19B Newton Street, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga                          Phone 07 575 4400  

 

DANCE STYLE INFORMATION

BALLET

Refers to a type of performance dance that originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. It has since become a widespread, highly technical form of dance with its own vocabulary based on French terminology. It has been globally influential and has defined the foundational techniques used in many other dance genres. Ballet promotes physical strength and agility, can boost concentration, develops an understanding of music and rhythm and generates a love of movement. It also helps with muscular strength, flexibility and range of motion. Ballet training also boosts coordination, posture and balance while correcting poor alignment. 

 

HIP HOP

Refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping which were created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States.

 

COMMERCIAL JAZZ

Is a strong, powerful dance style involving elements of street and jazz. Commercial Jazz has become one of the most popular dance styles in recent years, mainly due to its popularity on television shows, movies, music videos and commercials. This type of dance is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns and involves lots of strutting, posing and hair tossing.

FUNK 

Come get your funk on, a mix between Hip Hop, Jazz, Music Videos, and Party Dancing! 

 

HIP HOP HEELS

This calorie burning, butt shaping dance based class is sure to tone both the lower and upper body. Come have fun, learn moves and unleash the diva that is you.

 

BREAK DANCING

Break dance or breaking is a street based dance that incorporates intricate body movements, co-ordination, style and aesthetics. The people who perform this style are known as B-boys or B-girls.

 

DANCE FITNESS

A mixture of dance infused fitness exercises. Certain steps, motions and concepts have been transformed into one of the most unique and intense workouts around. It will push you to new limits and unlock skills you never thought were possible.

TECHNIQUE CLASS

Fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns! Improving physical strength and agility, can boost concentration and develops an understanding of music and rhythm and generates a love of movement. It also helps with muscular strength, flexibility and range of motion. Technique training also boosts coordination, posture and balance while correcting poor alignment. 

BALLET FITNESS AND PILATES BALL WORKOUT

This Fitness class promotes physical strength, agility,  stamina and can boost concentration! It will help with muscular strength, flexibility, core strength and range of motion. This fitness training also boosts coordination, posture and balance while correcting poor alignment. Certain steps, motions and concepts have been transformed into one of the most unique and intense workouts around. It will push you to new limits and unlock skills you never thought were possible.

 

FUN WORKSHOP 

A mix of Cheerleading, Baton Twirling & Acro Dancing!  Baton Twirling is a sport involving the manipulation of a metal rod and the human body to a coordinated routine and is similar to rhythmic gymnastics or color guard (flag spinning). Twirling combines dance, agility, coordination, Flexibility gymnastics, and many more while manipulating a single baton or multiple batons. Acro Dancing is a mix between gymnastic and dance!  Cheerleading a mix of Cheer and dance! 

STAMINA WORKOUT AND YOGA STRETCH 

Hardcore stamina & cardio work out! Boost your fitness levels and take it to new heights! Relax and and take calming yoga stretches to soften those muscles after your hard core work out!  

DANCE CRASH COURSE 

Have you always wanted to learn to dance or improve your skills so you can take other styles of dance? This class is a beginner crash course in dancing to help you feel more confident in taking other classes here at Mount Dance Co, or maybe even to just improve your moves for the dance floor, maybe at a wedding, party or club! 

CREATIVE MOVEMENT FOR CLIENTS WITH DISABILITIES 

Empowering people with disabilities through music and dancing so they learn new skills, gain confidence, have fun and grow together as a group and as individuals!