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Dance Classes, Course & Exams

Figueira Stage School offers training in a wide range of dance disciplines. The majority of these disciplines are in fact professional diploma courses, enabling the students to enter dance exams. Figueira Stage School holds a 100% pass rate, students passing the exams with either A or B grades.

Classical Ballet

The makings of a well rounded dancer stems from disciplined technical training. Following a ballet syllabus through grades allows students to progress technically at an appropriate rate.  Ballet technique is the foundation of all dance styles, and Figueira Stage School is proud to offer a high standard of ballet training to its students.

Jazz

Jazz has become one of the most popular dance styles in recent years, mainly due to its popularity on television shows, movies, music videos and commercials. Jazz dance has the versatility to be either lyrical or energetic.  Figueira Stage School also trains its student using the syllabus method to ensure a grounded understanding of  Jazz dance technique.

Hip Hop

Figueira Stage School’s Hip Hop classes involve a lot of co-ordination, isolation and rhythm work.  Hip Hop is an energetic class where students get to explore their abilities as young performers, combining popular music with challenging choreographies.

Glee

Glee has become one of the most popular TV programmes of its genre since its debut. Figueira Stage Schools very own Glee club allows students to explore their abilities as dancers and singers.  Choreographies to the shows most memorable song choices’, are fun, dynamic and 100% Glee.

Tap

Tap is an exciting form of dance in which dancers wear special shoes equipped with metal taps. Tap dancers use their feet like drums to create rhythmic patterns and timely beats.  Figueira Stage School provides technical training in tap dance allowing students to advance at an appropriate rate for their age group and ability level. Diploma courses available.

Contemporary

Contemporary dance allows students to explore the possibilities of movement without the restrictions of set technical exercises. Combining both lyrical and more up tempo exercises with strengthening work to enable to students to better to control the movement of their body. Contemporary dance enable students to practice connecting emotionally through dance, due to its unrestricted boundaries.

Singing Lessons

Having Singing lessons at Figuiera Stage School teaches the students to understand how to use their diaphragm, muscles, mouth, vocal chords, body and emotions to achieve an excellent voice.

Our lessons are dedicated to working on vocal technique/warm up to strengthen the voice using both head voice, chest voice and mix voice based on classical vocal exercises.

The second part of the lesson is focused on working on a repertoire, everything from classical arias, musical theatre pieces and pop music.

Once the technical part of the song is rehearsed, we work on the students’ performance skills.

We ask questions such as:

  • Who wrote the song?
  • What am I singing about?
  • How do I tell an audience the story of the song?

“Stage presence” is just as important as a good voice, Figueira Stage School will help you grow as an artist and develop a great, versatile voice.

We offer opportunities to do singing exams with certified diploma.

Musical Theatre Course

Being a Musical Theatre Artist may be one of the toughest challenges out there as an artist.

Why?

As a musical theatre artist you have to be an excellent singer, dancer, and actor/actress which require a lot of training in various areas.

Musical theatre actors must be well-versed in a variety of dance styles, be able to effectively interpret scripts and songs in many different genres.

Figuiera Stage School´s musical theatre course offers dance, theatre and singing training and along with knowledge about musical theatre repertoire. Our students have the opportunity to enter exams once a year with will give them a certified diploma.

Body & Mind

Body and mind is a classed combined with elements of yoga, pilates and tai chi. This class will improve your posture and your breathing, lenghten and re inforce your muscles and stamina, increase your concentration.

Zumba

Zumba Fitness® is the only Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music with and contagious steps. Since its inception in 2001, the Zumba program has grown to become the world's largest – and most successful – dance-fitness program. 

Classes Starts January 2013 with zumba international instructor Emily Gooijer.