With its origins in American music developed from ragtime and blues, Jazz is one of the most popular and energetic forms of dance. Jazz, which is characterized by its syncopated rhythms and improvisation, offers the dance student a challenging and demanding training. 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. Examinations are offered in Asia Pacific Dance Association (APDA) syllabus.
While Musical Theatre classes were introduced to the school in 2014, we are introducing the new Encore syllabus from the Asia Pacific Dance Association (APDA), in 2019. Musical Theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance. The story and emotional content of a musical – humour, pathos, love, anger – are communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole. The Encore syllabus will prepare the budding student for the rigors of dance for Musical Theatre. Shows like Grease, My Fair Lady, Bombay Dreams, The Lion King, are all very diverse styles, but all embraced by the Musical Theatre genre. A dance form for theatrical performance, preparing the body physically through exercise and stimulating artistic ability through dance movement, improvisation and interpretation of music. The use of hand props, make up and much more - it provides all the 'must have' qualities for today's amateur and professional dancer