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Jacqui Ison School of Dance & Theatre Arts offers a wide range of Dance classes each week in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill, North London.
All timetabled lessons are subject to change each term particularly after examination sessions when pupils move up to their next grade although we do work with parents to minimise any disruption. Classical Ballet is fundamental in establishing core technique and dance pupils all take a minimum of one ballet class per week to maximise potential in all dance disciplines, however, this is not compulsory for specialist singing or LAMDA pupils or group musical theatre classes.
Ballet develops the foundations of excellent dance technique, improving posture, core strength, flexibility, musicality and artistry. Ballet transforms pupils into dancers and inspires them musically. The Royal Academy of Dance examination programme provides a sense of achievement for both children and teens dancing either for recreation or to pursue a career in dance. All classes are based on a creative syllabus designed to develop the very young dancer. It emphasises development of body strength, co-ordination and the discipline necessary for the learning of classical ballet.
We offer the full range of graded (Pre-Primary – Grade 8) and vocational graded (Intermediate Foundation – Advanced 2) classes.
Once you put on those tap shoes, you just can't stop yourself from jingling your feet. Tap is for all ages and abilities, once the basics have been learnt, rhythm tap is developed and progressed through the school. Come and trade taps whilst meeting new friends. From paradiddles to wing buck and slide and even the Shim Sham Shimmy, why not come along and riff and roll with some of the most innovative and creative teachers and choreographers in the country.
We offer the full range of graded (Pre-Primary – Grade 6) and vocational graded (Intermediate – Advanced 2) classes.
Modern dance develops a secure foundation, building rhythmical movement, isolations, turns, leaps, travelling sequences and exciting dance combinations combined with artistry and musicality. Basic exercises increase strength, develop flexibility and improve core stability, which in turn secures technique. Performance and projection are enhanced and a well limbered body is ensured. Modern as a genre has the ability to adapt, develop and evolve with the changing fashion in dance, thus helping to create versatile dancers who have an all-round ability. Within the professional dance syllabi, the boys' work has specifically been developed to meet the increasing demand of today's choreographers.
We offer the full range of graded (Primary – Grade 6) and vocational graded (Intermediate Foundation – Advanced 2) classes.
Free work classes working towards to the ISTD Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.
Classical Greek Dance makes a distinctive contribution to the education of all pupils in that it uses movement and gesture, which are the fundamental modes of human expression. The style works with the natural body alignment developing freedom of movement, strength, poise, balance and control. It offers a range of learning opportunities and enables pupils to enjoy physical expression as well as develop intellectual sensibilities. Pupils develop the skill and understanding of Classical Greek Dance, at the same time as building a sound technique by developing the physical ability to communicate through movement in an expressive and artistic way.
We offer the full range of graded (Primary – Grade 6) and vocational graded (Intermediate Foundation – Advanced 2) classes and Medals Tests; Bronze, Silver, Gold and Gold Star.
For the adventurous, this dance style brings the joy of folk dance to all ages. Performers have the opportunity to embrace different cultures giving them an understanding of different countries' history and geography, and of course, each country's colourful music and costumes. These fun classes will take your child from England to Europe and other fascinating countries in the world.
We offer the full range of graded (Primary – Grade 6) and vocational graded (Intermediate Foundation – Advanced 2) classes and Medal Tests; Junior and Senior Bronze, Silver, Gold and Gold Star.
Check out the latest moves with this Commercial Jazz class which will push pupils to the limits of their creative and physical ability! A variety of challenging sequences and combinations in a fusion of commercial jazz styles are learnt. A good warm-up and limber starts the class before increasing the pace to the latest sounds! Non-syllabus Junior, Inter and Senior level Commercial Jazz classes are offered incorporating the new Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing Street Dance Examinations.
A non syllabus based class which introduces Cunningham, Graham and Limon Technique as well as improvisation.
One-to-one coaching can develop confidence, improve technique and support the work in any genre. Tailored to your individual needs, coaching can be used to supplement regular classes, as a booster prior to examinations, audition or competition preparation, or for personal development. Coaching classes are available in all forms of dance, drama and singing but need to be booked in advance.
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Jacqui Ison School of Dance & Theatre Arts
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