Musical Theatre encourage students to be a 'triple threat', training in Singing, Dancing & Acting, allowing pupils to be able to take to the stage and feel confident in all subjects. Our classes follow the 'Associated Board Of Dance' Syllabus enabling student to enter Musical Theatre Examinations. Currently we teach Grades 1-5 in Musical Theatre.
We work closely with our older pupils who wish to pursue a career in the Performing Arts and help advise on Colleges and auditions for their next stage in training.
Contemporary & Lyrical
Contemporary & Lyrical Dance is focused on expressing emotion through organic movements and unrestricted lines. Incorporating elements of lyrical Jazz, Ballet and Modern dance, Contemporary is an exciting fusion which develop fundamental skills, including balance, poise and graceful movement where Lyrical expresses softer lines and storytelling.
Students at Paris Performing Arts may also enter examinations with the Associated Board of Dance (ABD) from the age of six upwards.
If you are looking for a dance class that is about developing a super high energy and sassy style, Commercial is definitely for you. Commercial/Street dance has evolved from Urban styles such as Hip Hop, fused with a more theatrical Jazz style to give dancers the freedom to unleash their inner sass and develop self expression as a dancer and performer. Commercial is the kind of dancing you see when artists perform live, in music videos, on TV, Film and commercials. We use the latest music and choreograph different routines weekly. Students have the opportunity to perform in our yearly Theatre Production as well as local events.
Elite Performance Troupe
Entry in to our Troupes are through audition only and students must attend a minimum of 3 hours of additional dance training with us weekly. Our performance troupe train in technique, flexibility and advanced choreography, encouraging performance skills to take them to a competitive level. All three of our Troupes compete around the South East and have successfully won various titles, trophies and medals both as a troupes and individually. Troupe dancers are also invited to work with Virtuoso Dance Photography once a year with a specially arranged photo shoot.
Jazz & Technique
Jazz Technique focuses on elements of weight, rhythm, and sharp movement qualities. We begin with centre floor warm-up and end with across the floor exercises focusing on technical tricks and correct alinements in Jazz Steps. Jazz Dance combines techniques of modern dance including isolations with different accents and musical rhythms.
Students will be assessed at the end of every term.
At Paris Performing Arts we follow the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD). Our classes start at the Pre Primary grade and continue to Adult level. Pre & Pointe Work Classes are for invited students only and is offered to advanced students aged 11+ who show the correct strength and ability to further their ballet en pointe.
We have a 100% pass rate in our ISTD examinations with students all gaining high merits and distinctions. We encourage all elite dancers to take Ballet as a core subject as this is the foundation of all dance styles.
Acting & Vocal
Our Acting & Vocal class is a great way to build confidence, not only in the studio but in general day to day activities. We encourage students to be the best form of themselves, to speak and sing clearly with good diction, and a strong eye-line but most importantly, to work as a team (skills we all need in every day life). Students are encouraged to write their own scripts, make short films and learn about acting for screen and stage as well as working on audition and vocal technique. Our studio has a fully working stage, therefore students gain invaluable performance skills on a weekly basis.
Our Junior Dance class has been designed specifically for students aged 4-12 who wish to discover a variety of dance styles including Lyrical, Acro, Street & Jazz. The versatile session helps develop a diverse understanding of movement to music, encouraging expression, style, musicality and flexibility. A fun, energetic class for budding young dancers to learn good technique and understanding of many styles.
Students will be assessed at the end of each term.