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Ballet

Ballet is a type of performance dance that originated during the Italian Renaissance, in the fifteenth century, and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. It has since become a widespread, highly technical form of dance with its own vocabulary based on French terminology. It has been globally influential and has defined the foundational techniques used in many other dance genres and cultures. Click link/picture above to see what classes we have available.

Tap

Being able to create instruments with your feet is an amazing feeling; tap and Irish tap give you this ability. We have classes in ISTD Tap for those aged four and upwards, and a fun Adult Tap class for those having basic tap knowledge. Click the link/picture above to see what classes we offer.

Street

Street, which originates from the social scene, has become very popular and incorporates a wide range of styles. In Street classes you'll learn Hip Hop, Break dancing, House and Commercial dance styles. Classes are fun and informal, and available for junior and senior levels. We also offer an Adult commercial class where you'll learn to move like Beyoncé and The Pussy Cat Dolls. Join us to make new friends, learn routines to boost your confidence and have a chance to let your hair down. Click the link/picture above to see what classes we offer.

Stretching and Strengthening

To reach an individual's full potential in dance technique it is important to improve flexibility and complement this with strengthening. This class goes through safe stretches to increase one's range of motion, tone muscles and improve muscle strength. Click link/picture above to see what classes we have available.

Musical Theatre

Musical theatre is a form of theatre that incorporates dialogue, music, dancing, singing and acting. The primary focus of this class is to introduce the basic elements of a musical. We select the repertoire from popular musical theatre and work towards a presentation for the last class of term. If you love singing, acting, and dancing this fun two-hour class will be perfect for you. It is for all abilities, from five years plus. Click link/picture above to see what classes we have available.

Irish Tap

Irish Tap is a combination of traditional hard-shoe Irish and rhythm tap to create a twist to the normal tap rhythms. If you always wanted to dance like Michael Flatley, come along to our Irish Tap classes. These are available for six-year- olds through to adults. Click the link/picture above to see what classes are available.

Modern Theatre Dance

ModernTheatre Dance

Modern dance is a highly energetic and rhythmic dance style that originated in America, before spreading throughout the rest of the world. It’s often seen on the stages of musical productions and is known for its theatrical qualities. The style features travelling steps, high kicks, leaps and turns which all require strength and flexibility. Click link/picture above to see what classes we have available..

   

Contemporary and Lyrical

Contemporary and Lyrical

Contemporary dance is a multi-faceted and varied style that does not easily fit a simple definition, and is not performed in the same way by every dancer. It is an expressive style dance that combines elements of several genres including modern, lyrical, classical ballet and jazz. Dancers, sometimes performing barefoot, strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. Lyrical dance is a dance style consisting of a blend of elements of both ballet and jazz dance. Lyrical dance is generally somewhat more fluid than ballet and also tends to be rather faster -- although it not as rapidly executed as jazz dance. Lyrical dance seeks to be expressive of a dancer's emotions, with the physical movements often sychronized with the lyrics of the music. Click link/picture above to see what classes we have available.

FEES AND TERMS

Our terms run for 12 weeks, and there are three terms in a year.
A few classes can be paid weekly, but most must be paid prior
to the start of term.

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WHY CHOOSE JASD

JASD caters for those wanting to learn for fun, to get fit, or wanting to take training more seriously to help pursue their dream of having a career in the Performing Arts industry.

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TESTIMONIALS

“A real family friendly dance school offering many dance genres...."
"It is so fun attending to all these brilliant classes full of new things!....
Miss Jess is an amazing dance teacher."

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Street Classes Available

  • Junior Street Group 1: Thursday 5:30pm - 6:15pm
  • Senior Street: Thursday 7:30pm - 8:15pm
  • Junior Street: Group 2 Saturday 10:45am - 11:30am
  • Senior Street Saturday 1:45pm - 2:30pm
 

Hip Hop graffitiStreet, which originates from the social scene, has become very popular and incorporates a wide range of styles. Hip Hop is a music genre, developed in the US by inner-city African Americans, consisting of a stylized rhythmic music often accompanies rapping. In Street classes you'll learn Hip Hop, Break dancing, and House and Commercial. Classes are fun and informal, and available for junior and senior levels. You'll learn to move like Beyoncé and The Pussy Cat Dolls, and also learn routines to boost your confidence and let your hair down. Click the link/picture above to see what classes we offer.

The culture of Hip Hop developed in New York City's Bronx district during the late 1970s. Technically, Hip Hop is specific to breaking/rocking and doesn’t include popping or locking (these are funk dances that evolved independent of the Hip Hop movement, and were primarily danced to funk rather than Hip Hop). Urban or street dance is an umbrella term which encompasses dance styles that look like Hip Hop or Street but are not necessarily related to Hip Hop itself. The term "Urban dance" evolved for commercial purposes because it helps dance teachers to reach a wide audience without the requirement to explain the detailed technicalities.
 

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In 2009, a dance group known as Diversity captured the attention of British audiences with a spectacular routine which secured their victory in the popular TV show 'Britain's Got Talent'. Their routine included an amazing performance of synchronized and acrobatic movements. This event was the trigger for the expression "street dance" to come to the notice of the general public.

Street, as it is now informally known, is a broad term used to describe a range of dance styles more precisely characterised by descriptions such as hip hop, breakdancing and funk. Street has since spawned a whole new dance lexicon, including terms such as popping, locking, waving and krumping.

A dancer pops by jerking their body - quickly contracting and relaxing the muscles. The resulting movements are commonly referred to as pops or hits. Locking refers to fast and exaggerated movements which freeze into a rigid, locked position. Waving describes fluid movements that appear to ripple through the limbs. Krumping is the execution of free, expressive and energetic movements of the arms, legs, head and chest.

The origins of the word Hip-Hop are often disputed, and it is also argued as to whether Hip Hop started in the South or West Bronx. While the term Hip Hop is often used to refer exclusively to Hip Hop music, also called rap, Hip Hop is characterized by nine elements, of which only four are considered essential to understand it in a musical sense. These four main elements of Hip Hop are now known as:

  • rapping - a rhythmic vocal style;
  • DJ-ing - making music with record players and DJ mixers;
  • break dancing and;
  • graffiti art.

A fifth element of Hip Hop is considered by some to be either street knowledge, Hip Hop fashion, or beatboxing. Bronx Hip Hop emerged from neighbourhood parties thrown by an African-American group. Hip Hop culture has since spread throughout the USA and the world. Its elements have been adapted as it spread to different cultures. However, the four elements still exist as the fundamentals of Hip Hop culture. Hip Hop is both a new and old phenomenon. Utilizing elements of older culture and reusing it in a new context, is known as "flipping" in Hip Hop culture. It has become the language of urban youths and their environment all around the world.

In the twenty-first century, with the rise of numerous new media platforms and social networking, fans have been introduced to Hip Hop and have been able to download or stream the music.

 
 
   

 

 

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Tap, Modern & Ballet exam pass rate
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Tap & Modern exam distinctions
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Increase in student numbers since Sept 2018
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Jessica Ann School of Dancing is a fresh, friendly Dance School in Ipswich, and provides excellent and specialized dance training for all ages and styles of performing arts.