Little Caterpillars Introduction to Dance (3years+)

Suitable for children at Preschool or foundation stage at primary school

This class provides children with an introduction to dance. The class is structured as a 40-minute session split between classical Ballet and Modern dance.

The Ballet part of the class incorporates basic ballet vocabulary and mime. We use props to make the class fun and interactive and focus on co-ordination and correct posture. Mime and storytelling help children develop their creative skills and imagination; which are important in child development. This class is suitable for all abilities and encourages group work and confidence building.

The modern part of the class is both fun and energetic. We incorporate technical exercises in a fun way and mix this with popular music, making it an excellent way to keep fit; as well as building confidence and self-esteem.

Little Caterpillars Ballet and Tap (4years+)

Suitable for children in foundation stage at primary school

This is a 45minute class including an introduction to tap dance and stage 2 of our Introduction to dance ballet syllabus. Children are assessed through class assessment and examinations. This is a fun and imaginative class teaching basic rhythm and footwork in tap. The ballet aspect continues to develop good posture, and promote a strong foundation for further dance training.

Pre-Primary Ballet (5 years+)

Suitable for Primary School children in year 1

The class consist of set exercises and routines choreographed by the teacher based on the ISTD Pre-Primary Ballet syllabus. Ballet is an excellent way of developing strength, flexibility, control and improving posture.

Primary Ballet (6 years+)

Suitable for Primary School Children in year 2 or those children who have moved up through pre-primary.

In this class children aged 6 and above have the option to take the ISTD Primary Ballet Exam.

Pre-Primary Tap (5 years+)

Suitable for Primary School children in year 1

 The class consist of set exercises and routines choreographed by the teacher.
Tap dance is one of the most enjoyable and rhythmic forms of recreational dance. It is excellent for developing musicality, co-ordination and also great fun.

Primary Tap (6 years+)

Suitable for Primary School Children in year 2 or those children who have moved up through pre-primary.

In this class children have the option of taking the ISTD Primary Tap Exam once they are 6 years old.

Freestyle Street Dance for girls and boys (4-7yrs)

Suitable for all levels from foundation stage to year 3 in primary school.

Freestyle/street involves, spins, kicks and leaps as well as many other diverse steps and movements with lots of different arm and hand actions. You will experience a fusion of modern music and dance styles, encouraging freedom of expression and artistry. Because the nature of freestyle is so diverse – routines and music may be influenced by hip hop, street jazz or pop videos. Each lesson will include a warm up and set of short combination steps followed by a routine, which will be added to each week.

Performing Arts (4-7 years)

Suitable for all levels from foundation stage to year 3 in primary school.

Learn to sing, dance and act. Build confidence in reading and speaking out loud, challenge your performance skills and work as a team. This lesson leads to a short performance piece based on a West End musical production twice a year. Each lesson consists of a warm up, followed by a song, dance routine and/or script work.

Acrobatic Dance (5 years+)

Suitable for all levels from foundation stage to year 3 in primary school.

Acrobatic Dance, is the beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements.  As seen on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ and ‘Dance Moms’, Acro is an especially challenging style for dancers to master as training in both dance and acrobatic elements is required.  

It includes balancing, limbering, tumbling and partnering, based in flexibility, contortion and strength.

The initial 7-week course is essential for EVERYONE no matter what level of gymnastic experience you have, as it covers the safety aspects, technique and training exercises, which you need to practice and perfect.

We will then move onto the Acrobatic Arts professional curriculum for acrobatic dance. This programme is designed to promote excellence in tumbling, flexibility, strength, balance, contortion and partner/group stunting for dancers. As part of the training children will develop flexibility, and technique required to perform tumbling and partner/group tricks on stage as part of a complete dance routine.

Baby Ballet

For Dance classes from 18mths – 3 years please visit Medway and Malling baby ballet site or contact Miss Vikki by email to book a three week trial mallingandmedway@babyballet.co.uk 

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