NEW! Little Caterpillars Pre-School Ballet and Tap (3years+)

Suitable for children at Preschool

This class provides children with an introduction to dance. The class is structured as a 45-minute session split between classical Ballet and Tap dance.

The Ballet part of the class incorporates basic ballet vocabulary and mime. In tap we teach basic rhythm and footwork. 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.

Children are assessed through class assessment through the UKA Uni-Ted Awards.

NEW! Little Caterpillars Pre-School Acro (3years+)

Suitable for children at Preschool

Stretch, tumble and boogie! This fun class from Acrobatic Arts class helps with balance, co-ordination, agility, strength and flexibility. Children learn some of the basic moves leading up to the primary level syllabus, and have the option of completing the UKA Acro Dance Awards . Parents are also welcome to join in with their children to help them progress .

Little Caterpillars Ballet and Tap (4years+)

Suitable for children in foundation stage at primary school

This is a 45-minute class including tap and ballet following stage 2 of our Introduction to dance curriculum. Children continue to be assessed through class assessment and UKA examinations to complete their Uni-Ted plaque. This prepares the children for ISTD pre-primary syllabus. In these classes we continue 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 training 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.

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