At the 'Dance in Motion Academy' we offer a wide range of dance classes taught by highly qualified teachers. We believe that students should be given the chance to experience and train to the highest level in a range of dance styles allowing them to become versatile performers in an ever changing dance world. All classes offer opportunities to take dance examinations with IDTA/RAD/ISTD/NATD/Acrobatic Arts (ucas points are awarded for vocational grades)
We offer the following classes:
This classical style of expressive movement has something to offer for
everyone. Ballet for pleasure or for the more serious-minded, this
classical style has something to offer everyone. Ballet dates back to the
17th century and the conventional steps, grace and fluidity of movement
are still found in Ballet today. Choreographers have been influenced by
composers through the ages. Ballet has a technique which is the
foundation of all dance.
A gentle, rhythmical and enjoyable way to keep fit!
Tap is rhythm – rhythm is tap. Its origins are many and varied.
Americans claim its origin dates from the African Jazz age.
The Irish stake their claim to the Jigs and Step Dancing.
The English relate back to northern Clog Dancers but whichever one
chooses to believe, Tap is as popular today as it was in the
heyday of the great Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly musicals.
Varying rhythms and styles for fun musical interpretation.
Modern Jazz is fun. You will learn to develop many different
movements reaching to a broad choice of varying rhythms
and musical styles. Classes are structured to begin to prepare
the physical strength and flexibility required to demonstrate
emotion through interpretation of any musical genre.
One minute you may be dancing to the rhythm of a drum,
the next to a funky jazz style. You may explore contrast between
expansion and relaxation or learn to isolate in a slick stylish mood.
Creating elegant, acrobatic routines.
With inspiration from gymnastic floor work and rhythmic gymnastics,
this dance style incorporates acrobatic movement into elegant flowing
routines, with creative, expressive lifts and poses.
Requiring strength, flexibility and technique.
Cheerleading combines a variety of dynamic performance skills.
High-energy moves – including tricks and stunts, plus motivational
cheers and chants – make this a vibrant and lively dance style.
Routines require strength, flexibility and technique all of which
are taught in these classes.
Street Dance/ Hip Hop:
An improvisational, hip-hop inspired, active dance style.
Street Dance is improvisational and social in nature, encouraging
interaction and contact with spectators and other dancers.
The hip-hop dance style B-boying, and the funk-style Popping
and Locking, are some of the most popular Street dance styles.
These forms of hip-hop dance are the most prominently practiced,
and commercialised versions have been professionally developed and
choreographed for dance routines in pop, hip-hop, electronic,
and R&B music videos. Street dance has evolved between people
in a social environment, dancers create their own style and moves.
Contemporary dance stresses versatility and improvisation,
unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet. Contemporary
dancers focus on floor work, using gravity to pull them down to
the floor. This dance genre is often done in bare feet.
Contemporary dance can be performed to many different styles
We offer regular materclasses in commercial dance.
Commercial is a strong and sexy style with elements of street
and sometimes jazz. Alot of the dancers on music videos and MTV are classed
as commercial dancers. Routines will be danced to the latest pop, r’n’b and
chart music. Think Ciara, Rhianna, Britney, Beyonce, Lady Gaga
and The Pussycat Dolls.
Pre-School Dance Classes:
We accept students at the Academy from ages 2yrs+ .
A range of Pre-school classes are offered in Ballet,
Gymnastics (Gym Totz) and fundamental movements of
Street Dance and Cheerleading (Totz in Motion). We follow the
'Melody Movement and Early Learning' programme, encouraging
students to build their confidence and learn lots of new and exciting
We offer a range of adult dance classes from beginner to advanced
level. We have classes available for adults in Ballet,
Commercial/Hip Hop and Pom Dance These classes are great if you
would like to learn to dance. If you have experience we also have classes
that cater for the more experienced dancer
PTB - (Progressing Ballet Technique):
Dancers find this an excellent form of exercise, using the Swiss ball
to reinforce training and technique through muscle memory.
Especially good for turn out and core stability. Progressing Ballet Technique
is an innovative program designed for students to understand the depth of
training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet