Tiny Dancers: 3 - 6 years

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HOP

HOP

2.5 - 4 years

This 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
SKIP

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 + Wednesdays - 3.45pm
Pre Primary Foundation

Pre Primary Foundation

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 - 3.30pm
Pre Primary

Pre Primary

4 - 6 years

Pre Primary is one of the introductory levels of the’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 - 4pm
Beginner Street

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

Junior Dancers: 6 - 8 years

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JUMP

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
Primary Ballet

Primary Ballet

6 - 7 years

Primary is one of the introductory levels of the ISTD’s graded examination syllabi and our students work towards taking their 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 - 4.30pm
Grade 1 + 2 Modern

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.

Class times:
Grade 1 (Fridays - 5.15pm) + Grade 2 (Wednesdays - 6.30pm)
Grade 1 + 2 Tap

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.

Class times:
Grade 1 (Fridays - 4.30pm) + Grade 2 (Wednesdays - 5.30pm)
Grade 1 + 2 Ballet

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.

Class times:
Grade 1 (Wednesdays - 4.45pm for Autumn Term 2019) + Grade 2 (Starts January 2020)
BBCON + Limbering

BBCON + Limbering

Modern + Ballet students

Free of charge 15 minute sessions for anyone wishing to take Modern + Ballet exams from Grade 2 onwards. The classes are designed to increase + improve technique, strength + flexibility which cannot be covered within the syllabus classes themselves.

Class times:
BBCon (Mondays - 6.00pm) + Limbering (Wednesdays - 6.15pm)
Junior Street

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 - 4.15pm
Junior Performance

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 exam classes. 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 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

Grade 3 + 4 Modern

10 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.

Class times:
Grade 3 (Fridays - 7.00pm) + Grade 4 (Thursdays - 5.00pm)
Grade 3 + 4 Tap

Grade 3 + 4 Tap

10 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.


Class times:
Grade 3 (Fridays - 6.15pm) + Grade 4 (Thursdays - 5.45pm)
Grade 3 + 4 Ballet

Grade 3 + 4 Ballet

10 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.

Class times:
Grade 3 (Mondays - 6.30pm) + Grade 4 (Wednesdays - 5.45pm)
Intermediate Foundation Ballet

Intermediate Foundation Ballet

Grade 4 / 10 years +

Intermediate Foundation is a preparatory level for vocational Ballet exams. The demands of vocational study are greater than the graded exams and therefore students from Grade 4 upwards are invited to take part in this 2nd Ballet class per week.

Vocational classes provide an in-depth study of Ballet; developing the technique, music and performance skills of the student. The class also introduces Pointe work.

Class times:
Mondays - 7.30pm
BBCon + Limbering

BBCon + Limbering

Modern students

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

Class times:
G4 Limbering (Thursdays - 4.45pm) + G4 BBCon (Wednesdays 5.30pm)
Intermediate / Senior Street

Intermediate / Senior Street

Grade 3/ 10 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 - 5.00pm
Intermediate Performance

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
Intermediate Contemporary

Intermediate Contemporary

Grade 3/ 11 years +

We are one of the first school's to be following the ISTD's NEW Contemporary syllabus. This set of work aims to introduce students to the fundamentals and vocabulary of Contemporary technique and performance through specially created solos by professional choreographers. Creating movement vocabulary is also explored along with story telling and improvisation.

The focus is on developing strong, controlled leg work similar to Ballet and floor work that is similar to Modern, as well as contract/release and fall/recovery.

Class times:
Thursdays - 5pm
Teen Yoga

Teen Yoga

Year 7+

The aim of each 45 minute session is to improve body awareness - and eventually control - in teenagers. Growth spurts and body developments can be frustrating and confusing although totally natural. Yoga will help students to understand these differences.

Yoga can also provide a less intimidating form of exercise for those teenagers who may not find school sports enjoyable, while enhancing the performance of those that do; especially those that dance. The mindful aspect of Yoga can also be useful to those students coping with pressure from school and any other areas of their lives.

Class times:
Thursdays - 6pm

Senior Dancers: 13 years +

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Grade 5 + Modern

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.

Class times:
Thursdays - 6.45pm
Grade 5 + Tap

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.

Class times:
Thursdays - 7.30pm
Grade 5 + Ballet

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.


Class times:
Grade 5 (Wednesdays - 6.45pm) + Grade 6 (Wednesdays - 8pm)
Intermediate Ballet

Intermediate Ballet

Grade 5/6 upwards

Intermediate is the first vocational Ballet exam offered by the ISTD.

Vocational classes provide an in-depth study of Ballet; developing the technique, music and performance skills of the student. Pointe work is also part of the exam.

UCAS points are available for completion these exams.

Class times:
From January 2020
BBCon + Limbering

BBCon + Limbering

Modern + Ballet students

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

Class times:
G5 Limbering (Thursdays - 6.30pm), G5 + 6 BBCon (Wednesdays - 7.45pm)
Intermediate / Senior Street

Intermediate / Senior Street

Grade 3/ 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 - 5.00pm
Senior Performance

Senior Performance

Grade 5/13 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
Senior Contemporary

Senior Contemporary

Grade 5/ 13 years +

We are one of the first school's to be following the ISTD's NEW Contemporary syllabus. This set of work aims to introduce students to the fundamentals and vocabulary of Contemporary technique and performance through specially created solos by professional choreographers. Creating movement vocabulary is also explored along with story telling and improvisation.

The focus is on developing strong, controlled leg work similar to Ballet and floor work that is similar to Modern, as well as contract/release and fall/recovery.

Class times:
Tuesdays - 6.00pm
Teen Yoga

Teen Yoga

Year 7+

The aim of each 45 minute session is to improve body awareness - and eventually control - in teenagers. Growth spurts and body developments can be frustrating and confusing although totally natural. Yoga will help students to understand these differences.

Yoga can also provide a less intimidating form of exercise for those teenagers who may not find school sports enjoyable, while enhancing the performance of those that do; especially those that dance. The mindful aspect of Yoga can also be useful to those students coping with pressure from school and any other areas of their lives.

Class times:
Thursdays - 6pm