Upbeat Dance is an energetic and dynamic dance class designed to get participants moving to popular and contemporary music. This class is perfect for individuals who enjoy catchy tunes, want to improve their dance skills, and have a fun and high-energy workout.
The class starts with a warm-up session to prepare the body for the dance movements. The warm-up typically includes cardio exercises to increase heart rate and body temperature, as well as stretches to improve flexibility and prevent injuries. This ensures that participants are ready to fully engage in the upbeat and lively choreography.
Throughout the class, participants learn a variety of dance routines set to popular music. The choreography is often influenced by various dance styles, including hip-hop, jazz, and street dance. It features energetic and dynamic movements, catchy footwork, and fun gestures that capture the spirit of contemporary pop music.
The tutor breaks down the choreography into manageable sections, teaching the movements and steps gradually. They provide clear instructions, demonstrate the moves, and offer repetition and practice to ensure that participants feel confident and comfortable with the routine.
The focus is on having a great time, enjoying the music, and letting loose on the dance floor.
In addition to learning specific choreography, the Upbeat Dance class often includes elements of freestyle and improvisation. Participants have the opportunity to express themselves, add their own personal style, and unleash their creativity within the structure of the choreography. This allows for individuality and encourages participants to let go and have fun with their movements.
Tutor: Polly Pritchard-Davies
Where: The Spark Studio
4:45 - 5:35pm - Crew 1 (approx. 5-7/8 yrs)
5:45 - 6:35pm - Crew 3 (approx. 8/9-11 yrs)
Cost: Per term - £55.
Payable in a termly block of 10 weeks, after a trial week.
How to book: Please email Polly at [email protected] or message us on Facebook.
What do students need to wear?Uniform: There is specific uniforms for each class. Uniform is paid for separately and be purchased from our studio shop. For trial sessions, we recommend wearing leggings and a t-shirt for all classes. Footwear: For the Youth Theatre and Upbeat Dance classes trainers are required. For Ballet we have a shoe box available for students to try. Once they have found the right fit, they can purchase the shoes from the uniform shop.
Do students need to bring anything to class?A Drink: For all classes, we recommend that students bring a labeled drinks bottle containing water or another non-carbonated beverage. Please avoid bringing cans or fizzy drinks. Labeling the bottles will allow us to return them if left behind" For Youth Theatre: Once enrolled in the Youth Theatre class, each student will be provided with a dedicated folder to safely store scripts, lyrics, and notes in one place. It is required to bring this folder to every session.
What if a student is running late?Ideally students should arrive before a class and be ready to start on time. If late please quietly join in with the activities and avoid disturbing other students.If possible, a message in advance explaining lateness would be appreciated.
How do I make a payment?To book a term of classes, we prefer the use of BACS (Banker's Automated Clearing Services). Setting up BACS through online banking makes the process easier and more convenient. However, if you need to pay in cash, we also accept this method of payment. Ask Polly for The Spark BACS payment details when you enrol. Please always mark payments with the participant’s full name and class details.
Can a student come for one class to see if they like it?We currently offer a £1 trial session at the beginning of each new term. If a students continues they will get that reduced from the termly bill. Please contact [email protected] to book.
Do students need previous experience to take a class?No. The class is designed to include all levels of experience.
Do you offer performance opportunities?We provide a range of exciting opportunities for our students. Each term, we host a family showcase at our bespoke studio exclusively for primary school age groups, allowing them to showcase their talents. In addition, every one to two years, we produce a grand show that invites all students to audition. These shows have consistently received positive feedback and have been polished to perfection, demonstrating that our weekly sessions adequately prepare students for further artistic endeavors if they choose to pursue them. Past productions have included well-known titles such as Peter Pan Jr, Alice in Wonderland Jr, Into The Woods, and most recently Moana Jr