Our dance examinations are recognised by the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual), CCEA the regulator for Northern Ireland, Qualifications Wales, and appear on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). Intermediate qualifications appear on the UCAS tariff and so your dance training can count towards your UCAS points when applying to dance schools, colleges and university.
This classical style of expressive movement has something to offer for everyone and is the foundation of all dance.
Ballet for pleasure or for the more serious-minded, this classical style has something to offer everyone. Ballet dates back to the 17th century and the conventional steps, grace and fluidity of movement are still found in Ballet today. Choreographers have been influenced by composers through the ages.
At Louise Elizabeth School of Dancing we teach all grades from Pre-Juvenile for children aged over 3, Preparatory, Primary, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Intermediate, Advanced 1 and Advanced 2 and the Classical Ballet awards.
The origins of Tap dance are many and varied. Americans claim its origin dates from the African Jazz age. The Irish stake their claim to the Jigs and Step Dancing. The English relate back to northern Clog Dancers but whichever one chooses to believe, Tap is as popular today as it was in the heyday of the great Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly musicals.
Evergreen shows, 42nd Street and Crazy For You, and the more recently Stomp and Tap Dogs, highlight the great diversities of style and music in tapping.
Theatre Craft is a fun and varied performance-based show dance.
The exciting Theatre Craft syllabus exists to develop the versatile show dancer. Full to the brim with varied styles, including; Musical Theatre, Pantomime, Cabaret and Commercial Dance.
Essential elements – kicks, turns, and rhythmic awareness – are all explored, whilst props and accessories are used to assist the styles. The fully orchestrated musical pieces add to the excitement and atmosphere of this unique performance-based syllabus.
Modern Jazz is fun. You will learn to develop many different movements reaching to a broad choice of varying rhythms and musical styles. Classes are structured to begin to prepare the physical strength and flexibility required to demonstrate emotion through interpretation of any musical genre.
One minute you may be dancing to the rhythm of a drum, the next to a funky jazz style. You may explore contrast between expansion and relaxation or learn to isolate in a slick stylish mood. Whatever the atmosphere of the class, it will be a wonderful opportunity to react and interact with other members and really dance to express your feelings.