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OFFERING DANCE CLASSES IN CAMBRIDGE, TE AWAMUTU, & PIRONGIA
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Strive Performing Arts provides dance classes across a wide range of genres including acro, jazz, ballet, tap, contemporary, musical theatre, contortion, pre school dance, and adult classes.
We pride ourselves on the family environment we have created with our dedicated teachers and well-rounded, passionate, and capable dancers.
Find out which class is right for you
Acro dance is a mix between gymnastics and dancing and classes have a focus on strength, flexibility, tricks and learning dances to music. These are for students of any age or ability and the class levels will be based first on skill and second on age.
Jazz dance is a captivating and dynamic form of Dance that blends up-beat music with expressive choreography. Dancers of all levels can explore this exciting genre. Experience the joy of self-expression and creativity through the infectious energy of jazz dance.
Ballet is a timeless and captivating form of dance that embodies grace, elegance, and unparalleled artistry. With its precise and fluid movements, ballet storytelling, and enchanting music, it tells stories and conveys emotions like no other dance style. Whether you're a seasoned ballet enthusiast or a newcomer intrigued by its beauty, explore the world of ballet through Strive
Discover the captivating world of tap dance! Tap dance is a unique and rhythmic form of dance that transforms your feet into percussive instruments, creating mesmerizing rhythms and beats with every step. Whether you're a beginner taking your first shuffle or an experienced tapper mastering intricate combinations, our expert instructors will guide you through the artistry of tap. Join us to explore this timeless dance style that blends music, movement, and self-expression into an unforgettable experience. Get ready to make music with your feet and unlock the joy of tap dance with us!
CONTEMPORARY & LYRICAL
Contemporary dance is a dynamic and expressive form of movement that blends elements of various dance styles, creating a unique and ever-evolving art form. At Strive, we offer a vibrant contemporary dance program that encourages students to explore their creativity, push boundaries, and tell their stories through movement.Whether you're a beginner or an experienced dancer, our contemporary dance classes cater to all levels and ages
Musical theatre dance is a captivating and expressive form of performance art that seamlessly weaves storytelling with choreography and music. It is an integral component of musical theatre productions, where performers use movement and dance to convey emotions, advance the plot, and enhance the overall theatrical experience. From graceful ballads to energetic ensemble numbers, musical theatre dance is a vibrant and dynamic expression of the human experience, captivating audiences with its blend of athleticism, grace, and storytelling prowess.
FLEXIBILITY & CONTORTION
Flexibility is the foundation of grace, enabling dancers to achieve breathtaking extensions and fluid lines. Our expert instructors guide students in unlocking their body's full potential, emphasizing the importance of safe and gradual progress. We foster a supportive and nurturing environment where students can explore the boundaries of the human body while prioritizing their well-being. Discover the beauty of bending, twisting, and stretching in ways you never thought possible.
PRE SCHOOL DANCE
Our preschool dance program is designed to introduce the joy of movement and creative expression to our youngest dancers. In a fun and nurturing environment, children aged 2 to 4 explore the fundamentals of dance through playful activities, music, and imaginative storytelling. Our experienced instructors focus on building confidence, coordination, and social skills while fostering a lifelong love for dance. Join us for a delightful journey where your child can twirl, leap, and giggle their way to a lifelong appreciation for the art of dance!
PERFORMANCE & COMPETITION TEAM
Interested in taking your dancing to the next level? Keen to compete and perform at local events and around the Waikato region in a group, trio, duet or as a soloist? The Strive Performance and Competition team might be the right fit for you!
Whether it be choreography for a competition or performance, wanting to narrow down on the technical aspects of your dancing or getting some extra help for the things you've been learning in dance class, private lessons are beneficial to every student!
Looking to do something more than your typical 30 second side step for your special day? Contact us to see what we can do.
WE ARE ACROBATIC ARTS CERTIFIED!
"Cirque du Soleil sees acrobatic training for dancers valuable in the same light as it sees ALL multidisciplinary training for dancers valuable for today's (and tomorrows) artistic workforce. To work in the dance milieu today, mastering several disciplines is almost a necessity; for Cirque du Soleil multidisciplinary is an absolute must for the majority of the dance roles.
It is not necessarily acrobatic training that would be needed for most Cirque du Soleil dance roles, but for some it is a definite requirement. For other roles it is a mix of opposing dance styles needed, dance + physical acting, dance + acting + acrobatics or some other physical non-dance discipline. In the global dance market today, however, an acrobatics background is a huge asset, and some cases actually a minimum prerequisite.
Having universal certification standards would help immensely in measuring where a dancer stands on the global market before actually watching them dance. Teaching standards at the moment are random - which is why I usually do not even consult a CV before watching a video job application. The proof is in the pudding - exactly what can the dancer do, and how well? A universal standard would help control the quality of teaching as well as help students advance to the next level of their dance education only when they are ready for it. Advancing to a level above one's capacity can be not only dangerous, but can actually have negative effects on technical training. It can cause a student to regress instead of advance."
Rick Tjia Senior Talent Scout Cirque Du Soleil