The aim of our Disco Freestyle classes is to cater for every age and standard
Disco Freestyle is a modern dance form which came about in the 1970s in America, however today it is seen all over the world on stage, in competitions and in clubs. This genre includes runs, spins, kicks and leaps, with combinations of different arm and hand gestures. Disco Freestyle follows current trends seen in pop music and videos and allow freedom of expression and musical interpretation as well as a basic foundation in dance in a safe and fun environment.
Exams start with the ISTD Under 6 Rosette Awards and continues up to the prestigious Peggy Spencer Award.
At 8 years Disco Freestyle Classes become ' Street Dance and Commercial Hip-Hip' classes that are new awards offered by the ISTD and in these classes the students get the choice to either use their Street / Hip-Hop routines as part of their Freestyle work or concentrate on the Street Style and take Street Dance and Commercial Hip-Hop medals instead...
STREET DANCE AND COMMERCIAL HIP-HOP
As with Disco Freestyle the evolution and developments of the Street Dance and Hip-Hop styles are largely influenced by current music trends and videos but with these new awards we also work on the Background of todays styles from the original funk and Hip Hop of the early 1980s to what has grown into two main genres today, each with several variations of their own.
Street dance was originally a term used to describe dance moves that developed outside of the classroom and the studio as forms of freestyle and social dancing and now covers Locking, Popping, Breaking, Vogueing, Waving, Waacking and House.
Commercial Hip Hop
This style originally came about in the 1990s as seen on MTV with slick routines being specially choreographed in videos for artists such as Michael Jackson, Britney Spears and Madonna. It incorporates all the Urban Street Dance styles and also many other styles including Jazz, Tap and Contemporary dancing. Commercial Hip Hop is the term given to the style that is used mostly for pop videos and can now be considered as the widest of all dance styles, taking influence from every section of dance.