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We teach a variety of dance styles and dance-related activities for all ages:
Street Dance is used to describe dance styles that have been developed outside of dance studios, such as hip hop, breaking, locking and popping, but now The Garage is bringing Street Dance to the studio to ensure the finest technique is instilled to achieve the freshest dancer about.
These classes blend original hip-hop, house locking & poppin wacking, and tutting styles to create something fresh and funky, concentrating on creating a fusion of modern commercial moves with the latest banging beats.
Gymnastics are exercises developing or displaying physical agility and coordination. At the Garage we use these skills to develop trick work for crew material.
Breaking is a street based dance style that incorporates intricate body movements, coordination, strength and stamina. This style uses the entire body to developing and creating new ways of moving: that is the beauty of it — anything goes!
Contemporary Dance is normally thought of as a fusion of classical ballet with modern dance. But The Garage’s contemporary classes are based on improvisation working from a technique beginning while it also employs contact, release, floor work, partner work and characterization.
We work from the emotion of the piece, rather than the choreographic content of the piece (moves). These classes are exciting to be a part of as it is a collaboration of dance styles and is devised to create something explosive and expressive.
Baby Ballet class is the starting block for the early year dancer. The whole purpose of these classes is to develop the young dancer's love for their hobby, focusing on fun but also instilling basic technique at a young age.
Skills that will be developed during these classes are coordination, communication, listening skills, working as a team and stretching their working memory.
Tap is about developing, engaging and stimulating all abilities of tappers. Giving people something to focus on which is a positive step to becoming a healthier person inside and out.
These classes are a fun and inclusive sessions for all age and abilities. the students will be shown all technical aspects of Latin & Ballroom, whilst working as a soloist and with a partner. You do not need a partner to attend the classes.
In this fun fast paced musical theatre class you will learn techniques in signing, dance and drama. You will then learn jazz and ballet technique and following that you will then be taught choreography to a diverse range of musical theatre numbers. Whilst focusing on singing and drama techniques, this class has a strong emphasis on preparing you for performance opportunities.
We also provide private lessons in dance – street, break and house, and singing – pop, r'n'b and musical theatre.