Steps Dance StudioPoblacion
8465 Kalayaan Ave., Poblacion, Makati
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Steps Dance Studio Classes
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Our Classical Ballet training is based on the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus, which began in England. The Royal Academy of Dance is an international teacher training and examining organization for classical ballet whose aim is to develop the highest possible standards of teaching.
Ballet for Adults
Adult ballet class are for women and men of all ages, shape and sizes, who have never tried taking ballet or have a background when they were young and wants ballet to be part of their fitness regimen. We start with warm-up exercise on the floor, then to the barre which supports the balance of the body while it completes, various routines designed to increase strength, mobility and then to center exercise.
Modern dance at Steps explores the elements of dance namely, space, time and energy and implements visual imagery in performance. Classes encourage creativity and individuality of the dancer through the use of improvisation and exploration exercises and aims to produce "intelligent" dancers & performers. Modern class is offered on different occasions only within the year. And because of the highly strenuous movements being taught, technique classes are open only for dancers with previous dance training.
Jazz is the dance, which was inspired by jazz music, which in turn had its roots in Negro Spirituals, Gospel music, and African music during the late 1800s. Jazz music had its heyday with the great bands and performers of the 1930s and 1940s and the dance evolved from there as its expression in movement. The jazz classes are not taught in any particular style but rather focuses on giving the student a solid technique based on ballet, contemporary dance and hip-hop, which will enable the student to adopt to any style, choreography or routine, be it the distinctively lyrical Fosse, funky Madonna Grimes, or MTV. To reinforce this, a variety of music is used in the class exercises: pop, rock, hip-hop, techno, disco, Broadway, etc. On the most basic level, the jazz classes aim to imbue the student with the love and enjoyment of dance and movement, an appreciation of music, and pride in one's physique.
Street dance is the newest dance craze among the MTV generation used to describe the kind of dance styles that originated outside the confines of a regular dance studio to more spacious areas like schoolyards, clubs, parking lots, streets, etc. with African American roots. Essentially it is hip-hop and funk with a modern name combined with a little R&B, rap, rave, techno, break-dancing and modern jazz that started in the US in the 1970s. But unlike the other dances, it encourages social interaction and contact with other dancers and even its audience.
Tap dancing has its common roots with traditional clog dances, Russian step dance and Irish jigs. One needs a sense of rhythm, good listening ears, an alert brain and fast footwork. Once you master steps like wings, pick-ups, cramp-rolls, maxi-fords, time steps, spins, turns and jumps, you can move up within your basic rhythm, and let your imagination run. In Steps, we use the graded technique of renowned tap dancer Al Gilbert. This technique is used all over the world. And anybody, regardless of age, can have a go. Tap dancing is a combination of speed, control and relaxation. Note : Entry level is subject to change based on the student's previous dance training, technical level, age and strength.
Perfect for everybody and every body! Each Zumba class is designed to bring people together to sweat it on. How It Works: We take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check. Benefits: A total workout, combining all elements of fitness - cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
Pilates is an innovative and safe system of mind-body exercise using a floor mat or a variety of equipment. It evolved from the principles of Joseph Pilates and can dramatically transform the way your body looks, feels and performs. "This quest for better training has led many dancers to Pilates".