Classes at Withycombe Raleigh Primary School are in conjunction with Exe Dance Arts.
Fridays 3.30-4.15: Just Dance
Classes for primary aged students between 5 and 7 who have a passion for dance. Over the course of the term we’ll be looking at lots of different styles of dance. Each week we’ll focus on a different style in order to give us lots of variety and to find our favourite. One week we might be doing Ballet, the next Street Dance. Who knows what we’ll do next.
Fridays 4.15-5: Junior Acro Dance
This is a style that combines gymnastics and dance. The students will be taught how to perform tumbles and poses correctly, as well as increase their flexibility and strength in order to perform them well. Progress in this class will be on a purely individual basis, stretching on a regular basis will boost progress. Don’t be discouraged if you’re not flexible already, there’s no boundaries, and many many more important components to this style. From walkovers, to scorpions, to handstand walks, students will have the chance to develop gymnastic skills and turn them into spellbinding performances.
Fridays 5-6: Senior Contemporary Jazz
These classes are for more advanced dance students who have gained experience through their years of dance. The students in this class are all in secondary school. The style of dance ranges throughout these classes between commercial, contemporary, lyrical and disco freestyle. Aiming to build flexibility and range within the dancers who take part, as well as allowing them to master tricks and skills that they can use in their own choreography. This term the focus is on contemporary movement and using the body in ways the dancers haven’t before.