Classes

Find out about our classes and view our latest timetable.

Acro Dance

Our Acro Dance class focuses on the floor section of gymnastics. We work to develop student’s flexibility, control, strength and dance movement. The class is beneficial as often other styles of dance draw on the technique learnt in the gym class, such as core stability and flexibility. We offer examinations with

the IDTA. We begin with the Gym Rosettes where the pupils are led by a class teacher and then we continue to move through the medal grading system.

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Ballet

Ballet is a core ITDA dance style and is the foundation of all dance techniques. Our ballet classes aim to encourage imagination and expression allowing confidence to blossom. As our students move up through the classes we work through the grades according to age, ability and experience introducing more knowledge of ballet and concentrating more on developing posture and poise. We offer optional IDTA exams in Ballet beginning with Ballet rosettes and Pre Juvenile Award where the teacher supports the children before moving onto the Ballet grades where they are examined without a teacher.

Break (Invite Only)

This class introduces the selected Hip Hop students to the key elements of Break Dancing. Tricks and strengthening exercises are used to encourage individual style and technique of the Hip Hop and Break umbrella of dance. Pre requisite of this class is the Hip Hop classes. Students must reach a certain standard to be invited into this class.

Emphasis is placed on performance and we provide many opportunities for this.

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Cheerleading

Cheerleaders are often known not as dancers but as athletes. They are seen as athletes as the training can be very intense. At Lucinda Walsh School of Dance we open our squad to children of all abilities. Cheerleading is a group sport that involves lots of team spirit. There are many different elements to a cheerleading class: dance, jumps, basic stunts, tumbles, motions, cheers, chants. We offer optional IDTA exam in Cheer beginning with Cheer Rosettes for which the teacher accompanies the student. Students then work their way through the Cheer medal system.

Contemporary

Contemporary dance was started by American dancers rebelling against the classical ballet world. The dancers wanted to push the boundaries of dance, embracing freedom of movement, to discover the limits of the human body and display expression of feelings.

Our classes combine elements of controlled ballet leg work with freedom of the upper body. Classes are always kept new and exciting by including floor & contact work, corner sequences, dance pieces, plus lots of leaps! 

This high energy class concentrates on empowering students to dance as big as possible and that if you dance with conviction nothing is wrong.

Emphasis is placed on performance and we provide many opportunities for this.

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Freestyle

Freestyle Dance was originally born out of Disco Dancing and films such as ‘Saturday Night Fever’ with John Travolta. Freestyle dance incorporate all the latest music and trends. Freestyle dance allows its dancers of all ages to express themselves freely through movements.

Our Freestyle/Street classes have the opportunity to take examinations with the IDTA starting with the Freestyle Rosettes for which the teacher accompanies them. Students then work their way through the Freestyle Medals.
 

Hip Hop

Students who study Hip Hop at Lucinda Walsh School of Dance will find that this dance style incorporates a number of street styles including krumping, poppin' and basic break dancing as well as developing ground movements and a real sense of individual style. Predominately danced to hip hop music, the style derived from dancers creating their own dance on the streets of New York. This style will help students to grow in confidence, develop an understanding of rhythm and co-ordination, develop their own style, perform with attitude and individuality and create a fun safe and enjoyable environment for dancing.

Our Hip Hop classes have the opportunity to take examinations with the IDTA starting with the Street Rosettes for which the teacher accompanies them. Students then work their way through the Street Medals.

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Musical Theatre

Dancing, singing and acting are the key elements of Musical Theatre. This class is a great place to learn, grow and develop confidence and team building skills through improvisation, group activities and games. The students experience working and performing with props, learning songs from popular musicals and dance routines that boost technique and performance skills. We use a range of theatrical techniques to aid characterisation such as physical theatre, mime, still image, monologues and many more. Students are able to express themselves freely in Musical Theatre sessions, where they work imaginatively and creativity is encouraged. We offer performance opportunities and IDTA medal examinations.

Tap

Tap is rhythm and rhythm is tap. There are many great tap dancers in the history of dance such as Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. Our Tap classes aim to teach rhythm and musicality. We offer optional IDTA exams in Tap beginning with Tap rosettes where the teachers support the children before moving onto the Tap grades. We work through the grades according to age, ability and experience.

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Timetable

Classes are held at the Sunray Community Centre

Minis: 3-5 years ● Infants: 6-8years ● Juniors: 9-11years ● Seniors: 12+Years

PLEASE NOTE: There is a 5 minute break between lessons for cleaning and changeover of students

Monday

Time

4.00-4.30pm

4.35-5.05pm

5.10-5.40pm

5.45-6.30pm

Length

30mins

30mins

30mins

30mins

Teacher

Miss Lucinda

 

Assisted by

Miss Krystyna

New Room

Rosette/Pre-Juvenile Ballet 

 

Prep Ballet

 

Primary Ballet

Grade 1/Grade 2 Ballet

- show work

(combined class)

Time

4.00-4.45pm

4.50-5.35pm

5.40-6.25pm

6.30-7.15pm

Length

45mins

45mins

45mins

45mins

Teacher

Miss Alana

Main Building

NEW! Contemporary Infants 

Contemporary Juniors

Contemporary Seniors

Grade 3 Ballet

Wednesday

Time

        

4.00-4.30pm

 

4.35-5.20pm

 

5.25-6.20pm

 

6.20-7.05pm

Length

30mins

 

45mins

 

55mins

 

45mins

Teacher

Miss Lucinda

Miss Kelly

Main Building

Prep/Primary Tap

Grade 2/Grade 3 Tap

 

Intermediate Tap

- Exam Work

Inter/Grade 4 Tap

- show work

(combined class)

Time

 

4.00-4.30

4.30-5.15pm

5.15-6.00pm

Length

30mins

45mins

45mins 

Teacher

Miss Kelly

New Room

Pointe Work Ballet

- invite only

Senior Ballet

- show work

Grade 3 Ballet

- exam work

Thursday

Time

        

4.00-4.30pm

4.35-5.05pm

5.10-5.55pm

6.00-6.45pm

Length

30mins

30mins

45mins

45mins

Main Building

Freestyle Minis

Freestyle Infants

 

Freestyle Juniors 

Freestyle Seniors

Teacher

Miss Lucinda

 

Assisted by Student Assists: Miss Matilda & Miss Georgina

Time

        

4.00-4.30pm 

4.35-5.05pm

5.10-5.55pm

6.00-6.45pm

Length

30mins

30mins

45mins

45mins

New Room

Cheer Infants

 

Cheer Minis

Cheer Seniors

Cheer Juniors

Teacher

Miss Krystyna

 

Assisted by Student Assist: Miss Theia

Friday

Time

        

4.00-4.30pm 

4.35-5.05pm

5.10-5.55pm

 

6.00-6.45pm

 

6.50-7.35pm

Length

30mins

 

30mins

 

45mins

45mins

 

45mins

Main Building

Hip Hop Minis   

 

Hip Hop Infants  

 

Hip Hop Juniors 

 

Hip Hop Seniors 

 

Break

Teacher

TBC

 

Assisted by Student Assist: Miss Abbie

Saturday

Time

        

9.00-9.45am

 

9.50-10.50am

 

10.55-11.55am

 

12.00-1.00pm

Length

45mins

1 hour

 

1 hour

 

1 hour

Main Building

 

Musical Theatre Minis 

 

Musical Theatre Infants 

 

Musical Theatre Juniors

 

Musical Theatre Seniors

* Class will run subject

to sign ups. 

Teacher

Miss Krystyna

 

Assisted by Mr Jamie

Assisted by Student Assist: Miss Theia

Time

        

4.00-5.00pm

 

5.05-6.05pm

 

6.10-7.10pm

Length

1hour

1hour

1hour

New Room

Gym Dance

Rosette / Juvenile

Gym Dance Bronze/Silver - show work

(combined class)

Gym Dance Preliminary

Teacher

Miss Alana