In our Pre School classes the children start their dance journey by learning ballet and tap in a fun, nurturing environment. We build confidence, independence, develop use of imagination and creativity whilst using props, singing songs and beginning to learn the basic ballet and tap steps. Children develop musicality, balance, co-ordination and begin to explore rhythm and develop strength in these classes.
Ballet is the foundation for all styles of dance. Our classes follow the IDTA syllabus. Classical technique helps to improve posture, balance, poise and co-ordination as well as building physical strength and technique. It also develops self-discipline and self-awareness as well as building self-confidence. At Inspire we offer the opportunity to take IDTA Ballet exams.
Our Tap classes encourage students to have fun exploring different rhythms whilst developing excellent co-ordination and learning a wide range of steps. As they progress, students develop their style with more emphasis on speed of footwork, syncopation, improvisation and stage presence. At Inspire we offer the opportunity to take IDTA tap exams.
Contemporary Modern Jazz
The IDTA have just launched a brand new Contemporary Modern Jazz syllabus, it is a technical and theatrical form of dance. A fun and energetic dance style which incorporates lots of different styles including Lyrical, Contemporary and jazz. Modern Dance encourages freedom of expression giving students the opportunity to be creative with choreography.
Street Dance is a stylish and dynamic form of dance, encouraging students to move with expression, energy and attack. Routines incorporate many strong, isolated movements as well as travelling steps and floor work. We also challenge the students by focusing on flexibility and strength alongside building the technical elements such as kicks, leaps and turns. At Inspire, we offer the opportunity to take IDTA Street dance exams.
Our Theatre Works classes are a combination of Musical Theatre and Drama. We work on singing, acting and movement within these classes. We learn songs and routines from musicals, develop improvisation skills working both in groups and independently. We have fun working on creative writing, directing, speech work. Our theatre works classes build confidence; developing a sense of stage presence and performance skills. We also, of course, play fun games!
Whilst pointe work is not required until IDTA Intermediate level, we provide these sessions for those students who wish to learn pointe work alongside their Graded class. Getting pointe shoes is a significant moment in a young dancer’s life and requires a secure level of strength and technique; each student will be assessed individually to determine the right time for them to get their first pair of pointe shoes.
Contemporary Dance is all about expressing emotion through movement and unrestricted lines. Incorporating elements of Lyrical, Jazz, Ballet and Modern dance, Contemporary is a fusion of dance styles which allows students to express themselves in a unique way.
Our pupils will learn Acrobatics skills with careful, informative teaching that encourages safe practice and longevity in the young dancer’s body. The class helps to develop strength and flexibility and follows logical and effective progressions, leading towards more sophisticated skills.
The Acrobatics Arts Syllabus was developed with input from professionals and experts in ballet, modern dance, jazz, contortion, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, yoga, pilates, physiotherapy, hand balancing and more which is why it is proving to be so successful.
The children will love these classes as they are challenging, rewarding and most of all lots of fun. Classes available for children age 6+
Inspire adult classes are welcoming, friendly, fun and have been described as ‘mid week dance therapy’
The beauty about our adult classes is that no matter what age, experience, or lifestyle you have; dance brings us together. Dance is for everyone!
We have fun and laugh a lot each week, our class motto is ‘if in doubt, fling yourself about!’
No experience is necessary, just a sense of humour.