Jungle Cats has a large range of competitive and non-competitive (recreational) classes to suit individuals with experience or first timers. Many beginners are under the misconception that you require experience to be part of a competition team and automatically choose to do recreational classes. The truth is 75% of our Level 1 Cheer, Aerobics and Dance teams are made up of first year students and are still extremely competitive on stage. Competition and Recreational students all learn the same skills and all perform in our End of Year Showcase, but the major difference is the competition itself. Competition students compete with and against 1000s of other competitors and get to experience the excitement, atmosphere, challenge and incredible sense of accomplishment that comes with competitive events. Come and visit us today and see what it’s all about.
All-Star, competitive Cheerleading is what most people recognize as “Bring it On /ESPN cheerleading”. It is a fast paced, dynamic sport that encompasses stunt, tumbling, tosses and dance & requires dedication and a strong work ethic from the male and female athletes that participate. It is as physically demanding as any other mainstream sport and is one of the fastest growing team based athletic sports in the USA.
Sport aerobics is a competitive sport originating from traditional aerobics in which complex, high-intensity movement patterns and elements of varying difficulty are performed to music. In addition to aerobics, it combines elements of sports acrobatics and rhythmic gymnastics, along with music, dance and choreography.
VCE Dance develops students’ physical skills, personal movement vocabulary, and application of choreographic and analytical principles. Students create and perform their own dance works as well as studying the dance works of others through performance and analysis. They consider influences on the expressive intention and movement vocabulary of their own dances and also on works created by choreographers working in a range of styles, genres and traditions. Influences on aspects of production in dance works are also studied.
Jazz dancing is a form of dance that showcases a dancer’s individual style and originality. Every jazz dancer interprets and executes moves and steps in their own way. This type of dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns. To excel in jazz, dancers need a strong background in ballet, as it encourages grace and balance.
Pom-Pom is a dance squad or dance team that participates in competitive dance. In a routine, a squad will incorporate a specific dance style (such as hip-hop, jazz or lyrical), technical work (tumbling, leaps, turns, kicks, splits, jumps) whilst holding both pom-poms for 80% of the routine.
Lyrical dance is a fusion of ballet and jazz dance techniques.
Lyrical dance challenges choreographers and dancers to use motion to interpret music and express emotion. A lyrical dancer’s movements attempt to show the meaning of the music. Lyrical jazz is a very passionate and emotional dance style. It portrays certain emotions such as love, and tells a story through every movement made.