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The McPherson Dance Studio Free Trial Dance Classes - Wed 29th March 2017
Wed 29 March 2017, 16:30 – 21:00 BST
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The McPherson Dance Studio is pleased to be launching new and exciting dances classes in both the West End and South Side of Glasgow in a variety of genres for all ages commencing after the Easter break. There's something to suit everyone.
Choose from the following:-
The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD): Ballet
The McPherson Dance Studio follows The Royal Academy of Dance’s internationally recognised portfolio of examinations and assessments designed to encourage, motivate and reward students of all ages and abilities, outlining a progressive structure for learning and achievement in dance.
Students start with the Dance to Your Own Tune curriculum, move through Pre-Primary and Primary levels and then into eight Graded and six Vocational Graded levels. Students can move from Graded Examinations to Vocational Graded Examinations at an appropriate time; or they can study both pathways simultaneously. Vocational Students should ideally be attending at least three hours of ballet study a week.
The graded ballet examinations consist of three dance disciplines:
Ballet – the foundation and the most important part of the syllabus
Free Movement – it has been influenced by and incorporates movements in common with other dance styles such as Natural Movement, Contemporary and Classical Greek Dance
Character – the theatrical presentation of national dance using original ethnic dance and music which has been freely adapted for the theatre. The three styles — Hungarian, Russian and Polish — were selected because of their historic importance in the development of the nineteenth century full-length classical ballets.
Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD): Modern Theatre & Tap
The McPherson Dance Studio follows the ISTD syllabus for Modern Theatre and Tap. The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) is one of the world’s leading dance examination boards.
Modern Theatre dance is a rhythmic dance style which originated in America before travelling to the rest of the world. It is often seen on the stages of musical productions and is known for its theatrical qualities. The style uses travelling steps, high kicks, leaps and turns which all need strength and flexibility. This is a highly energetic dance style.
Tap has evolved as an American dance form, popularised throughout the world, with debate about its origins coming from African dance, Irish dance and/or clog dancing. The dancer uses their feet to strike the floor, beating out different rhythms, with dancers wearing tap shoes which have small metal plates on the toe and heel to give the distinctive sound. Tap dance is a theatrical art form often seen on stage in musicals.
National Association of Teachers of Dance (NATD): Contemporary
The McPherson Dance Studio offers classes in contemporary for Junior students following the National Association of Teachers of Dance syllabus.
Supplementary: Body Conditioning & Stretch
A useful and supplementary exercise programme; focusing on conditioning, strengthening, technique and flexibility. This class provides a varied and comprehensive conditioning programme to assist the student’s dance training.
Irish Festival Dancing
“Festival dance” is a specialised form of Irish dancing, which can be traced back to the 1950s, when celebrated dance teacher and choreographer, Patricia Mulholland, broke away from the Irish feis movement to offer Irish dance to performers on both sides of the community. This is a fun and energetic class taught by former Northern Ireland Champion and Ulster Champion runner up, Hannah Brown.
Come along and try out our range of dance classes for FREE on Wednesday 29th March 2017!
Please complete the registration form and tell us which classes you are interested in trialling.
We look forward to seeing you!
The McPherson Dance Studio