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.
Street Dance is a fun mixture of Street Dance and Commercial, developing skills in musicality, rhythm and technique. The session usually involves working on up to date dance routines, basic gymnastic tumbles, including cartwheels, round offs, handstands & stretches as well as basic popping, locking and breakdance.
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.
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.
Ballet & Tap
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.
Flex & Conditioning
Flex & Conditioning is a wonderful way to build strength and stamina whilst controlling coordination and flexibility for Dancers.
The class works on the core elements required for a strong dancer, using pilates based exercises, ballet floor technique and cardio for warm-up.
Students aged 7+ can attend these classes which are offered three times a week at Paris Performing Arts.