DANCE STYLES
At Strictly Dance Academy we teach the following dance styles:

Modern
A style of theatrical dance that rejects the limitations of classical ballet and favours movement deriving from the expression of inner feeling.

Street
A dance style that evolved outside the dance studio in everyday spaces such as streets, school yards or nightclubs. Also commonly used specifically for the many hip hop and funk dance styles that began appearing in the United States in the 1970s, and are still alive and evolving within hip hop culture today: such as break-dance, popping, locking, hip hop new style and house dance. These dances are popular on all levels, as a form of physical exercise, an art form, and for competition, and are today practiced both at dance studios and other spaces.

Latin
Latin dance typically includes dances originating in Latin America and the Caribbean islands. The main latin dances are Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Salsa, Mambo. Other dances included in this style are Jive and Argentine Tango.

Fitness
Various dance styles such as Salsa and modern for fun and exercise.

Ballet
A program that prepares individuals to express ideals and feelings through interpretation of classical dance choreography. Includes instruction in ballet exercise, solo and ensemble dance, history of ballet, ballet choreography, Laban notation, ballet technique, and interpretations of specific styles and schools.

Tap
Tap dance is an example of a non-partnered dance that is generally choreographed, with one or more participating dancers. A rhythmical tapping sound is attained by the dancer from the small metal plates on the dancer's shoes. It is in his way that the dancer also becomes a percussive musician. Tap dance is often characterized by syncopation and improvisation. Tap can also be performed without music, known as ‘Capella’ dancing. Another type of Tap dance is the ‘soft-shoe’ form, which is a style that is performed in soft-soled shoes without metal taps. The nature of the tapping in this style of Tap is more leisurely and smooth, and there is generally an element of humour within the dance routines. In contrast, the ‘buck-and-wing’ Tap technique is danced much more vigorously in wooden soled shoes.