CLASSES OFFERED

Beginners Ballet 

A fun and creative movement class for toddlers aged 2½-4 . These classes are a perfect introduction to movement and dance and provide a good springboard into the RAD Pre School curriculum. The classes are designed to encourage and improve the children’s confidence, co-ordination and develop their social skills. Using an array of props and music, the classes guarantee to capture the children’s imagination.

RAD Graded Ballet

Grades 1–8

The Graded syllabus provide a broad practical dance education developing the technical, musical and performance skills of the student. Through the use of musically inspired exercises and dances, the students will learn joy in movement, creative interpretation and a sense of dance and performance quality.

The RAD Dance Syllabus consists of three dance disciplines:

  • Ballet - the foundation and the most important part of the syllabus.

  • Free Movement - influenced by and incorporating movements in common with other dance styles such as Natural Movement, Contemporary and Classical Greek Dance. 

  • Character - the theatrical presentation of national dance using original ethnic dance and music which has been freely adapted for the theatre.

Children are encouraged to take the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Examinations, Class Awards or Class Presentations when they have reached the required standard.

Silver Swans

Our Silver Swans® classes have been specifically designed for the over-55s, but you’re free to join us whatever your age! Whether you’ve never danced before or want to get back into the swing of it, our Silver Swans® classes have something for everyone!​

​Taught by Royal Academy of Dance Registered teachers.

ISTD Tap

Tap is a great way to develop rhythm and coordination. It is an exciting dance style offering a sense of immense satisfaction once steps have been mastered.

As the students progress, they learn how to link basic steps and beats to enable them to perform more detailed and complex rhythms with their feet more quickly. They learn more about performance style, musicality and presentation. Tap dance is a challenging dance style, but also, extremely rewarding.

Students are encouraged to take their ISTD Tap Examinations when they have reached the required standard.

RAD Pre Primary and Primary Ballet

These syllabi develop children aged 4+ physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression and musicality using a range of sounds and musical styles.  Set to engaging music, the gentle exercises teach the beginnings of the ballet technique in a creative and fun environment. The classes prepare children for a successful transition to ballet and other dance genres at higher levels.

RAD Vocational Ballet

  • Intermediate Foundation

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced 1

  • Advanced 2

The Vocational Graded Examinations in RAD Dance Syllabus provides an in-depth study of ballet, developing students’ technique, music and performance skills and introduces pointe. This highly-focused and practical training prepares students for a dance, or dance-related, career.

Students are encouraged to take their RAD Examinations when they have reached the required standard.

Adult Ballet

It’s never too late to learn ballet! Our adult classes are for beginners to intermediate level.

 These classes are a great way to socialise, keep fit and improve posture and flexibility.

ISTD Modern

Modern Theatre dance is a rhythmic dance style which originated in America before travelling to the rest of the world. 

It is a wonderful dance genre. It allows a dancer to explore the different qualities and styles necessary for performing to varying pieces of music. It can be fast and energetic, funky and stylish or soft and lyrical.

Modern classes explore line, style and musicality and will parallel current fashionable dance trends.

Students are encouraged to take their ISTD Modern Theatre Examinations when they have reached the required standard.

Contemporary

Contemporary is a very flexible form of dance that values individuality. It develops poise, confidence, emotional stability, creativity and physical fitness. Contemporary is also great to develop children's choreographic skills, using body mapping, levels shapes and dynamics, and can open the door for older pupils who have never danced before, to be inventive, without previous dance experience. 

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