WDA Dance Styles

At WDA we follow the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) Syllabus in Ballet, Tap and Street. The IDTA has been at the heart of dance since 1903 and the syllabus focus’ on technique as well as musical interpretation. All our students can participate in dance examinations from our beginner dancers earning rosette’s through the grade system and on to the Intermediate and Advanced examinations.

BALLET
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Our PreSchool Ballet classes are suitable for boys and girls aged 3 upwards. Ballet is a wonderful dance style focusing on technique, strength and flexibility. Ballet is great for improving posture, alignment and concentration as well as instilling a great sense of discipline in anyone who participates. 

WDA is currently teaching ballet from preschool through to Advanced 1.

FESTIVAL
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Festival is a fusion of lyrcial dance, modern dance and ballet technique. A slow and emotive form of dance that is expressive and focuses on storytelling through dance.

This form of dance teaches children how to spin, kick, balance, leap, work in partners and explores the basics of choreography.

STRENGTH & TECHNIQUE
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For all children studying ballet at Grade 1 and above this class concentrates on enhancing ballet technique while improving strength and flexibility. This class is ideal for students who are passionate about ballet and want to push their technique and skill to the next level.

Wednesdays @ 6:45pm

Knowle WDA Studio

TAP
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Tap is a fun and lively dance discipline that requires coordination and a good sense of rhythm. Our tap classes are for children aged 5 upwards and children will progress from learning the basic tap technique to learning fast and furious step combinations while boosting their musicality.

STREET
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This is a fun and popular class where children learn dance routines to pop music while keeping fit and boosting flexibility too.

CHEER & ACRO
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This class combines elements of cheerleading along with acro gymnastics. This is excellent for building strength and flexibility while learning to work as a team in group routines.

ACRO & TUMBLING
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Acro allows dancers to work on their core strength and flexibility and tumbling teaches dancers all the popular tricks often found in modern choreography. Skills learnt will include splits, flips, cartwheels, bridges and many many more.

POINTE WORK
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Our dedicated pointe work classes are for all students who meet the criteria for working en pointe. These classes focus on foot strengthening exercises and pointe work technique.

Beginner - Tuesdays @ 7pm

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Inter - Wednesdays @ 6:15pm

Knowle WDA Studio

MUSICAL THEATRE
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Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance. The story and emotional content of a musical – humour, pathos, love, anger – are communicated through words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole.