How to practice dance

Recreational dance: Physical exercise for pleasure.

Intensive dance study: For the young person who wishes to study dance more seriously.

Preprofessional et professional formations: For the student wishing to pursue a professional career.

RECREATIONAL DANCE :

Ideal for the child or adult having no professional ambitions, attending 1-3 lessons per week.

Dance lessons given by qualified professional teachers can be very beneficial for physical and psychological development.

A standard dance class consists of correctly constructed exercises conceived by the teacher, respecting the age, ability and anatomy of the individual students.

The benefits of dance lessons include a heightened physical awareness and the development of a graceful body and manner of moving. Dance can aid in the muscular development of the growing child. It can also help correct certain anatomical problems such as scoliosis, stiffness, lack of balance and movement coordination. Dance helps to promote self confidence, elegance and poise.

INTENSIVE DANCE STUDY :

For the older child or adolescent attending 4 – 6 lessons a week hoping to pursue a career in dance.

These students should possess certain physical, psychological and artistic qualities.

Schools offering intensive dance studies are required to present a well structured program including all elements necessary for the formation of a future dancer. The teaching program should be based upon a method or system which supports the acquisition of a solid technical base.

PROFESSIONAL FORMATION :

For the young person dedicated to the pursuit of a professional career in dance.

Schools proposing a professional formation are required to present a complete program executed by qualified teachers including all forms of dance necessary for the preparation of a stage career.