Welcome to L’areeva Dance Academy® we provide a vast range of different style dance classes from Classical Ballet, Commercial Street Dance, Acrobatics, Singing Musical Theatre and many more for boys and girls aged 3 years to 16 years, situated in Selly Oak, Birmingham UK. We also offer opportunity to take IDTA international recognised syllabus dance exams, stage performance and competitions.

Our mission is to deliver a fun hobby that can also lead and equip pupils towards a successful and fulfilling career in the world of TV, dance and performing arts entertainment industry. We inspire confidence, knowledge motivation and positivity, and nurture talent of all abilities and backgrounds, regardless of academic ability or personal circumstances.

Principals Sherene Flash and Sarah Mahon created and run L’areeva Dance Academy, utilizing their skills and professional experience enabling them to give the best possible technique, training and education.

Classes

We provide The IDTA (International Dance Teachers’ Association) grade syllabus.

To increase understanding and improve levels of progression we encourage pupils to enter grade syllabus dance examinations which also contribute towards university points. All graded syllabus/classes provide a practical dance education developing technique, musicality and performance skills.

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Twirly Tots

Twirly Tots

3 – 4years, This 1 hour class is an introduction to Ballet, Tap, Acro and Modern Jazz.

Ballet

Classical Ballet

This classical style of expressive movement for pleasure or for the more serious-minded has something to offer for everyone. Known for discipline, technique, elegance and grace, ballet IS the foundation of all dance. It is highly recommended that all pupils study this as their first subject to enable them to move into other genres of dance to obtain essential technique.

(Swan lake, The nutcracker, Giselle and Romeo and Juliet, highlight some of the greatest ballets)

Tap

Tap

A gentle, rhythmical and enjoyable way to keep fit! Tap is rhythm, sound, coordination, syncopation, musicality and timing.

(42nd Street, Crazy For You, Stomp and Tap Dogs, highlight the great diversities of style and music in tapping)

Modern

Modern Jazz

Is energetic and fun! It is a wonderful opportunity to react and interact with other members. It involves elaborate footwork, powerful large leaps, rapid turns and imaginative improvisation to a broad choice of varying rhythms and musical styles.

(A few examples that feature modern/jazz are the musicals, Chicago, Mary Poppins, Hairspray, Grease and Fame)

Commercial Street

Commercial Street Dance

Constantly evolving this lively and enjoyable diverse form of dance covers many genres of dance styles and music encouraging interaction with others. The hip-hop dance style B-boying and the funk-style Popping and Locking are some of the most popular Street dance styles. Choreographed dance routines are created along with opportunities to use freedom of expression (freestyle) to develop and enhance your own style.

(Think’ Diversity- Ashley Banjo, MTV music videos- Beyoncé and Bruno Mars, Concerts- Little Mix and One Direction)

Acrobatics

Acrobatics

This fun popular class is a way for pupils to learn gymnastic-based tricks. Acrobatic dance routines incorporate acrobatic movement into elegant flowing routines, with creative, expressive lifts and poses and builds a great bond and trust between fellow team members. Acro requires flexibility, balance, strength, technique and coordination- stretching makes your muscles looser and also helps to slowly lengthen them over time.

(A few examples that illustrate acrobatics are, gymnastics floor routine, circus and cirque du soleil)

Lyrical

Lyrical Contemporary

Is an expressive dance style of soft fluid dance movements although can also be strong and sharp encouraging expression of feeling through music and dance enabling creative freedom. This dance style combines elements of several dance genres including ballet, jazz and acrobatics while still maintaining its autonomy.

(Most professional dance companies study and perform contemporary dance- eg; Royal Ballet, Rambert and Alvin Ailey)

Singing

Singing/Musical Theatre

Vocal lessons developing technique in Classical, Musical Theatre, Folk and Pop.

(Think’ Theatre, Film, TV Series and Commercials- sky’s the limit!)

Stage

Stage

Opportunities to gain performance experience. The atmosphere, stage lights, make-up and costumes is all very exciting for the children, the bond they build and memories created is worth every second!

Dance Venue

Friends Meeting House
930 Bristol Road South
Selly Oak, Birmingham
B29 6NB

Term Dates

Term Starts: Saturday 12 September 2020
Term Ends: Saturday 24 October 2020
No Classes: Sunday 25 October – Monday 2 November

Term Starts: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Term Ends: Saturday 12 December 2020
No Classes: Sunday 13 December – Monday 4 January 2021

Term Starts: Tuesday 5 January 2021

Dates May Change Throughout The Year

Class Venue: All classes are held at the ‘Friends Meeting House’ unless stated otherwise

Venue For: Saturday 29th February 2020 – St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, Wychall Ln, Kings Norton, Birmingham, B38 8AP

Venue For: Saturday 28 March and Saturday 4 April 2020 – The Meadows Primary School, Bristol Rd South, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 2SW

Venue For: Friday 11 & Saturday 12 December 2020 – Venue TBC

Exam Dates: We will contact you when your child is ready to take an exam.

Congratulations to all pupils who took their Ballet/Tap examination February 2020 – You all received a DISTINCTION!

Competition Dates: TBC

Summer Show & Presentation: MAC – Midlands Arts Centre, Saturday 27th June 2020.

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