Parents and caregivers will see that radical step dance classes are a highlight of the children’s week. And on-the-way, children are building confidence in themselves and their abilities; not only in dancing but also in communication, caring and participation.
Over the year Radical Step students will be exposed to many different dance genres. It is great for a dancer to leave their comfort zone and try new styles! Although students are expected to work hard, we also try to create an atmosphere of fun and mutual support between all students in the class. For the first half of the year, students will be focusing on their Radical Step Choreography project. Student Choreography is performed at a the Rangi Ruru Theatre for family and friends. All students also participate in a large scale end of year production held at The Grange Theatre in November.
Classes consist of a warm-up, technique, floor work/body isolations and an extensive routine. The warm-up is thorough as jazz classes require moderate intensity stretching to help prevent injury. We then focus on learning various and creative choreography. Part of this experience is the enjoyable challenge of picking up steps, but the deeper aim is to enable students to express themselves through the movements so they come to love performing.
3:30pm - 4:30pm
3:30pm - 4:15pm
4:15pm - 5:00pm
VENUE - TWO FULLY EQUIPPED DANCE STUDIOS
This is 80sq metres dance floor, with full length ‘non-distorting’ finest quality mirrors, sound system and T.V. for filming and replaying dance sequences.
The studio's have natural lighting and ventilation
(which is augmented with air conditioning).
The modern studio's are attached to a private house in a safe environment. There are 3 exits, allocated guest toilet and easy parking.
Want to dance without sore knees, sore back, and sore ankles?
At Radical Step you are on a full floating sprung floor with even shock absorption. This floor reduces stress and soreness in dancer’s legs and back.
Top layer: 5mm of purpose dance vinyl
Mid layer: 14 laminate, continuous evenly resilient marine quality ply
Lower layer: 25mm high density foam
The studio is based in Fendalton, Christchurch