The classes are conducted to a mixture of classical and children’s music to help stimulate imagination, develop rhythm and encourage musicality. The classes are taught through storytelling and mime that helps the child to learn in a creative atmosphere. Ballet is the core of all dance genres as at this particular age the basics of ballet is used to encourage balance, co-ordination, core stability, strength and cardiovascular, whilst improving the child’s self-confidence.
A step-up from the previous nursery class but now the children start to learn basic technique whilst still capturing their imagination with storytelling and mime.
At this stage the ISTD syllabus is followed to enhance technique and introduce vocabulary of steps. At this level examinations can be taken.
Primary Tap and Modern
The ISTD syllabus is followed to enhance technique and introduce vocabulary of steps. At this level examinations can be taken. This is an exciting and fun class using rhythm and techniques in tap syllabus, it takes the child’s fundamental skills and cleverly uses them throughout the exercises.
This class includes singing, dancing and acting. Each term the children will learn various musical theatre and pop songs with choreography. Children learn various acting techniques, which are then applied to learning sections from a variety of plays and musicals. Children get the opportunity to perform at local events, shows and competitions whilst building their confidence to perform in the west end. There are various agents who are in contact with the school that are always looking for children to audition for musicals in the west end.
This is a fun class teaching children the different techniques of what’s required to learn street dance. Children learn various routines and get the opportunity to perform in shows and competitions.
The well respected Imperial Society Of Teachers of Dancing (known as the ‘ISTD’) is followed in Ballet, Tap, Modern and Street Dance, and students can take examinations from primary to advanced grades.