"I dance because there’s no greater feeling in the world than moving to a piece of music and letting the rest of the world disappear"
Whether your child wants to join just for fun or if they want to pursue a career as a professional performer, Goddards Studio provides and nurtures to the wants and needs of each and every student, delivering the highest calibre of training. We promote individuality and versatility; we encourage all of our students to find their own voice and their own style.
These classes are fun and full of energy. There is no pressure, no competition, just dance! Stay fit in an enjoyable way, get physically active, and meet new people. Recreational dance is all about trying new and different programmes to figure out which style your child enjoys the most. By keeping the classes light and stress-free, it gives students of all ages a chance to just cut loose and dance.
JUNIOR – Ages 6–8 Years
Our Junior classes are designed for dancers who are ready to start building on their foundational technique and establishing and building a solid base of dance which allows them to become versatile, all round dancers.
Junior Programme consist of 45 minute or 60 minute classes in Acro, Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz and Tap.
INTERMEDIATE – Ages 9-11 Years
We focus heavily on continuing to build and expand their technique, strength and stamina all while building on performance, self-expression and individuality.
SENIOR – Ages 12+ Years
Our senior programme requires dancers to now focus on a more advanced technique and continue to develop and master their foundational and advanced skills, technique and performance to excel in all genres of dance.
Ballet improves agility and the ability to move with grace, it is the foundation of all dance. Ballet teaches the key fundamentals of technique a dancer requires to flourish in all genres of dance and is essential when becoming a skilled, and well rounded dancer.
Benefits: It develops discipline and dedication, improves posture, balance, flexibility and strength.
*We strongly recommend that students also register for Tap and/or Jazz when registering for Ballet.
Acrodance blends classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. Students will learn beginner to advance tumbling skills on mats designed for safety. They will learn to combine the art of tumbling and choreography creating seamless and impressive performances.
All dancers will receive an Acro training handbook to help with motivation and goal setting.
Benefits: Acro develops strength, flexibility, balance and body awareness.
*We strongly recommend that students also register for Jazz and/or Ballet when registering for Acrodrance.
Tap is a wonderful style of dance which allows a dancer to create music with their feet. It is the ultimate component in learning about rhythm and timing. Tap is broadly divided into two styles – Rhythm Tap and Theatre Tap. Rhythm Tap focuses on musicality and improvisation, and Theatre Tap is much more stylistic
Benefits: Tap strengthens the legs and feet all while increasing mobility in the hips, knees and ankles.
*We strongly recommend that students also register for Ballet and/or Jazz when registering for Tap.
Commercial Jazz is a vibrant combination of street dance, hip hop and jazz. It is a hard hitting performance driven style emphasizing the importance of musicality, choreography and more!
Benefits: It focuses on dynamics, timing, rhythm and pick up speed.
Jazz allows a dancer to showcase their originality whilst developing musicality and the ability to focus on performance, expression and technical precision. Jazz has its own vocabulary of steps, and its own class structure, each term we will concentrate on a different style of jazz which further develops versatility.
Benefits: Improves co-ordination, stamina and builds a strong foundation for other types of dance.
*To excel in Jazz, we strongly recommend that students also register for Ballet and/or Tap.
Infused with Hip Hop, Break Dancing is a really fun form of freestyle that allows boys and girls to discover and develop their own style and personality. In this class dancers will learn a variety of specialized moves including locking, popping, whacking and house, along with essential power moves and freezes.
Benefits: Dancers will develop skill and co-ordination, and learn to combine strength, momentum, balance and creativity.
*We strongly suggest pairing Commercial Jazz with Break Dancing.