We offer various dance classes, stretching classes and more for children and adults.
Classes for children
We teach the SABOD (previously known as SADTA) Modern Dance Syllabus - Creative to Grade 12. Modern Dance can be defined as a form of contemporary, theatrical and concert dance employing a special technique for developing the use of the entire body in movements expressive of abstract ideas. This form of dance is strongly influenced by ballet, contemporary and jazz. SABOD's Modern Dance Syllabus includes all of these styles as well as other complementary styles to give our dancers the opportunity to cover a broad spectrum of dance styles.
We teach the SABOD (previously known as SADTA) Hip Hop Syllabus - Step Up to Level 12. Hip Hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip hop music or that have evolved as part of hip hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles which were created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States. The SABOD Hip Hop syllabus includes a broad spectrum of styles: Old School Hip Hop, New Style Hip Hop, KRUMP, Breaking, Waacking, House, Jerking, Dance Hall as well as Funk styles such as Popping, Locking and Tutting.
We teach the RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) ballet syllabus - up to Intermediate Level. Ballet is an artistic dance form performed to music, using precise and highly formalised set steps and gestures. Classical ballet, which originated in Renaissance Italy and established its present form during the 19th century, is characterized by light, graceful movements and the use of pointe shoes with reinforced toes.
Classes for adults
In these one hour long classes we warm-up, work on some basic techniques and skills from that specific style (eg. Contemporary or Hip Hop), learn a short routine and end with stretching. Our Adult Contemporary Classes consist of a mix between Ballet, Modern, Contemporary and Jazz. It includes barre work, floor work & choreography. Our Adult Hip Hop Classes consist of a mix of many styles including Old School Hip Hop, New Style Hip Hop, Waacking, House, Jerking, Dance Hall as well as Funk styles such as Popping, Locking and Tutting. These adult classes are designed for those who would like to break a sweat whilst having fun. We have a beginner class, an intermediate class and an advanced class. For our beginner classes, you do not require previous dancing experience. We also offer Ladies Latin Classes. Whether you're a beginner wanting to try something new or a more experienced dancer wanting to reap the fitness benefits that Latin dance has to offer, this class is perfect for you. In these classes, we creatively combine basic Latin movements in such a way that ensures a fun workout whilst still focusing on technique as well. Available for all ages from 13 and up. Bring your sneakers or Latin shoes (if you have). Wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely and get ready to get fit! Please pop us an email if you would like more information on these classes.
In these 45 minute intensive stretching classes we focus on relaxing whilst improving our range of motion and flexibility. I move around during the class correcting your form and gently helping you to reach your personal best. The benefits of stretching are truly endless. Being flexible will help you to reach your full potential in any physical activity and is, therefore, a great class to take in combination with your other activities. If you're not into sport, this is an excellent alternative to keep your muscles active and healthy. People of all ages (above 13), genders and personal abilities are welcome to join this class.Benefits of stretching
Wedding dance choreography and lessons
"I can't dance at all. I have two left feet"... Do not fear! We hear this all the time 🙂 We have helped countless couples to overcome this concern - all whilst having fun! We care about you and your wedding day and we want to help you to make it as perfect and as special as possible. We'd like to invite you to meet with us - in person - before your first lesson. In doing so, we may discuss your individual wants and needs so that we may ensure your ultimate satisfaction. You can choose ANY song that you love and we will choreograph a unique routine according to your song choice and other preferences. You can choose to do a traditional wedding dance, change things up a little by doing a more advanced routine or even try a different style like the Tango. Saw a video on YouTube and would like to do something similar? Send it to us and we will work it out for you.
Let us help you to create something magical for your big day! A groomsmen dance, a bridesmaids dance, a father and daughter dance, a group dance for all of your wedding guests (see below)... The possibilities are truly endless 🙂 We work with many different wedding couples and have quite a few tips and tricks that we would like to share with you to make your wedding day extra special. Let us know what you have in mind and then we can take it from there.See what the owner of LODA did
Ever wondered how it feels to really connect with your dance partner and to dance with ease at any event? Come and discover your inner Patrick Swayze. In this 45 minute sokkie class, you won’t just learn a lot of sokkie moves, but also how to connect with your partner on the dance floor. You will also learn how to dance to the beat of any song and to truly feel the music. For the more adventurous individuals, come and join our advanced class where we do advanced dips, lifts and tricks. Pop us an email for more information.