Performing Arts Classes in Dubai

815 Performing Arts classes take place at The Aquila School in Dubailand where we offer professional training in Jazz, Commercial, Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Tap, Musical Theatre & Acro and private classes for children and young adults aged 3 – 18 years.

 

Conveniently located for The Villa, Dubai Silicon Oasis and Villanova, we have a beautiful studio with excellent parking.

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Jazz

In this jazz dance class, dancers typically begin with a warm-up that includes stretching exercises to improve flexibility, strength-building exercises, and isolations to develop body control and coordination. The warm-up is followed by across-the-floor exercises, where dancers practice various jazz steps, turns, jumps, and combinations while moving across the dance floor.

The core of the class is usually dedicated to learning and practicing jazz dance routines or choreography. Dancers explore a variety of jazz styles, including classic jazz, Broadway jazz, contemporary jazz, lyrical jazz, and funk jazz. They learn different movement qualities such as sharp, syncopated movements, fluid and expressive motions, and intricate footwork.

 

815 Performing Arts Dancers on stage in Rewind Dance Show at The Theatre, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai

Commercial

In this commercial class, dancers learn a fusion of dance styles. They develop a strong technical foundation in jazz technique, including isolations, turns, leaps, and intricate footwork. The class emphasizes the importance of musicality and performance quality, training dancers to connect their movements with the rhythm and energy of the music.

We will also learn choreography that is characteristic of commercial dance, exploring dynamic routines with a focus on precision, athleticism, and versatility. They are exposed to a wide range of choreographic styles, including street jazz, funk, and urban dance, which are commonly seen in music videos and stage performances.

815 Performing Arts Dancers on stage in Rewind Dance Show at The Theatre, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai

Contemporary

Contemporary Dance is an expressive style which combines a number of other different dance genres to produce a unique and entertaining performance. Contemporary is created by a combination of modern dance, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. It gives all of the students the freedom to express themselves as well as tell stories, show themes and display emotions through the medium of dance.

The Contemporary Dance Classes at 815 Performing Arts embody all of these aspects and are built upon a strong focus on technique. We follow the IDTA syllabus exercises for examinations and technique alongside using themed choreography in classes. Contemporary is a powerful dance style that can move an audience and make a statement. Within the classes at 815 Performing Arts, we always ensure we teach students about technique, power, flexibility and musicality.

Contemporary Dance is a great class for anybody who loves to dance and for those who want to explore their emotions and creativity.

815 Performing Arts Dancers on stage in Rewind Dance Show at The Theatre, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai

Company

Our company are invitation-only classes available for Contemporary, Musical Theatre & Mini Company.

These are our event and competitive training classes. They are very different from our standard classes because there is a strong focus on stamina and strength as well as technique, musicality and performance.

These classes is for the most dedicated of students as it requires extra rehearsals and attendance at events. Great classes if you really want to improve and have the opportunity to perform and compete both in the UAE and internationally.

You must be already attending a standard class and we do advise you to have been training for at least one term with us.

815 Performing Arts Dancers on stage in Rewind Dance Show at The Theatre, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai

Ballet

Ballet is where it all began.

Originally from the 15th Century and used as a court dance in Italy, Ballet is now one of the most graceful and popular dance styles showcased by companies all around the world. It is the most internationally recognised dance style and has strong syllabus content.

We at 815 Performing Arts follow the internationally recognised IDTA Ballet syllabus, which teaches the students strength, grace, poise, control and concentration as well as giving them an understanding of their own body and strong technical ability. Ballet has and always will be a foundation for all dance styles and learning ballet benefits every other dance style. With Ballet, the more you learn, the more you can see the links for yourself.

At 815 Performing Arts, we believe in the foundation and the importance of Ballet. Our Ballet classes are just as fun and engaging as the other classes we offer. We are firm believers that Ballet does not have to be a serious, uninteresting or daunting journey to perfection. We train our dancers to the highest standard while maintaining an enjoyable and fun environment.

We are passionate and love what we do which transfers onto our students too! 

815 Performing Arts Dancers on stage in Rewind Dance Show at The Theatre, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre Classes from 815 Performing Arts will cover three key and essential components of performance, which are as follows:

  • Singing – Students will learn songs from the biggest and most iconic musicals from around the world. They will learn how to project their voice, control their breathing and explore their range in a group as well as a solo performer.
  • Dancing – Students will learn the techniques required to move around the stage as they sing so that their vocals are not affected.
  • Acting – Students will learn how to use their emotions while singing to engage with an audience and enhance their performance.

It is a fully comprehensive class and is perfect for those who feel at home on a stage, in front of an audience or are considering Musical Theatre as a career.

815 Performing Arts Dancers on stage in Rewind Dance Show at The Theatre, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai

Tap Dance

Tap Dance is a dance style that is characterised by using the sounds of the tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. The sounds are created from either one single metal plate on the toe or two metal plates on both the heel and toe of the shoes.

At 815 Performing Arts, we follow the IDTA Tap Dance syllabus which provides students with an all-rounded understanding of tap dancing steps and rhythms. Tap Dancing is a great style of dance used in many productions and is great for anybody who wants to improve their strength, rhythm, timing and musicality.

815 Performing Arts Dancers on stage in Rewind Dance Show at The Theatre, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai

Acro

Are you ready to take your dance skills to new heights? Acro dance is a unique and captivating style that combines elements of dance and acrobatics, creating a visually stunning and awe-inspiring performance. Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or a beginner looking to try something new, attending an acro dance class can be an exciting and challenging experience