Classical ballet is an elegant, artistic dance form using precise and technically demanding set steps and gestures. Ballet also incorporates the use of mime to tell stories and therefore helps children build their performance as well as their dance style.
The performance of energetic routines usually ranging from one to three minutes, which contain the components of tumbling, dance, jumps, cheers, and stunting. We combine our cheerleading with the use of blue and silver sparkly poms
Drama classes are a fun and creative way to build confidence and self esteem whilst improving conversational ability, empathy and social skills. Our lessons include drama warm up games, technical activies and working toward taking LAMDA examinations in Acting, Verse and Prose.
Lyrical Jazz/ Contemporary
This style is fast becoming one of the most popular due to the success of shows like Dance Moms in the US and now here in the UK. They are very fluid and expressive forms of dance and require a strong foundation of ballet technique.
Modern Theatre dance is a rhythmic dance style which originated in America before travelling to the rest of the world. It is often seen on the stages of musical productions and is known for its theatrical qualities. The style uses travelling steps, high kicks, leaps and turns which all need strength and flexibility. This is a highly energetic dance style.
Students in our Musical Theatre class train to be triple threats - they can sing, dance and act! They perform regularly in academy shows, local community events as well as staging a full musical each year! Our most recent musical was Into The Woods jr.
Our Nursery class is suitable for children aged 3-5 and is a wonderful introduction to the world of dance featuring Ballet, Modern and Tap. The class is very creative using lots of props such as instruments, wands, wings, ribbons, petals, beanbags and toys whilst building technical foundations for dance!
This has evolved as an American dance form, popularised throughout the world, with debate about its origins coming from African dance, Irish dance and/or clog dancing. The dancer uses their feet to strike the floor, beating out different rhythms, with dancers wearing tap shoes which have small metal plates on the toe and heel to give the distinctive sound.
“Streetdance” was a term created originally to describe dances that were born outside of the studio environment and in a social space like streets, clubs and parks. The roots of street dance today lie in Breaking, Popping and Locking. Younger forms of streetdance include Krumping, House, Voguing and Whacking.