Dance Classes

Our classes are structured and programmed to support children’s holistic development for their age and ensure your child learns the core essentials of dance to become a creative, confident and well rounded dancer. As children progress through the classes they receive the appropriate teaching for that age and level, ensuring they are competent to move into the next class. Whilst we teach in a professional manner, classes are kept fun and engaging.

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 become a realityThese classes are a beautiful introduction to dance and movement as we introduce very basic Ballet steps in a creative manner and explore music and how to move our bodies.

These 30 minute classes are split into two age groups (Tiny Tots Baby Ballet and Tiny Tots Ballet) and aimed at children under 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 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 independent and ready for the Pre-Ballet class and our Pre-Prep dancers also participate in the end of year recital. Parents stay for some of these classes at the start of term.

Pre – Ballet

The Pre-Ballet class is for children who have participated in some form of Ballet class or aged 5-7 years old. 

This 45 minute class predominately focuses on Ballet, 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 begin to learn about safe stretching, posture and dance etiquette.

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 ideally had prior Ballet experience and aged 7 years upwards. 

Children have a good knowledge of the basics and build on these skills through routines, an increased exposure to steps, set exercises and travelling sequences. This class follows the ATOD syllabi and children are able to participate in exams if they wish. Children build on working as a team and with partners to support each other during this class.

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

 

Jazz / Tap Combo

This is a super fun, high energy class that is split into 2 genres – Jazz and Tap. It is great for children who love to dance, express themselves and be exposed to various music.

Children are introduced to a range of Jazz and Tap steps, linking steps, small combinations and choreography. This is also a great class for boys who want to dance.

We have 2 age groups for this class:

– Little Groovers Jazz / Tap for children aged 3-5 years (40mins)

– Junior Jazz / Tap for children aged 6yrs + (45mins)

 

View our class timetable here.

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