Class Descriptions


Ballet

The most technically demanding of all the dance styles, Classical Ballet forms a solid foundation in Dance technique, from which the dancer can master other styles of dance more easily. Complimented by a study of other dance styles including Modern Dance, Tap and Contemporary, Ballet requires a level of discipline, commitment and concentration to reach an accomplished level. Technical training in class leads to the reward of performing on stage in a theatrical and expressive way, usually to music, utilising costumes, scenery and lighting to tell a story through dance. Ballet is recommended to all students wishing to gain a well-rounded and solid foundation in any form of dance.


Modern Theatre Dance

Modern Theatre dance is a rhythmic dance style which originated in America before travelling to the rest of the world.

It is often seen on the stages of musical productions and is known for its theatrical qualities.

The style uses travelling steps, high kicks, leaps and turns which all need strength and flexibility. This is a highly energetic dance style which is complimented by the study of Ballet and Tap Dance.


Tap Dance

Tap has evolved as an American dance form, popularised throughout the world, with debate about its origins coming from African dance, Irish dance and/or clog dancing. The dancer uses their feet to strike the floor, beating out different rhythms, with dancers wearing tap shoes which have small metal plates on the toe and heel to give the distinctive sound. Tap dance is a theatrical art form often seen on stage in musicals.


Contemporary

From fluid and delicate to heavy and bold, contemporary’s more wild and liberating reputation makes this a really fun class for dancers with plenty of experience or none at all.

At Emily Baker School of Dance we cover a range of contemporary techniques and styles, from lyrical to afro. But there’s a consistent focus on performance. Miss Angie pushes dancers to leap higher, fall faster, reach further and dance harder.


Creative dance

The “loosest” of the EBD classes, Creative Dance will not only encourage dancers to think outside the box, but also teach them how to do this. We’ll explore a range of choreography techniques and look at how dance pieces come together; from the inspiration and story-telling to piecing together movements. This class is recommended to dancers who enjoy

liberating, free movement and creating their own routines. It’ll also benefit students who want to improve their improvisation and performance work in other classes.


Adult Dance fitness

80’s aerobics meets Contemporary Dance! Please bring energy, enthusiasm and possibly leg warmers…

This class is open to any parents from the school who would like to work on their own fitness/moves in a fun and friendly environment. Using favourite themes each week such as ‘Dirty Dancing’, ‘Fame’ ‘Footloose’ to name a few, Miss Angie will brighten up your week and help you build your fitness and dance knowledge. The best way to get a sweat on and have a giggle before the weekend hits!