Dance classes for Group C pupils involve building students confidence, knowledge and understanding of dance techniques and recognition of basic compound steps, including Kicks, Leaps and Turns. The students work through a series of training exercises building strength, improving mobility and enhancing stability of the core.
Dance demands secure posture and placement to execute the technical stepscorrectly which requires pupils in group c who may have little dance background to slowly build technique and flexibility through warms ups, floor exercises and corner work.
Group C dance classes offer instruction in a range of styles including jazz, musical theatre and contemporary dance to broaden students’ performance skills.
Routines and combinations are practiced over a period of weeks, with a focus on coordination, timing and rhythm. Pupils receive hands-on guidance and feedback from the teacher, which is augmented by “Practice Prompts” and scoring tables. These tools help students to remember key points and identify areas for improvement.
While the classes are mainly teacher-led, student creativity and improvisation is introduced to help develop their unique style. Group C members are encouraged to build their own actions and combinations, promoting freedom of movement, artistry and performance. The ultimate goal is to create a class space where they can let themselves go through the power of dance and music.