Written by Ollie on Wednesday January 19, 2022

Dance Styles

Please click on any of the headings below to be taken to the class timetables for that particular style;

Classical Ballet

A traditional style of dance based on formalised movements and positions of the arms, feet, and body, designed to enable the dancer to move with the greatest possible agility, control, speed, lightness, and grace. 


A style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern jazz, lyrical and ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.


A combination of ballet and jazz where the movements portray the emotion and story of the music, which often has lyrics to inspire the dancer’s movement. The style focuses on strong emotion and an individual approach to the moves.

Lyrical Contemporary

A combination class, especially for our adult students, which combines both the expressive and emotive dance forms of Lyrical and Contemporary (see above for individual style descriptions). 

Modern Jazz

Jazz dance, which has a strong technical base, evolved during the early 1900’s to incorporate unique moves, more elaborate footwork, bigger leaps, rapid turns and improvisation, to bring a more energetic experience. This transformation and the importance of technique and choreography created ‘Modern Jazz’ as it is today.

Street Dance

Named because it started out in the ‘streets’, this social dance style developed naturally as part of the culture of the time and continues to develop. It’s an umbrella term for a variety of styles, including popping, locking, house, hip hop, tutting, waacking, etc. Often improvisational, Street Dance encourages interaction and contact with audiences and other dancers.


Tap dance is a performance art where the dancer creates catchy rhythms with their feet, made possible with toe and heel taps on their shoes. It’s known for its syncopated, rhythmic beats and choreography, which can be linked to many of the dance styles above by combining the tap footwork with stylish body movements.

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