The mini groovers start with tap and the “warm up song”. They also learn basic steps such as stamps, steps, heal beats, step heal, toe taps and shuffles. The children are encouraged to recognize the difference between loud and soft beats, and start to work on basic rhythms in preparation for the ISTD tap syllabus.
In modern the children do a fun, high energy warm up to funky pop music. Then they do floor work such as exercise for feet, curling and stretching and make a shape, which encourages the children to explore what shapes their bodies can make. The children do travelling steps such as running, step ball change, split runs and sideways gallops with a partner, encouraging them to use the studio space and to work with a partner. The children are also encouraged to respond to the music with different faces and expressions.
Modern and tap encourage self-discipline, self expression, allowing children to develop their listening skills and also encourage children to follow instruction. Mini Groovers helps children learn to work both as an individual and in a group, developing co-ordination, good posture, strength and suppleness, and also a chance to be free to express themselves to the music.
For mini groovers children should wear either a purple or blue lycra leotard with black lycra stirrup leggings.
|Upstairs Studio 1, Broad Street||Downstairs Studio 2, Broad Street|
|Tuesday||10:30 - 11:15 am (Miss Debbie)||-|