Street Dance & Performing Arts Combo
Our Street Dance & Performing Arts Combo classes are form the standardised curriculum of our Award Winning Performing Arts School. These sessions are specifically designed to accommodate Children and Young People aged between 3-21 and are our most popular classes. Students are organised into groups, determined by aged and ability. Students take part in weekly three hour sessions that combine Street Dance, Dance, Drama, Singing and Musical Theatre.
We operate two Performing Arts Schools that host our Street Dance & Performing Arts Combo sessions. Our Saturday School operates from 14:00-17:00, with our Sunday School operating from 11:00-14:00 (one and a half hour sessions are available for students aged under six).
The magic that combines the areas explored through our Street Dance and Performing Arts Combo sessions is the ability to provide our students with the opportunity to maximise their skillset and become a 'Triple Threat:' a term used in the industry to describe a performer who is able to Dance, Act and Sing. This is specifically important to students who wish to pursue a career into the Performing Arts Industry.
As part of the curriculum of our Performing Arts Combo classes, students will be taught at least one Street Dance session and one other Dance Style (Commercial or Hip Hop) in their weekly classes. Students will develop skills in technical training and musicality in an expressive art form that builds their confidence and that is designed to nurture existing skills and lead students into experiencing dance as they never have done before.
Students will also take part in dedicated Drama lessons, that are also part of their weekly Performing Arts Combo sessions. Our Drama classes are designed to allow students to refine their skills in various aspects of the artistic form. Students will explore skills in acting, script writing, script reading, script learning, directing, improvisation, performance skills, speech and dialect, stage presence and vocal clarity.
Singing is an expressive subject where our students are able to develop singing techniques that aims to improve their voice, singing performance, projection, vocal clarity and to also increase self confidence that will prepare them to perform both as a group and a solo artist. Students will also be introduced to technical breathing exercises; learning how to maintain their voice throughout a performance.
Exams and Qualifications
As part of our Performing Arts Combo curriculum, students will also take advantage of learning our own fully endorsed Platinum Dance Syllabus and have the opportunity to gain a qualification in Dance. The qualification is accredited by the EMD (Exercise Move Dance) Academy and aims to promote expression through dance, music and creativity, gain knowledge of technical skills in various dance forms and whilst also improving fitness levels.