Contemporary ballet is a form of dance which incorporates elements of both classical ballet and modern dance. It takes its technique and use of pointework from classical ballet, although it permits a greater range of movement that may not adhere to the strict body lines set by schools of ballet technique. Many of its concepts come from the ideas and innovations of 20th century modern dance, including floor work, balletic movements and turn-in of the legs.
Freestyle dance is an artistic dance style which takes into account modern trends and modern music allowing the individual dancer freedom to express themselves through movement, as the name suggests it can take on many different forms and one freestyle piece can look and sound very different from the next.
Tap dancing is a fun style of dance that anyone can learn, regardless of previous dance experience. Tap dancing is beneficial in many ways. Benefits of tap dance include increasing cardiovascular conditioning, strength, flexibility and coordination. Tap dancing also develops a great sense of rhythm and timing and helps students focus on music awareness.
This workshop style class covers all aspects of life on the stage. With numbers from the blockbusting shows of Broadway, students learn the vocal and movement aspects of Musical Theatre. Students are also given the opportunity to explore their own creativity in improvisation with and without the help of props creating short scenes using their combined imaginations. Students are encouraged to think about the staging aspects of performing such as sound, lighting, directing and costume. Vocal warm up and cool downs, scales and songs from lyrical to upbeat pop, exercises and fun games to encourage the student to speak or sing with confidence.
Originating in New York and now a world wide dance style, this was born out of the Hip Hop and rap culture. Street dance is an umbrella term, used to describe dance styles that evolved outside of dance studios in everyday spaces such as streets, school yards and nightclubs. Street dance is also commonly used specifically for the hip hop and funk dance styles, including break-dance, popping, locking, hip hop new style, house dance and electro dance.
Latin American dancing became popular in Europe in the 20th century. There are five main dances - Paso Doble, Jive, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha and Samba, and these dances are usually danced in couples. If you are a fan of Strictly then many of the terms above will be familiar to you and it is because of programmes such as this that these styles are popular again.
Cheerleading is the performance of athletic skills, jumps, dance and/or chanting to gain a response from spectators at an event. Learn to tumble, jump, chant and entertain in an encouraging, exciting and motivational way.
Song and dance is a combination of singing and dancing done to fun and entertaining songs from movies and stage shows. Learn the techniques to allow you to sing and dance at the same time, while entertaining an audience of people in a professional and fun way!
Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.
Athletic, exciting and powerful describe the energy and movement of modern jazz dance. Usually performed to upbeat, lively music, you can see examples of this dance style in everything from old movie musicals like "West Side Story" and "Guys and Dolls" to the back-up dancers for popular musical artists.
Ballroom dancing is where dancers move to the music using step-patterns and rhythms that match the character of a given song. This is generally a couples dance. The main type of ballroom dance is referred to as the Smooth/Ballroom style of dance which are flowing dances that move around the entire dance floor in a counter-clockwise fashion. The couple is constantly moving on the dance floor, smoothly transitioning from pattern to pattern. Examples are Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango and Quickstep.
A fantastic Bollywood dance workout starting with a warm-up, 8-9 fast-paced Bollywood routines and a yoga-inspired cool-down. Perfect for those of you who don’t want to worry about remembering a dance – but just want to dance! All abilities welcome – choreography is kept simple! – visit www.justjhoom.co.uk for more information.
A low-impact class with all the fun of a Just Jhoom! session but without the fast turns and high jumps. Use upper body, arms and hands to move to Bollywood music – whilst doing gentle feet and leg movements – seated or standing. Suitable for older people or people with limited mobility. – visit www.justjhoom.co.uk for more information.
Zumba Fitness is a Latin-inspired cardio-dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere. While many of the types of dance and music featured in the program are Latin American inspired, classes can also contain everything from jazz to African beats to country to hip-hop and pop.
POUND is a full-body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. Through continual upper body motion using our lightly weighted drumsticks, called Ripstix, you'll turn into a calorie-torching drummer, POUNDing off pounds as each song flies by. Rock, rap, dubstep, pop and old school music fuse to create the POUND track series.
HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is a training technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. This type of training gets and keeps your heart rate up and burns more fat in less time.
Yoga Fitness is an unbeatable all over body workout, using the dynamics of Yoga, Tai Chi and the postural benefits of Pilates to help strengthen your core and aid relaxation. Burn up to 240 calories per class per hour.
Clubbercise is a great and fun class to improve your cardio and is fab for toning. The room is darkened and filled with disco lights to create that night club feeling. Come and release your inner diva!!
Pilates concentrates on the flexibility, balance and posture of the body whilst strengthening the core. Pilates allows for people to work at their own level and ability whilst still receiving that full body workout that they are looking for.
Are you bored of the same routines each week? Why not try 20/20/20! This hour long class consists of three 20 minutes sections of different exercises. Each week the exercises vary from Circuits, Just Jhoom, Zumba, Pilates, Hiit and much more.
A fitness boot camp is a type of group physical training program conducted by gyms, personal trainers, and former military personnel. These programs are designed to build strength and fitness through a variety of intense group intervals over a 1 hour period of time.
Circuits is a fun workout suitable for all fitness abilities. The session is setup with different stations which are designed to work all muscle groups in turn, ensuring that a full body workout is received.
Boxercise is an effective form of cross training that incorporates a combination of boxing movements and aerobics. This makes a fun alternative and also improves rhythm, co-ordination as well as burning calories!
A 45 minute class jam packed full of energy, fun and most of all laughter. Cardio, toning and boxercise set in a darken fitness studio with disco lights. You will work up a sparkly sweat whilst dancing and toning to 80’s, 90’s and up to date music.
Fitsteps is an upbeat dance workout class that mixes the graceful steps of Ballroom and the up-tempo steps of Latin dances to create fun-filled session where you don’t even realise you’re getting fit.
15 minutes of Dance Cardio, 15 minutes of Toning Exercise and 15 minutes of Pilates. The Perfect Workout!
Gym dance will help you develop flexibility, stamina and core strength. The class involves energising dance with aspects of gymnastics.
Latino Freestyle is a fun, energetic dance class, in which latin dance steps are taught with a funky freestyle twist.