Dance techniques

CHILDREN/YOUTH     ADULTS/OPEN CLASSES     IN COOPERATION                                            

 

CLASSES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Movement training / Musical-movement training / Dance training

Children are divided into groups according to age: 4-5 years, 5-6 years, 6-7 years and 7-8 years. The preliminary course is designed for children aged 4-5 years (Movement Training). Training is playful and leads children to learn the basics of rhythm, exercises establishing good posture, perception of music and spatial orientation.  Classes are lead in a fun way using games based on movement, rhythm, singing and creativity. Children learn basic dance steps and movements that are combined into a short choreography. The preliminary course for children aged 5-6 years (Musical-movement Training) and the first class for children aged 6-7 years (Dance Training) start with preparatory exercises designed to limber up the body and learn to perceive music, rhythm and movement in space. Later in the second class 7-8 year-old children familiarise themselves with the fundamentals of classical dance, modern and scenic dance techniques and rhythm. One of the training objectives is the practice of a choreography which will be presented by children at the final performance organised by elledanse.

 

Classical dance (ballet) for children

Classical dance (ballet) leads a child to better coordination and posture development, as well as building up their muscle tone. In harmony with music it also encourages artistic awareness, imagination and creativity.
Classes are divided into 3 phases:
- movement training is aimed at improving the elasticity of the body, especially muscle and spine flexibility
- ballet barre exercise - involves gradual acquisition of ballet concepts and exercises
- practical exercise develops dancing skills, coordination in space, ability to work with rhythm and harmonisation with other children in the group, practising simple dance variations.
An individual approach is guaranteed by the small number of children in each group as well as by professional instructors of classical dance.

 

Classical dance (Ballet)

Each dancer should go through the dance alphabet first, which will ensure faster and easier learning of other dance techniques. Classes are divided into two parts: warm-up, stretching of muscles and tendons, ballet barre exercise and practical exercise.

 



 

 

Jazz dance

Jazz comes in various forms - from musical dance through different kinds of show dance to the most distinguished artistic forms. 

 



 

 

 

 

 

Modern dance

Modern dance technique is the perfect way to prepare dancers for all kinds of contemporary dance trends. During classes children work with many excercises focused on their body allignment, weight, flow, space arround, etc. According to slower tempo of dance variation its perfect preparation - how to understand the movement.

 

 

 

 

Hip-hop

Hip hop is a hugely popular cultural phenomenon that emerged in the early 1970s in the slums of New York, from where it has gradually spread all over the world. For many people it has become a lifestyle and has significantly influenced the development of music, fashion and dance.  The hip-hop dance styles include many street dance techniques – breaking, lockin, krumping, poppin and so on. All of these have one thing in common ¬– dynamic, often acrobatic and physically demanding moves. Performing, however, provides a lot of fun and joy in motion.

 


 

Musical dance/musical jazz

Musical dance lessons are for all lovers of musical dance in any of its forms, especially for those who like expressional dance. The aim is not only to learn the dance elements, moves and the choreography per se but also to delve into the story and perceive the music and the lyrics of each song. It is important to learn how to act when dancing so that we allow our bodies to speak, too. Musical dance uses jazz dance and modern dance techniques, hip hop, show dance features, tap dance etc.

 

 

 

Muzical express - dancing, singing, acting

Whole process is focused on musical component - dancing, singing, acting. Children learn how to feel the rhythm of dance, music, learn all etudes fro different musicals. At the end of the semester, children present  small musical in front of the audience. 

 

 

 

 

 

CLASSES FOR ADULTS/OPEN CLASSES

 

Contemporary Dance

Uses the systems and methods of modern and postmodern dance, as well as bodywork, capoeira and other techniques. Contemporary dance techniques include improvisation and dance with a partner, and choreographic research on various topics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classical Dance (Ballet)

Each dancer should go through the dance alphabet first, which will ensure faster and easier learning of other dance techniques. Classes are divided into two parts: warm-up, stretching of muscles and tendons, ballet barre exercise and practical exercise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pilates

Pilates classes are aimed at strengthening weak muscle groups and then stretching shortened muscle groups. You will learn to follow the fundamental principles necessary for proper and efficient exercise within this method. Pilates is a suitable, safe and effective method of maintaining physical fitness at any age. It is suitable for everyone since it has rehabilitative effects. Regular exercise strengthens your muscles: you will walk up straight, your backache will vanish, and you will feel lighter and more agile.

 

 

 


Joga

Self-awareness is the key to yoga. Using relatively simple exercises and positions, you learn to synchronise your movements with your breathing, listen to your body and be focused and relaxed. Through its rules and techniques, yoga helps reveal muscle imbalance and weaknesses of the body and consciousness.  Classes include exercises to relax Marma points, activation through kriya exercises, sun salutations, asana, pranayama and meditation. These sessions are not suitable for pregnant women and women on their menstrual cycle.

 

 

 

Jogalates

Pokojné somatické a posilňovacie cvičenia dodajú energiu nielen Vášmu telu, ale aj duchu. Po práci a celodennom sedení, či ulietanom dni je táto lekcia na oddych ako stvorená. Harmonické spojenie pokojných a dychových cvičení jogy - pokojných a posilňovacích cvičení pilatesu prinesie Vášmu telu oddych a dobrú kondíciu. Ak máte chuť zresetovať telo a ducha je jogalates práve pre Vás.

 

 

 



Latino Lady Style/ Latino original

The Lady Latino Style/latino original courses are designed especially for women and girls. The advantage is that in this course you do not need a dance partner. You will learn the basic moves of the following dances: salsa, cha-cha, rumba, samba, merengue, bachata, kizomba, and tango argentino. You will dance to music full of Cuban, Spanish and Latin American rhythms, improve your fitness and boost your self-confidence.

 

 

 

 

 

Ballroom Dancing for couples

In these classes you will learn to dance waltz, tango, foxtrot, quickstep, samba, cha-cha, rumba, jive and swing.  We will teach you dance patterns, variations for balls, parties, weddings etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Dance

Show dance is the sort of class designed for all dance lovers who wish to get fit and enhance their dance expression. Thanks to interchanging dance styles, such as musical, jazz dance, commercial, classical and contemporary dance, each participant can find their favorite dance. You have the opportunity to learn new dance variations and also enrich your body with gracefulness, energy, flexibility and rhythmic sensitivity. If you are intermediate and wish to replace fitness training with dance, this class is made for you.

 

 

 

Flirt dance

News for girls and ladies over 20 who expect more than just a good figure from dancing. We will teach you how to dance in a seductive and sexy way. You will boost your femenine self-esteem and learn that beauty and allure lie in simplicity! The course is a combination of different dance styles dominated by Latin American elements like salsa and rumba. Music selected for this style is diverse and always enhances the atmosphere of choreography. It is romantic, balladic, but especially sensual. Beyonce, Pussycat Dolls, or Latin, jazz and pop songs.

 

 

 

Fit dance

The course provides a lot of modern music, fun and fitness! If you enjoy movement and spontaneity, this class is made for you.  During the course you will boost your entire body: you will dance, excercise, learn something new and what’s more, you will have a lot of fun. 

For all those who love the energy of motion, and would like to be FIT -  just come and FIT dance!

 

 


 

Lyrical jazz

Lyrical jazz is a fusion of classical dance, jazz and modern dance techniques. Lyrical is expressive, in the same moment very smooth and dynamic, focused on musicality and movements expressions. Choreography is inspired by musical background and text of the song that the movement followed.  

 


 

 

 

 

Dance with the baby in scarf

This course is for all mums that are on maternity leave and they would like to dance with their baby in ergonomic support or scarf. Slow movement, music, fluctuation is for baby very mollify.

Past dance experiences are not necessary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN COOPERATION

COURSES FOR BABIES AND CHILDREN UP TO 3 YEARS - Dance Kids

Contact:
Mgr. Monika Podhajská
monika@etnodance.sk, +421 905 740 403
www.dancekids.sk

Exercise for babies aged 6-9 months and 10-12 months

Babies develop in the right way by moving, and proper exercise can positively affect their overall development. Exercise is beneficial not only for their health but also for their psychological well-being and it improves contact between a parent and child. When practising, we create a stimulating environment for children and offer them new possibilities. They learn to move and manage their movement. Together with parents, we are looking for ways to encourage children to creatively work with their body, equipment and toys. We always help them achieve what they want and what they are heading towards.
They exercise with large and small fit-balls, on mats and hands. We implement various massage techniques and stimulating activities appropriate for young children. All of this is done with children’s songs and nursery rhymes playing in the background.
Organisation details: A session lasts 45 minutes and there are a maximum of 7 children in a group. Please bring comfortable clothes and things you need to care for your baby. Everything else is at your disposal.

Exercise for children aged 1 to 1.5 years, 1.5 to 2 years, 2 to 2.5 years, 2.5 to 3 years

Classes are based on simple exercises helping maintain the elasticity and flexibility of developing children. We utilise a child’s natural need for movement. Exercising in the right way will ensure the healthy development of all muscle groups and joints. The kid will gradually feel in line with their body, they will be more confident standing on their feet and react to stimuli from surroundings. The older the children, the more detailed moves and wider range of motion we implement. We exercise with fit-balls or without them, with various equipment such as small balls, hoops, climbing frames, ribbons, balance discs...
We mainly focus on natural motor development but also on development of the intellectual and language areas. Children exercise in a playful way while listening to children’s songs and nursery rhymes. Last but not least, we also develop social skills; the child is in the company of other children, respecting the teacher as a new authority, adapting to the pace of the group.
Organisation details: A session lasts 60 minutes. Parents, grandparents, foster parents... (anyone who comes up with the child to exercise) are actively involved in the class, exercising with their children. Children exercise in comfortable breathable clothes, barefoot or in lightweight footwear, not in tights so that they can take off their socks during foot stimulating activities.


Movement - dance training for 3 year olds

At the beginning, the activities are based on what children already know and gradually new and unknown exercises are added. Playful exercises and little targeted stimuli are designed to lead children to better awareness of their body and overall coordination.
Emphasis is on the quality of movement. Children learn to stand on their feet, get greater stability and ease of movement, and use their body more efficiently. We increase their flexibility and elasticity. We teach them how to breathe better, coordinate their bodies in space, perform primary movement patterns, get in a line or in pairs, reverse, sit Indian style...
Our goal is the coordinated movement of a child during an ordinary day. We deliberately provide such stimuli in which children discover movement coordination and integrate it in their locomotive behavior. Through discovering, they can learn to alter different movements, try different variations and thus gradually deepen confidence in their own body.
With loving support, we try to create space for play and exercise, for their own ideas and help them do what they want on their own. To achieve this, we use mainly dance and music, but also musical-movement games, rhythmic exercises, a number of tools, such as balls, musical instruments, hoops, ribbons, obstacle courses, and balance discs.
Organisation information: A session lasts 50 minutes. Parents are not present in the classes. Children exercise in comfortable breathable clothes. Gym shoes are recommended (shoes with hard and slippery soles are not suitable). Children should bring something to drink to the classes. Chains, bracelets, necklaces must not be worn during exercising.

COURSES FOR ADULTS IN ETNO STYLE - Etnodance

Contact:
Mgr. Veronika Majdáková
veronika@etnodance.sk, +421 911 200 079
www.etnodance.sk

Belly dances

In Slovakia, the most frequently taught dance is the Egyptian belly dance, as well as various folk styles and stage versions of Raqs Sharqi (classical oriental dance). In our studio, you are going to learn the BT methodology which is adapted to European conditions and way of thinking. Classes also contain authentic features, such as Arabic rhythms, sometimes accompanied by a drummer (darbuka).
After mastering the basic movements of the pelvis and chest, we use some classical dance and show dance features to make the belly dance more dynamic and to make better use of space. Advanced courses include choreography creation and practice for performances and competitions; however, participation in these is not obligatory.
Belly dancing is the key to femininity, uniqueness, grace, sexuality, openness, joy and last but not least, to healthy back muscles, pelvis, pelvic floor and female organs.


Tribal Fusion

Tribal Fusion is a modern phenomenon that originated in the late 1990s. It is a diverse, rapidly evolving dance style which blends the traditional with the modern. It is based on American Tribal Style Bellydance (ATS) which combines the elements of the folk dances of the Middle East and North Africa with some variations of ethnic dances such as flamenco or dances of India.  And as the name "fusion" suggests, it is a fusion of ATS and various dance styles (e.g. hip hop, poppin, contemporary dance ...).
Tribal Fusion is well-known for its power and energy, as well as greater flexibility of the dancers; particular emphasis is put on movement control by using muscles.  It is a dance of contrasts, where slow movements alternate with fast ones in a smooth way, dancers often appear to be boneless, snaky, using a strongly accented style of dancing full of isolated body movements. It is a modern style of belly dance that combines its own features, such as figure-eights, circles, body waves, with typical ATS features, like lifted chest, arm movements, high elbows, controlled movements, and isolation. Characteristic sharp accents such as pops, locks are inspired by hip-hop styles.
 

JOGA CENTRUM - PREMENA

Contact and more information:
Matej Štepita
matej.stepita@premena.net, +421 903 692 500
www.premena.net

Courses in elledanse: 

Thursday   18:30 – 20:00 Základný kurz pre dospelých s Luciou, 60 €