Children Leisure

The school offers dance classes aimed at developing the sense of movement and musicality in children. Subsequently, the course evolves for each age group in order to offer education adapted to each phase of the child’s development.

Ages 3 - 7

3 – 5 Awakening to dance
Initiation to character dance
6 -7 Initiation to ballet
Initiation to character dance
Initiation to jazz
Initiation to contemporary

From age 8

Street jazz

Two weekly classical lessons are recommended to ensure a certain quality of work and real progress.

Through this fun course, the child discovers the pleasure of movement in relation to music, he will also explore his relationship to others and to his own body. Rhythm, flexibility and improvisation exercises are integrated little by little, always seeking to stimulate the child’s creativity.

Through this course, the child continues to develop the relationship to his body, to others. He works on space, coordination, rhythm, flexibility and gradually provides a basic vocabulary with images to facilitate understanding. The initiation to classical gives children a solid base allowing them to then continue classical ballet or to learn another form of dance.

For students wishing to begin or consolidate the learning of the classic technique or in addition to another discipline to acquire the necessary bases (placement, maintenance, technique). From the age of 9, two possibilities are available to students: continue in the leisure section or head towards the Dance-study sector which leads to pre-professional training (on the proposal of the teachers).

The character dance has its roots in popular dances or folklore of different countries: Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Spain and Gypsy. It originated in the 18th century in the need to characterize or choreographically dramatize a community identity or picturesque characters. The character dance is an ideal training in terms of rhythmic work, coordination, speed and interpretation and allows to hatch, beyond the technique, the personality of each one.

The technical basis being that of classical dance, the course takes place as follows:
Technical exercises at the bar and in the middle with a particular study of the torso, shoulders, arms, hands and head.
Rhythm exercises
Learning choreographies: joy, anger, sadness, astonishment… in the danced movement.

Born on American soil, Jazz dance is a popular and living art that has developed following different trends. It harmoniously combines rhythms, styles and techniques deemed irreconcilable and appeals as much to the most demanding technique as to the most authentic feeling. It is a lively dance based on energy, syncopated rhythms, silences, dynamics and swing while promoting individual expression and “feeling”. There are as many styles of jazz dance as there are teachers who teach it. On jazzy, soul, electronic or R&B music.
The course takes place in three stages:
Warm-up, body placement, coordination, floor work and limbering up
Movements, technique – pirouettes, jumps…
Choreographic sequences

Originally from the United States, street dance is a generic term and does not designate a particular discipline but a combination of different styles of urban dance and modern jazz.
Practiced on rather R&B music, street jazz is the dance of the moment that we find in clips, TV shows, etc.

The contemporary dance class is above all a space available to the body to allow it to rediscover its joyful nature, its flexibility and its spontaneity. It is for the student to find the first feeling of movement inside his body and to project this feeling outwards in order to express through gesture an artistic emotion in space and time. The technical aspect is approached in a fun way to allow you to taste real freedom of physical expression in complete safety. The course is mainly focused on letting go, the notions of breathing, visualization and feeling, fluidity in speed, movement in space and work in relation to the ground.

Directly inspired by the street dance of black American ghettos, 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 good physical condition are necessary for this class which begins with a quick warm-up and continues with the learning of choreographies on R&B, funky music.

A discipline combining the art of movement and percussion, tap dancing originated from the meeting of Irish folklore and black American culture. On various musical genres, jazzy, musical, South American rhythms, acid-jazz, funky or even a capella, the lessons include a first part of exercises to acquire rhythm and technique of steps and a second reserved for sequences and choreographies.

Flamenco is a very structured artistic form traditionally using song, dance, guitar and “palms”. Shaped by the experience of joy and suffering, it expresses the deepest human emotions with rare intensity. Learning this dance allows you to explore the expressive capacities of your body, to develop them, to better feel this vital momentum that we all have but to which we do not always have access. Combining rigor and pleasure in learning the different styles that make up flamenco, the course is divided as follows: technique – warm-up, rhythm, posture – then development of step sequences and choreography.

During this privileged encounter with their parent, children develop their autonomy and express themselves bodily with confidence in a convivial setting.
They explore, share, discover, socialize and invent through games, rhymes, improvised movements and coordination exercises.
The aim is to develop musicality, awareness of space, the body and motor skills.
The class is also a great stimulus for adults, who can rediscover their freedom of expression while bonding with their little one.

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