Black jazz trousers, Barton’s purple t-shirt and white or black jazz shoes.
Exam wear will be provided by BDDA, with white or black jazz shoes.
Disco Aims The aims of the faculty are to create a sound and safe technique for Disco
Dance while understanding the need to allow freedom of expression and musical interpretation,
and to educate teachers that dance within this faculty is an ever-changing art form.
Modern music, trends and different cultures will always give us new challenges and
material to introduce to our dancers.
Examinations in Disco The basis of an excellent technique has helped to create a challenging
examination system. Within the Imperial Dance and Dance Sports Faculty every age
and standard is catered for, from the colourful Under 6 and Under 8 Rosettes through
the medal system to the Peggy Spencer Eight-Dance Award. Professional examinations
may be commenced at Student Teacher through to Fellowship.
Black jazz trousers, Barton’s purple t-shirt and black jazz shoes.
Purple pompom’s can be ordered from Miss Jemma.
Barton’s Cheerleader uniforms will be provided for performances.
Cheerleading Aims Cheerleading requires strength, flexibility and musicality and combines
a variety of dance styles; including street, jazz and hip hop; with traditional cheer
moves and lifts to create exciting and breathtaking routines. The group are coached
to work as a team and are actively encouraged to create their own cheers and to come
up with new and original lifts. There are no examinations or set syllabus for the
cheerleading classes and lessons are just for fun and a great way to exercise.
Black dance trousers or jogging bottoms, Barton’s purple t-shirt
and white or black jazz shoes.
Singing & Drama Aims The aim of this class is to develop each child’s confidence in
themselves and their ability, and to encourage both stage awareness and a sense of
presence while performing. Students will learn the importance of vocal and physical
warm ups, as well as how best to utilise the tools they have been given. Emphasis
is placed on team work as it is important for children’s to be able to perform equally
well in group numbers and solo pieces.
Performances in Singing & Drama Each term pupils will learn Musical Theatre numbers
as a group, with each child given an equal opportunity to sing, either as a solo
or within a small group. These mini productions will combine pupils singing, dance
and acting abilities to create an all-round entertaining performance. Previous numbers
have been performed at various shows and functions around North Wales, allowing the
children to experience firsthand the reaction of the audience and the thrill of performing.