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Children's Dance Classes

Ballet (non-syllabus)


Stretch & Conditioning
Corinna Chute
This is an essential part of preparation of the dancer's physique. It improves posture and muscle development in line with the rigours of classical ballet technique.

Ballet Babes

These classes are a fun introduction to ballet, where basic ballet positions are imaginatively introduced through storylines and props, helping to develop children's response to music and rhythm.

Pointe Class
Corinna Chute
The different level pointe classes provide the stepping stones necessary to achieve the ultimate expression of grace and balance.

Children's RAD Ballet Grades

The Royal Academy of Dance offers an internationally recognised portfolio of exams designed to motivate and encourage students of all ages and abilities. Exams are aimed at all levels, from beginners to those on the threshold of a career in dance, and from ages 2½ to adult. Exams provide achievable goals, recognition from the world’s largest ballet examination board and qualifications accredited by UK regulatory authorities.
RAD Pre-Primary

These structured classes develop students’ physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression and musicality using a range of movements and musical styles. The syllabus prepares students for a successful transition to ballet and other dance genres at higher levels.

RAD Primary

These structured classes develop students’ physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression and musicality using a range of movements and musical styles. The syllabus prepares students for a successful transition to ballet and other dance genres at higher levels.

RAD Grade 1

The Graded Examinations in Dance syllabus provides a broad practical dance education and develops technical, musical and performance skills. The syllabus for grades 1+ incorporates ballet, free movement and character.

RAD Grade 2
Corinna Chute


RAD Grade 3
Corinna Chute


RAD Grade 4
Corinna Chute


RAD Grade 5
Corinna Chute, Celia Cook


RAD Intermediate
Corinna Chute


RAD Advanced and Freework
Corinna Chute


Children's Tap (non-syllabus)


Broadway Tap Juniors
Tom Gribby


Broadway Tap Teens
Tom Gribby


Ballet and Disco

Beginners classes in Ballet, Tap and Disco Jazz. Sessions alternate weekly between the three dance genres.

Children's Contemporary Dance

Contemporary dance is a popular form of dance which developed during the middle portion of the twentieth century and has since grown to become one of the dominating performance genres for formally trained dancers throughout the world, with particularly strong popularity in the U.S. and Western Europe. Classes focus on Cunningham and Graham techniques fused with release based techniques. The senior dance class also incorporates lyrical jazz.
Contemporary Juniors
Beth Brown


Contemporary Mid 1
Beth Brown


Contemporary Mid 2
Beth Brown


Children's Jazz Dance


Broadway Jazz
Tom Gribby


Modern Jazz

A class for 8-11 year olds focussing on commercial jazz and disco.

Commercial Jazz (Seniors)
Tom Gribby


Toddler Classes


Ballet Babes

These classes are a fun introduction to ballet, where basic ballet positions are imaginatively introduced through storylines and props, helping to develop children's response to music and rhythm.

Class timetables

Term dates

Autumn 2017
6th September - 5th December
Half term: 23rd - 29th October
Spring 2018
8th January - 30th March
Half term: 12th-17th February
Summer 2018
16th April - 16th July (Scholars start Saturday 21st April and end on Saturday 7th July)
Half term: 28th May - 3rd June inclusive (no scholars Saturday 26th May and Saturday 2nd June)

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Examinations
accredited by

Royal Academy of Dance