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  1. 1. DANCE DESCRIPTIONSDances available at ACTFA listed below: Classes starting from $55 (4 weekly classes), call 6225 0150 for moredetails.Partner dances:Salsa: From Cuba, this Latin partner dance is very popular in Singapore and most major cities around theworld. Changing partners in class allows you to make lots of friends while learning this funky and sexydance. Learn to sweep her off her feet or charm him with your sexy moves to the hot rhythmic Latin beats; its sureto make your feet fly! Stay back after class for practice daily from 9.30pm onwards!Classes: Beg, Int, Adv, Salsa Styling (dance with greater flair), Salsa Shines (Solo Salsa), Salsa On2, Casino Rueda(changing partners in a circle), Dips & Tricks, kids, etc.Bachata & romantic dances: A slow, sexy dance, Bachata is popular amongst Salsa dancers due to the similarityin moves, but danced to a slower yet more expressive and romantic tune.Classes: Beg, Int, Bachatango, Kizomba (Angolan dance), Zouk Lambada (Brazillian dance)Argentine Tango: Learn the intense, emotional dance of Antonio Banderas in Take the Lead! Argentine Tango isthe authentic Tango, a deeply romantic social dance that sweeps you off your feet. Changing partners in class allowsyou to make many friends while learning this passionate dance.West Cost Swing and similar dances: From the west coast of the US, you can dance it to just any kind of music-oldies, disco, modern pop! It is a lead-and-follow partner dance that is hip, groovy and loads of pure, simple fun!Classes: Beg, Int, Night Club 2 Step, Jazroc, Merengue, Modern Jive, Ceroc, etcLatin & Ballroom: The 5 Latin dances consist of the cheeky Cha Cha, spicy Samba, romantic Rumba, jovial Jiveand intense Paso Doble. Each of these partner dances have a unique flavor and rhythm, and are taught in separateclasses. The 5 Standard Ballroom dances are the Slow Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, Quickstep. Learn todance with elegance and grace and sweep your partner off her feet to the charm and granduer of these classic dances.Solo dances:Hip Hop: From the streets of US, Hip Hop has now taken the world by storm. Learn funky moves and groove topop songs by Britney, Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas and more! The class starts with warm ups consisting of feet andbody techniques to improve agility and groove, followed by a short choreography where you learn to flow from onemove to another.Classes: Beg, Int, Adv, MTV, Lyrical, Pop & Lock, Breakdance, Korean-pop, Jap-pop, Reggaeton (Latin Hip Hop),Parkour, Lumbia (cardio-based latin pop), kids, etc.Body Isolations: This is a practice class, designed to condition the dancers body. It trains the dancer in thefundamentals required of a good dancer, covering body isolations, spins and stretches. It is a good class forexperienced and new dancers alike as it pushes your limits and conditions your body for dancing.Jazz and other dances: Jazz incorporates the flowing lines of ballet to the funky isolations of hip-hop; it is a mix ofcomplex footwork, polished spins and floor moves. This gives it a lively, upbeat feel combined with grace and line -a unique flavor that tones and shapes the body, while improving your style and confidence.Classes: Beg, Int, Adv, Lyrical, Street, Latin, Retro Funk, Broadway, Cabaret, Contemporary, Tap, KidsStreet Jazz: This dance is a cross between hip hop and lyrical jazz. It has hitting, breaking and popping like hiphop but at the same time has spins, leaps and slides like jazz.Ballet: With 300 years of history, Ballet is a classic dance that trains poise and grace, together with strength,flexibility and agility of the body and feet. It provides a great platform from which dancers can explore many other
  2. 2. types of dances due to its structured syllabus and great influence in the dance industry.Classes: Adult and kids Beg, Int, Gr 1 - 8, etcBollywood: The film music and dances in Bollywood films uses formal and folk Indian traditional music and dance,with the infusion of western techniques. It has a unique and energetic style and rhythm that is sure to get your feetjumping, heart pumping and hips and shoulders shaking!Ladies only:Belly: The mother of all isolations, Belly dance is widely known for its amazing body movements, from sharp andquick to slow and sensuous. It is for women who want to discover more ways to dance and shimmy to music. It alsohelps to tone the stomach and back, while building flexibility and strength in the torso.Exotic: Sensual dance is great for women who want to be more comfortable, aware, confident and sexy in theirbodies and a fun way to exercise! It covers floorwork, walks/struts, head tosses and hand movements and is a simplya good, sexy routine to learn!Classes: Beg, Int, Adv, Sensual, Exotic, Striptease, Lap dancePole: A combination of dancing and gymnastics, pole dance introduces students to a variety of movements that canbe performed on the pole. They will also be trained in building upper body strength and flexibility, whichwill contribute to gaining pole skills.Classes: Beg, Int, Adv, Pole grooves, etcHealth:Yoga & Pilates: Have fun while you work out the kinks, de-stress and relax after a hard days work. Learning yogamakes you aware of your body and opens it up to new experiences; while pilates focuses on floor work to strengthenthe powerhouse and tone the abs. Both are great for toning, building and stretching the body, keeping it lean andstrong.Management reserves all rights to any changes in the event of unforeseen circumstances.Jazzroc: It is a simple partner dance that great for beginners to learn and perform due to its simplicity inmovements and catchy jazzy music. The lead and follow style is also different than that of Salsa andTango and it introduces fundamental partner moves in an easy to learn way, which can be applied later inmore difficult dancesJazzIf one enjoys watching musicals like Chicago or Ma Ma Mia, you will probably enjoy jazz. Jazz is an Americanform of dance that originated in the early 1900 where both African and European people mixed their dancetraditions.In jazz classes, there is a very much fixed structure to warm up the muscles and body for the real dancing.Firstly, a vigorous stretching regime at the start to warm-up the students’ muscles as well as prepare them for thesubsequent exercises. This loosens up different parts of the body from the neck to the trunk to the legs. Practically,each muscle part that you can name of is taken care of and stretched during this period of time.Secondly, be it a social dancer or a professional artist, the core muscles are crucial for one to hold his body uprightand to be able to do physically-demanding moves. This aspect is covered when the instructor doing a series ofcrunches, leg-lifts, push-ups, planks that leave one very much exhausted. However, in the long run, with thegradual strengthening of these muscles, one will not be able to feel that great a strain compared to their first daydoing it.Cuban Salsa:
  3. 3. Cuban-style salsa (also called Casino) can be danced either on the down beat ("a tiempo") or the upbeat("a contratiempo"). Beats 1,3,5 and 7 are downbeats and 2,4,6 and 8 are upbeats.An essential element is the "Cuba step" (also known as Guapea), where the leader does a backwardbasic on 1-2-3 and a forward basic on 5-6-7. Usually the fourth beat is not counted. The follower doesthe same, thereby mirroring the leaders movement. Another characteristic of this style is that in manypatterns the leader and follower circle around each other.The cross body lead is an essential step in this style too and is referred to as Salida Cubana or as Dile queno in Rueda de Casino Dancing. This move becomes essential in the more complex derivative of CubanCasino leading to the many moves of Rueda, or wheel dance. Here multiple couples exchange partnersand carry out moves synchronized by a caller.pop & lockThe Pop and Lock style of hip hop dance consists of rapid arm and leg movement and short pauses. Thejerking effect in the dance is the pop and the freezes in between are the lock.This dance is sometimes accompanied by subtle foot movements called "gliding." Someone who isgliding appears to move around the floor without using their legs.Popping requires good rhythm. Hone your rhythm before attempting some complicated pop and lockmoves.KPOP - Learn how to groove - the Korean way. Beginner Kpop classes are every Wednesday, startingwith warm up and followed by a short choreography to various Korean pop songs sung by your favouriteartistes.Columbian Salsa: also known as Cali-Style, is based in Cali, which is also known as the “Capital de laSalsa” as salsa music is the main genre in parties, nightclubs and festivals in the 21st century. Anobvious difference in Cali style and other styles us the footwork, as it consists of quick rapid steps andskipping motion.ReggaetonReggaeton developed from Jamaican and was influenced by various other musical aspects like the NorthAmerican hip hop and Puerto Rican rhythms. Just like hip hop music, reggaeton appeals mainly toyouths. Reggaeton is associated with the underground movement of urban youth. Reggaeton is a dancethat emphasizes on the hips. Therefore, girls are more known to do raggaeton than guys. In a dance, the
  4. 4. girl does countless times of rotation and fast movements around the hips. Thus, during warm ups, it isadvisable to stretch along the thigh and hips area. Dancers in this genre of dance are usually seen withtheir legs slightly bent to enable easier movement of the hips. On top of that, there are movements of thechest such as chest thrust and rotation. As you can see, since reggae dance involves a lot on chest andhips isolations, it is mostly the girls who does this where they show off their curves.BellydanceThe mother of all isolations, Belly dance is widely known for its amazing body movements, from sharpand quick to slow and sensuous. It is for women who want to discover more ways to dance and shimmyto music. It also helps to tone the stomach and back, while building flexibility and strength inthe torso.