Specialising in hip hop & street dance.
Hip hop - Street Dance - Contemporary - Jazz - Commercial - Heels - Ballet - Tap
Kids Recreational Classes
Mini Street Dance / Junior Street Dance (Mini Ages 4-7 years, Junior Ages 7-13 years)
These classes are open classes for anybody to come and join in. All abilities welcome. Our main aim for our kids classes is to teach the foundations of street dance whilst making sure that students gain confidence and feel positive about their own dancing. We aim to instil a sense of self belief and confidence. We teach authentic street dance, and the children learn a well-rounded balance of all of the hip hop and street styles including locking, house, waacking, popping, tutting, waving and more.
DUE TO COVID - OUR MINI CLASS IS RUNNING BUT OUR JUNIOR CLASS ON A SUNDAY IS NOT, DUE TO ALL OF OUR DIFFERENT CLASSES ATTENDING AND MIXING IN THIS CLASS.
Instead of Junior Street, we have added a temporary extra class which is Street Dance Class on Fridays 5.00-5.45pm in the dance studio at Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology. This class is a fun class for ages 7-13 years. Places must be booked.
Contemporary Class - ID Contemporary Syllabus (Ages 11+)
In this class you will learn set syllabus work from the iD Company syllabus. The iD-Company syllabus is technically challenging, using traditional techniques mixed with modern styles and methods to make them unique and current. You will learn about release, fall and recovery, direction changes, isolations, core strengthening, connecting wiht the floor, improvisation, creating original choreography and set dances. You can choose to just attend as a CLASS or you can attend to be entered into examinations and take grades.
What to wear - bare feet or contemporary shoes/turning shoes and please bring a bottle of water
Class day: Monday evenings in the dance studio at Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology.
Beginners Ballet Class (Ages 11+)
Although this class is aimed at ages 11+, this class is also available to teens and adults. Ages may be split later on, depending on abilities.
Class Day: Wednesday evenings in the dance studio at Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology
Beginners Tap Class (Ages 11+)
This class is suitable for those who have no experience, or a little experience in tap dance, or those have had done tap before and want to ease back into it. You will learn to develop your rhythm, style and sound whilst building up flexibility of the knee and ankles as well as building co-ordination and speed of movement.
What to wear - tap shoes (for your first class you can wear trainers if you wish)
Class Day: Friday late afternoon/evening in the dance studio at Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology
Kids Competition Teams
Eclectic (Ages 7+)
Eclectic is our newest competition team for ABSOLUTE beginners. We recognise that children would love to learn to perform and compete, but also need to learn about the street dance styles, improve their co ordination and stamina and build their confidence. Children in Eclectic train each week in their competition team, whilst attending competitions aimed toward beginners to build up their skills, ability and confidence.
Training day: Sunday afternoons in the studio at xercise4less.
DVO (Ages 10+)
DVO is aimed at ages 10+. The team is a little more challenging and the team train in styles such as hip hop, locking, waacking, house and more. The team attend approximately 5 competitions per year and perform their group competition piece. At competitions, the children also have the option to compete in solos and duets which enables them to win medals and trophies.
Training Day: Fridays in the dance studio at Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology.
Junior Contemporary Lyrical Team
Our junior contemporary/lyrical team work train weekly in contemporary, whilst also working on technique, flexibility and performance skills. Children who join this team should have some dance experience. The children work towards a group competition piece and attend approximately 3 competitions per year, although sometimes more.
Training day: This group is currently split into two groups to make classes smaller due to COVID-19, one class trains on a Monday, the other class train on a Friday. Eventually both groups will be put back together on a Friday when social distancing eases.