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Introductory Dance

Our introductory dance class provides a fun and exciting experience for our youngest dancers. In this class, our dancers learn the basics of Ballet, Tap, Modern & Acro through age appropriate activities whilst building coordination, confidence and creativity!

 

Our dancers love going on our themed-dance adventures and exploring how their bodies can move. This class will have your little one moving confidently on their feet in no time. 

Our Introductory dance class is suitable for dancers age 2-4

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Classical

Ballet

In our ISTD Classical Ballet lessons, dancers learn fundamental ballet technique whilst developing their posture, strength, coordination and artistry in a fun and engaging environment. There is a strong focus on classical free-work to help our dancers develop a sound knowledge and understanding of classical technique and terminology.

Students who reach the appropriate grade with strong technique may then progress onto pointe work.

Dancers may also be entered into ISTD graded examinations which, at Grade 6 and Intermediate level, are worth UCAS points. Our students find examinations incredibly rewarding and love the sense of achievement after completing each grade. 

Our ballet classes start from age 5+

Our Classes

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Tap

Our ISTD tap dance classes are a fun and exciting way to experiment with movement and sound whilst improving balance, coordination and performance!

 

Our classes also help students to develop their rhythm and musicality all whilst having lots of fun! Dancers may also be entered into ISTD graded examinations which, at Grade 6 and Intermediate level, are worth UCAS points.

Tap dance is most often seen on screen and in musical performances such as Top Hat, Singing In The Rain and 42nd Street

Our tap classes start from age 5+

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Modern Theatre

Our ISTD Modern Theatre classes are centred around developing a mixture of musical theatre and jazz technique to create strong lines, style and performance. This is a high-energy class including leaps, turns, kicks and jumps. 

Dancers may also be entered into ISTD graded examinations which, at Grade 6 and Intermediate level, are worth UCAS points.

 

Modern dance is most often seen in musicals due to its theatrical nature, however, the syllabus does incorporate elements of contemporary and lyrical jazz making it well-balanced and perfect for those wanting to try lots of styles!

Our modern classes start from age 5+

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Acro

Our acrobatics class follows the Acrobatic Arts syllabus. We focus on safe and effective progressions that help our dancers to develop the strength and flexibility required for Acro work.

Our beginner students love working on their bridges, cartwheels, rolls and balance skills. Our more advanced acrobatic students learn how to safely execute more challenging tumbling skills such as aerials, back handsprings and back tucks.

Dancers may also be entered into Acrobatic Arts examinations where they can receive certificates and medals for their progress and achievements.

This is a high-intensity class perfect for dancers bursting with energy!

Our acro classes start from age 4+

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Lyrical

In our lyrical class, dancers learn elements of both lyrical and contemporary dance whilst also building on their knowledge of technical skills including leaps, turns, kicks and jumps. As this style builds on from Ballet and Modern technique, dancers are required to take either one of these classes so they can enjoy the full benefits of lyrical dance.

Within the class, we focus on developing fluid, expressive movement whilst exploring how emotions can be used to tell a story or portray an idea. Our students love learning lyrical dances every week and having the opportunity to be creative with their friends.

Our lyrical classes start from age 5+

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Musical Theatre

Our Musical Theatre classes provide students with a solid foundation in song, dance and acting. Students learn how to use their voice through training in Estill technique and are taught the skill of merging all three disciplines required to become a competent musical theatre performer. You’ll get to play all your favourite characters from Annie, Matilda, Wicked, Les Mis and many more well known musicals.

 

This class is great for budding West End stars who love to sing, dance and act!

Our Musical Theatre classes start from age 5+

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Commercial

This is a high-energy, upbeat class where students develop their commercial style and performance through weekly routines and free-work.

Commercial dance is most often used by backing dancers in music videos, commercials and live artists shows. 

Our students love showing their attitude and sass in this class!

Our commercial class starts from age 11+

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Drama

Our drama classes are a great way to introduce your little ones to the world of drama and theatre! We follow the LAMDA syllabus, which focuses on speaking and listening skills, voice and facial expression, movement, script work, devising and so much more! 

 

Lessons are carefully planned to ensure they are fun, engaging and creative, enabling our stars to grow in confidence and develop their skills each week! 

 

One week we may be learning a poem about pancakes, the next we may be focusing on improvisations about our favourite places and the week after we may be acting out our very own script! These classes are perfect for any little drama kings and queens!

Our Drama classes start from age 5+

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Senior Drama

Our senior drama classes are a great way to take your drama skills to another level, to refine your art and gain recognised qualifications through the LAMDA syllabus!

 

Students have the opportunity to develop their skills, confidence and communication, create stunning,sensitive devised pieces, work on monologues, duologues and script work and prepare for upcoming assessments and auditions- the possibilities are endless and the lessons are packed with expert knowledge to help you every step of the way.

 

With the added bonus that all Lamda qualifications grade 6 and above can be used towards your UCAS application for university!

Our senior drama class is suitable for children age 12+

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Musical Theatre Company

Our multi award winning Musical Theatre Company provides students with a platform into the performing arts industry. Students participate in dance and acting, are trained vocally in Estill technique and build on their knowledge and skill of merging all three disciplines required to become a competent musical theatre performer. Our company enjoy performing in annual compilations and full scale musical theatre productions. Past productions include Wizard of Oz, Annie, Beauty & The Beast, High School Musical, Alice in Wonderland, Les Miserables, Legally Blonde and Fame; our Musical Theatre Company have won many awards including ‘Best Youth Musical’ for their outstanding productions. Whether you love traditional musicals like Les Miserables and Phantom of The Opera or contemporary musicals like Six, Hamilton & Dear Evan Hanson - our Company class provide something for every budding West End Star!

Our Musical Theatre Company starts from age 12+

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Competition Team

In our NOVA competition team class, we focus on developing further strength, flexibility and technique as well as teaching more challenging dance skills. This helps our more able students to progress faster and better prepares those students who may wish to go on to professional dance and musical theatre training.

This class is by invite only based on commitment, attitude and technical ability. Students and parents are welcome to discuss this with us if they would like to participate

Our NOVA students love attending regular Dance Competitions and we have had lots of success over the past 3 years since starting our competition team.

Our competition team starts from age 3+

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Private Tuition

In addition to our group classes, we also offer private lessons for all styles in slots of either 30, 45 or 60 minutes. These are open to ALL students.

Private lessons are a fantastic opportunity for dancers to receive more individual attention and more personalised training. They can be used to work on a students specific needs or goals, extra exam coaching, competition choreography or for audition prep.

Private lessons can be booked singly when required or can be taken up weekly or bi-weekly.

Our students love their private lessons as they enjoy working at their own pace, on their own specific goals and they love to see how fast they improve!

Private lessons can be taken up from age 3+

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