Whilst a classical dance genre, Greek was developed around the same time as contemporary modern and is in many ways similar; encouraging relaxation through movement, creativity, and freedom of expression. It focuses on natural movements, but like ballet develops control, strength, elevation, balance, grace and clarity of line.
There are exercises for every part of the body but studying Classical Greek dance particularly strengthens the feet and centre, whilst giving a supple back and torso – all of which will hugely benefit other forms of dance, especially Ballet and Contemporary
The teaching of Classical Greek is also supported by an historical understanding of the ancient civilisation, allowing for study of visual arts, literature and mythology and encourages the exploration of drama through dance. This helps to improve performance skills and help develop understanding of dance as a whole.
Ruby Ginner, founder of Classical Greek dance, was fascinated by the Ancient Greek arts and based her aims and ideals upon it. Although considered a classical discipline Greek was developed around the same time as contemporary modern dance and is in many ways quite similar; encouraging relaxation through movement, creativity and freedom of expression. It is considerably more focused on the natural movement of the body, than ballet, but it equally develops control, strength, balance and clarity of line.
Classical Greek dance is a beautiful dance form in it’s own right but also develops important skills that will support and hugely benefit other disciplines too, and help develop your child’s understanding of dance as a whole.
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