Just dance for adults classes introduce the basics of ballet, contemporary dance, and jazz dance in a laid-back and natural manner, observing the restrictions of an adult body. The classes also include body maintenance, i.e. stretching and strength exercises. If you cannot yet decide your preferred dance style, the just dance for adults class is an excellent way to start dancing and to learn about ballet, contemporary dance, and jazz dance. The classes also improve body control and flexibility. One 75-minute just dance class, once a week. See the timetable below for the times of the just dance for adults class.
BALLET FOR ADULTS
Ballet is an aesthetic art form that offers diverse exercise. In addition to improving turnouts, an essential part of ballet technique, the classes enhance the students’ balance, as well as skipping and turning techniques. The students will perform exercises both at the barre and on the centre floor.
In the ballet for adults classes, the students will learn the basics of ballet technique, observing the restrictions of an adult body. In addition to the dance technique, the classes include exercises that improve the flexibility and strength of the body, and relaxation exercises. Small-scale dance arrangements will also be performed during the classes.
The ballet for adults 1A and 1B groups are aimed at beginners who are interested in ballet. The students of the ballet for adults 2 group have trained ballet or some other dance style or sports form for a year, and the students of the ballet for adults 3 group have trained ballet for at least two years. The duration of the ballet for adults classes is 75 minutes.
See the timetable below for the times of the ballet classes.
CONTEMPORARY DANCE FOR ADULTS
Contemporary dance is a diverse art and sports form that combines various dance styles and techniques, pair work, acrobatics, and creative dance expression into an interesting whole. In contemporary dance, creativity, expression, and an experience-based approach are emphasised.
In the contemporary dance for adults classes, the students learn about the dance style observing the restrictions of an adult body. In addition to the dance technique, the students will learn body control, dance expression, and space perception. Dance improvisation is also an essential part of contemporary dance classes. Small dance arrangements will be compiled into a dance performance at the end of the spring term.
The students of the contemporary dance for adults class have trained in the just dance group or trained some other dance style for a year. A 75-minute class, once a week.
JAZZ DANCE FOR ADULTS
The essential elements of jazz dance, a style developed within the Afro-American culture, include the isolation technique of the various parts of the body, looseness of movement, and a rhythmic and dynamic expression. In addition to African influences, this diverse and energetic dance style has been influenced by contemporary dance, ballet, and musical dances.
The jazz dance for adults classes focus on the jazz dance technique, observing the restrictions of an adult body. In addition to dance technique, the classes include body maintenance. Small dance arrangements will be compiled into a dance performance during the year.
Jazz dance for adults has two level groups: the students of the jazz dance for adults 1 have trained some dance style or sports form for one year and the students of the jazz dance for adults 2 have trained dance for several years. The duration of the jazz dance for adults class is 75 minutes. See the timetable below for the times of the dance classes.
STREET DANCE FOR ADULTS
Street dance is a dance style that stems from youth culture and music. Street dance includes several dance styles, such as hip hop, locking, popping, and house. The street dance for adults classes introduce the basics of these styles, observing the restrictions of an adult body. In addition to developing body control, the sense of rhythm, and physical fitness, this laid-back and energetic dance style also brings joy and boosts the spirit.
Street dance for adults is divided into two level groups: street dance 1 is aimed at beginners, whilst the students of the street dance 2 group have trained street dance or some other dance style for a year.
The duration of the dance class is 60 minutes. See the timetable below for the times of the dance classes.
In the wild men classes, aimed at men, the students will move and dance in a bold, relaxed, and straightforward manner. The classes promote the wellbeing of the body and the mind, and introduce the basics of the various areas of street and contemporary dance. The wild men class is held once a week and its duration is 75 minutes. See the timetable below for the time of the wild men class.
WILD MAMAS & PAPAS
The new dance group of the Lappeenranta Dance Institute for adults is aimed at energetic over 60-year-olds who are interested in dancing. It is never too late to start dancing, as dance is for everyone regardless of age. The wild mamas & papas classes introduce dance in a calm manner, listening to the body and spicing the dance up with joy and humour. The contents of the classes also include the basics of ballet that improve the posture and balance, contemporary dance that enhances the flexibility of the back and the limbs, and jazz dance that develops the management of rhythm. Naturally, the classes also include various body maintenance elements. The time of the wild mamas & papas class can be that which is specified on the timetable below or the class can be moved to the early afternoon if the entire group agrees to the change.
|STUDY GROUP||DAY||TIME||ROOM||TEACHER||STARTS ON|
|JUST DANCE FOR ADULTS||WED||18.15-19.15||ROOM 3||ANNA-MARIA||19 August|
|BALLET FOR ADULTS 1A||MON||19.15-20.30||ROOM 2||VERA||17 August|
|BALLET FOR ADULTS 1B||WED||19.15-20.30||ROOM 3||HELINÄ||19 August|
|BALLET FOR ADULTS 2-3 A||WED||18.00-19.15||ROOM 4||VERA||19 August|
|BALLET FOR ADULTS 2-3 B||THU||19.30-20.45||ROOM 2||MARINA||13 August|
|BALLET FOR ADULTS 4||MON||19.15-20.30||SONJA ROOM||MARINA||17 August|
|CONTEMPORARY DANCE FOR ADULTS||TUE||18.15-19.30||SONJA ROOM||ANNA-MARIA||18 August|
|JAZZ DANCE FOR ADULTS 1||FRI||19.15-20.30||SONJA ROOM||ANU||14 August|
|JAZZ DANCE FOR ADULTS 2-3||THU||18.15-19.30||SONJA ROOM||ANU||13 August|
|STREET DANCE FOR ADULTS 1||TUE||18.00-19.00||ROOM 3||MIRKA||18 August|
|STREET DANCE FOR ADULTS 2||TUE||19.00-20.00||ROOM 3||MIRKA||18 August|
|WILD MEN||TUE||20.00-21.15||ROOM 3||MIRKA||18 August|
|WILD MAMAS & PAPAS||THU||19.30-20.30||ROOM 3||ANNA-MARIA||13 August|