JASS Studio’s in Winton, Bournemouth is a dance and stage school dedicated to providing quality education and specialist training in a range of theatre arts for all ages and abilities. At JASS Studio’s they deliver fun, friendly and high quality teaching in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Street dance, Drama, Singing, Body Conditioning, Flexibility, Commercial, Lyrical and Musical Theatre. Their classes cater for beginners through to advanced level, and JASS students can become involved in shows, workshops, festivals, exams, JASS summer-schools and many other exciting projects. Based at their very own site in Winton, the stage school offers a safe and welcoming environment, with fully fitted barres, mirrors, 3 studios, CCTV, reception and waiting area. JASS studio’s are also available to hire for rehearsals, auditions and as a party venue.
Little Stars classes are an exciting and imaginative introduction to dance and drama. Children from the age of 21/2 take their first steps in classical ballet and tap and are introduced to drama and singing techniques through music and nursery rhymes. The classes are for boys and girls.
Children will love the characterised dances and drama roles gaining confidence and independence through the use of props and dressing up. Children become independent, improve their balance and co-ordination, enhance their imagination and develop their self-expression. Classes develop early learning skills in numeracy and literacy and often different languages such as French, German and Italian are introduced.
Classical Ballet classes follow the Royal Academy of Dancing [RAD] providing strong technique, line and enjoyment of dance through Ballet, Character and Free movement work. The syllabus also encourages musicality and expression with Classical ballet being the foundation and most important part. Free movement incorporates Contemporary, Classical Greek dance and Natural movement. Character incorporates dances from Russia, Hungary and Poland, the three main styles used in Classical Ballets of the 19th century.
All classes aim to promote and encourage an enjoyment of dance, an awareness and understanding of working with others and the love of performance.
JASS start tap dancers in Little Stars and follow the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance [ISTD] from Primary level through the Grades to Advanced. Examinations may be taken if wished. The ISTD examinations are accredited by the QCA.
Street dance is energetic, fun and a superb way to keep in shape. It is a fantastic way to enjoy yourself as well making new friends by learning group routines. JASS teach the hottest dance moves as seen in pop videos, concerts and award shows. You will learn how to Lock, Pop and Moonwalk as well as Tutting, Boogalu and Waving.
Bring out your confidence. Learn new skills. Make new friends and have fun!
Joining JASS drama classes will not only bring out the best in you but will give you opportunities beyond your wildest expectations. With a little imagination anything is possible!
They start as young as 2 and a half with their Little Stars Drama and Dance programme. There is Pre School funding for all JASS Little Stars classes.
To book a free first session contact JASS through their website
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