Ballet helps to develop poise, co-ordination, discipline of the body, musicality and expression through the enjoyment of classical dance.
Classical ballet is a graceful and flowing form of dance, with precise movements and refined qualities. CSDA provides the discipline and technique of ballet as the building blocks to perform all styles of dance. These building blocks include suppleness, stamina, technique, interpretation, energy and grace. From the young dancer in their early classes through to the more serious-minded students, this classical style of expressive movement has something to offer for everyone.
Tap is rhythm - rhythm is tap. Its origins are many and varied but tap is as popular today as it was in the heyday of the great Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. 42nd Street, Crazy for You, and the more recent Stomp and Tap Dogs highlight the great diversities of style and music in tapping.
Tap is rhythmical, entrancing and dynamic incorporating intricate tap steps with a mixture of style, clarity and performance. It’s a gentle and enjoyable way to exercise whilst learning an exciting dance style.
Gymnastic dance combines the control and fluidity of dance movements along with strength, flexibility and the precision of gymnastic balance and positions. Together they create an impressive powerful performance.
At CSDA beginners will learn to do simple bridge positions, forward and backward rolls, and will then develop to the more serious and complex partner and group tricks like standing on shoulders or pyramids. Gymnastics takes confidence, perseverance and dedication to master.
Musical Theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines singing, spoken dialogue, acting and dance.
The story and emotional content of a musical – humour, love, anger – are communicated through words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole. Although musical theatre overlaps with other theatrical forms like opera and dance, it may be distinguished by the equal importance given to the music as compared with the dialogue, movement and other elements. Since the early 20th century, musical theatre stage works have generally been called, simply, musicals.