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Junior Dance Styles

Dance Styles in Junior Classes

Through our wide range of dance classes, our talented teachers fuel our student’s spirit, nurture their soul and build on each and every dancer’s individual style.

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Acrobatics

Acrobatics is the performance of extraordinary feats in agility, strength and balance. This style offers development across strength, flexibility, jumping/landing as well as balance and tumbling skills.  Acrobatics at Dance Central follows the Acrobatic Arts Academy syllabus, and we currently offer four levels across a variety of ages.

In order to progress to level 2 students need to confidently perform a limber. This is a movement where a student is standing and they touch the floor in front of them and then they recover and reach up over their head to land in a bridge. They then have to recover successfully from the bridge using the arm technique and upper body strength.
Recommended: Leotard and leggings/tights or other appropriate more fitted clothing (crucial for safety reasons in all acrobatic classes). Bare feet.
New to Acro: As above.
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Ballet

We are proud to follow the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Ballet syllabus. This program spans from Primary to Pointe levels, and includes both non-examination and examination classes.

Read all about our Ballet Program.

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Hip Hop

Straight from the Bronx of New York this ever evolving style is one of our most popular classes. A soulful expression of movement including dance hall, krump, popping, locking, waacking, voguing and tutting movements as well as urban choreography. Used by artists such as Justin Timberlake, Beyonce and Missy Elliott. Hip Hop is all about developing your own style!

Recommended: Sneakers (not runners non-grip)

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Jazz

Jazz is a dynamic and well-rounded genre of dance that draws technical elements from ballet with upbeat rhythm and movement. It can take on characteristics of popular dance styles including Commercial, Funk, Broadway, Modern, Lyrical, Latin fusion, etc. Jazz class covers foundational Jazz technique (Barre, Centre, Isolations), strength, flexibility, performance and technique; including kicks, leaps and turn progressions, for every level.

Students will get their whole bodies moving to improve their stamina, mobility and flexibility while focussing on technique, rhythm, and style!

Recommended: Jazz shoes (Ballet shoes accepted). Tan Jazz shoes will be used for the EOY show.

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Jazz-Ballet (4-5 years)

The perfect class for students graduating out of Blueberries. Jazz-Ballet introduces our tiny dancers to the fundamentals of both Ballet and Jazz. Our class nurtures creative expression, coordination, flexibility, musicality, and vocabulary using a mix of props, games, classical, children’s rhymes, and high-energy children’s pop music. Watch your little one grow in their social skills and learn to follow instructions while having the best fun!

Recommended: Ballet or Jazz shoes

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Jazz-Funk (4-5 years)

The perfect class for students graduating out of Blueberries. Jazz-Funk introduces our tiny dancers to the fundamentals of both Jazz and Hip Hop. Our class nurtures creative expression, coordination, flexibility, musicality, and vocabulary using a mix of props, games, classical, children’s rhymes, and high-energy children’s pop music. Watch your little one grow in their social skills and learn to follow instructions while having the best fun!

Recommended: Jazz shoes (Ballet shoes accepted)

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Tippy Toes (4-5 years)

The perfect class for students graduating out of Blueberries. Tippy Toes introduces our tiny dancers to the fundamentals of Tap dance. Our class nurtures creative expression, coordination, flexibility, musicality, and vocabulary using a mix of props, games, and a wide range of music. Watch your little one grow in their social skills and learn to follow instructions while having the best fun!

Recommended: Tap shoes