AOK-DANCE offers various different classes in Clonmel, Tipperary
All classes are held in the school's own studio, which is a welcoming and safe environment. The studio is fully equipped with a dance floor, as well as ballet barres and mirrors. The emphasis is on enjoyment, creativity and confidence-building, while learning. All classes are taught by Aoife O'Keeffe.
These classes range from beginner to a more advanced level, and technique is introduced from a young age in a fun and encouraging way. There are five different ballet classes. The classes are split based on age and school year, starting from preschool only classes, and progressing in line with school groupings, with each class at a more advanced level than the previous one. Exams are offered regularly. Classes are as follows:
▪ Robins ▪ Cygnets ▪ Swans ▪ Nightingales ▪ Senior ballet
Lyrical dance / contemporary Ballet
These classes combine ballet, contemporary dance and jazz, and there is a strong focus on creativity and technique, allowing students to express themselves through movement. Classes follow the ABD (Associated Board of Dance) contemporary syllabus. There are various performance opportunities, both competitive and exhibition, as we as optional exams.The classes are split in to various different groups, based on age and school year, as follows:
▪Preparatory ▪Pre-junior ▪Junior ▪Elementary ▪Intermediate Senior
Boys contemporary dance
BOYS CONTEMPORARY DANCE These classes are designed specifically for boys, and approach dance in a fun way. There is a strong focus on creativity in these classes, as well as expressing themselves through movement. The classes are split in two groups based on age.
▪ Falcons ▪ Eagles
Progressing Ballet Technique
Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening programme that focuses on core strength, weight placement and alignment of the body, and is extremely beneficial to all dancers. This class is only offered to students within the school.