Child classes

K2 Dance Academy provides professional tuition by qualified teachers in the following dance disciplines for children:

Dance With Me: Fun filled classes for children age 2+ with and adult participating with them. These classes are a fantastic introduction to the world of dance for youngsters who need the security of having a familiar adult with them. Using lots of action songs, props story telling and partner work the dancers will grow in confidence and co-ordination until they are ready to move to our independent classes once they are ready.

Age 3+ Beginners: Independent classes for dancers who are happy to come in to class without their adults staying with them, working on building co-ordination, performance and understanding the basic concepts of dance. Working to develop basic steps and movements and begin to develop short combinations of steps. Classes are available for children as they approach their 3rd Birthday, commonly know as “Baby Ballet”.

Ballet:This classical Style of dance encompasses the grace, poise and movements reminiscent of the theatre. Starting with building up simple routines for performances and Rosette group examinations and moving on to grades and medal tests as the children grow in confidence and ability. As dancers technique and strength reach the required standards in higher grades Pointe Work classes become available. K2 Dance Academy Ballet classes are available in Ruddington and Cotgrave.

Tap:Feeling the rhythm and learning the moves, Tap is as popular today as it was in the heyday of the great Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly musicals. The IDTA has recently launched its new Tap Grade Syllabus with examinations and medal tests held for children, students and professionals from age 4. Tap is a gentle, rhythmical and enjoyable way to keep fit! K2 Dance Academy Tap classes are currently available in Ruddington and Cotgrave.

Theatre Craft: This most exciting dance form encompasses the wide spectrum of productions that are Musical Theatre. Shows like Grease, The Lion King, West Side Story, all diverse styles but all embraced by the Theatre Craft Title. A dance form for theatrical performance, preparing the body physically through exercise and stimulating artistic ability through dance movement, improvisation and interpretation of music. Theatre Craft provides all the ‘must have’ qualities for today’s dancer. K2 Dance Academy Theatre Craft classes are available along side Ballet classes in Ruddington.

Acro Dance:Suppleness, strength and flexibility are the key to fantastic Acro. The floor work based syllabus available from age 6 children can develop their skills from forward rolls though to splits, bridges and walkovers to name a few, using combinations of exercises and dance to create a unique style. Following the syllabus set out by Acrobatic Arts for progressive training for children of all abilities. K2 Dance Academy Acro classes run in Ruddington and Cotgrave.

Cheerleading:A high energy, fun filled class with poms, cheers and simple stunts create a cheer squad. Sharp moves with fast tempo dances and a big voice and tonnes of “spirit” help to make cheerleading great fun and great teamwork. You will need to be full of enthusiasm ready for hard work and dedication to be a cheerleader. Classes work on building up group routines for performance and examinations and are available from age 5 upwards. K2 Dance Academy “Cougars” Cheerleading classes run in Cotgrave and Ruddington.

Street Dance: Girls and boys aged 6 + join a fun class full of stretching and conditioning and choreography to not just the latest songs in the charts but also some old school classic hits in this popular exciting dance style developing routines for performance and group examinations. Join in this high energy fun filled class to learn all the latest moves as Street Dance is a broad spectrum of styles brought together to create dynamic routines. Offered at both Junior ans Senior level our street classes run in Cotgrave.

Riverdance:Inspired from the traditional dance of Ireland, Riverdance is a blend of traditional Irish Step dancing, notable for its rapid leg movements and still upper body, and soft shoe dance. This is a fun and energetic class, great for developing co-ordination. K2 Dance Academy offers Riverdance classes in Ruddington for children aged 7 and over in Junior ,Senior and Hard shoe classes.

Contemporary Dance:
Contemporary dance class is a fantastically versatile style of dance. Contemporary dance draws on both classical ballet and modern dance offering a creative freedom not found in a graded dance class. With the focus on technique and performance this is a great style for anyone wanting to increase their dance repertoire. Contemporary classes run in Cotgrave for children age 10 and above.

Musical Theatre:
A fusion of all modern music and dance styles, Musical Theatre takes you to inspirational heights. Singing and dancing to top songs from the best musicals. The spotlight’s on you! Open to boys and girls ages 7+ with lots of performance opportunities throughout the year. Musical Theatre Classes run in Cotgrave.

P.B.T Strengthening:Open to pupils’ grade 2 Ballet or above this Progressing Ballet Technique class will be working on developing muscle memory and technique strength as the pupils develop their ballet technique and strength looking towards Pointe work. The class is based on exercises using a fit ball, resistance bands and yoga mat using the highly praised Progressing Ballet Technique syllabus with exercises specifically for developing ballet technique. This class is to be taken in addition to graded classes in Ruddington or Cotgrave

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