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Ballet is an excellent dance for shaping alignment, technique, aesthetic purity of line and grace. Also, Ballet is fundamental for molding the dancer's body for all other dances by creating a proper base for movement.
Our Ballet classes are designed for both children and adults at all levels. If you have always dreamed of taking Ballet; it is never too late to begin, regardless of your age!
Ballet is a great form of exercise for shaping the Gluteus Maximus (the rear bottom), legs and abdomen.
The Dance Chamber offers students the choice between following R.A.D or I.S.T.D Ballet programs for examination purposes.
At the Dance Chamber the Latin dance branch includes ballroom dancing, whereby students are trained under the IDTA system which includes Rumba, Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Paso Doble & Jive. Alternatively students can choose among the myriad of social dances available such as Tango, Flamenco, Salsa, Merengue, Batchata or can get a radical combination of all in our popular Zumba dance fitness classes. There is no need to join with a partner, but couples are very welcome too! There are private and group classes available.
Belly dance was originally danced by women for women, and helped strengthen the abdomen for birth. Although no longer danced for this purpose, Belly Dance continues to gain credit for strengthening the entire mid-section of the body. The Dance Chamber's Belly Dance instructor, Maha, is an authentic Arabic instructor with years of teaching experience and performance in Belly Dance in both Cyprus & North America.
Class covers basic belly dance techniques, introduces Middle Eastern eastern rhythms, and music. A typical student will spend 1-3 sessions in the Beginners class.
Involves technique and combinations. Finger cymbals and veils are also used.
Continuation of Middle Eastern rhythms. While some students will spend 2-4 sessions at this level, 6-8 sessions is more typical.
Involves more complex techniques and combinations. Dancing props are used, as well as finger cymbals.
Involves the most advanced techniques and combinations. This is an unlimited learning experience level, as a myriad of Belly Dance combinations are choreographed on a weekly basis.
Hip Hop involves a series of raw combinations, including funky movements like "locking," "snapping," "popping" and "breaking" producing vibrant rhythmic movements. This is a great class for those wishing to gain coordination as dancers, and is especially useful on the dance floor when out clubbing!
Visit us to sample the latest Hip Hop variety being taught. Some classes include break dance amalgamations.
A very popular demand at the Dance Chamber is wedding choreography for couples. No need for perfect dancers here! Couples are given any dance genre choreography suitable for their taste & level. Dances can include theatricsl skits or dance or both!.Those classes must be booked at least 8 months in advance and can be timed according to the availability of the couple.
Contemporary dance is a genre of dance that developed during the mid twentieth century and has since grown to become one of the dominant genres for formally trained dancers throughout the world. Although originally stems from elements borrowed from classical, modern and jazz, it has since come to incorporate elements from many styles of dance. As a result of its technical similarities, it is often considered to be closely related to modern dance, ballet, and other classical concert dance styles. Here at the Dance Chamber Contempoary can range from Cunningham, Graham, and Release
This is a fun jammed super diverse dance class for kids between the ages of 18 months to 3 1/2 years old! Kids experience the flavours of all kinds of dance genres ranging from Hip Hop, Ballet, Latin and more! A myriad of props and fantasy play are used with sensitive understanding of music, movement & self awareness. This class builds a child’s confidence and interaction skills & espouses movement suitable for their age to develop muscle & coordination. Kids in this class also benefit from performing on stage! To find out more contact us for a trial class!
This incredible class is expressive and full of enticing movements for kids. Parents are welcome to attend. Yoga kids carefully prepared to engage both child & parent! Through fun & playful engagement, kids develop flexibility, strength and alerts the child to self awareness through series ofvrelaxation breathing!
Dance Chamber offers youth classses with optional examinations in the following genres of dance:
Students are also offered the following social dance genres
Aerial Yoga is here at last! Book early as limited space is abailable!
We love your questions & comments. Here are a few.
Q: ” I am an adult, but always dreamed of taking Ballet classes, which class can I join?”
A: Great choice! It depends on what your goal is. If you want to enter exams, you can join a graded level class. If you just want to take ballet for the love of ballet or fitness, our Ballet Barre class is perfect for you!
Q: “ My child is very shy about being in a class because of being overweight”
A: We care about all our students and have a very strict code of conduct that espouses full inclusion without bias towards anyone. And we have a zero tolerance for bullying between students. In fact here at the Dance Chamber shy students find that they make friends so easily because everyone is so accepting of everyone regardless of size, race, gender, sexual orientation, special needs or colour. Everyone is welcomed here with big open arms!
New students registering in our Ballet programs will receive FREE soft ballet shoes.