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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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Contemporary and Lyrical Classes Available

  • Contemporary/Lyrical: Monday 6:15pm - 7:00pm Group 1
  • Contemporary/Lyrical: Wednesday 7:30pm - 8:15pm Group 2
 

Contemporay posterThe genres of lyrical and contemporary dance have many similarities and their definitions may understandably give rise to confusion. As human beings, we crave categories because they help us to make sense of our world. However, when categories merge or overlap, a fine line between losing the integrity of a technique and allowing a style to develop may emerge. Lyrical dance is a fluid dance style comprising elements of both ballet and jazz dance, and seeks to be expressive of a dancer's emotions, with the physical movements often synchronized with the lyrics of the music.

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 combining elements of modern, lyrical, classical ballet and jazz. Dancers, sometimes performing barefoot, strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.

 

Click for more background information on Contemporary and Lyrical dance.

Contemporary dance emerged from techniques used in ballet, jazz, and modern, the latter being a direct ancestor of contemporary dance. The pioneers of modern dance and jazz sought to break the moulds and expectations of traditional ballet dancing. Contemporary is less about a story or narrative, and seeks not only to entertain but also educate, challenge, and explore different movements. A strong emphasis is placed on understanding music and rhythm, the space around a dancer, and how to make technical classical lines different. Consequently, contemporary tends to be more avant garde, and makes use of themes and ideas rather than a clear story. Dancers are given a degree of freedom, through improvisation, for personal exploration within the movement. However, interpretations of classical lines are also included. Conceptualized dancing is also explored, with choreographers and dancers developing dance techniques, such as accents or patterns, into pieces in their own right.

Lyrical dance was originally known as lyrical jazz - an offshoot of jazz dance. It combines the techniques of ballet and the fluidity of jazz dance, and seeks to entertain through a clear storyline. An unique trait of lyrical is the emotional connection and storytelling brought to life by song lyrics. Lyrical dancers commit to the choreography but add breath and soul to the movement through personal interpretation. Routines tell a story that follows the lyrics of the music, with the lines and pictures created reflecting the emotions of the piece.

 
 
   

 

 

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100
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Tap, Modern & Ballet exam pass rate
90
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Tap & Modern exam distinctions
76
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Increase in student numbers since Sept 2018
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Ipswich  IP3 0SP
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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.