Reach For The Stars
Progression Level System
Flex Yo Style in house Progression Level System.
We help the students learn by progressing them to the next level of FlexYoStyle. There are 3 levels in each group. At the end of each term, we use the last class to assess the students progress. This helps build the students confidence and motivates them to REACH FOR THE STARS. It is also a great way to show the parent what their child is learning.
Minis Age 4-6 - Level 1 - Beginner - Red Star 1- 2 - 3
Minis Age 4-6 - Level 2 - Intermediate - Orange Star 1- 2 - 3
Minis Age 4-6 - Level 3 - Advanced - Yellow Star 1- 2 - 3
Juniors Age 7-10 - Level 4 - Beginner - Green Star 1- 2 - 3
Juniors Age 7-10 - Level 5 - Intermediate - Blue Star 1- 2 - 3
Juniors Age 7-10- Level 6 - Elite - Purple - Star 1- 2 - 3
Seniors Age 11-16 - Level 7 - Beginner - Bronze Star 1- 2 - 3
Seniors Age 11-16 - Level 8 - Intermediate - Sliver Star 1- 2 - 3
Seniors Age 11-16 - Level 9 - Advanced - Gold Star 1- 2 - 3
Senior Age 16 plus - Level 10 - Platinum - Student Teaching
Breath & Warm-Up
This is the first section of our class and it is where and the tone is set for the session. We start with breathing exercises as it is essential we use our breath correctly to get the best out of all our exercises and movements in class. This helps with concentration and energy levels. Breath awareness is key to a great class. We begin exercises that get our heart rate up and heat the body. At the end of the warm-up, we put our hands on our hearts and use our breathing exercises to return our heart rate to normal.
Stretch & Strengthen
Stretching prepares the body to exercise by loosening the muscles. Stretching creates more fluid movements during your dance practice. Dancers need to develop their muscular strength as it will enhance their endurance ability to perform. We love to do this section in pairs where possible as it not only teaches them to listen to there body, they also get to see the exercise from another angle and instills a deeper knowledge of the how and the why. They also love to play the role of the teacher with each other.
The technique is the basis of all fundamentals of dance.
From holding your body correctly whilst performing,
to executing skills properly in a routine. The strong technique extends across all areas of dance, regardless of the style of your routine.
Our Unique level system allows students to process to their level within the class structure. The use of props is especially effective in this area.
A series of selected steps & movements are chosen for each term. They may be performed on the spot in the air on the floor while travelling or stationary. These steps and movements will be built from the ground up and developed in our level system over not just the term but the year.
There are many variations and progressions. The students are encouraged to explore movement to express themselves. They work solo in groups and pairs to unleash their creativity
Melt & Meditate
his is usually the final section of our classes however depending on the task it can be situated in any part of the class. It involves focusing our mind on the present moment. “It is simply the act of paying attention on purpose. We melt to the floor connect with our breathing, we may also practice visualization which helps build our focus for our mini-meditation. This is not just very helpful in dance but an essential tool which we can put into practice in our everyday life.
This is a unique system that allows students to progress at different levels with the same class. It challenges those who have perfected a movement while allowing those who might need extra time to feel the same sense of achievement. We layer each step & movement and also each task within the class structure to make each class achievable challenging and exciting. There are three levels in every class and each has a different colour star. Students are awarded some stars in each section and it is the there overall number of starts that determines there level. The students age and length og time dance will also have an impact on each level.