Tiny Dancers : 3 - 6 years

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HOP

2.5 - 4 years

These class introduces pre-school children to dance using music, props and stories. 

The emphasis is on moving and capturing the imagination. Each exercise builds essential motor skills, co-ordination and rhythm. Children work in groups to discover their first Tap, Modern and Ballet steps. This nurtures their social and emotional development.

Class Times
Saturdays - 9am
Wednesdays - 3.15pm

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Pre Primary Foundation Ballet

3 -  4 years

This class focusses purely on Ballet; starting to develop physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression, and musicality using a range of sounds and musical styles.

This prepares students for the transition to ballet and other dance genres at higher levels.

Class Times
Mondays - 3.15pm

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Beginner Street

3 - 5 years

Set to contrasting music from our other classes, Street allows our younger dancers total freedom of movement and expression.

Our teacher AJ is also experienced in House and Hip Hop which adds diversity to the classes. 

Class Times
Tuesdays - 3.45pm

 

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Beginner Yoga

3 - 5 years

The focus of these classes is on creativity, followed by a meditative aspect.

For our beginners pupils  'yoga' is broken down into a rhyme or story with lots of opportunity for children to use their imaginations.

Yoga improves flexibility and strengthens growing bodies as well as develops concentration.

Class Times
Thursdays - 4.00pm

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SKIP

4 - 6 years

Children are now able to remember the names of the steps they learn and begin putting them into short sequences. Following the Pre-Primary ISTD syllabus in Tap and Modern provides an appreciation of the contrasting styles and accompanying music, for example; rhythmic tap and jazzy modern.

Class Times
Saturdays - 9.30am
Wednesday - 3.45pm

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Pre Primary Ballet

4 - 6 years

Pre Primary is one of the introductory levels of the RAD’s graded examination syllabi and our students work towards taking their Pre Primary Class Award.

The classes develop physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression, and musicality using a range of sounds and musical styles. This prepares students for the transition to ballet and other dance genres at higher levels.

Class Times
Mondays - 3.45pm


 

Junior Dancers : 6 - 8 years

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JUMP

6 - 7 years

Having learnt to ‘Hop’ and ‘Skip’, pupils now jump into dance with longer sequences demonstrating more precise technique. Improvisation is encouraged, drawn from the range of steps they have developed in their classes so far. There is an option of taking a class exam (where the teacher is present) in the Primary ISTD  Tap and Modern syllabi they have learned. 

Class Times
Saturdays - 10.15am
Wednesdays - 4.30pm

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Grade 1 + 2 Modern

7 years +

Modern is now taken on it's own in a dedicated 45 minute class. We continue to follow the ISTD syllabus + graded examinations are offered.

This highly energetic style is most frequently seen in musical productions and the process of learning, memorising + performing dances contributes to increasing self-confidence.

If taken to Grade 6 and above, the marks attained also count towards UCAS entrance points as they are recognised by Ofqual - the Office for Qualifications and Examinations Regulation.

Class Times
Grade 1:
Fridays - 5.00pm
Grade 2:
Wednesdays - 6.30pm

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Junior Contemporary

Grades 1 + 2 / 7 years +

An introduction to Contemporary dance; a style that was originally informed by and borrowed from classical ballet, modern, and jazz. 

It has since come to incorporate elements from many other styles of dance too; such as African dance including bent knees, or movements from the Japanese contemporary dance; Butoh. 

Training combines the strong but controlled legwork of Ballet. It also employs contract/release, floor work, fall and recovery, and the improvisation characteristics of modern dance. 

Class Times
Saturdays - 9.45am

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Primary Ballet

6 - 7 years

Primary is one of the introductory levels of the RAD’s graded examination syllabi and our students work towards taking their Pre Primary Class Award.

The classes develop physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression, and musicality using a range of sounds and musical styles. This prepares students for the transition to ballet and other dance genres at higher levels.

Class Times
Wednesdays - 4.45pm

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Grade 1 + 2 Tap

 7 years +

Tap is now taken on it's own in a dedicated 45 minute class. We continue to follow the ISTD syllabus + graded examinations are offered.

Rhythm is a strong focus of these classes, along with the precise movement of the feet + ankles. The theatrical side of this dance form is also developed.

If taken to Grade 6 and above, the marks attained also count towards UCAS entrance points as they are recognised by Ofqual - the Office for Qualifications and Examinations Regulation.

Class Times
Grade 1:
Fridays - 4.15pm
Grade 2:
Wednesdays - 5.30pm


 

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BBCON
(Ballet Body Conditioning)

Grade 2 Ballet students

A free of charge 15 minute class that comprises a unique mix of body conditioning and ballet-based floor work.

This is for Grade 2 students and up and is an invaluable, complimentary session to students’ regular ballet class.

BBCon seeks to improve: flexibility, core stability, strength, fitness levels, stamina and coordination.

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Junior Street

6 - 8 years

'Street' is an informal style of dance involving a variety of moves often developed in public spaces such as streets, clubs and playgrounds.

Our teacher AJ is also experienced in House and Hip Hop which challenges student's technique whilst they dance to their favourite music.

Class Times
Tuesdays - 4.15 - 4.45pm


 

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Grade 1 + 2 Ballet

7 years +

By taking classes and working towards graded examinations, pupils develop core stability, weight placement, turn out + line.

Awareness of artistry and dynamics is also recognised and rewarded. Exercises encourage the development of sound technique, relevant for the ballet world of today.

If taken to Grade 6 and above, the marks attained also count towards UCAS entrance points as they are recognised by Ofqual - the Office for Qualifications and Examinations Regulation.

Class Times
Grade 1:
Wednesdays - 4.45pm
Grade 2:
Mondays - 5.15pm

 

 

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Limbering

Grade 2 Modern students

A free of charge 15 minute class that is compulsory for anyone wishing to take Modern exams from Grade 2 onwards.

The class is designed to increase strength + flexibility which cannot be covered within the syllabus Modern classes themselves.

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Junior Yoga

6 - 8 years

The focus of these classes is on creativity followed by a meditative aspect. 

For Juniors, there is more physicality and learning about their bodies. Yoga improves flexibility and strengthens growing bodies as well as develops concentration. 

Class Times
Thursdays - 4.30 - 5.15pm



 

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Junior Performance

Grades 1 + 2 / 8 years +

A 45 minute session incorporating limbering (for strength + flexibility) as well as new steps and routines not covered by the ISTD or RAD syllabi. 

A variety of music and dance styles are covered as pupils learn how the steps they have mastered translate to the stage; as well as how to perform in a group.

Guest teachers are invited in each term and this is a non exam based class and any performance opportunities sought out by teachers are offered to pupils of this class first.

Class Times
Saturdays - 11.15am

Intermediate Dancers : 9 - 12 years

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Grade 3 + 4 Modern

9 years +

Modern continues to be taken in a dedicated 45 minute class, following the ISTD syllabus. Graded examinations + jazz awards are offered.

This highly energetic style is most frequently seen in musical productions and the process of learning, memorising + performing dances contributes to increasing self-confidence.

If taken to Grade 6 and above, the marks attained also count towards UCAS entrance points as they are recognised by Ofqual - the Office for Qualifications and Examinations Regulation.

Class Times
Grade 3:
Fridays - 6.45pm
Grade 4:
Thursdays - 5.00pm

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Intermediate Street

9 years +

'Street' is an informal style of dance involving a variety of moves often developed in public spaces such as streets, clubs and playgrounds.

Our teacher AJ is also experienced in House and Hip Hop which challenges student's technique whilst they dance to their favourite music.

Class Times
Tuesdays - 4.45pm

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Grade 3 + 4 Tap

9 years +

Tap continues to be taken in a dedicated 45 minute class, following the ISTD syllabus. Graded examinations are offered.

Rhythm is a strong focus of these classes, along with the precise movement of the feet + ankles. The theatrical side of this dance form is also developed.

If taken to Grade 6 and above, the marks attained also count towards UCAS entrance points as they are recognised by Ofqual - the Office for Qualifications and Examinations Regulation.

Class Times
Grade 3:
Fridays - 6.00pm
Grade 4:
Wednesdays - 5.45pm

 

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Intermediate Performance

Grade 3 + 4/ 10 years +

Developing the skills learned in the Junior class, this 60 minute class is faster paced and challenges pupils with longer sequences and new steps each week.

Stamina and strength are encouraged with tougher exercises for the more mature body.

Any performance opportunities sought out by teachers are offered to pupils of this class first.

Class Times
Saturdays - 12.00pm

 

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Grade 3 + 4 Ballet

9 years +

By continuing to take classes and work towards graded examinations, pupils develop increased core stability,  turn out + line. Awareness of artistry and dynamics is also recognised and rewarded.

Exercises encourage the development of sound technique, relevant for the ballet world of today.

If taken to Grade 6 and above, the marks attained also count towards UCAS entrance points as they are recognised by Ofqual - the Office for Qualifications and Examinations Regulation.

Class Times
Grade 3:
Mondays - 6.30pm
Grade 4:
Mondays - 7.45pm



 

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Intermediate Contemporary

Grade 3 + 4/ 10 years +

Progressing on from the Junior class, students develop the Contemporary style that was originally informed by and borrowed from classical ballet, modern, and jazz.

Training combines the strong but controlled legwork of Ballet. It also employs contract/release, floor work, fall and recovery, and the improvisation characteristics of modern dance.

Class Times
Saturdays - 10.30am

 

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Intermediate Foundation Ballet

Grade 4 / 10 years +

Intermediate Foundation is the first of the RAD Vocational Graded Examinations in Dance Syllabus.

It provides an in-depth study of ballet; developing the technique, music and performance skills of the student; aiding their grade work.

It also introduces Pointe work.

 Class Times
Wednesdays - 6.30pm

 

 


 

 

 

 

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BBCon + Limbering

Modern + Ballet students

These 15 minute sessions continue to enhance the students' strength + flexibility as their syllabus work becomes more demanding.

Class Times
BBCon:
Mondays - 7.30pm
G3 Limbering:
Fridays - 7.30pm
G4 Limbering:
Thursdays - 4.45pm

 

Senior Dancers : 13 years +

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Grade 5 + Modern

13 years +

Modern continues to be taken in a dedicated 45 minute class, following the ISTD syllabus. Graded examinations + jazz awards are offered.

This highly energetic style is most frequently seen in musical productions and the process of learning, memorising + performing dances contributes to increasing self-confidence.

If taken to Grade 6 and above, the marks attained also count towards UCAS entrance points as they are recognised by Ofqual - the Office for Qualifications and Examinations Regulation.

Class Times
Thursdays - 6.45pm

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Grade 5 +
Tap

13 years +

Tap continues to be taken in a dedicated 45 minute class, following the ISTD syllabus. Graded examinations are offered.

Rhythm is a strong focus of these classes, along with the precise movement of the feet + ankles. The theatrical side of this dance form is also developed.

If taken to Grade 6 and above, the marks attained also count towards UCAS entrance points as they are recognised by Ofqual - the Office for Qualifications and Examinations Regulation.

Class Times
Thursdays - 7.30pm

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Grade 5 + Ballet

13 years +

By continuing to take classes and work towards graded examinations, pupils develop increased core stability,  turn out + line. Awareness of artistry and dynamics is also recognised and rewarded.

Exercises encourage the development of sound technique, relevant for the ballet world of today.

If taken to Grade 6 and above, the marks attained also count towards UCAS entrance points as they are recognised by Ofqual - the Office for Qualifications and Examinations Regulation.

Class Times
Grade 5:
Wednesdays - 7.30pm
Grade 6:
Wednesdays - 5.30pm

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Senior Street

12 years +

'Street' is an informal style of dance involving a variety of moves often developed in public spaces such as streets, clubs and playgrounds.

Our teacher AJ is also experienced in House and Hip Hop which challenges student's technique whilst they dance to their favourite music.

Class Times
Tuesdays - 5.30pm

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Senior Performance

Grade 5 / 12 years +

Developing the skills learned in the Intermediate class, this 75 minute class emphasises the fitness required for dance at a high level as well as challenges pupils with longer sequences and new steps each week.

Students are pushed in this class with guest teachers expecting them to pick up routines quickly and perform with the appropriate style.

Any performance opportunities sought out by teachers are offered to pupils of this class first.

Class Times
Saturdays - 1.00pm

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Senior Contemporary

Grade 5 / 12 years +

Progressing on from the Intermediate class, students develop the Contemporary style that was originally informed by and borrowed from classical ballet, modern, and jazz.

Training combines the strong but controlled legwork of Ballet. It also employs contract/release, floor work, fall and recovery, and the improvisation characteristics of modern dance.

Class Times
Saturdays - 9.00am

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Limbering

Modern students

These 15 minute sessions continue to enhance the students' strength + flexibility as their syllabus work becomes more demanding.

Class Times
Thursdays - 6.30pm