Children’s Dance Classes
A fun and creative dance/movement class for all toddlers, boy or girl, aged 6 months to 4.5 years. This is their first introduction to dance and drama through story telling, props and songs with action. A fun packed class for parent and child, using a variety of music from Disney tunes and nursery rhymes to all the latest pop songs.
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This class is suitable for children aged between 3 and 4 years old. It is a 30 min class teaching all the basic ballet movements; skipping, galloping, turning, plies etc. It is an imaginative, confidence building class using both classical music, nursery rhymes and Disney tunes. Children should bring a doll or teddy to class with them. Parents do not come into the studio.
All children are awarded stickers or token medals at the end of class for participating.
After Baby Ballet the children progress onto Pre-Primary Ballet, then Primary ballet, which follow the ISTD syllabus and offers exam opportunities.
Modern & Tap Dance Classes
If you do not want to take your child to dance classes several times a week, we have the perfect solution. Our combination classes offer two disciplines in one. We follow the ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) syllabus, which gives the student the opportunity to take exams if they wish.
Children are all given a sticker chart when they join the class and will get a sticker for each week that they attend. Once they have filled up their sticker chart they are rewarded with a small ‘dance’ prize!
Mini and Junior Street
An energetic and funky class, dancing to all the latest pop tunes. Less technical than the combination classes, and there are no exams. The emphasis is on having fun, and tiring your child out for you! The class consists of a warm-up, some travelling steps and a new funky street dance routine every couple of weeks. Extremely popular classes, so make sure you book early!
All children are given a sticker chart and are awarded a sticker at the end of each class for their hard work. Once they have filled up their sticker chart they can hand it in to their teacher for a dance prize!
Adult Dance Classes
“Our adult classes are designed as a ‘dance work out’, so if the gym is not for you, this is the perfect alternative. A great way to tone up legs, bums and tums, in a real friendly and positive environment! “
Mini and Junior Musical Theatre
This is a miniature version of the Musical Theatre course. Minis is for children aged 3 to 5 years the Junior course is for 5-7 years. This is the perfect course for building confidence and encouraging creativity, whilst also getting some great exercise! They will learn dance, drama and singing in one fun packed class. There are lots of opportunities to perform at local events, festivals, annual pantomimes and our Bi-annual Summer show.
Street Dance and Hip-Hop
Street dance is a funky style of dance that you would see on MTV, or in music videos. We do a strengthening warm-up, and then concentrate on a routine to the latest R&B or pop track. For those who wish to pursue a career in dance we offer the opportunity to audition (Every September) for our Hip-Hop crews. The crews participates in numerous events and competitions throughout the year.
This course is a three hour session incorporating all three of the Musical Theatre disciplines, Drama, Singing and Dance. The emphasis of this course is to provide as many opportunities to perform as possible, this includes various theatrical events, festivals, and end of term demonstrations. Termly workshops, with industry professionals are included as part of the course, from West End Performers to Casting Directors, and film and television actors. Students will be actively encouraged to attend auditions for professional work. Our students have performed in Oliver in the West End, Nuzzle and Scratch on CBeebies, the Watford Palace Pantomimes, Watersmeet Pantos and several TV adverts, including the Olympic Mascot advert! We also have students who are currently studying at vocational colleges including The Urdang Academy, Arts Educational, Laine Theatre Arts, Guildford School of Acting.
(Students should bring a snack and a drink with them.)
Contemporary dance is a genre of dance performance that developed during the mid-twentieth century. It is a mix of classical, modern, and jazz styles and has since come to incorporate elements from many styles of dance. Due to its technical similarities, it is often perceived to be closely related to modern dance, ballet, and other classical concert dance styles.
In terms of the focus of its technique, contemporary dance tends to combine the strong but controlled legwork of ballet with modern that stresses on torso. It also employs contract-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation characteristics of modern dance. Unpredictable changes in rhythm, speed, and direction are often used, as well. Additionally, contemporary dance sometimes incorporates elements of non-western dance cultures, such as elements from African dance including bent knees, or movements from the Japanese contemporary dance, Butoh.
LAMDA Drama Classes & Private Singing Lessons
LAMDA Drama Build your confidence whilst learning to act for both theatre and film or television. Your child will learn to project his/her voice, improvisation techniques, script reading and so on through a series of drama games and vocal excersizes. A fun and inspiring drama class! All whilst working towards LAMDA exams which can count towards UCAS points. We are a registered approved LAMDA examination centre. You can find out more about LAMDA exams here
Private Singing Lessons The best way to build up a repetoire of songs and strengthen your voice ready for auditions is to have a private singing lesson. Please call for details. (There is a waiting list for private lessons so please let us know if you would like to be added to it.)