Dance!! A Fun Way to Health and Fitness
The students of North Eastern Academy of Dance benefit greatly from Camel's varied professional experiences as a dancer, choreographer and actor. Students are taught Jazz, contemporary, song & dance, tap, classical and national dance.
Modern jazz encompasses many different dance forms and cultures. It can consist of any combination of modern dance, rock, musical theatre, hip hop, ballet and the list continues. It is sometimes set to the soul-searching pulses of a conga drum, electrifying music, old standards, hot jazz, broadway show tunes etc.
No matter the moves, music or choreography, jazz has a rhythm, a beat and a flow that no other dance can hold a candle to!
Every part of the body gets to move Good jazz is fun, constantly changing and mentally and physically challenging.
Tap is a great way to learn about rhythm, gain confidence, relieve stress, firm up those 'gams' and just have a terrific time.
If you are looking for a fun recreational activity for yourself or your child then tap is tops!
If you are pursuing a dance career in today's market, tap is a requirement. It's only negative is that it is addictive!
Training can begin at any age. If a child is mature enough to practice self-control, pay attention and function constructively in a group situation, they can start to tap.
Tapping is fantastic for improving footwork in sports such as soccer, football, basketball and netball.
Classical Ballet is a the basis for all dance forms. It establishes the strong technique and discipline required for the serious dancer.
Classes commence at the barre doing exercises to warm up muscles and improve technique.
In the centre, students perform the port de bras (arm movements) followed by adage (slow sustained movements to establish control and balance).
Finally, the allegro section, with turns, small and large jumps and travelling steps.
Classical is vital for those wishing to pursue a career in the performing arts, amateur or professional.
Are available (though not compulsory) in Jazz, Tap and Classical using the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Teaching (C.S.T.D) Syllabi. The South Australian examination session is held July/August each year with an interstate examiner. Examinations are a way of a student and teacher together seeing how the student is progressing. Results are the first rung of a very long ladder and the aim is to set students on the upward path increasing their confidence, strength and sense of achievement.