The Right Start
Students' Enrollment is open to children from the age of 3 years. Students will be expected to attend classes twice a week from the age of 4 years till 9 years. Should they decide to follow the Conservatoire package for a more professional approach, they will then be expected to attend classes 3 times a week, these will also benefit from subsidized rates for their training. They can also attend additional classes in Modern Jazz,Tap, Hip Hop, Spanish and Contemporary. Students will also enter annual examinations with recognised examination boards obtaining qualifications validated by the National Commission for Higher Education (NCFHE).
Safe & Professional teaching
The members of staff are chosen not only for their artistic background and teaching experience but also for their ability to communicate with young people, providing a secure and stable environment in which students can develop their own creative abilities. Staff members are encouraged to liaise with students, on an individual basis, to discuss their progress throughout the course attended, making them constantly aware of their development.
A Guaranteed Professional Approach to Dance Training
All our students will be trained in a safe and happy environment.
The Teaching Faculty at the Dance Conservatoire is made up of the most distinguished teachers in their respective fields and visiting guest teachers from highly reputable dance institutions from Italy, France and England, who contribute to the making of an extraordinary team of tutors and ballet masters.
The Johane Casabene Dance Conservatoire also offers classes specialising in Spanish Dance. Visiting artists and highly qualified teachers pass on their knowledge and expertise to all lovers of Classical and Flamenco Dance.
Classes are run by qualified tutors from the Spanish Dance Society. Students learn the syllabus of the Spanish Dance Society, the world’s largest organisation for the advancement of Spanish Dance in all its forms. Grade, Vocational grade and Teacher Examination levels are also held at the school.
Join our Dance Programmes
Classical training creates in the student dancer a sense of discipline and, physical and aesthetic awareness of ‘placement’ and ‘line’. This is absolutely essential to the provision of a solid foundation on which to build other dancing and non-dancing performance skills. Our dance programme has a large number of ballet classes, supervised by highly qualified tutors, who possess both academic and performance experience.
Our programme places great emphasis on the importance of a close student/teacher relationship and uses methods based Graham, Cunningham and Limón. The course provides a rich vocabulary of dance techniques ensuring that both the aesthetic and physical aspect of current contemporary dance are truly explored. Students are taught to pace and analyse their work and are carefully monitored throughout their training.
Modern Theatre -Jazz Dance
A very thorough system of jazz dance technique is undertaken since this has a proven track record of training professional dancers. It is based on the work of the pioneering jazz dancers. The technique provides an exhaustive system of complex isolation exercises, which are a logical extension to a classical training. A dancer properly schooled in this technique acquires a high degree of co-ordination, together with facility for analysing movement, which is an essential skill required for making rapid adjustment to the various styles encountered in the course of a professional career.
Tap has its roots in the United States due to the migration of many Northern Europeans especially the Irish and the many Negro slaves in the USA. The combination of their forms of singing and dancing meant tap was on its way. Tap is a special blend of sound, rhythm and movement. Nowadays it is a much more sophisticated dance style having a place on stage and film. At the Dance Conservatoire we can offer classes for a wide range of talent and experience from young children to adults and it is a unique way to dance and feel the rhythm!
To Nurture & Promote
the Art of Dance...
The JCDC is a fully licensed educational institution providing dance training for students of all ages.
Dance is an appreciated art form and this is clear when one sees the big number of students taking dance classes. Although it is true that not all have the required quality, many are those who, with professional training, would make beautiful dancers.
However, the perfection of the technique required for professional dancers can only be achieved with hours of specialised training daily.
The Conservatoire provides the necessary framework for this.
Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 4.00pm
Saturday: 8am - 1.00pm