Ballet is the base foundation of all dance. It is a great idea to start children young to develop posture, strengthen technique, improve balance and style for a well trained dancer. It improves flexibility, strength and co-ordination to classical music. We currently teach the ISTD syllabus and offer exams annually.
Modern jazz is fun and exciting at COTA. It combines ballet and music together, creating more modern styles keeping strong technique. This includes fosse, street, funk, musical theatre jazz, contemporary jazz, swing and technical jazz. We include all these styles throughout the year to give our students a variety in their learning. We teach the ISTD syllabus and offer exams annually.
Tap encourages great knowledge of rhythm and musicality. This helps improve other aspects of dance having more awareness. You can hire tap shoes for Primary and Grade 1 Tap, but we recommend you buy your own. We teach the ISTD syllabus and offer exams annually.
Musical Theatre is a great way to express yourself and have fun! Our classes offer dancing, singing and acting all in one and to some of the best well known musicals. This class is great for those who love to perform, need a boost in confidence, and love expressing themselves.
Acrobatics is our most popular class. The core elements are strength, balance, limbering, flexibility and tumbling. The classes are oozing with fun, whilst learning the coolest tricks in the safest way possible. We teach the Acrobatic Arts syllabus and offer exams annually.
Contemporary is an expressive style combining ballet and jazz together. It teaches technique, using relaxation and weight to connect steps together. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and body through fluid dance movements.
Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping which were created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States.
Our pre-school class gives young dancers aged 2-4 the chance to move, prance, sing, and feel free. We include well known songs and start to introduce ballet and jazz techniques. It is designed to improve co-ordination, confidence, balance, strength, posture, flexibility and more whilst having lots of fun!
Adult dance is a fun way to work out with motivating music. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced dancer, we have fun and enjoy grooving while we sweat. We include easy-to-follow dance routines, pilates, strengthening exercises, and a whole lot of laughs.
Our competition team is for our dancers who love to perform regularly on stage and compete against local schools. There are chances to dance solo's, duet's, trio's and/or groups. Our groups are a great way to work as a team and represent the school. This class is by invitation only.