Sharon Cranwell LISTD
Sharon is part of the teaching faculty at Laine Theatre Arts working with the Diploma, Foundation, Adult and Childrens Departments.
Sharon trained at Laine Theatre Arts graduating with her LTA Diploma, Musical Theatre Diploma and currently holds her Licentiate teaching qualification with the ISTD in Modern Theatre Dance and her Associate Diploma in Classical Ballet. Sharon joined Laines on her return to the UK after spending two years in Australia and New Zealand guest teaching at The University of Ballarat, Victoria and working with a team to create a variety of dance programmes in primary schools in Melbourne. She also taught at various dance schools and colleges in New Zealand including Wellington Performing Arts Centre / Whitireia.
Improver Tap - Tuesdays 19:00 - 20:00
This class is not suitable for absolute beginners. This class is designed for adults who have gained some basic experience in Tap Dance or adults who are wanting to come back to Tap Dance but would like to brush up on their knowledge and vocabulary before tackling the Intermediate class. This class will spend time learning a warm up sequence, centre exercises and travelling sequences along with a dance. Some sequences will remain the same for the term to aid progression and confidence alongside new steps or exercises being taught to introduce more vocabulary. The aim of this class is to build confidence, knowledge and vocabulary whilst having fun and entertainment dancing to different music genres from term to term.
Intermediate Tap - Tuesdays 20:00 - 21:00
This class is designed for adults who have had previous experience in Tap Dance to a reasonably high level for example (Grade 5 and above in most syllabi). A good understanding of the techniques involved would be important and our teacher will help to develop these skills, build confidence and increase your dance vocabulary. The working level of this class is based around the Intermediate ISTD Syllabus, however, the sequences and routines taught are not the same as the syllabus content. This class will commence with a warm up sequence, leading to various technical and rhythmical exercises using a variety of styles working in the centre and travelling. A dance is often taught in the style of the musical theme chosen for that term.
All of our classes are fun and informal, providing a great way to get fit as the classes are energetic and upbeat. Each step is well explained and our aim is to build your confidence, movement vocabulary and co-ordination in a relaxed and informative way. Each term a different theme of music is chosen for example Motown and Soul / Musical Theatre /
Current Pop Music etc
What To Wear
Fitness wear, leggings, vest tops, t-shirts. Tap shoes are required, however to trial a class you may wear light / non-grip flat shoes.