Children's Classes

Dynamites Dance & Music (18mth - 4 years) Younger ones more than welcome, and still get loads from the class

Pay as you go! *No free trial class available* Loyalty card award scheme! Stamps equal awards!

When: Wednesday

Where: The Graham Adams Centre

Time: 11:15-12:00, followed by 'Lunch Club' - optional, no extra cost! (Bring your packed lunch!)

 

'Dynamites' is an immensely fun 'Pre-School' Dance class! A stepping stone to our more structured 'Dynamos', for 4+ on a Tuesday at The Grange Hall, 4:00pm. Allows little ones to boogie, have fun and to let their imagination run wild, with props to play with and parachute fun! Movement is such a key part of a child's development. Drinks and snacks half way through the class. Look out for 'Dynamite' the duck too! Grown ups can either chose to sit and watch or join in (get pulled away from their cuppa more like!). Engaging and popular music forms the playlist to the class. Cake and cuppa for grown ups! 

Dynamos (4-6years)

When: Tuesday

Where: The Grange Hall

Time: 4:00pm - 4:45pm

 

˜Dynamos” is a step up from 'Dynamites'. It is a fun, dynamic and interactive dance class, where each child's natural ability and potential is encouraged. The class will build on co-ordination, body control, skills, confidence and rhythm. The combination of body awareness and expression are explored through playful exercises and taught dance sequences, including Contemporary, acro and tumbling. Guided by their teacher, ˜Dynamos” are also given the opportunity to create their own imaginative movement phrases. 

 

Rainbow Award through the NATD (National Association of Teaching Dancers) Our fantastic Dynamos will get the opportunity to take a short and fun exam/s in July (date tbc). It will involve a short dance/s in a set style; Contemporary, Ballet, Acro etc. They may just do the one dance, or if we feel they can manage, they could do two. For each exam they take (dance they do), they receive a rainbow award, which is one of the colours from the rainbow!

Innovators (7-11 years)

When: Tuesday

Where: The Grange Hall

Time: 4:45pm - 5.30pm

 

Progressing from 'Dynamos', is 'Innovators' Dance class, where ability and potential are ever-present. The class starts to introduce the principles and foundations of Contemporary Dance, whilst still being influenced by other dance genres, including jazz, commercial styles, acro and tumbling. In addition to building on physical expression and technique, movement vocabulary and performance skills are developed. Alongside taught movement phrases and dance sequences, Innovators will have the opportunity to explore their own choreographic voice. The group will devise new works throughout the year, with both in-house teachers and guest choreographers, to perform at various venues and events.

Youth Contemporary (11+ Senior years)

When: Tuesday

Where: The Grange Hall

Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

 

An engaging and dynamic class, where participants will gain a strong understanding of Contemporary Dance, whilst still being influenced by other dance genres, including jazz, ballet, commercial styles and acro. The class is designed to develop technique, fitness, conditioning and musicality, whilst nurturing each individual’s potential. The dancers will also be given the opportunity to develop their skills as young choreographers and improvisers; two invaluable skills to have. The group will devise new works throughout the year, with both in-house teachers and guest choreographers, to perform at various venues and events. What better way for a young dancer to explore their potential, gain valuable experience and learn about possible routes into formal training?

NEW FOR 2020 for Innovators and Youth Contemporary

Exciting opportunity for all Innovators and Youth Contemporary dancers to take a Contemporary Dance Syllabus exam through the NATD (National Association for Teaching Dancers)

Each week, during the structured class, a couple of exercises from Grade 1-6 will be taught. (Relevant grades associated with the age range in either class, will be taught). No different to learning a new exciting dance phrase! I must stress, these will only form one part of our diverse and dynamic classes. Along side gradually learning the syllabus, in a relaxed nature and over the duration of the year, there will be X3 4 hour intensives on the following Sundays leading up to the exam in July 2020 (date to be confirmed).

 

Sundays 10am-2pm Southam Venue tbc: 17th May, June 21st, July 5th. Only those dancers wishing to be entered for an exam, would need to attend these intensives. They will be £15.00 per Sunday, per dancer. Even if dancers decide they don't want to take an exam, that's absolutely fine, and won't effect their progression with centre-point. We believe it's still a win, win situation as the syllabus is beautiful, so even if the exam route isn’t for you/your child, everyone can benefit from the additional technical knowledge they will gain.

Innovators and Youth Contemporary - Arts Award// www.artsaward.org.uk

From early 2020, we will be offering all our Innovators and youth contemporary dancers, the opportunity to gain an award/s in the Arts in association with the national organisation Arts Award. This is optional, so dancers don't have to take part and won't effect their journey or progression with centre-point if they decide against it. A large amount of the award will be gained in class, without them realising it! It can also take them as long as they need. There is a commitment (see each award below for hours) but no deadline. We will keep track of each dancer.

Innovators:

'Explore' Award, 25 guided hours + 10 independent hours (approx 6 months)

An over view: To achieve an Arts Award Explore, children and young people collect evidence in an individual arts log of their experiences of: Taking part in a range of art activities, and what has inspired them. The work of artists or organisations. Creating a dance. Share with others what they have achieved/enjoyed through gaining the award.

Youth Contemporary:

Bronze Award, 40 guided hours + 20 independent hours (approx 1 year)

Bronze Award, 40 guided hours + 20 independent hours (approx 1 year)

An over view: Actively participate in an art form. See at least X1 arts event and review it. Research a dance artist/artist. Pass on an arts skill

Silver Award, 60 guided hours + 35 independent hours (approx 1.5/2 years)

An over view: Collect evidence in an individual arts folder. Identify and plan an arts event (showcase for example) Deliver and review their event. Review other art events and research further opportunities and careers in the arts. Identify a leadership role and review it.

Gold Award 16 points on the UCAS tariff

Fearless Boys Dance - Open to all ages and abilities

When: Thursday

Where: The Grange Hall

Time: 4:00pm-4:30pm

An engaging and physical class, aimed at getting boys moving by using various techniques, including aerobic work, lifting, catching, tumbling, acro, team work, choreography, different dance genres including urban styles and of course loads of fun too!

Serenity Kids - Launches Sept 3rd

When: Tuesday

Where: The Grange Hall

Time: 4-6years 3:30pm-4:00pm// 7-10years 4:00pm-4:45pm// 11-18years 4:45-5:30pm

Serenity Kids is a brand new class, created by Centre-Point, specifically for children and teens.

Serenity Kids involves Relaxation, balance work, stretch, strengthening, reflection and space to chat, unwind and have fun. And it goes without saying, boys and girls. No prior experience necessary. The combination of techniques can help the following: Core strength, balance, stress, dyspraxia, postural and alignment issues, confidence, social interaction, strength, flexibility, body awareness, performance enhancement and fitness.

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