Contemporary Dance is a compilation of, Modern, Ballet and Jazz, using techniques from each different style to Create movement instead of structuring it.
To accomplish this we make use of IDF's Modern & Lyrical syllabus work, combining the two, to teach technique, emotional interpretation and performance.
When competing in Contemporary, stage competitions expect well rounded and versatile dancers, who can tell a story, aswell as perform some tricks, incorporating Acrobatics and Tumbling in routines.
We offer choreography and training in Contemporary, Modern, Lyrical, Jazz and Show Dance.
Having previously owned - together with Dave Campbell – Dancenter Ballroom and Latin American Studio in Johannesburg, Beverley decided to branch out into the Freestyle world.
Beverley danced with her partner, Dave Campbell, from the age of 13 and reached the Professional British, International and World Cup Finals, as well as being undefeated South African Ballroom and Latin American Champions.
Following her successful Ballroom and Latin career, it was quite a step to take on Freestyle!
After advertising in the Pretoria East Rekord newspaper, the first class started with 21 pupils ranging from 4-and-a-half to 16 years of age. In no time the classes were split into age groups and the rest is history!
In 2013 we opened a second branch in Centurion which is growing from strength to strength.
In recent years a few of our former pupils have qualified in other dance styles which prompted us to introduce Hip Hop, Contemporary, Acrobatics and Dancefit into the studio.
We are very proud of our teachers who have grown up in our studio and are now sharing their expertise and experience with the next generation. We are equally proud of the external teachers that have joined The Beverley Hammond Dance School family.
It is wonderful to have fresh and new ideas, as we constantly work to provide the best opportunities for our pupils.
Contemporary Dance Lessons are offered by Hayman Dance Studio for all ages and abilities. It is our aim, not only to teach all our pupils everything they need to know about the basics of dance, but also to train them in the technical proficiency of their chosen dance form.