Classical ballet
Tap

An exciting and ever evolving form of dance full of rhythm, syncopation, passion and life.

 

Jazz is a high energy and high impact dance genre that develops technique, explores body isolations of the head, shoulders, rib cage, feet and arms and encourages individual expression and development of personal style.

 

Jazz can be powerful and percussive or expressive and lyrical.

 

Our dances here at Reflections are choreographed to up to date/contemporary music.

 

Reflections focuses on a commercial style of Jazz you would see on music videos and enters students into competitions with this exciting genre of dance!

Jazz
Musical Theatre

Contemporary Dance borrows from Jazz, Ballet, Funk and many other modern dance styles of the 20th century.

 

Contemporary Dance encourages natural, spontaneous movement and personal interpretation.  It focuses on self-expression, awareness of space and body movement, use of body weight, effieciency of muscle use and safe body alignment.

 

It is a great form of communication and allows the body to move off it's centre. 

 

Here at Reflections Contemporary Dance is taught using safe and effective technique's which involve lift's, leaps, rolls and turns.  A very exciting and fun genre of dance to learn.

Contemporary
Lyrical
Acrobatics
Stretch & Conditioning
Leaps & Turns
Private Lessons

The genre that creates a dancer!

 

Classical Ballet is a traditional form of dance that adheres to the Classical Ballet technique.  Ballet is known for it's aesthetics and rigorous workout, this is a strong form of dance that develops strength as their training will result in students being able to perform techniques such as Pointe Work, High Extensions and Incredible Leaps and Turns.  Ballet is graceful, precise and very pleasureable to watch.

 

Here at Reflections a strong emphasis is placed on learning this genre as it is the foundation to "all" genres of dance.  We use the English/French style of ballet using the British Ballet Organization Syllabus as our training method.

 

At Reflections, we learn syllabus work during term's one and two and enter students for examinations and competitions during term three.

 

Ballet can be taken from two years of age up and by Grade 4 of the British Ballet Organization's Syllabus work students at Reflections take two or more ballet classes a week if entering BBO Examinations plus either a preparatory pointe work class or more advanced pointe class. Students at Vocational levels take 4 classes per week plus a pointe class.

 

Studying Classical Ballet is sure to make you the best dancer you can be, whatever genre you may prefer and here at Reflections is taught in a safe, skilled and disciplined manner whilst incorporating the joy classical ballet brings to life. 

Tap is an amazing genre of dance!  It is a very rhythmic form of dance characterized by using the sound of one's tap shoes hitting the floor as a percussive instrument.  Here at Reflections we try to include all the various forms of tap dance, so every student at the end of their training has developed a background in the Rhythm, Broadway, Soft Shoe and Modern Tap.

 

Reflections uses the British Ballet Organization Tap Syllabus and this is taught during term's one and two.  Annual examinations are taken in term three by accredicated Examiner's from the BBO flying in from the Eastern States to exam the students.

 

We also use our Tap style of dance to compete in competitions and dance festivals, in which we have great success.

The stretch and conditioning class is a must for a dedicated dancer. 

 

This class concentrates on stretching and strengthening principles for dancers who would like to increase their range of motion and increase their cardiovascular fitness.  

 

This class is strictly to develop better strength and skills for the students to better themselves in whichever aspect of dance that they may be involved in.  

 

It is a great class that promotes a healthy dancer and provides the students with the information they need to help prevent injuries.

Here at Reflections a Leaps and turns class is offered to help students improve their leaps and turning ability.  This class is recommended for any dancer that is involved with festivals and exams.  Being able to turn and leap gives a dancer an edge at any competition or festival.

Private Lessons are available at Reflections for students who wish to have one on one training to help improve their skill and technique with class work and also to learn solo or duo items for the dance festivals and examinations. Private lessons are recommended to improve a dancers overall skill.  For a private lesson slot and quote please contact Melissa. 

Hip Hop

JAZZ/FUNK/HIPHOP: 

 

JFH is a fusion of modern dance movements that are influenced from some of today's hottest video clips. These classes will explore all forms with a large emphasis on hip hop!

A high-energy class that uses the latest sounds in rap, R&B and pop music.  Hip hop encompasses movement that has elements of poppin', locking, and isolations to develop a truly swagger style. Hip hop is urban, it’s street, it’s diverse and forever changing.

Musical Theatre class at Reflections is a mixture of song and dance.  We learn how to warm up our voices with vocal exercises, learn lyrics from songs that are musical based and combine them with dance and acting.  This a fun filled class and teaches term work and provides the students with a great introduction to musical theatre items. 

 

 

 

Slow Modern and Lyrical Dance is a dance genre created by fusing Classical Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary techniques.

 

It is very expressive in it's movements and combines intricate, technical and flowing movements.

 

Here at Reflections it is sugested that a solid understanding of Classical Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary technique is lerant to help with this dramatic infusion of dance which is often portrayed in correspondence with a song's,  'lyrics', hence the title: Lyrical.

 

Lyrical Choreography is based around the choreographer's and dancer's interpretation of the music and is a wonderful and enjoyable form of dance. 

Acrobatics is a mixture of gymnastics based tricks that are incorporated with dance.  In acrobatics class students will learn flexibility, strength and technique.  

Acrobatics is carried out in a safe dance practice environment and proper strength and technique must be acheived before students will be allowed to perform any tricks by themselves.

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