SkyeDance provide a diverse range of classes for those as young as 18 months up to Adults across Skye & Lochalsh.
We also deliver weekend, one off and holiday workshops. Please see our events page for up-coming workshops.
See below our class descriptions 🙂
Tiny Tots (18 months -4)
This 45 minute class is designed for little ones, boys & girls, who want to explore dance and movement in a fun and creative way. We will explore music and dance through favorite nursery rhymes, as well as developing essential life skills such as, imagination, co-ordination skills, social and motor skills. We ask that a parent/guardian is present in this class and we are happy for one adult to be in charge of two children.
Our Tiny Tots classes run alternative weeks in Dunvegan and Portree. Please contact us for specific dates and times.
Mini Ballet (4-6):
This 45 minute class is an introduction to ballet. We will develop the skills and techniques of Ballet through the use of music and props. We promote a fun filled and imaginative class in a safe and nurturing learning environment. Within our classes we work to create a relaxed but disciplined atmosphere. This class requires a set uniform which you can find on our uniform sheet.
Beginners Ballet (7-11)
This 60 minute class introduces the fundamental techniques of Ballet, working on turn-out, posture, flexibility, discipline and poise. The class will strive for the best of the pupils ability helping to build social and co-ordination skills, as well as spatial awareness and performance skills. We incorporate Floor Barre into this class to help build flexibility and strength within the body. This class requires a set uniform which you can find on our uniform sheet.
This 60 minute class works on the dancers stamina, strength and ballet technique. Throughout the class they take part in barre exercises, centre work and travelling sequences which incorporate techniques practiced at the beginning of class and built up. The level of concentration needed is high, and the dancers learn ways to carry out each technical movement in its simplest form before progressing to learn its advanced version.
This 60 minute class is aimed at the more advanced dancer who has previous taken classes in Ballet and/or Contemporary Dance. Working on barre exercises, centre work and travelling sequences to strengthen technical and performance ability, learning sequences at an advanced level.
*Classes are decided by ability of dancer over age and the decision of which class the young person will be put in will be made at teachers discretion. Please contact us for guidance of levels.
Junior Creative Dance (7-11)
This 60 minute class promotes individuality and self-expression. This high energy class offers young people the chance to learn how to choreograph and create their own dance routines. Following mainly a contemporary style technique, we will also try out dance styles such as hip-hop, Jazz, Modern, alongside other styles. Working individually, in pairs, trios or groups we offer young people to build working relationships with their peers and develop essential social skills.
Contemporary Level One (11-13)
This 60 minute class is an introduction to the techniques of Contemporary Dance. Incorporating the use of flow, connection, release, floorwork, contractions, elevation and expression within dance exercises and routines will offer the dancer the chance to connect with how their body moves. A high energy class which will work on increasing stamina, strength, flexibility, co-ordination as well as social skills, self-expression and confidence building.
Contemporary Level Two (14+)
This 60 minute class is an intermediate level to Contemporary Dance. In this class we will expand on the techniques and exercises built within the Level One class (you do not need to attend the Level One class to attend Level two) we will develop a stronger connection to the body and how it responds to movement. Building strength and flexibility.
BoysONLY Youth Squad (6-15)
This high energy 60 minute session is for BoysONLY. Designed to build strength and stamina, fancy footwork and co-ordination. Perfect compliment to any sports or just for something fun to do. We try out styles such as Hip Hop, Street, Contemporary, Capoeria and Creative Dance.
Junior Hip-Hop (7-11)
A 45 minute session where we learn movements from styles such as hip hop, street, break-dance, popping and locking and many more. This class will allow you to explore how to isolate your body movements whilst looking cool when you do them. A fun an energetic class.
Teen Hip-Hop (10-12)
A 45 minute sessions developing a deeper understanding and knowledge of Hip-Hop and the many styles that come from it. This session will allow you to work on your technique whilst learning how to perform.
Senior Hip-Hop/Commercial (13+)
This 45 minute class focuses on sharp movements to strict timings. The class consists of learning Hip Hop techniques along with some commercial style routines, and working on the dancers confidence and precision. Variations of Hip Hop styles are taught to the dancers and music is used to help influence the dancers movements and the way they hold their bodies whilst dancing to this funky and often serious dance style
This one hour long class is aimed specifically at building the participants strength, cardio, core and balance. The class is made up of an intense warm up, core work, upper body exercises, leg exercises, circuits and cardio exercises, followed by gentle stretching to cool the body down. It is a very fast paced class and you will come out of it feeling pumped and motivated!