Welcome to The Helen Laxton School of Dance

 

 

WhatsNew

 

Outstanding Results

Congratulations to all pupils who recently took Grades 2,5,6 and 7 RAD examinations. A total of 19 Distinctions with many in the high 80's and 90's and 25 high merits.

 

New Junior, Senior Lyrical and Contemporary Classes. Specialist Pre School Ballet, Disco,Street Dance and Tap,RDC Hip Hop Training, Academy Adult Ballet.

 

New classes in Acrobatic Arts and Commercial Dance

 

 

   

 

CurrentNews

 

Congratulations / Good Luck

Congratulations / Good Luck to all our pupils who have gained places at top vocational dance schools and universities.

 

Congratulations to our Hip Hop Crews, Rhiplay, Rhimix and Rhiact who were placed first and second at the recent UDO Street Dance Competitions and have qualified for the World Championships

 

   

 

RecentNews

 

 

Former pupil Abigail Matthews has made her West End debut in the hit musical "The War Horse"

Former pupil Alex Jackson has extended his contract in the West End hit musical "The Bodyguard" and has also performed with Rita Ora and Arianna Grande

Full Scholarship places at top vocational dance schools, Chloe Burton to Doreen Bird College, Faye Jordan to Susie Earnshaw Theatre School, Ellen Welch to Ballet Theatre UK

Faye and Tara Jordan on winning Gold Medals for England at the World Tap Dance Championships which were held in Germany.

 

   

 

Hip Hop / Street Dance / Lyrical / Contemporary / Disco Class / Comercial Dance / Acrobatic Arts

 

          

Hip Hop Street and Commercial Dance Classes - energetic, lively, structured classes which improve fitness, flexibility, co-ordination, muscular strength and confidence. Learn the latest funky moves, routines and dance styles, learn to dance like the performers on MTV,and So You Think You Can Dance. Classes use the most up to date songs, with all your favourite music.

                                                                                              

 

 

Disco Dance Classes - Fun Jazz / Disco Classes - learn to dance like a pop star to all your favourite tunes. Energetic, lively, structured classes which improve fitness, flexibility, co-ordination, muscular strength and confidence. The whole class is designed to be a lot of fun. We have recently added Disco Diva Dance Classes for our hip and funky 3 - 7 year olds to ensure that there is a class for all ages.

                             

 

 

 

Lyrical / Contemporary Classes / Acro Dance - Lyrical Dance is a style that blends ballet and jazz dance, it uses movement to express the emotions of a song or piece of music.

Contemporary Dance is an expressive dance that combines elements of several dance styles, modern, jazz, ballet and lyrical. Contemporary Dance explores the total movement potential of the body.

Our Lyrical / Contemporary dancers will work on new choreography each term which will be performed at various shows, displays and events throughout the yearFusion of the artistic motion of dance and athleticism of acrobatics.

Acrobatic Arts is a unique blend of dancing and gymnastics, also known as Acro Dance, where elegant gymnastic and acrobatic skills are adapted for dance performances.Acro Dance is similar but not the same as gymnastics. Skills are taught differently to compensate for dance performance requirements - adding muscicality, dance lines, fluidity and importantly preparation for a hard stage over a gymnastic spring floor.

Classes are hard work but full of fun and the rewards are huge !!

Students need to attend at least one ballet class a week in order to build a solid dance foundation, to be able to take part in the Acro Dance class.

You will be taught to improve flexibility and tricks to your dance skills, build muscular strength and improve stamina to help become a better dancer.

Please note that students will be placed in classes of ability and not age.

 

 

 

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