BALLET CLASSES – Royal Academy of Dance
Ballet is a classical style of dance which is renown with impeccable posture, grace and flexibility. This class utilizes an academic format of exams* to give students the opportunity to set and meet goals while working through the Royal Academy of Dances’ syllabi. The Royal Academy of Dance is the largest ballet examining body in the world. From the earliest levels the student is given guided and structured material as well as open, free movement opportunities to help develop the expressive qualities of the individual.
Our senior ballet program AT ZONA DANCE CO. in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, is one of the highest quality programs in the country and includes:
- RAD exams*
- Body conditioning & Pilates for dancers
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Nutrition for dancers
- Pointe work
ACRObatics (acro) for DANCERS
The Acrobatic Arts Syllabus program is based on safe and effective progressions with the proven results in five divisions of AcroDance: Flexibility, strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling. Developed with input from professionals and experts in ballet, modern dance, jazz, contortions, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, sport acrobatics, yoga, acro yoga, pilates, physiotherapy, hand balancing and more, you will not find a more comprehensive program. Simple thoughtful progressions take the beginner level dancer from log rolls and summersaults to the advanced dancer tumbling effortlessly across the stage.
This class pushes the boundaries of the student and allows them to bring their own creativity. Rambert Grades is international benchmark for creative contemporary dance learning and practice. Rambert Grades is an exceptional and unique framework, accessible for people from all backgrounds, working with the whole person and developing all the transferable skills this affords their dancing while developing an artistic freedom within movement. This progressive dance training means students from all backgrounds gain skills and knowledge in contemporary dance and also unleash their creative force, are brave enough to engage, take personal responsibility, push themselves and move the world forward.
A fusion of funky styles such as jazz dance, pop and lyrical this dance class uses a mix of today’s top pop and hip-hop music. Learn how to move to the beat, understand the technique and repertoire of turns and leaps and use expressive movements to connect with your inner pop star. Exams for jazz dance with Associate Board of Dance, ABD.
HIP HOP DANCE
Emphasising fundamental techniques such as footwork, fluidity, grooving, and personal expression, this class provides participants with dynamic modern combinations. Where dancers learn enjoyable routines that pay homage to the rich movements and history of hip hop.
The classes are crafted to offer students a thorough understanding of the hip hop dance style. We concentrate on refining the basics of body movement and mastering essential grooves. Participants discover how to harness their body’s innate rhythm and energy to convey themselves artistically through dance.