August 12, 2008

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Living Arts

Frequently Asked Questions

A guide for absolute beginners & dance enthusiasts


It is a little difficult to tell you immediately which style is more suitable. We need to get to know you a little better as a person before we can make a correct assessment. However, the best thing for you to do is to try out different styles for yourself and figure out what you enjoy. Living Arts lets you come for free trial lessons to help you come to a decision. Also, here is a guide to the different types of dance classes that are available:


What is Hip Hop?

Hip hop by its widest definition, can include a wide arrange of styles such as breaking, popping, locking and krumping, and even house dance. If you ever hear hip hop tracks on the radio and always feel like getting up to dance to the music but don’t know how, then this class is for you!

What will I learn?

* Body coordination and isolation

* To discover your own unique flair in this style

* Adopt the more aggressive side of your personality

* Good channel for showing your attitude

Who should learn?

Teenagers and young adults

When is it?

Monday at 7.30 - 8.30pm

Wednesday at 8.30 - 9.30pm

What do I wear?

Ø A comfortable shirt

Ø Pants that allows you to move freely

Ø Jazz Sneakers/Dance shoes (available at Living Arts)

How much are the fees?

RM300.00 on a per term basis (1 term = 3 months)


What is Street Jam?

Looking for a class where you won’t just learn one style of dance? Then the street jam class is for you. Over the term, you will learn a new style of dance every month! You will learn every style from hip hop to salsa to line dancing to Latin dance to contemporary to lyrical and jazz dances!

What will I learn?

* Have a fun time being exposed to different types of dance.

* Totally heightened body coordination as you transit from one type of dance to another

* Build your stamina and boost your cardiovascular strength

* Fun way to socialize

Who should learn?

Children to teenagers to college students

What do I wear?

Ø A comfortable & fitting top

Ø Jazz/Dancing pants

Ø Jazz sneakers/Dance shoes

When is it?

Saturday at 1.30 - 2.30pm

How much are the fees?

RM80.00 per month for 4 consecutive classes.


What is Contemporary Dance?

If you’ve watched So You Think You Can Dance, you will have an idea how Contemporary Dance looks like. If you don’t then…Contemporary Dance is a free form of dance where dancers will acquire a very versatile technique. You are given the chance to express yourself through swinging, kicking, rolling, jumping, sliding and movement exploration games. There are no rules!

What will I learn?

* Burn lots of calories!

* Increase your flexibility

* Fix your body alignment

* To increase your stamina and strength as a dancer

Who should learn?

Teens and adults of age

What do I wear?

Ø Soft ballet shoes/socks

Ø Ballet Leotard

Ø Baby Tee/Fitting Top

Ø Jazz/Dance pants

When is it?

Wednesday at 7.00 - 8.30pm

Thursday at 8.00 - 9.30pm

How much is it?

RM300.00 on a per term basis (1 term = 3 months)


What is Lyrical Dance?

Lyrical dance is a fusion of ballet and jazz dance techniques. Lyrical dance challenges dancers to find the meaning and emotion of the music through dancing. This dance style also allows you to tell a story using dance.

What will I learn?

* To express your emotions in movement

* Boost your confidence and enhance your self-image

* To put meaning to music using dance and movement

* Challenge the body to be versatile in both technique and emotion

Who should learn?

Teenagers and adults with a little bit of a dance background in ballet or rhythmic gymnastics, jazz, salsa, etc…

What do I wear?

Ø Ballet Leotards

Ø Jazz pants

Ø Baby Tee/Fitting Top

Ø Jazz/ballet soft shoes

(Available at Living Arts)

When is it?

Monday 8.30 - 9.30pm.

How much are the fees?

RM300.00 on a per term basis (1 term = 3 months)


What is Capoeira?

Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form which combines elements of Dance Music, Martial Arts and Culture. Learning to play Capoeira is both challenging and fun. It is a great way to meet people by doing something energetic AND culturally enriching!

What will I learn?

* Gain endurance, flexibility, agility and strength in your overall fitness

* Learn how to sing in Portuguese and play traditional musical instruments.

* Improve your overall body coordination.

Who should learn?

Anybody looking for a challenge and is curious about the Brazilian culture

What do I wear?

Ø T-shirt

Ø Comfortable/stretchable pants

Ø No footwear required

When is it?

Wednesday at 8.00 - 9.15pm

Friday at 8.00 - 9.15pm

How much are the fees?

There are 2 payment options for Capoeira.

Option 1: RM120.00 for 1 month of UNLIMITED classes.

Option 2: RM80.00 for 1 month of 4 consecutive classes.


What is Belly Dancing?

Belly dancing has been termed exotic, sensual and beautiful and is one of the oldest social dances. It is known to be less strenuous on the body and definitely more entertaining compared with lifting weights or sitting on a bike.

What will I learn?

* To strengthen your core muscle

* Increase flexibility

* Build leg and arm strength

* Burn as many calories as jogging and have fun while doing it

Who should learn?

Teens to senior adults who want to embrace their inner Goddess

What do I wear?

Ø Fitting top

Ø Long/flowy skirt

Ø Scarf with beads

Ø No footwear required

When is it?

Thursday 7.00 - 8.00pm

Saturday 4.30 - 5.30pm

How much are the fees?

RM120.00 per month for 4 consecutive lessons


Vinyasa Yoga. Partner Yoga. Acro Yoga.

What is Yoga?

Yoga is allowing practice that links various physical postures as well as breathing and meditation techniques to integrate the body, mind and breath. Yoga can provide relief from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Think of yoga as a natural chill pill, free of side effects.

CAUTION: Do not eat heavy food 2 hours before class. Do not wear jewellery during the class. Please NOTIFY the teacher if you have any health conditions and PLEASE switch off your hand phones.

What will I learn?

* To coordinate breathing with movements to keep the body energised

* To restore your core strength, balance & mindfulness

* To balance the masculine and feminine energy in each individual

* To be able to use the exercises as a tool to guide and heal your everyday life

* To link physical postures, breathing and meditation techniques to integrate the body mind and breathe.

Who should learn?

12 year olds to adults

What do I wear?

Ø Fitting tops that are sweat absorbent

Ø Comfortable pants

Ø No footwear required

When is it?

Monday 7.00 - 8.00pm

Thursday 7.00 - 8.00pm

Friday 7.00 - 8.00pm and 8.00 - 9.00pm

Saturday 3.00 - 4.00pm

How much are the fees?

Living Arts offers two packages for yoga.

Package 1: 2 months of UNLIMITED yoga classes @ RM188

Package 2: 1 month of 5 consecutive yoga classes @ RM100

Do I have to buy a yoga mat?

For hygiene purposes, students are advised to bring or buy your own yoga mats from Living Arts. Yoga mats are priced at RM60 - RM80 and it comes with a cool carry bag!

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