Classes we offer

Toddlers

For our mini movers we run a class full of energy and fun that aims to encourage the beginnings of co-ordination and musicality. With everything from the hokey cokey to heads, shoulders, knees and toes to pretending we are fairies, soldiers, monkeys and much, much more... A parent or carer must attend the class, though it depends on the individual child how much you will need to participate!

Modern and tap

Modern and tap classes are available from age 3 and up and give children the opportunity to dance in a modern style to pop music or other lively children's music, depending on their age. Tap is fantastic for developing rhythm and musicality and the children find it great fun learning different rhythms and trying to re-create them with their feet!

Classical Ballet

Age 3+
We offer Dance to your own tune, Pre-Primary and Primary ballet classes to develop physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression and musicality. Children start to learn basic ballet steps, good posture and how to tell a story through their dancing. The newly re-vamped syllabus is modern, fresh and exciting so lots of fun to be had by all!

Age 7+
We offer the RAD Graded Syllabus from Grade 1 to 8. This includes:

    Ballet - technique, musicality, movement quality and performance skills

    Character - the presentation of national styles using original ethnic music and dance. The three styles Hungarian, Russian and Polish are used due to their importance in the development of classical ballet.

    Vocational Graded Ballet
    Suitable for those aged 11+ who are interested in taking their dance training more seriously. These grades develop technique and performance skills to a higher level and include pointe work for female students. Please discuss with Lucinda if you/your child is interested in these classes.

    Silver Swans
    In September 2017 the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) launched Silver Swans®, a pilot initiative offering ballet classes specifically for the over-55s and taught exclusively by Silver Swans Licensed Teachers in the UK and the USA. Silver Swans classes help improve mobility, posture, coordination and energy levels and, most importantly, impart the sense of wellbeing that dance brings.

    Adult Ballet Fitness
    This unique class combines ballet movements with the principles of pilates and more aerobic workouts to re-sculpt the whole body, with particular focus on strengthening your core muscles as well as toning the torso, inner and outer thighs. The magic of ballet fitness is that while you will walk out feeling like you have done a workout, you will also be brimming with a sense of lightness, elongation, poise and the overall sense of wellbeing that dance brings. We have a fun, relaxed atmosphere. You can wear whatever you feel comfortable in, and we dance to a broad range of music styles... from Gomez to Groove Armada, REM to Royksopp and Thom Yorke to Tchaikovsky. Complete beginners welcome as are those with dance experience.