OUR CLASSES We believe that your child's happiness and their physical and emotional wellbeing should be considered above all else and we know that ‘glitzy costumes and tricks’ will never be as important as your child’s wellbeing, so rest assured that they (and their feet!) will be safe in our hands…!
Classes for 3-5 years
Mini Movers & Tiny Dancers
The very first steps in your little one’s dancing journey and in both classes we incorporate a wonderfully new and refreshing syllabus; ‘Groove Child’ which embraces a child’s need to learn through play which helps them unleash their creative expression whilst nurturing their wellbeing. We use a vast range of props and musical instruments so it’s always fun and has lots of healthy noise too!
Classes for 5 years and up
Grades: Pre-Primary, Primary, Grade 1 to Grade 8
We strongly believe that classical ballet is the foundation for all other genres of dance and this is why we teach the Royal Academy of Dance ballet syllabus from Pre-Primary right through to Grade 8.
Dame Darcey Bussell is a former principal of the Royal Ballet and has been the president of the Royal Academy since 2012 and ALL certificates awarded carry her signature, which validates its level of achievement.
It is a lovely ballet syllabus that focuses on technique, it is lovely to teach and it is accompanied by some truly wonderful music too.
BTDA Modern Jazz & BTDA Tap
Grades: Preparatory, Primary, Grade 1 to Grade 5
Modern Jazz is very popular and it has its emphasis on energetic movement, self-expression and response to rhythm and requires as athleticism and high levels of co-ordination and stamina.
Tap is another very popular form of dance and it is ideal for developing rhythm and timing in all ages. Tap dancing focuses on developing strength in the feet, ankles and thighs and is also good for improving balance.
Vocational Exams: Intermediate and Advance Foundation. We cover both of these subjects in all our Thursday Grade Classes with all our 5’s and over.
Beginners Pointe Class & P.B.T.
Getting into pointe shoes and getting up in them, is a major goal in a ballerina’s dance life.
We hold an open class for our Grade Three R.A.D. students, and it focuses on ankle strengthening, core strength and balance. The class incorporates P.B.T (Progressive Ballet Technique) and uses resitance bands and exercise balls to assist building up strong technique.
Advanced Pointe Class & P.B.T.
For those students more established on Pointe, the Advanced Pointe Class is for grade four R.A.D. upwards and focuses even more on strength, technique and balance.
This class incorporates P.B.T. (Progressive Ballet Technique) and uses resitance bands and exercise balls to assist building up strong technique.
Extremely popular classes that are high energy and stylised, these urban style classes are designed to develop co-ordination, introduce technique and build confidence in a relaxed friendly and fun environment.
Students learn street dance routines to the latest tracks, incorporating popping, locking, funk, jamming and hip hop.
Hip Hop Heels
Learning to dance correctly in heeled dance shoes is extremely important and this class is aimed at our over 14's who have already danced in New Yorkers and who wish to progress to be able to dance confidently and safely in stiletto heels.
Each routine performed to music is taught in small sections to ensure that the student controls their core to maintain balance as well as developing strong technique.
Acrobatics & Tumbling
Commonly referred to as Acro, these classes are a type of gymnastics but more of a beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements.
Acro includes balancing, limbering and partnering based on flexibility, contortion and strength and we are very fortunate to have not one but two Tumble Tracks that can also be fixed together to maximise tumbling space to enable our students to gain greater distance and height.
The complete 'Triple Threat' This class offers the chance to enjoy music, dance and drama with the focus being on fun for all.
Drama games, improvisation, expressive animation, singing, acting, monologues, plays, musicals and so much more!
Adult Tap Classes - Beginners/Improvers and Advanced
Want to keep fit, learn something new, meet people and have a giggle?
Our classes are open to adults of all ages so whether you've never put on a pair of tap shoes or you haven't for many years, then one of these classes will be perfect for you!
'BALLETBUMS’ ® - Ballet but not as you know it!
Come along, join in and have some fun, get fit and make some lovely new friends along the way. BalletBums Tone is a tone and stretch class which is based on very simple ballet techniques and exercises and is suitable for all levels. This class will help improve muscle tone, flexibility and posture.
Oh, and not a piece of classical music to be heard!
FEES & UNIFORM
ALL CLASSES - £5.00
ALL CLASSES - £6.00
STUDIO4DANCE generally runs alongside the local school authority’s timetable and we invoice six times per annum i.e. every half term via email.
The parents/guardians enter into a full terms' commitment and all lessons must be paid for irrespective of attendance.
Any payments not received by the payment due date, which is always midnight on the 28th day of each month, will incur a late payment fee of £5 - no exceptions.
We believe that the appearance of our students should reflect the standards of ‘STUDIO4DANCE’
and for this reason, we have a strict uniform code
Girls 3-5yrs are required to wear: - 'studio4dance t-shirt, a black leotard and a black circular skirt with either pink ballet tights OR white ankle socks
Girls 6yrs plus are required to wear: - 'studio4dance' t-shirt, a black leotard and black tights/leggings OR a black leotard with pink ballet tights.
Boys are required to wear: - ‘studio4dance’ t-shirt with black cycling shorts.
Only ‘studio4dance’ t-shirts are permitted.
Only ‘studio4dance’ hoodies may be worn, which students are allowed to keep on for the warm-up and then they must be removed when asked.
All hair should be tied back, away from the face prior to commencement of the lesson in preferably a slicked back bun or french/dutch plaits.
All jewellery should be removed however, stud earrings and watches may be worn.
No crop tops or branded sportswear is allowed.
Students must wear appropriate shoes for the relevant lesson and all RAD students from Grade One upwards must have their own character skirt (girls) and their own character shoes.
All dates are inclusive
Spring Term 1:
Wednesday 5th January - Thursday 10th February
Spring Term 2:
Wednesday 23rd February - Thursday 7th April
Summer Term 1:
Wednesday 27th April - Thursday 26th May
Summer Term 2:
Wednesday 8th June - Thursday 7th July
Autumn Term 1:
Wednesday 31st August - Thursday 13th October
Autumn Term 2:
Wednesday 26th October - Saturday 17th December