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Ballet

Ballet for adults is an introductory class for beginners with little or no previous ballet experience. The class focuses on the fundamental of ballet through free works in the centre. The exercises aim to help develop strength, improve flexibility and posture/ alignment. It also allows the exploration of the dynamics between the movement and music using modern classical songs. It will be a light hearted and safe environment where participants can build their confidence in Ballet.

Location Offered: Singapore

Inspired by the great musicals such as West Side Story, Sweet Charity, Chicago and many more, students will learn basic jazz techniques and a musical inspired routines. Many great choreographers like Bob Fosse have immortalized their unique styles through these musicals, which influences can be seen in the latest music videos of artists such as Beyonce and Ciara. This class aims to develop appreciation of those unique styles and to maintain the spirit of the musicals.

Location Offered: Singapore

Burlesque

Burlesque focuses on sexy and feminine style of jazz. In this class, participants will learn various body isolation like hips, shoulders and ribs isolation and a short choreography.

Location Offered: Singapore

Contemporary

A beginner level class that teaches the basic contemporary techniques and movements through easy to follow instructions. The class will also focus on exploration of music and movements in a safe and fun environment.

Location Offered: Singapore

Dance Improvisation

Explore movements and learn to develop your creativity in this class. Students are guided through movement-based exercises, with the aim to build their own short and simple dance sequences at the end of the class.

Location Offered: Singapore

Hip Hop

Hip Hop allows freedom of expression through easy to follow grooves and choreography. Danced to popular upbeat music, Hip Hop today has drawn influences from other dance disciplines, making it one of the most popular street dances in the world.

Locations Offered: Los Angeles, Singapore

Latin Funk

Latin meets hip-hop. A unique fusion of popular Latin street dances and Hip Hop: , danced to a wide spectrum of Latin R&B, reggaeton, salsa music. It incorporates a wide variety of latin footwork, body isolation and hip hop grooves. The class focuses more on shines (non-partnerwork moves). No Salsa experience is required.

Locations Offered: Los Angeles, Singapore

Latin Jazz

A fusion of Latin moves (such as salsa, merengue, cha cha, etc) with jazz techniques. This class also focuses on the break-down of body isolation, mainly hip and shoulder isolation. It is a non-partner dance form, and students will learn a choreographed routine in class.

Locations Offered: Los Angeles, Singapore

Lyrical Jazz

Lyrical Jazz focuses on controlled movements with graceful lines, similar to jazz ballet or contemporary jazz. Inspired by the song lyrics, it often tells a story through the choreography. This class focuses on simple warm up and stretching exercises, jazz techniques in progression (across the floor) exercises, followed by short choreography.

Location Offered: Singapore

Retro

It’s a throwback dance party!!! Inspired by popular dance styles from the past such as rock & roll, disco, funk, jazz, to the early form of Hip Hop, this class takes you back with songs from the 60s to the 90s. Walk down the memory lane with your favourite dance moves and simple choreographies.

Location Offered: Singapore

Salsa

Salsa is one of the most popular partner dance forms (social dance) in the world today. Classes are taught in a structured syllabus developed by LADC Artistic Director, Lionel Araya, Learn basic lead and follow techniques and simple variations in our 6-week beginner course.

Locations Offered: Los Angeles, Singapore

Salsa Casino (Rueda De Casino)

Upping the fun in salsa pairs of dancers form a circle, with dance moves called out by one person, a caller. Many moves have hand signs to complement the calls. Most moves involve the swapping of partners.  The names of the moves are mostly in Spanish ‘mata la cuccaracha’ (kill the cockroach!), some in English (or Spanglish; e.g., “un fly”).

Location Offered: Los Angeles, Singapore

Street Jazz

Street Jazz is a more dynamic form of Jazz that focuses on strong lines and fast paced movements. It is danced to a variety of music ranging from pop, R&B or rock music. The class is divided into warm up exercises that help improve strength and flexibility, followed by across the floor progression and a short routine.

Locations Offered: Los Angeles, Singapore

Tricks and Dips

For the more skilled social dancer.  Lionel and Yenny will teach how to SAFELY execute simple dips and flashy tricks that will take your Salsa to the next level.  By the way did we mention SAFELY!

Location Offered: Los Angeles, Singapore

Turn Technique

Turns Technique is a class specially designed to break down various jazz turns such as chaine, pique, pirouette and others. Students will learn how to master their spotting techniques, improve their balance and develop control when turning.  All exercises are broken down into easy to follow and progressing levels, open to dancers of all levels who want to build confidence in turning.

Location Offered: Singapore

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