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Hip-hop involves a wide range of styles but is characterised by isolations (moving a certain body part independently from others), breaking, locking & popping. What distinguishes hip-hop dance from other forms of dance is that it is often freestyle (improvisational) in nature and hip-hop dance crews often engage in freestyle dance competitions, colloquially referred to as battles. Crews, freestyling, and battles are identifiers of this style.Hip Hop is a lot more relaxed and open to interpretation than Ballet or Jazz and emphasis is placed on more on musicality than technique – how you ‘feel’ or interpret the music. Hip hop is an entertaining and often humorous dance form set to current music (always age appropriate at Rise Dance Co).
This class comprises beginning instruction in jazz, Hip Hop and Acro dance so that by the end of the year the favoured style will be clear and the basics for all will have been learnt. The focus will still very much be on having fun with dance and at the same time gaining confidence and body awareness. Lil Hoppers will be involved in our shows at Baycourt Theatre on Saturday 25 November 2017.
The timetable is subject to change and classes will only proceed if we have sufficient enrolments a week before the start date, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Refunds will apply for classes which do not proceed
2020 Term 1 Hip Hop Classes
Jazz dancing is fast paced but its movements are still soft. Dancers are taught to be graceful but at the same time move energetically and with expression.
Our Jazz classes combines modern Jazz technique taught with today’s popular music. Rise classes follow the International Dance Technique Syllabus.
Exam Options: Rise offer exams to students if they wish to test out their skills in a fun and encouraging exam environment. Extra costs apply to sit exam and a uniform will be required if students wish to sit an exam.
2020 Term 1 Jazz Classes
These acro classes are for dance students wanting to learn acrobatic/gymnastics tricks. When combined with techniques learnt in regular dance classes students are able to blend dance and acrobatics (think Cirque du Soleil).
Our aim is to get students in this class into good physical condition as acro dance is the most physically demanding dance style we offer. The emphasis will be on flexibility, strength, balance and endurance exercises
2020 Term 1 Acro Classes
Contemporary dance is not so much a specific dance technique as it is a compilation of different techniques.
Contemporary dance involves integrating the mind/body connection with dance movements.
There is an emotional connection to this style of dance and it is often quite deep and dramatic set to slower music. There is a lot of floor work in contemporary.
Ballet emphasises a uniform look with perfect lines whereas contemporary is more open to interpretation with the dancer using gravity to pull them down, closer to floor level.
2020 Term 1 Contemporary Classes
See our Papamoa studio for Ballet classes from Grades 1 – Pointe.
Little Groovers (Formerly known as Little Luvlies):
For pre-schoolers aged 3&4. This dance class incorporates lots of props & costumes. Introduction to many dance styles – ballet, jazz & urban. Fun filled class with stimulating music from around the globe.Not a traditional ballet class, but a class incorporating of a fun mix of dance genres for your little one to experience.
The timetable is subject to change and classes will only proceed if we have sufficient enrolments a week before the start date, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Refunds will apply for classes which do not proceed.
2020 Term 1 PreSchool Classes
2020 All Term 1 Classes