Street jazz is a lively dance style that relies heavily on originality and improvisation. This style often uses bold, dramatic body movements, including body isolations and contractions. Some recent and contemporary pioneers of jazz dance are Katherine Dunham, Michael Jackson, Luigi Faccuito, and Michael Bennett. Noted jazz choreographers on SYTYCD include Wade Robson, Mandy Moore, and Sonya Tayeh. Unleash your wild side with your favourite pop music.
The Urban Dance culture and choreography developed its own identity over the last 2 decades despite their hip hop roots. Urban dance is any dance style that grew out of the city environment and way of life. Choreography is influenced by several different dance styles, but is ultimately based on the choreographer’s own interpretation of the music. As the style grows, choreographers think more out of the box than any other genre, do more storytelling with their moves, and push the boundaries beyond dance. Truly engaging and unique, urban dance has become one of the most popular genre amongst the new generation of dancers.
K-pop (abbreviation of Korean popular music or Korean pop) is a genre originating in South Korea, drawing inspiration from a range of styles including Western pop music, jazz, Latin, hip hop, R&B, reggae, electronic dance, folk, country and classical. K-pop MV and cover dance gained popularity with the rise of K-pop idol groups especially amongst teenagers and young adults. Join us in dancing to the latest K-pop hits and show off your moves to your friends.
Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles and made popular by dance crews in the United States. Start with the traditional - practice your grooves, strength and precision with hip-hop classes.
Popping was created in Fresno, California in the 1970s and popularized by Samuel "Boogaloo Sam" Solomon and his crew the Electric Boogaloos. It is based on the technique of quickly contracting and relaxing muscles to cause a jerk in a dancer's body, referred to as a pop or a hit. When performed correctly, each hit is synchronized to the rhythm and beats of the music. Get your freestyles ready and join in the cool battle.
House dance is a social dance and Street dance primarily danced to house music that has roots in the clubs of Chicago and of New York. The main elements of House dance include "Footwork", "Jacking", and "Lofting". House dance is often improvised and emphasizes fast and complex foot-oriented steps combined with fluid movements in the torso, as well as floor work. Take the fun-filled class and explore your potentials in jaw-dropping footwork tricks.
Ballet is a type of performance dance that originated during the Italian Renaissance in the 15th century. It has since become globally influential and has defined the foundational techniques used in many other dance genres and cultures. If you have ever regretted not taking up a ballet class when you were young, join in the basic ballet course to train your posture and flexibility, and stay graceful from now on.
Chinese classical dance is a unique part of the Chinese culture. Graceful, gentle but strong in core, the dance has gained its popularity amongst ladies. Shen yun (身韵) is one of the major components of Chinese Classical dance. Students are introduce the basic terminologies in shen yun, including foot placements, hand and arm movements and postures, as well as the eight basic elements of ti (提), cheng (沉), chong (冲), kao (靠), han (含), tian (腆), heng yi (横移) and pang ti (旁 提) in short routines.
Latin dance refers to types of ballroom dance and folk dance that (with few exceptions) originated in Latin America. Although often labeled as a partner dance, Latin dance classes welcomes dancers without a partner. Through fun-filled movements and energetic music, students get to train on techniques and posture unique to Latin dance.
Unable to complete steps taught in class and wish to train on your basics? Join this class to train your flexibility and basic techniques such as turning, jumping and flipping. Train your core strength to have better body control in dance routines.