Children’s Prospectus

Ballet

(ISTD Grade & Vocational Exams)

It is a theatrical performance that uses the combined effects of dance, mime, and music – it is the foundation of all dance disciplines.

Students are accepted from the age of 3 years.

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Contemporary

Popular form of dance. Tends to utilise both the strong and controlled leg work of Ballet and Modern.

Children are accepted from 6 years 

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Examinations

Dance – Class, Grade and Major exams are taken using the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) Examination Board in Ballet, Modern and Tap.

Our principal aim is for the students to enjoy their classes and therefore Examinations are not compulsory.

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Shows

A show is staged every 2 years a the local theatre in which every student is invited to participate., giving them the experience and enjoyment of performing to a live audience.

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Street Dance

Children accepted from 6 years old

A really great place for kids to get together and release some energy to their favourite music. The children will learn steps and techniques and then put them together in routines. They will get a chance to dance different Street styles such as “hip-hop” and “Locking”. Their own personal style and ideas are encouraged. Great exercise and brilliant for building confidence and self-esteem.

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Drama

Private LAMDA classes are available.

– Inspiring individuals
– Communication skill
– Increases self confidence
– Develops social and life skills
– No experience necessary

Students are accepted from the age of 6 years.

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Modern

(ISTD Grade and vocational Exams)

Is a stylised modern day form of dance – it works on limbering parts of the body and concentrates on rhythm and spacial awareness.

Students are accepted from the age of 4 years

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Musical Theatre

adf Team & Troup

These classes are in collaboration with Shinetime musical theatre

Children are accepted from 5 years old

These classes concentrate on group singing and acting, in a fun and relaxed environment.

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Jazz

Based on strong warm up. This is a totally unset class using the latest dance routines and music. This form of dance is very popular with all ages, boys and girls.

Students are accepted from the age of 3 years.

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Acro

Children are accepted for classes from the age of 3

Acro is not the typical tumbling or gymnastics class. Our experienced acro instructor will guide the class towards increased flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration.

This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique, teaching such skills as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, ariels, balance and contortion tricks. Students will work at their own level and pace.

​Why not Combine your Acro class with a style class such as Commercial or Contemporary to help with your style and performance skills.

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Saturday Theatre School

Taking extracts from musicals students are coached in the staging, performance and singing of these pieces. The morning is broken into three separate sessions – dance, drama and combined musical theatre.

Classes will be grouped into:-

Juniors: 5-8 years

Middlies: 9-11 years

Seniors: 11 years and over

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Tap

(ISTD grade and vocational exams)

Is a style of dance movement which is modern based, working to rhythms which the student learns to beat with their feet. Loads of fun and plenty of noise!!

Students are accepted from the age of 3 years.

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