Anne Hill Enrichment Centre’s dance classes are designed to help build children’s confidence towards dancing and performing in front of people. Through new lessons and techniques taught every week, they will be able to improve their motor skills and coordination. Students will also have the opportunity to experience a variety of dance styles and recognise different genres. The key objective is to become more comfortable with expressing themselves and most importantly – to stay active and have fun!
Currently we have Ballet, Hip Hop and African Dance classes for students from 4- 9 years old. More classes will be available in the future to cater to different genres.
Mr. Julius Lagare started his dance training in Hip Hop and Classical Ballet. He was a former Principal dancer in the Atlanta Festival Ballet and a company-guest member of Ballethnic dance company – both based in Atlanta, Georgia. Julius is the Associate Artistic Director of Teatro Ambahanon Contemporary dance company in the Philiipines. He is also a founder and Artistic Director of LABYRINTH – a very young Contemporary Dance Company based in Saigon, Vietnam.
Ms. Amanda Armenteros is extremely passionate about the art of dancing and using it for fitness. Amanda is from New York city and has trained in many forms of dance such as Modern(Horton/ Graham technique) Ballet, Jazz and West African dance for over 8 years. Amanda’s specialty is West African dance, which she has used to create a high intensity fitness class called AFROCHIC FITNESS! The class focuses on using African movement to tone, strengthen, and increase flexibility in the full body. The movement is fun, energetic and builds stamina. Many students love her class because they don’t realize they are exercising!
Hip Hop consists of a huge variety of dancing styles, ranging from simple bounces for younger children to complex body isolations for older kids.
As the students learn the different styles that contribute to the fundamentals of Hip Hop, they will be able to gain more awareness of their body and build more confidence in order to freely express themselves through music and dance.