Our Gymnastic Dance Classes are designed particularly for the younger children, reception class age and upwards. These classes broaden the opportunities and choice of dance styles for these children and provide something a little bit different for them in the years during which they are too young to join the Modern Jazz classes. The strength and agility that they will develop will lead them easily into the Modern Jazz syllabus when they are old enough and also bring new skills to the ballet and tap classes they may already be doing.
All younger children love to try out forward rolls, cartwheels, bridges and handstands. We introduce them to these elements carefully using the correct safety equipment and placing great emphasis on safe execution by ensuring individual attention is given to each child’s different abilities and extending these to full potential.
The children will cover a range of skills including balance, co-ordination, flexibility and strength using the specialist format of the IDTA Syllabus. These classes provide a fusion of the skills of the gymnast and those of the dancer thus providing the children with the skills to perform. Most of all these classes are great fun!