About the Open classes
Break dancing is held at Llyn-Y-Bryn on a Tuesday evening at 5.30 til 6.30pm. The Classes are taken by an excellent dancer called Arnold Matsena. The classes are new here at Fahrenheit Swansea so they consist of all ages, however, the classes will be extended shortly into age categories.
The price of the lessons is £3 per hour and is great fun as well as hard work. Arnold caters for all abilities of break dancers by doing group and individual work within the class.
11 – 16 years
These classes are also proving to be very popular with young people. As with the under 10 classes they are used for those who would like to learn street/ hip hop dancing but are maybe not yet in a team (however, some of the team members come along for extra teaching). The classes run every Tuesday at 6.30 til 7.30pm at Llyn-Y-Bryn, they are taught by Arnold and are £3 per hour. The classes are for all abilities of dancer and are again used as feeders into the teams. If any young person would like to come along to these classes and progress into the team, then they would just need to speak to myself or Arnold and sort out the rest.
The classes are great fun as well as a fantastic way to keep fit and meet new people.
Over 16 (Adult)
These classes are currently being held at St Thomas Community Centre, Grenfell Park Road, St Thomas, Swansea at 6.30 til 7.30pm. The lessons are again taken by Arnold and are great fun. They are an excellent form of fitness in a fun and energetic way. I personally attend these classes and find them fantastic. There is an incredible atmosphere and I have met great people by attending. The lessons are catered for all abilities, and if any dancer would like to try out for the older team then that can be arranged without a problem.
None of these open classes are compulsory and do not have to be attended EVERY WEEK. They are simply for fun and learning, this is different to our teams of dancers, who are committed to training EVERY SUNDAY and attend any activities outside of training such as workshops, fund raising/charity events, promotional events and competitions within the UDO (United Dance Organisation).
Our new under 10 street dance classes are proving very popular, the teachers are called Ace Abraham and Sophie Burgess. They are excellent teachers and the children love them. We currently run our open classes from
Swansea College Campus
77 Walter Road
On Tuesdays at 4.30 – 5.30pm, also from Wednesday 15th April we will also be holding the classes at
St Thomas community Centre
Grenfell Park Road
The times of the class are 5pm til 6pm
The price of the open classes currently stands at £3 per hour. The open classes are to allow children of ages 10 and under to explore the world of street dance, this is a fantastic way for children to exercise and to meet other children, both boys and girls, of similar age. The classes are also used as feeders into our teams of dancers that we currently have at Fahrenheit Swansea. These teams have been running for the last two years and they compete at different levels of competition within the UDO (United Dance Organisation).
We had auditions for our newest team at Fahrenheit Swansea last Sunday (10th May 2009). The auditions went very well and I have had several more children interested in becoming part of this new team. The team that has been selected will be required to dance for 2 every Sunday at Llyn-Y-Bryn. These training sessions are all aimed at getting the teams routines perfected for when the children dance within the competitions!!
They are going to begin training this week ready for the next competition which is just 5 weeks away, this will be held in Reading and is always a great day for dancers of all ages (and for us oldies to watch lol).
As well as the training sessions being in place for the kids to learn the routines they are also fun for them to attend. There are shows they will be involved in, fates, carnivals, fund raising, parties and lots more!!
When any young person is interested in becoming part of a team then they will be auditioned with the rest of the team, this is just basically joining in with the team for 1 training session and the teacher’s will have a look at their dancing, let me know whether they have been successful and I then contact the parents within a few days. Whilst any child is thinking about joining a team there are many things to take into account, not just the dancing, we also take into consideration things like, attitude and commitment.
Fahrenheit is a great place for kids to come along whether it be as part of a team or simply to have fun and meet new friends.
To find out more please ring me on 07830 793 098!!!!