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These classes are available in all genres fine-tuning the technical skills required to be a successful dancer. Students are taught work that in some cases can be used in exams. All competitive students are required to attend at least one technique class per week in the corresponding genre. Eg. for Tap performance you must also attend a tap technique class.
Classical ballet plays a major role and forms the basis of all facets of dance. Classical dance teaches the student correct poise, deportment and musicality whilst developing technique relevant to all styles of dance.
Our Jazz technique classes consist of Syllabus work set by the CSTD. It includes a basic warm-up & stretches, followed by progressive sections instructing students in leaps, turns, kicks and tricks relevant to Jazz Dance.
Using the CSTD syllabus students are taught the construction of steps, rhythms, timing, and theory.
(10 years old and above)
Using the very new and modern CSTD Syllabus we are one of the only schools in SA offering this work. Developed in 2011 by Jason Winters it is a very modern and interesting syllabus that develops Contemporary technique by using principles from Pilates, Yoga and Dance.
Acrobatics (All ages)
Stage One in 2016 was accredited to teach the very new and exciting Acrobatic Arts Syllabus. Formed in Canada the program is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in 5 divisions of Acro Dance. Flexibility, Tumbling, Strength, Balancing and Limbering. Developed by experts in Contortion, Ballet, Modern Jazz, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Artistic Gymnastics, Yoga, Pilates, Hand Balancing and Physiotherapy you will not find a more comprehensive program for your child. Simple thoughtful progressions will take the beginner preschool level dancer to the advanced dancer tumbling across the stage. All Acro students wishing to participate in exams will also need to attend a Ballet Jazz or contemporary technique class.
In our Progressive technique classes we use a syllabus specially developed for us at Stage One. The classes consist of stretching and strengthening, increasing flexibility and learning safe dance practices. Students will be taught turns, kick, leaps and jumps ensuring correct and safe techniques to avoid injury. This is an ideal class for students wishing to fast track their dance technique.
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TERM DATES 2020
1st February — 9th April
27 th April — 4th July
30th July — 26th September
12th October — 12th December
Term Dates 2019