At Studio B, we provide a number of classes and disciplines. Please see the detailed breakdown of everything we offer:
Ballet is the strong foundation of all dance training that promotes and develops core stability, posture and strength whilst encouraging confidence and discipline, as well as developing imagination, musicality and artistry.
We follow the RAD syllabus from pre-primary to advanced major levels and the ISTD/ IDTA syllabus for the Major levels. These grades provide a positive structure for the children where they can enjoy dancing and develop excellent technique.
A fun energetic art form with a syllabus that promotes the importance of modern dance technique. A great class to help develop strength and flexibility through kicks, leaps and jumps but also nurtures the children’s rhythm and musicality. We follow the ISTD Syllabus from Primary Grade to Advanced Level 2
A rhythmical toe tapping form of dance that is incredibly fun and helps develop co-ordination and rhythm. In the last few years the style of tap in the UK has changed. The ISTD syllabus that we follow encourages this change and it includes a fresh and funky vibe that includes improvisation and musical skills.
An extremely popular class and one not to be missed! This style has taken the dance world by storm, especially with the hype of dance groups like Diversity! This class is full of awesome moves where you get to body pop all over the shop! Get on your trainers, baggy trousers and caps!
Jazz classes are offered in various age groups. The great thing about this class is that we study various styles of Jazz technique. We look at different exercises to develop kicks, leaps and turns as well as working on routines in the style of lyrical, pop, musical theatre and many more. For the older children, we look at including an "audition' style class, to get them ready for further education or to just enhance their experience and confidence.
This class is based upon various techniques developed from famous pioneers. Progressive floor and standing exercises will help the student become aware of how their body can move in numerous ways. We study the techniques of contraction, release, tilts, spirals, counter balance, improvisation and many more. This is an excellent class for those studying GCSE dance either at Studio B or at their secondary school.
Want to be able to do some amazing tricks such as cartwheels, round offs, aerial and walkovers? Then this class is for you! You commence with exercises appropriate for your age and level, and develop through the moves as and when your body is ready.
These classes are vital for those keen to develop their standard of ability. The dance world requires such a high level of strength, stamina and extreme flexibility that these classes are pivotal to complete whilst studying other genres.
We use equipment to help achieve great results such as resistance bands, wobble boards, yoga balls and weights.
PROGRESSIVE BALLET TECHNIQUE
Progressing Ballet Technique is an innovative program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet. It is sometimes difficult for students to feel what muscles initiate the correct alignment in ballet their training. However, as the fit ball is continually mobile under the student’s’ body it gives the students a proprioception for their posture and weight placement whilst feeling each correct muscle groups.