Classes currently on offer:

  • RAD Ballet
  • Pre School Ballet
  • Commercial Jazz
  • Hip Hop
  • Boy’s Hip Hop and Breakdance
  • Contemporary

RAD and ISTD-Examining bodies
The Royal Academy of Dance and The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing are internationally recognised bodies for dance training and examination. Both have extremely high standards. All students will be given the chance, when ready, to take examinations enabling them to get to a very high standard. Examinations are vitally important, they give students something to work towards and are a guideline for how each student is improving. Confidence is achieved by being capable of moving from level to level. Also accurate training and technique enables the student to move on to full-time dance training if appropriate.

Explanation of classes:

- Pre School Ballet
This class is an introduction to Movement to Music for young children aged 2½ – 4½. Based on simple ballet steps, the class encourages the development of musicality, coordination, discipline, social skills and hopefully instills a love of dance and a solid foundation that will continue as the child moves up in classes.

- Ballet
Ballet is the foundation for all other dance forms, it is a highly technical form of dance. Correct training in technique is essential for proper understanding and improvement. It is a very difficult form of dance and requires dedication and discipline. Ballet encourages grace, correct stance, musicality and is a beautiful art form to dance and to observe.

- Commercial Jazz
Jazz dancing is a form of dance that showcases a dancer’s individual style and originality. Every jazz dancer interprets and executes moves and steps in their own way. Jazz dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns. To excel in jazz, it is helpful to have a foundation in ballet technique as this encourages strength, grace and balance. Commercial Jazz is danced to popular commercial music for the most part, it requires accurate technique throughout.

- Hip Hop
Hip Hop Dance refers to choreographed dance styles primarily danced to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. This includes a wide range of styles notably breaking, locking, and popping. Hip Hop dance is fun to do and there are new elements of it being developed all the time. It allows for a lot of free expression and improvisation.

- Boys Hip Hop and Breakdance:
This is a class to encourage boys to dance! A mixture of Hip Hop and Breakdance will work on showing off boys strengths and you learn some cool tricks too!

- Contemporary
Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet.
Dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.
Contemporary dance stresses versatility and improvisation, focusing on floorwork, using gravity to pull dancers to the floor.
It can be performed to many different styles of music.