Children's classes

CHILDREN’S DANCE CLASSES

Classical Ballet 

Ballet is a beautiful artistic and technically demanding art form appreciated by audiences throughout the world! The school follows the syllabus of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) which is the largest teaching and examining organisation in the world!

Nursery Class

Available from 2.5years these are fun classes especially created for this pre-school age group; based around a ballet technique developing the children, through music, movement and imagery.

Pre-Primary and Primary in Dance

At this stage the children will learn to dance in many different ways they will start to build knowledge of some ballet steps along with the terminology. Mime and props are still used to enhance their imagination.

Grade 1, 2 and 3

From Grade 1 upwards, classes start to get more technical. Incorporated within these levels are Character steps which are simplified dances from Poland, Hungary and Russia. Along with this there is also exercises where the children are allowed to express themselves more freely through traveling steps and movements.

Most pupils are prepared for the grade examinations, although this is not compulsory.

Higher Grades & Vocational Levels

Please call for more information on these classes. 

Modern Theatre Dance

Modern Theatre is a dynamic form of dance showing influence of jazz, lyrical and other styles…

The school follows the syllabus of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) which is taught and examined throughout the world and pupils can work towards exams!

Primary

This is based around natural movements: walking, running, skipping and jumping. The syllabus has been carefully designed to introduce this dance style to beginners and is available in the school along with introductory Tap as Mini Movers for children aged 4.5years

Grades 1, 2 & 3

The grade work continues to build and develop; the style adapting allowing the development of the students to become disciplined and versatile dancers.

For more advanced classes please contact the school.

Tap Dance

Tap is an enjoyable form of dance that was founded in the United States. Its style is defined by the use of beating footwork and travelling movements expressed in rhythmical phrases and patterns.

The school again follows the syllabus from the ISTD and pupils can work towards exams.

The early grades focus upon the step technique and the development of rhythm and timing.

In the school we introduce Tap dance in our Mini Movers class.

Performing Arts Class

This class is suitable for ages 7-15 years including singing, acting and dance, Learn numbers from some of the best and most loved shows and films, end of term presentation to share work and inclusion in the School Production.

National Folk Dance

These traditional dances were developed to embrace the customs, culture, music, language and traditional costume of each country studied.

ISTD National Folk dance syllabi introduces several dances from the chosen country of study, this is supported by an individual topic project covering the culture, customs, music and costume. Suitable for Adults and children a fun social class.

Jazz / Limbering

A non-syllabi class that supports the other examination classes & styles, incorporating flexibility exercises and age appropriate choreography make this an ideal class for ages 7 years upwards.

TJH Dance & Fitness Schools Service

We can support your dance and fitness curriculum requirements, providing structured, progressive sessions for key stages 1 & 2 either during the school day ideal for PPA cover or as an Extra – Curricular Activity.

National Folk Dance

These traditional dances were developed to embrace the customs, culture, music, language and traditional costume of each country studied.

National Folk dance tests are an ideal study of learning within the school curriculum setting.

The pupils learn several dances from the chosen country of study, this is supported by an individual topic project covering the culture, customs, music and costume of the country and progression by a formal assessment with the ISTD Dance Examinations Board.

Ancient Greek, Romans & Viking Workshops

These dance workshops are inspired and explore the myths and legends of these Ancient civilizations and their impact upon today’s society and build to a performance at the end of the session to share their learning experience.

Zumba Kids & Kids Jnr Program

Breakfast energizer session, Lunch time active session, After school club or PE class the Zumba Kids Program is a dance fitness program for key stages 1 & 2.

All sessions are led by Tara Veasey-Watts a qualified, insured coach with advanced CRB disclosure and First Aid certificate, to discuss your school requirements contact Tara on 07880714532 or complete the enquiry form.



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