Blog Archives

The Greatest Musical Never Written

Musical Theatre Dance Camp Kenton Newcastle

Imagine every song from every musical, script pages and character descriptions, all stored in one big room, neatly, organised until it is hit by a tornado!

With their musical memories a little wonky, a team come together to try and sort these musical ingredients… however no one can remember who or what goes with what!

Join us for our 3 day fun filled musical camp… we’ll be picking our favourite songs, characters and story lines from the best musicals and creating the Greatest Musical Never Written!

This 3 day camp will involve dance, drama, group singing, stage management, costumes and prop making, plus lots of fun! Just £35 for 3 days (10 am to 2:30pm) with a short performance on Thursday 25th at 2pm.

(If you can’t make all 3 its just £13 per day, £24 for 2 days)

Sessions run in our dance studio, downstairs in Kenton Park Sports Centre, Anfield Road, Kenton.

To book visit http://reactdance.class4kids.co.uk/camps or call 07969125975. You can also drop us an email – leanne@reactdance.co.uk

Advertisements

Botofogo and Triples

Say what?!?!?

But before we panic – just think about what we learned on Monday and you will be fine!

Botofogo (or Boto- fogo)

This is a dance step in Samba but is used in various other styles too.

It is a step taken across the body, for example on the right foot, with a flat foot. Then followed by a “ball change” movement onto the left foot using a side step with a little weight transfer. Then step back onto the right foot – flat footed.

Triplet

It is a 3 part step done in two counts – 1 and 2. The first two steps are quicker than the third, on the beats “one and” and the final step slower on the 3 beat or count 2.

A step ball change can be a triplet, as can a botofogo.

It is the counts that are important for this step so getting your children to udnerstand the music and its beats is key.

Musicality

To help them understand the counts – start listening to different types of music and clap along to the basic beat -“1,2,3,4” – try it with faster and slower tracks.

Then try clapping “1,&,2,&,3,&,4,&” these are the half beats so in a 4 beat bar you clap 8 times.

Then try mixing it up with “1,&,2,3,&,4” so you clap the rhythm of a triplet (quick, quick, slow)