After much thought and soul searching I have come to a difficult decision to drop some classes from our 2010/11 timetable. It has become apparent to me, that to push the school to the next level, I must specialise!! I have absolutely relished in my new authentic streetdance training, and have a desire to keep my roots in Jazz. And so with further education and a need to deliver classes as authentically as I can, the new timetable is published!!
Our new 'COMMERCIAL' classes will deliver fun routines, as we have in the past, but with less emphasis on the Hip Hop technique, which can be limiting in choice of music and moves. By renaming the class 'COMMERCIAL' allows a new freedom of choreography and music.
The 'STREETDANCE' classes continue, but with a new age restriction. Due to the complexity and strength required to perform the majority of moves, along with history and level of information delivered, I have raised the age group to 9 to attract a level of maturity and dedication required. We have a beginners class on a Saturday that students can start at 8yrs, but the Tuesday classes are reserved for students who attended classes last year. I believe this will encourage students to really work hard to become accomplished at each style of streetdance delivered: poppin', lockin', breakin', waving and gliding. Oh the excitement!!!!!!
Our SENIOR classes have now an extended class time from 60 to 75 minutes. I always seem to run out of time with still so much to teach, and I feel students in this age bracket are well able for the extra time, and extra choreography!. I would appreciate any feedback to this change. I have adjusted the fees accordingly, but actually means overall the classes are cheaper than before!
Our CHEERLEADING and MUSICAL THEATRE classes will no longer continue. I have noticed a recent surge in musical theatre or Glee style classes in the town, and feel these classes require more of a singing influence than dance (and im no singer! Just ask my family, haha!!). Students who enjoyed the dance aspect of the classes will find the JAZZ or COMMERCIAL classes similar in style. As with the CHEERLEADING classes, I feel to bring the school to the next level I need to specialise. However specialising in CHEERLEADING, and delivering classes to a higher standard would require a gymnastics background, and with that, gymnastic equipment (yikes!!). Ill stick to the breakin' methinks!!
The ADULT classes are also stepping up a gear, with requests for a more current streetdance feel. Classes will remain fitness based (go cardio, whoop whoop!!) Ill be throwing in a few Hip Hop party and Lockin' moves! Dont diss it til you've tried it! Anyone remember Soul Train? Then you'll surely recognise a move or two. Wanna learn a few Michael Jackson trade mark moves, or try some more modern commercial moves? Then get thee to class! Drop us a line here or at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know what you think! There is no age limit to these classes. If you like to dance and want to up your fitness levels in a fun way, then this is the class for you!
And so our new season begins. Do please drop us a line/text or call if anything on this website is confusing, if I'Ve left any important information out or if you have any questions. Remember priority booking for FYI members lasts until Midnight on Thursday 25th August. If you have filled out an application form last year, then a simple text to 0861738272 with the student NAME & CLASS will book you a spot. If you are new to FYI then drop down to the studio on Friday 26th August to try out a class, have a chat or enrole. Full details on the bottom of the timetable page.
Hope to see you soon!!
Zoe (Head of FYI)