Aspire offers a ‘dance-for-all-programme’ at GL1 providing a wide range of dance classes for all ages and abilities. The focus is on enjoyment, with each child developing their love of dance and movement in a fun, learning environment. Children will work towards Aspire awards in Ballet, Cheerleading and Street Dance and the opportunity to take part in performances and shows. All classes are delivered by qualified teachers.
Baby Ballet: For children 18 months – 3 years where the parent or guardian and your little one have fun together learning the basics of ballet by combining imaginative role-play music and dance.
This is a ‘pay-as-you-go’ session. Booking is advisable as numbers will be limited.
Active Life Dance Membership - Pre-Primary Ballet: For children 3 – 5 years.
Listening skills, spatial awareness, movement, imagination, confidence and social skills are developed. Classes will at times use props such as ribbons, balls, musical instruments and scarves, which are used to complement and encourage movement and musical response.
Active Life Dance Membership - Primary Ballet: For children 4 years and above.
Classes are more structured with children learning ballet basics with a continued emphasis on fun, imagination and expression. As they progress and develop their understanding of ballet technique with an emphasis on expression and enjoyment.
Active Life Dance Membership
Our dance programme is part of our Active Life Junior membership that gives children access to their once a week coached dance class session along with a wide range of extra benefits, including Public Swimming, Toddler World, Fun Factory, Friday night street dance classes, Rackets Sports as well as discounts on Birthday Parties and Lunar City! All for just £24.50 per month!
Street Dance: An expressive, urban form of dance that incorporates many different dance styles. Children get fitter and stronger as they learn cool moves to their favourite tunes. Classes are available for all ages and abilities.
Active Life Mini Movers:
For children age 3 – 5 years: These classes are a fun and engaging introduction to dance. Children are introduced to the basics of street dance whilst developing motor skills in a fun and upbeat environment.
Active Life Street:
For children age 4 years and above. A great introduction to core street dance techniques and fun high energy choreography.
Active Life Street Next Level:
For children age 8 years and above. An extreme, fun, highly energetic class taking core street styles and incorporating them into practice with exciting choreography.
Active Life Street Commercial:
11 years and above: Commercial street dance is a strong and entertaining style often seen on music videos and at concerts. Participants will be encouraged to ‘freestyle’ with confidence and explore more challenging techniques and routines.
|9.45 - 10.15||Baby Ballet**||GL1 Studio 5||1.5 - 3|
|10.20 - 10.50||Street Mini Movers**||GL1 Studio 5||3 - 5|
|16.00 - 16.30||Street Ground Level**||GL1 Studio 1||4 - 7|
|16.30 - 17.15||Street Next Level**||GL1 Studio 1||8 - 11|
|17.15 - 18.00||Street Commercial**||GL1 Studio 1||11+|
|10.30 - 11.05||Baby Ballet**||GL1 Studio 1||1.5 - 3|
|11.15 - 11.45||Pre Primary Ballet*||GL1 Studio 1||3 - 5|
|12.00 - 12.45||Primary Ballet*||GL1 Studio 1||4 - 7|
*Part of the Active Life Junior membership
**Pay as you go classes
Jaz Sweetland – Dance Teacher
My love of dance started at the very young age of three years and as I progressed through ballet, Jazz and tap classes, I soon realised that a professional dance career was my goal.
I extended my training to include many different styles, adding Street Dance, Commercial, Ballroom and Latin, Waacking, Break Dance and Contemporary.
Following a number of successful auditions, I chose to train and study at the Stella Mann College of Performing Arts – a highly respected vocational college for Professional Dancers.
A schedule of professional dance work followed including cabaret acts, corporate events and dance videos. My focus now is on delivering top quality dance classes and inspiring students to push their boundaries to get the best training and improvement from every class. Each session is full of energy and fun as students develop their skills and passion for dance whilst building self-confidence both within dance and in their everyday lives.
Frequently asked questions
What to wear
It is our expectation that all children are dressed appropriately for dance. Leotards and ballet shoes can be worn but are not compulsory. Any clothing that allows free movement without any zips or sharp objects, such as T-shirts, leggings or shorts are suitable.
In ballet either bare feet or ballet shoes are suitable and pumps or trainers for cheerleading and street dance. Jewellery should be removed, and long hair tied back. Any form of chewing or bubble gum must be removed before class.
What to bring
Water in bottles. Water fountains are available for refills.
Arrival and pickup
We ask that parents or guardians ensure that their children arrive on time for the start of the session. For children under the age of 8 years the parent or guardian must remain on site.
Children under the age of 8 years will not be permitted to leave until collected by their parent or guardian.
Children aged 8 years or older will be permitted to leave the activity area at the end of the session on their own unless advised otherwise by their parent or guardian.
Unless stated otherwise in the programme, parents or guardians are asked to leave the activity area during the session to avoid unnecessary distraction.
Health conditions or concerns
It is the responsibility of the participant, the parent or guardian to advise the coach before the start of the class of any injuries, illness or other medical conditions. If you would like to discuss anything privately with the coach, please arrive early or phone beforehand.
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