Our Class Types

Contemporary

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. It is a great class for expression and freedom of movement.

Tap

Tap dance is a style of dance in which the dancer wears shoes that are fitted with heel and toe taps. They sound out audible beats by rhythmically striking the floor or any other hard surface. It is great for rhythm, coordination and offers such a wide range of movements you can always learn more. It is also great to make so much noise with your feet!

Ballet

Ballet can be defined as ‘a type of dancing where carefully organised movements tell a story or express an idea, or a theatre work that uses this type of dancing’ (Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary). It is such an iconic dance style and the foundation to all dance classes, classes are filled with strong technique to strengthen and develop a dancer alongside the performance and storytelling element. It is probably one of the most well known styles of dance we offer and is always so popular, ballet is often described as the foundation of dance.

Modern

Modern Theatre dance is a rhythmic dance style rooted in musical theatre, which originated in America. It is often seen in musical productions and is known for its dynamic theatrical qualities. The style uses travelling steps, high kicks, leaps and turns which all need strength and flexibility. Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing Modern Theatre also incorporates jazz, lyrical and contemporary dance styles into its examination syllabus. Modern Theatre Dance defies a single permanent definition. This is largely due to its ability to adapt, develop and evolve with the changing fashion in dance. It is a great dance style for all ages and abilities, a fun, upbeat and technical class.

Street

Street dance is an umbrella term for a large number of social dance styles such as: breakdancing, popping, locking, house dance, waacking etc. Social dance styles have many accompanying steps and foundations, created organically from a culture, a moment in time, a way of life, influenced by natural social interaction. It is a great class for expression, creativity and variety.

Groove Child ®

Groove Child ® is a fun and nurturing creative movement class that maximises the power dance has on ‘whole child’ development. Not only does it offer all the benefits of dance, it has a core focus on building your child’s overall confidence. Groove Child is a magic carpet ride that focuses on the mental, emotional, and artistic journey that dance can really take children on. It develops creativity, musicality and expression in dance. It is also a whole lot of fun!

Melody Bear ®

These are the newest classes to FFF and suitable for children from 18 months old. They are parent and toddler classes which focus on developing their imagination, storytelling and developing both fine and gross motor skills through dance. We go on adventures with Melody Bear® and Milligan Bear to Nursery Rhyme land. Each week we have a new story to discover and children gain stickers on their individual reward charts. A great introduction to dance.

Adult Classes

These classes are suitable for anyone aged from 18 to 80 (and more!). We currently offer classes in ballet and tap for adults. With a lot of scientific research into the many benefits of living a longer and healthier life through regular dance classes they come highly recommended. They are tailored to a variety of abilities and are great for physical and mental health and also a great way to meet new people too.

Tiny Tot

These classes are suitable for preschool age and a development from the Melody Bear® classes. The students do not have their parents present in the room so they can develop independence and confidence through their dance classes. These classes are still very much based on storytelling and refining motor skills but slowly introduce the basics of dance ready for students to progress into the primary level classes once they start school. 

Musical Theatre

Musical theatre is different to dramatic theatre in that it combines songs, spoken dialogue, and dance to tell a story. A musical is also different to a play with music, in that it gives as much importance to the songs and music as other elements of the production. Our classes combine the three fundamental elements of drama, singing and dancing. This allows students to focus on a different musical each term and develop their skills in these areas alongside their confidence.

Group Adult Singing

This class is a fun singing group for adults covering a variety of songs and genres. It will be a relaxed, no pressure class, no solos (unless you want to!) and no singing experience needed. We want people to come and enjoy themselves, sing some show tunes and make friends.

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