Thursday August 24, 2017

dance and movement

african dance
Everyone can dance to African music and some dances have particular meanings or stories behind them. Every country in Africa has its own style and interpretation of dance and rhythm, even neighbouring tribes will have their own variations. The idea is to feel the music, express yourself and let yourself go. This invigorating workshop is a great way to discover new things about different cultures and a fun way to keep fit.

Project suitable for:
ks1 (5 - 8), ks2 (8 - 11), ks3 (11 - 14), ks4 (14 - 16), teenage, young adult
ballet dance
A classical dance form promoting grace, flexibility, balance and alignment - Ballet classes can help to develop your poise, posture and discipline. You will learn how to plié, pirouette, pas de deux and arabesque, working with different types of music from classical to contemporary. Ballet is a key foundation for further dance training and is proving to be extremely popular with members of Eastside’s youth dance companies. Psst ... Boys! Did you now that male ballet dancers' leg muscles develop in the same way as professional footballers'?, so move over, Billy Elliot, the boys are back in town!

Project suitable for:
ks1 (5 - 8), ks2 (8 - 11), ks3 (11 - 14), ks4 (14 - 16), teenage, young adult
ballroom dance
Made popular by Strictly Come Dancing and the smash hit film, Mad Hot Ballroom; partner dancing is now being discovered by a new generation learning to dance the Rumba, the Tango, Fox Trot, Waltz, Merengue and Swing dance, all performed to soft-rock classics, chart music and hot Latin rhythms. Ballroom dancing has never been so cool!

Project suitable for:
ks2 (8 - 11), ks3 (11 - 14), ks4 (14 - 16), teenage, young adult
bhangra dance
Bhangra Dance is an energetic and lively form of folk music and dance that originates from the Punjab. Traditionally, Bhangra was danced by men to folk lyrics and to the beat of the Dhol drum when celebrating the harvest; today, Bhangra is an extremely energetic dance style performed and enjoyed around the world by young and old alike.

Project suitable for:
ks1 (5 - 8), ks2 (8 - 11), ks3 (11 - 14), ks4 (14 - 16), teenage, young adult
bollywood dance
Bollywood Dance has evolved from a fusion of classical Indian dance combined with Street dance and uses the colourful stories of Bollywood films as its inspiration. The dance style is pure performance and you will be drawn in by the narratives and lively rhythms. Bollywood dance is extremely accessible to everyone and increasingly popular, whatever your level of dance experience.

Project suitable for:
ks1 (5 - 8), ks2 (8 - 11), ks3 (11 - 14), ks4 (14 - 16), teenage, young adult

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