The Studios on Chenery has a class to suit everyone, 
LSSDance offers a range of dance classes for both adults and children while Skye our fully trained PT and yoga instructor offers specialised adults fitness classes. 

 

Why Learn Classical Ballet?

Children begin ballet for a variety of reasons.  Sometimes it's because a child has been dancing around the house and displays a keen interest in dance (movement).

Some parents feel it will develop grace or better posture.  Or, enrolling in ballet could be because of some genetic weakness, injury or illness, and ballet lessons have been recommended as remedial, corrective exercise.

Ballet is taught as a practice comprised of "positions" and traditional steps set to music, which anyone can learn, it also marks the beginning of body awareness, muscular control, and powerful, poised, physical deportment.

Ballet is both a challenging and fulfilling body discipline that develops both coordination and mental acuity as well as helps to develop an ear for music and the joy inherent in responding physically to it.  From an exercise standpoint, ballet's many benefits include muscular strengthening and the building of cardiovascular stamina, and the potential to increase flexibility.  An absolute benefit includes postural awareness, postural alignment and general improvement.  Because of the isometric techniques employed across ballet study, students of all ages build elongated yet strong arms and legs.  Using the weight of the body against gravity strengthens lean muscle tissue.

Classical Ballet classes are taught by Lyn from LSSDance, see timetable for class times or the LSSDance website for more information.

Progressing Ballet Technique is a program developed for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in ballet training.

It is a ballet class taken on a swisse ball and it perfectly completes a dancer’s body conditioning and supports their general health on all levels.

It strengthens the core, and teaches the correct muscles to engage for stabilization.  It enhances technique and alignment. Set to beautifully composed music the exercises are invaluable to the students who are particularly weak in the core area. The technique has really helped to improve students strength and control – even after a relatively short period of training with the ball.” 

Progressing Ballet is taught by Brook from LSSDance, see timetable for class times or the LSSDance website for more information.

Dance Fusion is an exciting blend of genres designed to extend the performance skills and capabilities of dance students.

Be inspired and challenged by new ideas while exploring a diverse range of dance styles such as Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Bollywood, Cheerleading, Tribal and Musical Theatre. 

Dance Fusion is designed to be flexible allowing the recreational student the chance to continue their training with fun, fresh and modern choreography.

All students will develop and extend their technical, artistic and performance qualities. 

Dance Fusion is taught by Brook from LSSDance, see timetable for class times or the LSSDance website for more information.

Acro Dance

Acrobatic Dance is the beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements. Often defined by unique choreography, acro dancers seamlessly blend musicality, emotional expression, line and extension with acrobatic movements in a dance context.

Acro’s roots are in traditional Chinese dance, later appearing as a favoured style on the Vaudeville stage.  More recently, acro gained popularity with the wide spread success of the contemporary circus productions of Cirque du Soleil.

Acro is an especially challenging style for dancers to master as training in both dance and acrobatic elements is required which is why students taking an Acro class must also do a Classical or Dance Fusion class.   Acro technique includes balancing, limbering, tumbling and partnering, based in flexibility, contortion and strength.

Acro Dance is taught by Brook from LSSDance, see timetable for class times or the LSSDance website for more information.

 

Barre Strength

Barre Strength brings all the benefits of a ballet barre class without any of the dancing. This class is a mix of ballet and pilates based moves designed to strengthen and stabilise the body while increasing movement through the joints and lengthening the spine.
We use the barre for both support and resistance as well as balls, bands and rollers to create a class which is challenging but fun.

The class finishes with stretching work on foam rollers to relieve any achy muscles and stiff joints. 

Barre Strength is run by Skye from Journey Health and Fitness on a Wednesday morning.
See timetable for details.