Childrens classes available


PreSchool dance for 2-4 year olds (Mummy and Me)

Pre School introduces children to dance and movement using the natural actions of the body such as running, walking, jumping, hopping, skipping and galloping. It is structured to aid children’s physical development, coordination, spatial awareness, creativity and self-expression, working individually, with a partner, or as a group.Pre School dance also introduces children to other fundamental curriculum learning skills such as counting, colour and shape recognition, vocabulary and language skills. The strength of the system is that learning is achieved through imaginative movement which is enjoyable and fun.

Pre-Primary in dance and Primary in Dance

Pre-Primary in Dance is designed for students from the age of five years while Primary in Dance is for students from the age of six. These syllabi develop students’ physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression and musicality using a range of sounds and musical styles.

 The syllabi prepare students for a successful transition to ballet and other dance genres at higher levels. In both Pre-Primary in Dance and Primary in Dance, students, through participation and practice will be able to:

• articulate parts of the body
• demonstrate awareness of positions of the body
• perform with an awareness of space
• demonstrate control
• demonstrate co-ordination
• demonstrate elevation
• demonstrate use of appropriate movement dynamics
• respond to the elements of music
• perform expressively
• perform a sequence of simple steps to depict a story
• confidently recall the settings

Pre-Primary in Dance is offered as a Class Award and Primary in Dance is offered either as Class Award or Examination


RAD Classical Ballet:

A classical dance form which is the foundation for all dance. Classes will emphasise technique and
correct body alignment along with flexibility, strength, grace, co ordination, musicality andperformance quality. Students will also study ballet terminology and history. Children can take examinations from the age of 5 and classes progress through to vocational grades. All dance examinations from grade 1 and above are recognised by Ofqual.


ISTD Modern Theatre:

Modern Theatre Dance defies a single permanent definition. This is largely due to its ability to
adapt, develop and evolve with the changing fashion in dance. Through a carefully planned and well-tried examination syllabus, which combines modern dance, jazz and other dance styles, young people are trained to become disciplined and versatile dancers who have a professional attitude towards
dance. Examinations are available from the age of 5. All dance examinations from grade 1 and above are recognised by ofqual.


Apart from being an essential skill for the professional dancer, tap dance is one of the most enjoyable and rhythmic forms of recreational dance. Classes will emphasize rhythm, style and sound. Students will study basic tap steps, combinations and will learn to develop correct tap technique and produce clear tap sounds. Examinations can be taken from the age of 5. All dance examinations from grade 1 and above are recognised by ofqual.

ISTD National:

This genre covers a wide range of European Folk Dance including Scottish, Finnish, Danish and English to name but a few. These traditional dances were developed by communities in the corresponding country and help provide a sense of community and awareness of others.


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