Introduction to Ballet
This 8-week course is designed for those who have never had any formal training before or just want some refreshers on proper technique. The series covers posture, alignment, arm movements, leg movements, turns and jumps. Expect detailed explanations of how to engage the various muscle groups to initiate movement in a class setting that encourages you to discover how your body moves.
Suitable for students who have attended our Introduction to Ballet course, or are looking for a class to go back to basics with. These classes focus on working with movement vocabulary that is used in a standard ballet class setting, and also include exercises and drills designed to help you build strength, flexibility, coordination and musicality.
Progressing Ballet Technique
Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) was designed to train muscle memory and to promote key muscle activation to achieve the best training one can receive. PBT is a system for understanding how your body moves, what muscles are doing what, and how they work together. This knowledge will help you feel more confident in your dance technique, find out where your strengths lie, and identify areas of improvement.
Contemporary dance is a form of dance that doesn't follow traditional ballet lines and encourages one to move and express themselves more freely. It's often seen as a way for people to break out of the norms society has placed on them, which can be liberating.
Introduction to Contemporary
This 8-week course introduces students to movements that are commonly used in our COREography Contemporary classes. Students will be encouraged to explore how their bodies move through short improvisation segments, while learning basic elements of floor work, spinal articulation, and weight-shift which are then incorporated into short movement sequences.
The Contemporary Foundation I class is a technique-only class, focusing on building the foundation of movement vocabulary used in contemporary dance. This class is suitable for students who have completed our Introduction to Contemporary Course, or are looking for a class to go back to basics with.
Progressing Contemporary Technique (PCT)
Progressing Contemporary Technique (PCT) is an innovative programme that was created in conjunction with Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT). The aim of this programme is to help you achieve a sense of moving with resistance, but never with tension. PCT focuses on activating muscle groups through a process of utilizing resistance and strength training. In addition to the benefits for dancers, this technique can also be applied to other activities such as yoga or pilates!