportunity in which they can explore music and movement through dance and improvisation. Fusion one Kindy class is fast-paced to keep young minds alert, and includes the introduction to a wide range of dance and music styles, relating to the specific theme. The children will experience dancing in groups, in partners and on their own which adds great value to their social and emotional development. We aim to encourage and broaden their love of dance and music by exposing them to a wide range of music styles. They will learn about their bodies, how they can move efficiently and what their body is capable of doing, creating self awareness and a positive self-image which ties in with our fusionone philosophy. 

 

JAZZ
Jazz is the most diverse form of Dance, ranging from old musical styles of Jazz through to the modern styles. Flexibility, strength and coordination are all benefits you gain from Jazz. You will learn Jazz techniques such as turns, kicks and body isolations that are used to build a foundation. Jazz addresses posture, focus, alignment and stretches and is one of the most popular dance classes in our school.

 

TAP
Tap was born in the United States during the 19th century, and today is popular all around the world. The name comes from the tapping sound made when the small metal plates on the dancer’s shoe touch a hard floor. This lively, rhythmic tapping makes the performer not just a dancer, but also a percussive musician. Our students learn all the correct techniques of tap and have the opportunity to undergo examinations.

 

CONTEMPORARY
It is a mixture of forms that is typically danced to modern music. It usually encompasses ballet, modern, jazz and lyrical. It’s a blend of ballet and jazz styles that are expressed through the music it is being danced too. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.

 

LYRICAL

Lyrical dance is a dance style that blends elements of ballet and jazz dance. Lyrical dance is generally a little more fluid than ballet and also somewhat faster, although not as rapidly executed as jazz dance. 

 

MUSICAL THEATRE
Musical theatre is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance and spoken dialogue. At fusion one our musical theatre classes use the most popular musical theatre productions to make the class enjoyable and interesting for all.  

 

BALLET

An artistic form of dance performed to music using precise and highly formalized set steps and gestures. Classical ballet, is characterized by light, graceful movements and the use of pointe shoes with reinforced toes. Examinations available upon request.

 

BOYS ONLY HIP HOP 

Hip hop is a dance style, usually danced to hip hop music, that evolved from the hip hop culture. The first dance associated with hip hop was breakdancing. While breakdancing consists primarily of moves executed close to the ground, the majority of hip hop moves are done standing up. Great for general fitness, rhythm, social interaction and fun! 

 

ACROBATICS

Acrobatics is fast paced, dynamic and an exciting sport that encompasses stunts, tumbling, dance and energetic routines. Acrobatics requires lots of energy, it’s great for fitness, flexibility, confidence and develops discipline.

 

ADULTS 

Do you have 2 left feet and would like to find your right one? If you are a curious beginner or you have had dance lessons this class is suited for all. You will learn some of the funkiest steps around, while improving fitness levels and general well being. Our class is made up of an addictive fusion of dance and aerobic movement combined in a fun and invigorating dance class. This class assists in weight loss, improved dance co-ordination, while developing strength, flexibility, musicality and confidence. Many students enjoy the social aspect of the class. 

 

HITT GROUP FITNESS CLASS 

Boosts Fitness Levels, Build Muscle and Lose Fat, it’s the fastest way to get fit! 

HIIT or high intensity interval training, is a training technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. This type of training gets and keeps your heart rate up and burns more fat in less time. 

 

CHEERLEADING

Cheer can range from chanting slogans to intense physical activity. It can be performed to motivate sports teams, to entertain audiences or for competition. Cheerleading classes contain components of tumbling, dance, jumps, cheers and stunting. 

 

DANCE CATCH UP CLASSES 
Our catch up classes are designed for students that have missed classes or would like to brush up on their dance co-ordination. These classes are held at the teacher’s discretion. A catch up class includes *refining steps *a break down of the routine slowly going over any sections of the dance that you may have missed out on or are having trouble picking up *encouragement & support *helpful hints for routine technique. This class is highly recommended and will help you in your regular class. No extra choreography is learnt in this class, we simply go over what we have learnt in our regular class.

 

DANCING PRIVATE LESSONS
Our private lessons can be arranged at a time to suit you however subject to the availability of the hall. They are conducted on a one on one basis or with a friend. Private lessons have many benefits, it allows to focus on your trouble spots and work on the choreography you are having difficulty with. The private lesson is most effective when it is one on one. The benefits are rewarding and you will notice a difference when attending a group class after your private lesson.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Do not push your child into a level un-appropriate for their dance ability. Consider your child’s age, ability, attitude and maturity. Being one of the oldest in the class is in some cases better than being the youngest and struggling with challenging choreography. Please contact us if you are unsure of your child’s level and we will assist you with what is best for your child. Each year we re-assess children and their suitability for each class they attend. 

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