Dance Classes

Our classes have a clear structure and are planned out carefully to support children’s holistic development, suitable for their age group and to ensure your child learns the core essentials of dance to become a creative, confident and versatile individual. As children progress through the classes they receive the appropriate teaching for that age and level, ensuring they build not only dance skills but  an appreciation for the arts and many self development skills to ensure they are competent to move into the next class. Whilst we teach in a professional manner we have a special way of making our classes fun, engaging and very nurturing.

Class sizes are kept small to ensure children receive optimum teaching and feel comfortable within the class. There are also opportunities to follow the ATOD syllabi and participate in examinations for the progressive dancer. Please note the ages for classes are just a guideline and it is important children have the skills and confidence before moving up a class.

Please see a list of our classes below:

Tiny Tots Programme

This is our little gem! Our Tiny Tots programme is where it all begins and we welcome new and aspiring little Ballerina’s, making their dreams come to life. These classes are a beautiful introduction to dance and Ballet as we introduce basic Ballet steps in a creative manner, explore classical music and learn how to move our bodies in a safe nurturing environment.

These 30 minute classes are split into two age groups (Tiny Tots Baby Ballet and Tiny Tots Ballet) and aimed at children from 2 – 4 years old. They are very engaging classes and lots of fun, parents stay and watch all of our Tiny Tots classes.

Pre – Prep Ballet

The Pre-Prep Ballet class is a great step up from the Tiny Tot’s Ballet Programme, or for the 4-5 year old dancer that is new to Ballet.

This 35 minute class will expose your dancer to Ballet positions and the introduction of set excercises such as tendus, plies, retires and travelling moves. All taught in a fun engaging manner to a combination of music. Your child will also learn the correct Ballet terminology to support the steps. This class focuses on building confidence and skills to be more independent in their dancing and ready for the Pre-Ballet class. Parents are able to stay for these classes, except for the term of the concert.

Pre – Ballet

The Pre-Ballet class is for children who have participated in some form of Ballet class or new to dance and over 5 year’s old.

This 45 minute class focuses on Ballet and creative dance, developing the dancers knowledge of Ballet positions and steps, whilst extending their exposure to terminology and combination steps. This class also allows children to express themselves through routines and imaginative dance both independently and with partners / group. Children also learn about safe stretching, posture and how to improve their dance skills and overcome challenges.

Parents do not stay for this class, however are invited to our termly parent viewing week.

Junior Ballet

The Junior Ballet class is for those children who have had prior Ballet experience and aged 7 years upwards.

Children have a good knowledge of the basic Ballet steps and technique and build on these skills through exercises at the barre, centre work, routines, an increased exposure to steps, set exercises and travelling sequences. This class also follows the ATOD syllabi as well as exploring classical Ballets, imaginative and expressive dance. Children build on working as a team and with partners to support each other during the class.

Parents do not stay for this class, however are invited to our termly parent viewing week.

 

Little Groovers

This is a super fun, energetic class that is split into 2 genres – Jazz and Tap. It is great for children who love to dance, move their bodies, express themselves and be challenged. It is suitable for children aged 4-6years old and is also a great class for boys who want to dance.

Children are introduced to basic Jazz and Tap steps, they learn how to count their steps, listen to the timing of music, link steps together and learn choreography.

Parents are welcome to stay for these classes.

 

Junior Jazz / Tap Combo

This is a high energy, fun class that is split into 2 genres – Jazz and Tap. It is great for children who also take Ballet or have danced before, although newbies are most welcome.

It is a fun challenging class where children the style of Jazz dance; which involves kicks, turns, leaps, combination steps and travelling steps. They also learn Tap dance; which involves learning about timing, rhythm, shuffles, flaps, travelling steps and we also carry out choreography in these classes.

It is suitable for children aged 7 years upwards and this is also a great class for boys.

Parents do not stay for these classes, although they are invited to our termly parent viewing week.

 

View our class timetable here.

Enrolment form 2018 – Please read carefully and complete before the start of class.