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The African continent (one of the most diverse parts of the planet) has a rich history that disappears in the depths of time. Movement, rhythm and singing are vital parts of the African culture, accompanying both day-to-day activities as well as special events.
The term “Fusion” is used to describe the synthesis of different techniques in order to create a new dance style.
In Afro Fusion the techniques of classic, modern and contemporary dance are combined with those of contemporary African dance, resulting in a breathtaking dance style. Multitude of rhythms, virtuosity, strength and stamina are key elements of Afro Fusion; a unique form of art that will make you give your 100% every time!
Awaken your body through contemporary dance! Inspired by the stimuli of nature, the colors, the energy of space and time, the people around us as well as ourselves, we will explore, we will play and we will move, guided by the imagination. We will connect with other bodies; we will move out of balance, we will understand our posture and the way our body wants to move.
Based on the release technique, we will analyse the concepts of fall, swing, gravity, immobility; how one limp drifts the other, one movement succeeds the other using its energy, how at the same time each limp can move separately… the body’s mechanics. Our goal is to gain consciousness of our body and to put emphasis on the creative process.
In addition to food, water and sleep, our body also needs exercise. When we work out, the endorphins’ levels increase. At the same time, physical exercise contributes to the prevention of health issues, such as heart disease or osteoporosis, and it is a natural antidepressant.
Strength & Stretch aims at making the muscular system stronger and more flexible, while helping us adopt a correct body posture. To achieve this goal a mixture of exercises is being used, varying from isometric exercises to ballet and contemporary dance, martial arts, pilates, yoga, feldenkreis, alexander technique and more…
Recognise the potentials of your body through different patterns of movement. Approach your physical limits and manage your body’s weight so that you defy gravity.
Rhythm – control – explosion – pause – fall – trust – cooperation. People with no prior dance experience can also participate in this course.
“Fusion” is the kind of dance that combines two or more dance styles. Tribal Fusion: A mixture of oriental, Indian and flamenco dance with street dance techniques. The dancers have the possibility to develop their personal kinesiology inspired by a variety of dances. This fact acts as a trigger to study multiple dances, but it also requires great responsibility, since without respect and deep understanding of the different styles, the "mix" becomes very easily "messy".
The Tribal ExperiMental Lab is a team that explores, through the Feldenkreis method, new movements that can be incorporated into dancing.
Details of anatomy and kinesiology, differences between body types, can be translated into new motifs for the advanced dancer, as well as useful information for the dance teacher. The team is also open to novice dancers ready to follow.
Dancehall evolved in the late 70s – early 80s in the streets of Kingston, Jamaica. It is not just a dance or music style, but it represents the Jamaican lifestyle and culture.
Dancehall was created by Bogle who introduced it to the entire globe, well beyond the Jamaican borders. It evolved through the parties that took place on Kingston’s streets and courtyards in Ragga rhythms, which is actually the evolution of Reggae music.
One of the original fun styles of the Hip Hop culture after Breakin’ and Lockin’.
Typical of Poppin’ is the intense muscle contraction and relaxation on the rhythm of the music. At the same time, the dancer has the freedom to use various styles that all fall under Poppin’. In class basic techniques are taught, such as Hit, Waving, Tutting, Strobbo, Ticking, Slow Motion, Robot, Dimestop, Isolations, Muscle Breathing, Musle Control, Sliding, as well as basic foundations (Fresno, Oldman, Twist o Flex, Walk Out etc). The lesson is intended not only for those interested in becoming Poppin’ dancers, but also for those who have the enthusiasm to learn a new way of moving or for dancers who want to improve their technique or to incorporate new patterns in their dancing.
Ballet was born and developed as a separate dance genre in Italy, strange as it may seem. The root of its name comes from the Italian word “ballare”, which means “to dance”. It first appeared in the late 15th century during the period of the Italian Renaissance and was later spread to France, where it was further developed. In the 17th century, under the reign of Louis XIV, ballet experienced a great bloom as a mean of recreation for the Court. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the majority of its terminology is in French.
Ballet is considered one of the highest arts, requiring many years of practice to reach a professional level. The most famous and popular version of ballet is the one developed during Romanticism: the leading role interpreted by the prima ballerina draws all the attention, excluding the emergence of the rest. It is the prima ballerina that has to perform the most technically demanding and breathtaking movements such as multiple pirouettes or acrobatic moves of virtuosity; usually dressed in a French tutu. Ballet’s evolution includes the expressionist and neoclassical ballet, as well as elements of modern dance.
Breakin’ is one of the 4 elements of Hip Hop. It has its origin in New York’s Bronx neighborhood and it consists of 4 components: toprocks, footworks, freezes and powermoves. Breakin’ is a highly competitive freestyle dance, usually danced by individuals without the use of choreographed moves. Danced to funk, hip hop and breakbeat music, Breakin’ or Breakdance is a street dance, often characterised as acrobatic.
It does not require muscle strength, just will and training. The class starts with a good warm up of all the muscles and equivalent stretching exercises.
The dancer’s training starts with toprocks, which is the most dancing element of Breakin’, and as he progresses he begins to study the other components (footworks, freezes and powermoves), thus improving his dance style.
Hip Hop is not a music genre or a dance style, it is a culture that begun in the early 70s in the Bronx and has 4 components (DJing, Bboying, Mcing, Graffiti writing). Hip Hop as a dance style firstly appeared via Breakin’ and was later influenced by Poppin’ and Lockin’. During the last decades it evolved to a party dance, which is the form it has maintained until today.
The dance evolved through “cypher” (cycles formed by the dancers who improvise or have the form of a battle).
The class aims to prepare the body for floor acrobatics via simple strength and flexibility exercises that will gradually become more difficult. A great opportunity to trust our hands to support our body; to experiment with balance; to collaborate and work together with our classmates and to trust them.
Vogue, inspired by the poses of the homonym magazine, was established in its current form in the NYC underground dance scene in the 80s, in the Bronx and Harlem ghettos. Vogue Fem is a subspecies of Vogue originating from fem queens and gay men (butch queens) who tried to show off their femininity and to create the curves of the female body with their bodies.
For this reason this dance is characterised by femininity and sensuality, without lacking vigor since it is after all a freestyle battle dance. The class examines all the Vogue Fem elements (catwalks, duckwalks, spins, dips, hand performance, floor performance) that are necessary for someone to compete and analyses them thoroughly. Each lesson begins with warm up, followed by teaching and practicing of the elements as well as choreography, while it permits the students to experiment with freestyle as well. Don’t forget your knee pads!
Tai Tci Chuan is a mild form of physical exercise that has as its main goal the promotion of health and well-being.
Practitioners have the opportunity to develop skills like balance, strength, elasticity or articulation, while at the same time they can experience deeper qualities, such as peace, silence, gratitude, joy, completeness. Tai Tci is a “road”, an art that helps us make our lives better and brighter. Everyone can benefit as long as he/she takes the time and necessary effort to get to know Tai Chi well enough.
Το ContaKids είναι is a method that promotes the idea of using physical contact to develop a more meaningful communication between parents and children in a pleasant way.
Through physical exercise, the child can improve his motor skills and strengthen his self-confidence, while the parents develop a relationship of trust with their kids.
One of the original funk styles, closely linked to Hip Hop, Lockin’ was born in the late 1960s by Don Campbell, who named it by an "accidental" movement now called Lock. Lockin’ is characterised by “locks” of the upper body on the music’s rhythm and by fast movements of the arms and legs.
Wrist Rolls, Points, Locks are the basic elements used by the dancer combined with the spontaneous personal expression, based on the social dance of the season. Expression, theatricality, contact with the spectators are necessary for every dancer who wants to express himself through Lockin’.