Stage 84 - The Yorkshire School of Performing Arts - Est. 1984
Street & Freestyle Dance

Freestyle Dance at Stage 84

The style of dance covered in the Street & Freestyle classes is an amalgamation of genres including Disco Dance, Street Dance, Break Dance, Hip Hop and Lyrical Hip Hop. Our high energy routines are performed to the music currently in the charts or playing on the music channels today. Think "Music video backing dancer" and this should provide an idea of the type of work we explore.

Students who take these classes are entered in to IDTA freestyle examinations. The IDTA (or International Dance Teachers Association) is a Worldwide organisation and only teachers qualified with the IDTA are able to enter students in for these particular examinations.

  Street & Freestyle Dance class benefits include:
- Learn a variety of different dance styles
- Dance to your favourite artists
- Learn different moves each lesson
- Devise your own dances
- Work in partners and groups
- Creative tasks
- Regular performances
- Learn to how warm up properly
- Improve stamina and fitness
- Improve flexibility
- Improve co-ordination
- Improve strength
- Develop technique
- Performance development
- Enter IDTA examinations
- Have lots of fun!

All students involved in the Stage 84 Street & Freestyle Dance programme will be entered for IDTA (International Dance Teachers Association) examinations. These examinations help develop technical skills as well as building confidence in performance. At Stage 84 we also feel that examination work helps to give recognition for the students’ hard work and improvement throughout their training. The IDTA is a highly respected international board whose dance qualifications are an asset for anyone wanting to embark on a career in performance. Each student will perform a number of dance routines in front of an IDTA examiner who will grade the performance on rhythmic interpretation, presentation, technical ability, use of foot work and arms. The grades then add up to a final mark.

Freestyle Dance classes will regularly feature:
Warm up |  Corner work   |  Creative tasks
Rehearsal of ongoing work |  Learning new signature moves  |  Cool down

Class Times
Classes run on a Tuesday evening at the Old Bell Chapel, Idle and are organised as follows:
FD1 (Juniors) - Ages 6-9, 6.30pm - 7.30pm
FD2 (Seniors) - Ages 10-14, 7.30-8.30pm

Uniform requirements - in brief
Comfortable dance wear - jogging bottoms and t-shirt preferable. Clean trainers / dance sneakers / trainers.
Wearing of jewellery is discouraged. Hair should be tied back.
Leg-warmers for girls and knee pads are optional extras.
For examinations, a specific outfit may be required.

Our Street & Freestyle Dance classes offer aspiring young dancers the chance to be trained by an experienced professional choreographer, learn new styles of dance and develop their confidence in performance work. Each student will develop their own moves and dance sequences. All students have the opportunity to be represented by the School for potential work in professional television, film, radio and theatre productions.

If you are interested in joining a Street & Freestyle Dance class at Stage 84, please navigate to our Contact page for contact details.



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