Your children are sure to love the range of dance classes that we provide at Style Dance Academy. From ballet and tap to musical theatre, our academy teaches a range of options, and we cater to every individual. It’s a relaxed, fun environment that promotes discipline and encourages creativity. Based in Skelmanthorpe, Huddersfield, we also have academies in Sheffield and Wakefield.
There’s a range of classes at our dance academy, and we are happy to pass on our knowledge to our students. Simply hover over each photo for more information on the classes.
This class is a great introduction to
dance and drama. It allows toddlers and young children to enjoy themselves while building their confidence and social skills. They also develop their basic ballet technique, musicality, coordination, posture, balance, movement, shapes, mime, and rhythm. It’s a great way for a parent and child to bond. Why not introduce your child to their first ballet steps in a relaxing environment?
Modern dance is a broad genre of western concert or theatrical dance. It primarily arose out of Germany and the United States in the late 19th century and early 20th centuries. Modern dance is often considered to have emerged as a rejection of or rebellion against classical ballet. This class enables pupils to develop different movements, various rhythms, and musical styles. Classes prepare physical strength and flexibility to perform emotional feelings through the musical genre.
Tap dance emphasises intricate footwork and expression of rhythm through sound. The metal plates attached to the bottom of the shoes create a percussive rhythm, which either accompanies music or is used as an instrument in itself. Tap classes at Style Dance Academy consist of basic tap dancing skills to warm up and strengthen the ankles. It then progresses through to tap combinations and advances up to higher levels of tap skills. Tap dance is terrific for developing coordination, agility, and a sense of timing and rhythm.
Classical ballet originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. It has since become a widespread, highly-technical form of dance with its own vocabulary based on French terminology. The syllabus has now evolved to promote the English classical style and has constantly been updated. Ballet is the foundation of all dance, and it’s highly recommended that pupils continue with Ballet for as long as possible to help them reach their full potential in dance. Ballet is great for strengthening the muscles and abdominals, and it also tones the body and improves flexibility.
Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres. This includes modern, jazz, lyrical, and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.
This is a form of theatrical performance that combines song, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance. Introducing musicals from past-to-present, we aim for all-round performance skills on stage and in entertainment.
This is a sport that combines elements
of ballet, gymnastics, and dance. It involves gymnastics floor work, the learning of acrobatic movement, and elegant routines incorporating lifts and poses. This class requires strength,
flexibility, limbering, and core work. Working with props and learning tricks produces inspiring performances for the dancer and audience.
This is fun performance-based show dancing. Our classes help to develop the versatile show dancer, showing various styles including musical theatre, cabaret, commercial dance, and pantomimes. Exploring the use of props and accessories assists the different styles while encouraging artistic ability through the interpretation of music.