Classes.

Let’s share the joy of dance.

DANCE CLASS SCHEDULE

DANCE STYLES

Contemporary dance is linked with feelings and qualities, such as balance, unbalance, falling, weight, suspension, and a perception of space.
It combines floor work, technical exercises in the middle of the room, traverses, and learning choreographic sequences. But the class may also be broken down sometimes into a workshop focusing on bodywork and/or creation and composition.
This dance style allows each person to develop both their physical abilities as well as their individual artistic sensibility.

Contemporary dance is rich in culture and diversity. Appearing at the beginning of the 20th century, it continues to evolve, adopting many different faces in accordance with the respective country, period and historical context. Tracing its origins from dance theater to the conventions of Merce Cunningham, with a hint of mythology, the varied and intricate nature of contemporary dance will heighten your awareness of your entire body.
A sense of movement, performance and commitment in different intensities.

Dance adapted to suit the needs of children between the ages of 4 and 8.
Awakening (6 to 7 years old*) : Discover dance by means of playful exercises, games, listening to music, etc.

Initiation (6 to 7 years old*) : Discover physical space and an awareness of the elements inherent in motion. Hone movement in connection with musicality. Learn the basics of classical, contemporary and jazz.

*The specified ages apply to children in these age groups until December 31st of the current year at the latest. In line with the common guidelines for education

Modern dance is similar to the contemporary style. However, the technique is more pronounced. A sense of movement, performance and physical commitment in different intensities.
It is characterized by elaborate movements that require control and agility. 

Contemporary jazz is a recent fusion incorporating the strong techniques of jazz and conserving its musical richness while adding the fluidity, sensations and qualities of contemporary dance.

Today, jazz (or modern jazz) is a dynamic dance with a rapid and colorful rhythm. It combines careful coordination, balance, flexibility, and a specialized vocabulary.

Emerging from the Afro-American culture, jazz is an energetic and musical dance, with a precise vocabulary, permitting dancers to perceive and connect with their bodies differently than in contemporary or classical dance due to the isolated movements, syncopated and jerky rhythms, etc.
Development of body, dynamism, rigor.

Originally from Los Angeles, street jazz is a generic term and does not refer to a specific discipline but rather consists of a combination of different dance styles.
Hence, street jazz arises from a fusion of the techniques in jazz and various urban dances. This discipline is practiced to modern and trendy music, alternating between a slow and rapid pace. Street jazz is a popular style currently used quite often in music videos, such as those produced by Beyoncé, Rihanna, Madonna, Britney Spears, etc. It is a dance with a great deal of diversity and dynamism. This vogue dance style that can be found in video clips, on TV, etc. 

Lyrical dance is a new emerging style. It blends musicality and rhythm all while using both the softness of movement and the notion of unpredictability. A gentle blend of jazz, classical and contemporary, lyrical dance is characterized by elaborate movements that require control and agility. The songs used are mostly slow in order to ensure enough time to develop each person’s movement and expressiveness.

A fluid dance punctuated by ruptures. 

Ballet dance is a style that allows one to develop a solid technique, good posture, endurance, and both physical and spatial awareness.

Ballet style stems from a class divide between vernacular dance and noble dance. The creation of so-called “classical” positions is what gave this style its name. It predates court ballet, comic ballet, tragic ballet, and romantic ballet. However, it still maintains elements of the vernacular dance styles that compose it, such as the bourrée of Auvergne, the jig, the pavan, etc.

A dance steeped in history, rigorous while creating the illusion of effortlessness.

The class is held in an environment that is both calm and dynamic at once, emanating gracefulness, elegance, nimbleness, and fluidity. 

Class contents
Frequently Asked Questions

What happens in a dance class?
A dance class consists of 3 parts. 1st part: Warm-up in order to prepare and “wake up” the body. 2nd part: Learning a choreographic sequence. 3rd and final part: Stretching at the end of the class in order to prevent soreness and slow the heart rate.

What do you do during the “warm-up”, also referred to as the “barre”?
In reference to the bar used in classical dance, this is where the class begins the majority of the time, with various exercises in front of or next to a barre. The number varies in accordance with the level of the students and the duration of the class, ranging from 3 to 8 exercises. The exercises help wake up the body in order to prepare it technically and physically to learn a choreography. In addition, the exercises serve as tools for mastering the technique of a movement, a direction or a risky combination. Additionally, they make it possible to increase the heart rate gradually, consolidating muscle memory and establishing a rapport between the music / body and space.

What is the purpose of a choreography or variation?
Frequently called a choreography by mistake, a variation combines the set of exercises thus making it possible to execute a certain technique, acquire useful tools and improve that particular way of dancing in order to advance. The choreography, or variation, allows students to put into practice what they learned during the session or sessions in a different manner. Even if the choreography is the final result, the exercises themselves should be considered a succession of short choreographic sequences.

Why do we stretch at the end of a class?
It is important to hydrate during each class but also to stretch your muscles in connection with your breathing in order to loosen the muscles and counteract potential soreness. Doing this type of exercises at the end of the class is essential as it helps to slow down the heart rate and prevent sore muscles. Did you know? Sore muscles are microscopic tears in the body and indicate that you did not breath or drink enough during the physical activity. That is why it is important to hydrate and to stretch well at the end of the class, alone and/or with the group.

What should I wear to a dance class?
It is highly recommended that you dress comfortably in clothes that allow you to move freely: - On top: T-shirt (tight if possible), tank top, jacket/sweater (only at the beginning during the warm-up) - On bottom: Sweatpants (tight if possible), leggings, exercise shorts. - For the feet: Socks or barefoot (NO shoes! 👟👠=❌) Of course, it is possible to start out with multiple “layers” of clothing and to remove them little by little (especially in winter). Keep in mind that it is necessary to see your body during the dance class in order to correct yourself. As such, you should avoid wearing clothes that are too baggy. Otherwise, to each their own.

What should I bring to a dance class?
It is highly recommended that you bring the following: - A bottle of water 🥤(it cannot be repeated enough: this is necessary to nourish the muscles and prevent painful soreness as much as possible! You’ve been warned. 🙂) - A small towel (to wipe off any sweat between exercises) - A snack 🍫 Otherwise, to each their own. 🙃 ⚠️ Please silence your phone during the dance class (if you are expecting an important call 📵 or in case of problems, please notify me before the class). Now you know everything and you’re ready for your next class!

My commitments

Safety

In order to avoid pathological movements and problems related to bad posture, the classes will ensure that the body is protected thanks to the instructor’s advanced knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Dancing is great, but doing so safely is even better!

Fun

Regardless of your level, age or experience, a sense of personal fulfillment is much more important than your performance.
First and foremost, dancing should be fun. This means learning and having the right to make mistakes.
Reward yourself with some personal time, time for you!

Challenge

Gain confidence in yourself, allow yourself to be swept away by the notion of progress and personal accomplishment.
Overcome your fears in order to better understand the act of movement.

Kindness

Making a mistake is not a sign of failure but rather it is part of the learning process. It is important to feel supported and guided. As a nationally certified dance teacher, one of my duties is to respect everyone to the best of my ability.

Playlists des cours

Did you like the music?
Don’t worry about “shazaming” during the class!
Every month, you can find all of the songs played during each class.

Thus, you can create your own music library.

Dance training

• High school with specialization in dance
• Entrance audition for conservatory / private school
• 
E.A.T. in contemporary / jazz

• Casting
• Competitions

You are preparing for a dance exam for your high school elective, technical aptitude test or a competition at a major dance school, such as the C.R.D/R. or C.N.S.M.D. , or you simply have an audition or casting and you need a professional opinion, advice, help, information or even training?
We will determine together how best to guide you through this process and achieve your goals.

95%

Success rate for students in professional development course, internal exam*

90%

Success rate for students in private training for competitions and exams*

• Marriage
• Bachelor / bachelorette party
• Private class

• Group class
• Company

Private classes represent the most in-depth and individualized learning method. Together we define the goals you wish to achieve.

• Dance history

The U.V. , also referred to as units of value, allow you to follow your path towards obtaining a state diploma as a dance teacher.
Dance history is one of the three theoretical U.V.s. that you need to pass in order to obtain your diploma.
I will teach you about the history of dance, from the creation of ballets to our modern era, including classical, jazz and contemporary dance.

I will provide you with personal support.

You will be presented with several mock exams in order to familiarize yourself with the demands of the jury.

It is not possible to complete this module remotely. 

mathieu_bossos_teaching_dance

“Mathieu awakens a pleasure in dance, in the expression of oneself and musicality in all of his classes with his passionate attitude, always trying to bring out the best in his students.”

Sandra Heyde

Student and member of Choréart Association
mblara_logo
Lyon
France

____________________________________

____________________________________

© 2010 - 2020  MBLARA VMS | |Legal notice