This classical style of expressive movement has something to offer for everyone.
Ballet for pleasure or for the more serious-minded, this classical style has something to offer everyone. Ballet dates back to the 17th century and the conventional steps, grace and fluidity of movement are still found in Ballet today. Choreographers have been influenced by composers through the ages.
Ballet has a technique which is the foundation of all dance.
At rhythmix, we offer ballet dance classes for children aged 2 and up. we work on the idta syllabus and work towards graded examinations. students have the opportunity to take exams biannually.
Tap is rhythm – rhythm is tap. Its origins are many and varied. Americans claim its origin dates from the African Jazz age. The Irish stake their claim to the Jigs and Step Dancing. The English relate back to northern Clog Dancers but whichever one chooses to believe, Tap is as popular today as it was in the heyday of the great Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly musicals.
Tap dancing helps dancers to develop strength in their legs and feet as well as flexibility in the hips, ankles and knees. Children work on other key tap skills such as rhythm and timing too. We specialise in the IDta Tap syllabus, working towards exams twice a year! students can start tap from 2 years old.
At our street dance classes, students learn the most up-to-date street dance moves. We cover a wide range of street dance styles and teach the history and origins of each dance style too. we specialise in commercial and have a competing elite dance crew. We enter idta exams for street dance twice a year! Students can start street at 3 years old.
CONTEMPORARY MODERN JAZZ
Varying rhythms and styles for fun musical interpretation.You will learn to develop many different movements reaching to a broad choice of varying rhythms and musical styles. Classes are structured to begin to prepare the physical strength and flexibility required to demonstrate emotion through interpretation of any musical genre.
One minute you may be dancing to the rhythm of a drum, the next to a funky jazz style. You may explore contrast between expansion and relaxation or learn to isolate in a slick stylish mood. Whatever the atmosphere of the class, it will be a wonderful opportunity to react and interact with other members and really dance to express your feelings. we work towards biannual idta exams. students can start this class at the age of 10.
A modern, expressive and varied dance style. Freestyle is a popular form of dance in the UK today. It involves runs, spins, kicks and leaps, as well as many other diverse steps and movements with lots of arm and hand actions. it incorporates flexibility work and acrobatics too. The music can be fast and rhythmic or slow and sensuous, allowing dancers of all ages to use freedom of expression to enhance their style. we teach the idta syllabus and work towards exams twice a year. students can start freestyle from 3 years old.
Our acrobatic arts classes (acro for short) combine classic dance with acrobatics. Students work on their flexibility, strength and balance And they develop tumbling skills as well as their musicality.
The acro program we use at Rhythmix, Acrobatic Arts, has been created by experts from many different fields. It combines elements of ballet, modern dance, jazz, contortion, rhythmic gymnastics and hand balancing – to name but a few.
Acro dance classes are open to children aged 3 and up. Students progress from basic somersaults to tumbling.
our acro lessons are taught on acropad airtacks for optimal safety!
This all-encompassing class combines dance, drama, and song.
A fusion of all modern music and dance styles, Musical Theatre takes you from modern day classics to west end hits. work on your vocals, acting skills and dance including tap in our triple threat classes every saturday morning. students work towards the idta grades and can take their exams twice a year. students can start musical theatre from 5 years old.
we offer technique classes on wednesdays which are a supplement class for those who really strive to progress with their turns, spins, leaps, jumps and kicks. we work on correct alignment and technique to improve these fundamentals. this class is a fab supplement for ballet, freestyle, contemporary and flexibility class.
The Alixa Flexibility Method works with all levels of abilities & ages, building a solid flexibility foundation with the focus on injury prevention and safety. this class follows the incredible alixa flexibility method working our way through the modules to improve the flexibility of students. we work towards leg holds, splits, scorpions and needles to work our way up to contortion tricks. these classes are for students who really want to push for progress in their flexibility.