Here at SA Academy we offer both development classes and competitive opportunities in Jazz and Lyrical Classes. Jazz is very fast paced and hard hitting, whilst Lyrical is a softer balletic style. Both styles have ballet technique at their core.
In light of their chosen style of dance, our development groups train for their IDT (International Dance Technique) exams from January-June. In particular, this is an exam syllabus created to develop plyometric agility, strength, fitness, flexibility and strong jazz technique in dancers. From June-December our development groups learn both a jazz and a lyrical routine. The groups perform the routine in our annual Winter Showcase.
Similarly, we also have competitive Jazz teams and Lyrical teams for all ages and abilities. Our competitive teams are highly successful, winning many National and Grand Champion titles. Our senior team have competed at the World Championships in Florida since 2013 and have placed in the top 10 each time. Furthermore, a number of our younger teams have also won bids to compete at the Summit in Florida.