MODERN DANCE

The Modern Theatre Dance classes follow the ISTD syllabus; the classes for 5-8 years focus on developing poise, coordination, timing, musical awareness, expression and quality of movement. Each term a new style of music is introduced and the students are given the freedom to explore the relationship between rhythm and movement, the classes are energetic and fun.

The Modern Theatre Dance classes for students aged 9+ start to build a strong dance technique, the students explore lyrical and jazz movements and begin to develop the ability to communicate through movement in an expressive and artistic way.  The classes build up progressively making sure all skills learnt at a lower level prepare for more complex movements as the students advance. The students can work towards optional examinations and are offered the opportunity to perform in biannual shows.

CLASSICAL BALLET

The Ballet classes for students aged 4-8 years follow the ISTD Imperial Classical Ballet syllabus. The classes are structured to aid physical development, coordination, weight placement, alignment and team work. Each week the students board the magic train to be taken on a mystical adventure, the adventure is explored with the use of props and characters, the students are given the freedom to express themselves creatively and explore their movement capabilities. 

The Ballet classes for students aged 9+ and above also follow the ISTD Imperial Classical Ballet syllabus.  As the students progress they build strength, discipline and increase flexibility. The students develop the fundamental movements of classical ballet and can work towards optional examinations and are offered the opportunity to perform in biannual shows.