Royal City School of Ballet


JAZZ
(Minimum age 6 years)

Students will study jazz through the Modern Theatre Dance (Jazz) syllabus of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. This well-tried and carefully thought-out syllabus develops versatile dancers with a broad dance vocabulary. Students learn a variety of dance styles particular to both the modern and jazz (both traditional jazz and up-to-date) dance forms. The youngest children’s work is age appropriate and based on natural movements, walking, running, jumping and skipping. Modern dance is characterized by use of the floor, working with gravity, suspension and freedom of expression. The jazz style is often associated with musicals such as Cats, West Side Story, Chicago, and Fame. Students at all levels will develop coordination, balance, strength and flexibility and a sense of performance.

The Jazz Awards are an exciting, enjoyable complement to regular jazz classes. These high energy classes of combinations are available to students in the Senior School (Level Six and up).

ACROBATIC DANCE or ACRO,
as it is commonly referred to by dancers and dance professionals, is the fusion of classic dance technique, gymnastics and acrobatic movements. Acro technique includes balancing, limbering, leaps, tumbling and partnering combined with dance. It develops strength, flexibility, athleticism and musicality. Acro 1 - 7 to 9 year olds. 7 and 8 year olds must also be enrolled in a ballet or jazz class. Acro 2 - 10 to 13 year olds. 10 and 11 year olds must also be enrolled in a ballet or jazz class. It is highly recommended all students take another class in order to receive a comprehensive and versatile training.

MUSICAL THEATRE
Musical Theatre combines the art forms of dance, acting and singing in the movement styles of jazz and Broadway. The main focus of the class is on the dance component and on developing musicality, style and performance. 9 years of age is the minimum age requirement. There is no maximum age limit, but the class is geared toward 8 to 13 year olds. 8 and 9 year olds must be enrolled in another dance class (ballet or jazz) in order to take this class.

BOYS ONLY!
is a high-energy dance class where boys learn basic dance skills, jazz, hip hop moves and creative dance. A fun opportunity to increase strength and flexibility and develop co-ordination, musical appreciation and a sense of performance. This fun class is a great way to supplement other dance forms and activities. For 7 to 10 year olds. Boys - get a friend to register (a new student only) and you both receive 25% off the tuition for this class.


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