DANCE STYLES

WHAT CAN YOU LEARN?

BALLROOM & LATIN

 

CHILDREN’S CLASSES

 

Ballroom & Latin (4 to 7 yrs)

Children this age work towards the Rosette set of exams and learn the fundamentals of Ballroom & Latin Dance. They will be given the opportunity in progress through examinations & competitions.

 

Ballroom & Latin (8 to 16yrs)

Children starting at this age commence with Social Dance Awards progressing onto to Pre Bronze, one dance medal awards and Bronze.  They will be given the opportunity in progress through examinations & competitions.

 

Competitive Training 

(Medalist & Open Circuit)

As chidlren progress through their exams they will be encouraged to enter local and area competitions that will lead them to represent their school and South East of England area in Ballroom & latin national & Nationwide events.   When the time is right they will be encouraged to competed in major open events including both 'Stars of the Future' and 'Champions of Tomorrow' along with EADA chart rated events leading to national selection.

Most of our childrens Ballroom classes have two teachers, firstly a specialist beginners teacher that has been trained to show the moves in the simplist way possible. Our beginner Ballroom teachers fuse the learning process with fun and laugher. Having two teachers allows us to cater for different levels within the beginners group class.  This means tuition is geared towards maximum progression and development of pupils.  Within only a few weeks you will see your child develop into a confident young dancer and they will keep wanting to return to classes.

If you are a little nervous about joining a Group Class then one or two private Balrooom lessons may be the answer.  We offer private Ballroom lessons for children at £46 per hour or £23 per half hour. To book a Private Dance Lesson call 020 8300 4376

ADULT'S CLASSES

 

Novice/beginners Classes      

These classes slowly introduce adult students to the most popular and social of the ballroom & Latin dances.  The ballroom dances taught are the social foxtrot, waltz, quickstep & tango.  The Latin dance are the cha cha, rumba, jive & samba.

 

Each class will teach a step/move in a ballroom dance and a step/move in a Latin dance.  We always start from a basic step pattern into the movement and then return to a basic step pattern.

Over time you will be able to link the steps/moves together and form your own dances to the required music.

 

Most classes will repeat the same steps/moves for two weeks so you can mastered them properly before moving onto the next dance.

 

Improver/Intermediate Classes    

These are for adults that have got to grips with the basics and are either keen to learn, or quick to pickup the more stylish and demanding movements of ballroom and Latin dancing.

 

Over time you will gain confidence & poise and will be able to glide around the dance floor with comfort and ease.  This class encourages adults to progress their dancing through private tuition and then onto exams and competitions.  If however you are looking just to be a good social dancer then this class will give you the opportunity to progress and reach your goal within a relatively short period of time.

 

STREET DANCE

CHILDREN’S CLASSES

Hip Hop is a style of dance developed on the streets of America in the 70's & 80's. It involves dance moves known as locking, popping, rolling, gliding, rippling and waving. Dancer must learn to isolate all parts of the body and use them independ ently to dance well. An artistry has developed where the dancer mimes, imitating everyday movements e.g. riding a bicycle. Sometimes the dancer imitates a robot, but all moves must be musical . These dance actions can be performed on the street in a small group with dancers challenging each other to perform in the middle of the circle. Hence the term "Street Dance". Today "Street Dance" has developed into a funky style of dance performed to street style music. This style is copied from the backing groups who dance on the videos of the pop groups. Their choreographers are dance teachers like ourselves.

 

 

ADULT CLASSES

Generally street dance classes tend to be quite informal, unlike more classical forms of dance like ballet and jazz which are stricter on form. One of the benefits of this is that you can launch quite quickly into doing the moves rather than spending months perfecting positions and posture. So, if you like quick progress and you have bags of energy, this could be the class for you.

 

Street dance isn't just good for looking cool on the dancefloor – it's a fantastic workout. If you're the type of person who hates the treadmill and would rather not exercise for the sake of it, street dance will use muscles you didn't even know you had and without you being aware how hard you're working.

 

You'll need to be reasonably fit before you start street dance classes, but a beginner's class should take it easy with both the intensity and the technique. More than fitness, it's coordination that most beginners find difficult, but luckily that comes with time – so keep it up and it won't be long before you're back-flipping with the best of them.

BALLET & TAP

 

Baby Ballet

This is a starter class for children between the ages of 2 1/2 and 4 yrs of age.

The class is taught in a fun and friendly way and young chidlren are encouraged to explore early ballet throught mine, expressions and movement.

Ballet &Tap (Rosette)

The Rosette Ballet & Tap classes for ages 4-6 years are designed to introduce young children to the joys of movement by exploring and expanding their movement range. Building coordination, strength, flexibility, and balance in combination with musical exercises are some of the primary objectives of the class. These classes involve imaginary scenarios, dance games and props to keep the attention of young students, supplying them with the necessary tools to love dance for a lifetime.

Ballet &Tap (Grades)

Ballet and Tap Grades are for ages 7yrs and above and is an introduction to the formalized structure and discipline of ballet class, barre work, and the French vocabulary.

 

As students progress onto higher level exams they will become mature enough to begin learning the fundamentals upon which almost all theatrical dance is based. The student follows this carefully structured syllabus in accordance with his or her own physical and mental development. Advancement is made by ability and not necessarily by age. If the student attends all the suggested classes listed for his or her level, advancement to the next level will usually occur in one year.

 

Our dance exams are with the IDTA.  They are one of the largest dance examination organisations in the UK.  Their exam structure allows us to offer a structured learning pattern to our pupils.

 

FITNESS CLASSES

Zumba Fitness

Zumba Fitness® was created in the mid-90s by Colombian native Alberto “Beto” Perez, a celebrity fitness trainer and choreographer for International pop superstars.  Inspired by the traditional cumbia, salsa, samba and merengue music he grew up with, Beto paired his favourite pulsating Latin rhythms with the red-hot international dance steps his clients loved and Zumba Fitness® (Spanish slang for “to move fast and have fun”) was born! Since Beto brought Zumba Fitness® to the US in 1999, it has become one of the fastest-growing, dance-based fitness crazes in the country, with people of all ages falling in love with its infectious music, easy-to-follow dance moves, and body-beautifying benefits.

 

Our goal is simple: We want you to want to work out, to love working out, to get hooked. Zumba® Fanatics achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life!

In the past years, the Zumba has become nothing short of a revolution, spreading like wildfire, and positioning itself as the single most influential movement in the industry of fitness. 

Zumba® is currently one of the World's fastest growing fitness programmes.  It fuses hypnotic latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will blow you away. Our goal is simple: We want you to want to work out, to love working out, to get hooked.

Let's face it, working out can be healthy, rewarding and beneficial. 

 

Working out can be lots of things, but it's never been known to be an exhilarating experience…UNTIL NOW!

 

POLE FITNESS

Flexibility

Like many forms of dance, pole dancing helps you increase your flexibility, but at your own pace and in a way that is natural and encourages your body to loosen up gently. To ensure that you leave class feeling great, we always have a gentle warm down.

Muscular Strength

Pole dancing is a fantastic and safe way to build strength in your body. Many pole dancing moves require you to use your own body weight as a resistance and through repetition and practice you gradually get stronger and able to undertake more advanced moves. Not only is this a fun way to build your strength, but it also produces lean muscles that avoid the bulk that you might gain by using weights. On top of all that, it's a safe and natural way to become stronger.

Core Strength

Your core is an essential aspect in your fitness. A strong core will help you in all forms of your life, but particularly with avoiding injury whilst exerting yourself. Pole dancing is a veryintense exercise for your core, as many of the moves involve you rotating your body or—as you become more experienced—inverting your body. A two-hour pole class is thus a great way to improve your core strength, giving you that essential powerhouse of a fit body.

Endurance

All our courses have a choreographed curriculum, which allows for plenty of repetition of moves as you learn the choreography through the 6 weeks. This repetition is the key to building endurance in your muscles and, unlike pushing weights in a gym, it's a fun, natural way to build that endurance.

 

We have students from Greenwich, Blackheath and Chislehurst attending our classes, Some even come from West London and Essex.

 

SALSA

Salsa  is the most popular dance form at present in the world. 

 

Salsa music comes from the Caribbean and is hot, fast and sexy. Salsa is a rhythm and a dance, it is fun and exhilarating. Many foot actions fit the rhythm and styles vary according to where you are in the world or even which part of the country you are in.

 

Salsa is normally danced in clubs on small floors where space is limited so actions are fast and close, turns tight and close to partners, arms kept short.

 

We teach the most popular style which in New York/LA with a fusion of Cuban Salsa which incorporates a Mambo basic and uses the cross body leads with the more rotational actions used in Cuban Salsa

 

Our teaching style is  the proiduct of hard work, research and extraordinary experience combining styles from across the world including Colombia, Cuba, Puerto Rico, , New York and Africa.

 

Our Salsa classes offer differents levels to suit the progressing dancer.

 

Eash Salsa class has a specialist beginners teacher that has been trained to show the moves in the simplist way possible. Our beginner salsa teachers fuse the learning process with fun and laugher.  

 

Eash Salsa class has an advanced teacher that runs the improvers and intermediate class.  These teachers have great indepth knowledge of Salsa and other Latin American rhythms.  They will expand your knowledge, answer your questions and inspire you to grow into great Salsa dancers.

 

Come along and join one of our Salsa Dance Classes in Sidcup.

 

If you are a little nervous about joining a Salsa Class then one or two private Salsa lessons may be the answer.  We offer private Salsa lessons at £50 per hour or £25 per half hour.

 

 

WEDDING DANCE

Private first dance lessons for couples who want to make a real show at their Wedding.

 

It's your first step to your perfect first dance! Whether it’s an elegant English Waltz, Tantalizing Tango, a Sexy Salsa or a Fred & Ginger style Foxtrot our expert teachers and choreographers specialise in turning even the most nervous novice into a confident performer and dancer.

 

Building confidence is essential to a great and fun performance. Learn at your pace, gain confidence and impress your wedding guests.

 

How many dance lessons will we need for our First Dance?  To dance to a complete track we recommend that you have between 4 and 6 lessons in order to make your dance feel special for you.  You are, however, welcome to take as many lessons as you require.

 

How long before the wedding should we start the First Dance lessons?  Most people come once a week, so if you are taking 6 lessons we advise you to start about around 10 weeks before your wedding.  You will be very busy in the last few weeks and you may have other commitments on a few of the weeks which might prevent you coming.

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We do not have much time before the wedding.  Can you still teach us our First Dance? You are very welcome to call us.  We shall be happy to help you if we have any lesson times available.  You may have time for one or two lessons so at least you will have the chance to learn some basic movements.

 

What do we have to wear for our First Dance lessons?  Please wear any clothes that you like that do not restrict movement.  Also wear some comfortable shoes, preferably not trainers as they can stick when you try to move across the floor.  Ladies may like to think about wearing shoes with a similar heel to the wedding shoes.  On the last lesson you may like to wear the shoes you will wear for the First Dance at your wedding.

 

We have never danced before and are concerned about taking lessons. Will you be able to teach us?  Do not worry about not having had lessons before.  We specialise in teaching absolute beginners.  We will arrange your First Dance so that you feel confident and comfortable with what you do and enable you to make the dance memorable and impress your guests.

 

What type of routine will we learn? We will discuss with you what you would like to achieve.  We can make the routine for your First Wedding Dance fit your song and be as simple as you would wish or as complicated as you can achieve in the time.  We will also ask about the bride’s dress and create the routine with that in mind.

 

What song should we choose?  You can choose any song that you wish for your First wedding dance; maybe something that represents a special occasion for you; maybe something that you particularly like.

 

Wedding Dance lessons are £50 per hour per couple.

 

 

ROCK 'N' ROLL

Here at MBA Dance we teach modern jive with foot movements.

 

Learn to partner dance with Jive is the largest and fastest growing dance style in the UK.

 

Jive is easy to learn and great fun. It is a fantastic way to keep fit and a very sociable way to spend an evening. One of the other great things about learning Jive is that there's no need to come with a partner. Our teaching style means everyone changes partners during the class.

 

Learning to Jive is a great way to keep fit, socialise and enjoy a complete night out.

 

Come and join the hundreds of new people who are learning.

 

Our classes are fun and friendly and there is no neeed for a partner as we constantly change partners.  We have beginners class every Monday evening from 7.30pm.

 

Come along and join one of our  Rock n Roll and Jive Dance Classes in Sidcup.

 

If you are a little nervous about joining a Jive then one or two private Jive lessons may be the answer.  We offer private Jive lessons at £50 per hour or £25 per half hour.

 

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