We are a family-run school dedicated to providing a warm and safe learning environment that fosters growth and development. Our school caters to a diverse range of students, from hobbyists exploring their interests to aspiring professionals pursuing careers in the arts.
We offer classes for both parents and children, starting from the young age of 2.5 years. Additionally, we have independent class options available for children aged 3 years and above. Our comprehensive range of classes includes nursery, primary, high school, and college levels. We also have an adult programme designed specifically for mature ladies aged 18 years and above.
We are proud to be associated with the esteemed 'Defying Gravity Gymnastics Club.' This partnership enhances our students' overall learning experience.
At our school, we believe that it is never too late to begin the journey of dance. Whilst children can start dance classes at any point in their lives, this is especially true for auxiliary styles such as Street, Musical Theatre, Contemporary and Jazz. Traditional styles like Ballet and Tap, however, are skill-based and progression-oriented. Students in earlier grades are grouped according to their age and developmental stage, while in later years, students progress through various levels based on their accumulated knowledge, strength, technique, and skills. It can be challenging for older students to catch up on the foundational aspects of these styles. Nevertheless, we always welcome late starters in Ballet and Tap.
We offer the opportunity for students to participate in exams, gradings, awards, and badge tests. We primarily follow the International Dance Teachers' Association (IDTA) for recreational dance, and the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) for vocational dance.
The highlight of the year for our dancers is our annual showtime event. Typically held in March, this production takes place in a professional working theatre and serves as a platform for our students to showcase their classwork and talents. It is a highly anticipated and memorable experience for all involved.
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Ballet, the foundation of dance, is taught at our school with a focus on fostering a love for the art form and providing a solid technical base. Beginning with the Pre-Juvenile level and progressing through to Preparatory, students are introduced to the fundamentals of ballet through syllabus work that is both engaging and supportive. The syllabi of the International Dance Teachers' Association (IDTA) and the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) incorporate elements of mime and storytelling, allowing students to express themselves through dance.
As students advance from Primary to Grade 1, they delve deeper into classical ballet technique and develop their knowledge of various steps. During this phase, they also start to explore more complex exercises that require concentration and self-discipline. Moving beyond Grade 1, dancers face greater challenges with intricate exercises and sequences. Their performance quality should show improvement, accompanied by a growing appreciation for classical music.
Once a dancer reaches a certain level of proficiency and their feet have developed sufficient strength, they will have the exciting opportunity to join our pointe class. This stage marks a significant milestone for young dancers as they embark on the exhilarating journey of dancing en pointe.
Throughout their ballet training, students receive guidance and support from our experienced instructors who are well-versed in both the IDTA and RAD syllabi. Their expertise ensures that students receive comprehensive and high-quality ballet education, enabling them to grow as dancers.
At our school, we believe that ballet forms the foundation for all other dance styles. By instilling a strong technical base, nurturing creativity, and fostering a passion for classical ballet, we strive to provide our students with a solid framework for their dance journey.
Tap dancing is an exhilarating and rhythmic dance style that combines intricate footwork with musicality and expression. At our school, we offer tap classes that cater to students of all ages and levels, from beginners to advanced dancers.
In our tap dance classes, students will learn the essential techniques and skills of tap dancing while exploring various styles and rhythms. From the very first class, beginners will be introduced to basic steps, such as shuffles, flaps, and ball-changes, allowing them to build a strong foundation. As students progress, they will be challenged with more complex steps, syncopated rhythms, and intricate combinations.
Our experienced instructors guide students through a comprehensive curriculum that encompasses both traditional tap styles and contemporary interpretations. Students will have the opportunity to explore different musical genres, including jazz, Broadway, and contemporary music, to enhance their versatility and musicality.
In addition to technique, our tap classes emphasize performance quality and stage presence. Students will develop their ability to convey emotions and tell stories through their tap movements, adding a dynamic element to their performances.
At our school, we believe that tap dancing is a joyful and expressive art form that encourages self-expression and creativity. Whether students are pursuing tap dancing as a hobby or aiming for a professional career, our classes provide a supportive and inspiring environment for their growth.
Join us for our tap dance classes and experience the joy of making music with your feet while building strength, coordination, and rhythm. Step into the world of tap and let your feet become instruments of rhythm and expression!
Get ready to experience the joy of movement, rhythm, and expression in an electrifying atmosphere. Our jazz dance programme is designed for dancers of all levels, from beginners eager to explore the world of jazz to experienced dancers looking to enhance their skills and artistry.
In our jazz dance classes, we blend elements of traditional jazz technique with contemporary influences to create a fusion of styles that is vibrant and captivating. Led by our passionate and experienced instructors, each class is carefully crafted to inspire creativity, develop technique, and ignite a love for the infectious rhythms of jazz.
Students will embark on a journey through various jazz dance styles, including West-End, lyrical jazz, funk, and contemporary jazz. From the upbeat and energetic movements to the smooth and fluid transitions, students will explore a wide range of choreographic styles and dynamics. Through isolations, syncopated footwork, and stylised gestures, they will learn to embody the soulful essence of jazz dance.
In our classes, technique is key. Students will work on developing a strong foundation, focusing on core strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance. They will learn proper body alignment, posture, and the importance of body awareness in executing intricate jazz movements with precision and grace.
As dancers progress, they will delve into more complex combinations and intricate patterns, challenging their technical abilities and pushing the boundaries of their creativity. They will explore improvisation and freestyle elements, allowing them to develop their unique style and artistic voice. Our classes also emphasise performance quality, encouraging students to express their emotions and tell stories through their movements.
Beyond the physicality of dance, our jazz classes cultivate self-confidence, self-expression, and teamwork. Dancers will engage in group work, partner exercises, and collaborative choreography, fostering a supportive and inclusive environment where individuality is celebrated. Through the joy of dancing together, students will develop lifelong friendships and a sense of camaraderie.
Whether you're new to jazz dance or a seasoned performer, our jazz dance classes offer an exhilarating and transformative experience. Join us as we groove to infectious rhythms, unleash our creativity, and embrace the spirit of jazz. Get ready to feel the music, express yourself, and let your passion for dance shine through in our vibrant jazz dance classes!
BALLET & BOOGIE PRE-SCHOOL PARENT & CHILD
This unique class is designed to create a magical bond between parent and child while introducing the joy of movement and dance. Join us for a fun-filled adventure where you and your little one can explore the beauty of ballet and boogie to the rhythm of music together.
In our Parent & Child Ballet and Boogies class, we welcome children aged 2.5 years+ accompanied by their loving parent or guardian. This special class encourages interactive play, imagination, and musicality, providing a nurturing environment for early development and fostering a love for dance.
During each session, our experienced instructors will guide you and your child through a series of engaging activities and movements. Through creative storytelling, imaginative play, and age-appropriate exercises, we will introduce the basic concepts of ballet and encourage your child's natural sense of rhythm and coordination.
Together, you and your child will explore graceful ballet movements, such as pliés, tendus, and gentle jumps. These exercises help to develop balance, coordination, and body awareness while instilling a sense of poise and elegance. We also incorporate playful boogie-inspired movements, allowing children to express themselves freely and embrace the joy of dance.
Our class is designed to stimulate cognitive development and enhance physical skills in a joyful and supportive atmosphere. Through interactive games, props, and musical activities, your child's imagination will soar as they learn to listen and respond to music, follow simple instructions, and develop their motor skills.
This class is not only an opportunity for your child to explore the world of dance but also a chance for you to create cherished memories together. Dancing alongside your child, you will share special bonding moments, fostering a strong connection and building their confidence as they feel the love and support of their parent or guardian.
Join us in our Parent & Child Ballet and Boogies dance class and embark on a delightful journey of movement, music, and togetherness. Watch as your child's imagination takes flight, their love for dance blossoms, and your bond grows stronger with every graceful step and joyful boogie.
PRE-JUVENILE BALLET & CREATIVE
Welcome to our enchanting Prejuvenile Ballet class, designed specifically for independent young dancers aged 3 to 4 years old. In this class, your child will embark on a magical journey into the world of ballet, discovering the joy of movement, creativity, and self-expression in a nurturing and supportive environment.
Our Prejuvenile Ballet class is tailored to the unique needs and abilities of young children who are attending class independently, without the presence of a parent or guardian. Led by our experienced instructors, each session is thoughtfully designed to engage their imagination, develop fundamental ballet skills, and foster a love for dance.
During the class, your child will explore the basics of ballet technique through playful exercises and imaginative storytelling. They will learn foundational movements, such as pliés, tendus, and gentle jumps, as well as the essential positions of the feet and arms. Through age-appropriate activities, they will develop balance, coordination, and body awareness while embracing the grace and elegance of ballet.
In addition to technique, our Prejuvenile Ballet class encourages creativity and self-expression. Your child will have opportunities to explore their own unique movements, express their emotions through dance, and engage in imaginative play. These activities not only enhance their physical abilities but also foster their cognitive development, confidence, and social skills.
We believe in creating a warm and inclusive environment where each child feels valued and supported. Our instructors provide gentle guidance, positive reinforcement, and individual attention to ensure that every dancer receives the necessary encouragement and assistance to grow and thrive.
Our Prejuvenile Ballet class sets the foundation for a lifelong love of dance and provides a solid basis for future ballet training. By attending independently, your child will develop a sense of independence, gain valuable social skills, and build self-confidence as they engage with their peers and explore the art of ballet.
Join us in our Prejuvenile Ballet class and witness the joy and wonder on your child's face as they discover the beauty of ballet. Watch as they twirl, leap, and pirouette, all while nurturing their creativity, coordination, and love for dance. We can't wait to be part of their journey as they take their first graceful steps into the world of ballet!
Welcome to our captivating Contemporary Dance class! Prepare to immerse yourself in a world of artistic expression, fluid movements, and innovative choreography. Our Contemporary Dance program offers a dynamic and engaging experience, open to dancers of all levels who seek to explore the boundaries of movement and embrace their creativity.
In our Contemporary Dance classes, we celebrate the freedom of expression and encourage dancers to develop their unique artistic voices. Led by our experienced instructors, each class is carefully crafted to inspire creativity, foster technical excellence, and ignite a passion for contemporary dance.
Drawing inspiration from various styles and influences, including modern dance, ballet, and improvisation, our classes encompass a range of expressive movements, fluid transitions, and intricate floor work. Dancers will explore the interplay between strength and vulnerability, grace and athleticism, as they delve into the limitless possibilities of contemporary dance.
Technique forms the foundation of our classes. Students will focus on developing core strength, flexibility, and body awareness, allowing them to execute movements with precision and fluidity. Through technical exercises, alignment work, and release-based techniques, dancers will develop a strong foundation and expand their movement vocabulary.
As dancers progress, they will engage in choreographic explorations, where they will have the opportunity to contribute to the creation of original pieces. This encourages them to develop their own artistic interpretations and push the boundaries of their creativity. We also explore improvisation, encouraging dancers to tap into their instincts and embrace the spontaneity and authenticity of their movements.
In addition to technique and creativity, our classes foster a supportive and collaborative environment. Dancers will engage in group work, partnering exercises, and ensemble choreography, developing teamwork skills and establishing meaningful connections with their fellow dancers. We believe that the camaraderie and shared experiences in class contribute to the growth and development of each individual dancer.
Whether you are new to contemporary dance or an experienced performer, our Contemporary Dance classes offer an exhilarating and transformative experience. Join us as we explore the limitless possibilities of movement, challenge conventional norms, and embrace the artistry and freedom that contemporary dance offers. Get ready to express yourself, push boundaries, and be captivated by the beauty and power of contemporary dance!
Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant world of urban dance styles, where rhythm, attitude, and self-expression take centre stage. Our Street Dance programme is designed to ignite your passion for dance, challenge your skills, and immerse you in the infectious energy of street culture.
In our Street Dance classes, we explore a diverse range of urban dance styles, including hip-hop, popping, locking, and breaking. Led by our experienced instructors, each class is carefully curated to introduce the foundations of street dance while incorporating the latest trends and choreographic innovations.
From grooves and isolations to intricate footwork and powerful freezes, you will learn the fundamental techniques that define street dance. We place a strong emphasis on musicality, rhythm, and self-expression, allowing you to develop your own unique style and bring your personality to every movement.
Our classes are a celebration of individuality and creativity. Through freestyle sessions and improvisation exercises, you'll have the opportunity to explore your own artistic voice, break free from conventions, and unleash your inner dancer. We encourage you to express yourself authentically, building confidence and embracing the freedom that street dance offers.
In addition to mastering technique, our Street Dance classes promote physical fitness, coordination, and body awareness. You'll develop strength, flexibility, and agility as you engage in high-energy routines and dynamic movements. Our instructors provide guidance and support, helping you progress at your own pace while challenging you to reach new heights.
Beyond the dance floor, our Street Dance classes foster a sense of community and camaraderie. You'll connect with fellow dancers who share your passion, forming lifelong friendships and a support system that extends beyond the studio walls. We believe in building a positive and inclusive environment where everyone feels welcomed and encouraged to express themselves.
Whether you're a seasoned street dancer or a beginner eager to explore this dynamic style, our Street Dance classes offer an exhilarating and transformative experience. Join us as we groove to infectious beats, break free from conventions, and immerse ourselves in the vibrant spirit of street culture. Get ready to unleash your inner dancer, ignite the dance floor, and become part of a dynamic community of street dance enthusiasts!
Step into the spotlight and prepare for a captivating journey where singing, dancing, and acting come together to create magical performances. Our Musical Theatre programme is designed to ignite your passion for the stage, develop your skills in singing, dancing, and acting, and transport you to the dazzling world of musical theatre.
In our Musical Theatre classes, we delve into the rich tapestry of musical theatre genres, from classic Broadway to contemporary West End hits. Led by our experienced instructors, each class is carefully curated to explore the various elements that make musical theatre a captivating art form.
Through a combination of vocal training, choreography, and character development, you will learn to tell compelling stories through song and movement. We follow the IDTA syllabus and aim to develop your singing technique, exploring vocal range, projection, and expression. In dance sessions, you'll learn choreography that complements the songs and enhances the storytelling. You'll also work on developing your acting skills, delving into character analysis, emotional depth, and stage presence.
Our classes are designed to provide a well-rounded musical theatre experience. You will have the opportunity to explore solo and ensemble performances, allowing you to develop both your individual talents and your ability to work collaboratively with other performers. We believe in nurturing your creativity and helping you discover your unique artistic voice.
In addition to performance skills, our Musical Theatre classes foster confidence, self-expression, and stagecraft. We create a supportive and inclusive environment where you can take risks, explore different characters and genres, and grow as a performer. Our instructors provide guidance, feedback, and encouragement to help you develop your talents to their fullest potential.
Whether you dream of treading the boards of the West End or simply want to explore the world of musical theatre, our Musical Theatre classes offer a transformative and unforgettable experience. Join us as we bring stories to life, embrace the power of music and movement, and discover the magic of musical theatre. Get ready to take centre stage and let your star shine bright!
CREATIVE CONTEMPORARY- CREATION CLASS
Welcome to our inspiring Let's Create - Contemporary Creative Session! Get ready to unleash your artistic vision, explore your creativity, and collaborate with like-minded individuals in a dynamic and supportive environment. Led by our experienced instructor, this class is designed to ignite your imagination and provide a platform for you to express yourself through choreography.
In our Let's Create - Contemporary Creative Session, the instructor will provide a theme or a few bars of choreography as a starting point for your artistic journey. Drawing from contemporary dance styles and techniques, you will have the opportunity to work in groups, exchanging ideas and exploring innovative movement possibilities.
Guided by the instructor, you will delve into the creative process, experimenting with different movements, dynamics, and formations. You'll collaborate with your fellow participants, sharing insights and inspirations, as you collectively develop choreography that reflects the theme or concept provided.
Throughout the session, you'll experience the joy and satisfaction of creating original choreography. As you work together with your group, you'll witness the transformation of ideas into movement sequences, and feel a deep sense of achievement as your collective vision takes shape.
This class nurtures a supportive and inclusive environment, where individuality is celebrated, and every voice is valued. Whether you're a seasoned dancer or new to choreography, this class welcomes participants of all levels, encouraging exploration and personal growth. The instructor will provide guidance and feedback, helping you refine your ideas and develop your choreographic skills.
At the end of the session, you'll have the opportunity to present your choreographic creations to the rest of the class. This showcase allows you to celebrate your collective achievements and appreciate the diverse perspectives and creativity within the group.
Join us in our Let's Create - Contemporary Creative Session, and embark on a journey of artistic discovery and self-expression. Experience the thrill of collaboration, the joy of bringing your creative visions to life, and the sense of accomplishment that comes with sharing your artistry with others. Let your imagination soar as you immerse yourself in the world of contemporary dance and create something truly unique.
Whether you're a seasoned dancer or just starting your dance journey, our diverse range of classes offers something for everyone. Join us and discover the joy of movement, expressiveness, and the thrill of mastering various dance styles.
Adult Street Dance Open Level:
Get ready to groove to the infectious beats of urban rhythms in our Adult Street Dance Open Level class. Designed for dancers of all levels, this class embraces the energetic and dynamic movements of street dance styles, including hip-hop, popping, locking, and breaking. Led by our experienced instructors, you'll learn the fundamentals of street dance, develop your technique, and ignite your passion for this popular genre. No matter your level of experience, this class provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant world of street dance and express your individuality on the dance floor.
Adult Improvers Tap (For Those with Experience):
If you have prior tap dance experience and are looking to enhance your skills, our Adult Improvers Tap class is the perfect fit. Led by our expert instructors, this class offers a supportive and stimulating environment for intermediate-level tappers to refine their technique and explore complex rhythms and intricate footwork. From classic tap steps to more challenging combinations, you'll be tapping away with confidence and style. Join us and let the rhythms of tap dance resonate through your feet.
Adult Improvers Ballet (For Those with Experience):
For adults with previous ballet training, our Adult Improvers Ballet class provides a nurturing and challenging environment to further develop your technique, strength, and artistry. Led by our experienced ballet instructors, you'll refine your ballet foundation, work on intricate combinations, and focus on achieving grace and precision in your movements. Whether you're returning to ballet after a break or looking to deepen your knowledge, this class offers a wonderful opportunity to continue your ballet journey and rediscover the beauty and discipline of this classical dance form.
Adult Jazz (Think West End) - Open Level:
Experience the glamour and excitement of the West End with our Adult Jazz class. Designed for dancers of all levels, this class explores the expressive and dynamic movements of jazz dance. From Broadway-inspired routines to contemporary jazz styles, you'll learn to embody the energy and flair of musical theatre. Led by our skilled instructors, this class offers an inclusive and engaging environment where you can refine your technique, develop your performance skills, and embrace your inner showmanship. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced dancer, this class invites you to feel the rhythm, unleash your creativity, and bring a touch of West End magic to your dance journey.
Join us in our Adult Dance Classes and discover the joy of dance, challenge your skills, and connect with a vibrant community of fellow dancers. Regardless of your level or previous experience, our classes provide a welcoming and inspiring space for you to express yourself, learn, and grow as a dancer. So lace up your dance shoes, let the music move you, and embark on a fulfilling dance experience with us.
Welcome to our thrilling sister Gym Club 'Defying Gravity'. Get ready to flip, twist, tumble, and soar through a comprehensive gymnastics experience. Led by our expert instructors, this class is designed to develop strength, flexibility, coordination, and skills in four exciting areas of gymnastics.
Participants will have the opportunity to explore and train in four essential disciplines:
Floor Exercise: Get ready to showcase your acrobatic prowess and artistry on the floor mat. Our floor exercise sessions focus on developing agility, strength, and flexibility as you learn to perform dynamic tumbling passes, impressive jumps, and captivating dance elements. Through a combination of strength training, conditioning exercises, and choreography, you'll build a solid foundation in floor exercises and gain the confidence to showcase your skills.
Vault: Experience the exhilaration of launching yourself through the air with our vault training. You'll learn to approach the runway with speed, precision, and confidence, mastering techniques to execute powerful springboard take-offs and perfect landings. Our instructors will guide you through the proper body positions, timing, and control needed to excel in this challenging yet rewarding discipline.
Bars: Take your strength and coordination to new heights as you tackle the bars. Our instructors will guide you through the techniques and drills necessary to navigate the bars with grace and precision. You'll learn to execute dynamic swings, seamless transitions, and daring release moves, all while maintaining proper form and body alignment. With practice and determination, you'll develop the skills to conquer this thrilling apparatus.
Balance Beam: Step onto the beam and embrace the challenge of maintaining poise, precision, and focus. Our balance beam sessions will help you build confidence, enhance your balance, and develop a solid foundation for executing a variety of skills, including leaps, turns, acrobatic elements, and intricate footwork. You'll learn to perform with grace, confidence, and a keen eye for detail on this narrow yet demanding apparatus.
Throughout the class, our experienced instructors will provide guidance, technique corrections, and progressive skill development tailored to each participant's ability level. We create a safe and supportive environment where you can push your limits, build strength, and master new skills at your own pace.
Whether you're a beginner eager to learn the fundamentals or an experienced gymnast looking to refine your skills, this class offers a well-rounded gymnastics experience that will challenge and inspire you. So, get ready to tumble, leap, and soar as you embrace the excitement and artistry of gymnastics!