The school offers dance classes designed to develop the sense of movement and musicality in children. Thereafter, the curriculum evolves for each age group to offer a teaching adapted to each phase of the child’s development.
Ages 3 – 7
|3 – 5||Éveil à la danse|
|Initiation à la danse de caractère|
|6 - 7||Initiation à la danse classique|
|Initiation à la danse de caractère|
|Initiation à la danse jazz|
|Initiation à la danse contemporaine|
From age 8 children have access to the following disciplines
From age 9, two weekly Ballet classes are advised to allow for a certain level of quality of work and progress.
A playful class to discover the joy of movement in relation to music, your child will also explore the relationship to others and to one’s own body. Rhythm exercises, flexibility and improvisation are integrated gradually seeking to always stimulate creativity.
Through this course, the child keeps developing the relationship with his/her body and to others. Focus is on space, coordination, rhythm, flexibility and gradually brings a basic and imaged vocabulary to facilitate understanding. Introduction to Ballet gives children a solid foundation to then allow pursuing Ballet or any other form of dance.
For students wishing to begin or consolidate learning Ballet technique or in addition to another discipline to acquire the basics – placement, maintenance, technique. From the age of 9, two options are proposed to students: continuing on to the leisure section or taking the path of Dance-Study leading to the Pre-Professional training – as proposed by teachers. Classes for adults propose five levels from beginner to advanced.
Character Dance has its roots in popular folklore dances from various countries: Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Spain and Gypsy. It originated in the XVIIIth century with the need to choreographically characterize or dramatize a community’s identity or picturesque characters. Character Dance is an ideal training in rhythmic work, coordination, speed and performance and allows to hatch, beyond technique, personality. The technique being based in Ballet, the course is as follows :
Techniques at the barre and au milieu with a particular emphasis on torso, shoulders, arms, hands and head exercises.
Work of expression – joy, anger, sadness, surprise… – in the dance movement.
Born on American soil, Jazz Dance is a lively popular art that developed following various trends. It harmoniously combines rhythms, styles and techniques deemed incompatible and relies as much on demanding technique as on true feeling. It is a vibrant dance based on energy, syncopated rhythms, silences, dynamics and swing, that encourages individual expression and «feeling». There are as many styles of Jazz Dance as teachers of the discipline. Using jazzy, soul, electronic or R&B music.
The course unfolds in three stages :
Warming up, body placement, coordination, ground work and stretching
Moving technique (spins, jumps…)
Originated in the United States, Street Dance is a generic term and does not designate a specific discipline but rather a combination of Urban and Modern’Jazz. Music is usually R&B. Street Jazz Dance is a current trend we see in video clips, TV shows etc.
Contemporary dance classes is primarily a space to allow the body to recover its cheerful nature, its flexibility and spontaneity. It is for the student to rediscover the original sensation of movement inside one’s body and to project this feeling outward, to express artistic emotion in space and time. The technical aspect is addressed in a fun way to safely permit enjoying true freedom in physical expression. The course is primarily focused on letting go, the concepts of breathing, visualization and feeling, fluidity in speed, movement in space and work relative to the floor.
Workshops for children and teens including the practice of dance, song and acting, around a theme or excerpt from a musical. This course will also introduce work with accessories (canes, hats, chairs …) and the teachers will insist on the interpretation.
Directly inspired by the street dance of the black American ghetto, Hip-Hop has found a very warm welcome with the general public because it allows an easy approach to dance, it also reflects a young and current state of mind. Energy, dynamism, speed of movement and physical fitness are required for this course which starts with a quick warm-up and continues with learning choreography to R&B, funky music.
Discipline combining the art of movement and percussion, Taps originate from the meeting of Irish folklore and African American culture. Using various musical genres, jazz, musical, South American rhythms, acid-jazz, funk and even acapella, courses include a first part of exercises to develop rhythm and technical steps and a second reserved for sequences and choreography.
Flamenco is a highly structured art form traditionally using singing, dancing, guitar and clapping. Shaped by the experience of joy and suffering, Flamenco expresses the deepest human emotions with a rare intensity. Learning Flamenco explores and develops the expressive capabilities of one’s body to better feel the life force we possess but do not always access. Combining rigor and pleasure in learning various styles that make up Flamenco, the course is divided as follows: technical (warm-up, rhythm, posture) and practicing sequences of steps and choreography.
This course aims to sensitize students in expressing themselves, verbally or in gestural mode, by playing improvisational theater games. In this way, children have the opportunity to develop their creativity, spatial awareness, and listening skills.
The course will take place in three stages:
Physical and vocal warm-up.
Improvisation exercises through speech and/or body language, relying on imagination.
An improvisation exercise resulting in the construction of a scene.