Ballet Classes for Toddlers and Children

Toddler and Children's Ballet Classes

Ballet classes for children and toddlers. RAD exams and seasonal productions. Find the nearest class to you.

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Ballet in South West London for Boys & Girls
South London

Come to the Spring School for Ballet to meet our great team of dance teachers that will inspire your child to love dance!

Principal: Heidi Marshall BPHil (Hons) LRAD AISTD

Established for over 15 years the Spring School of Ballet offers tuition in Ballet, Tap and Modern Dance to children from 2½ years upwards.

Our team of fully qualified teachers follow the RAD syllabus in over 40 classes. Children are grouped according to age and ability and are encouraged to reach their potential in small, friendly, structured classes where is emphasis is on learning while having fun. Exams can be taken at the end of each year and at the end of each term parents are invited to their child’s class to watch their progress.

Classes are run every day of the school weekday afternoons as well as Saturday mornings.

Our classes are held at:
Weekdays - The Contact Centre, 60 Hambalt Road, Clapham SW4
Weekends - Lambeth Academy, Elms Road, London SW4

Avon Dance Academy and Chew Valley Dancing School

Web: www.avondanceacademy.com
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Children's dance classes in Bristol
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Bucks Ballet School

9 Telston Close, Bourne End SL8 5TY
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Classical ballet for ages 3+. After school classes every day. Covers the following areas: Bourne End, Penn and Widmer End.

Principal: Mrs Jane Whitehead - registered with The Royal Academy of Dance.

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Promoting knowledge, understanding & practice of dance globally
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The Royal Academy of Dance is one of the world’s most influential dance education and training organisations and seeks to accomplish its mission through promoting dance, educating and training students and teachers and providing examinations to reward achievement in 79 countries all over the world.

The RAD Training department’s programme of activities runs across the UK, as well as internationally, engaging with local communities, RAD teaching members and dance schools– to widen participation and access to dance. If your child is a complete beginner or an experienced dancer, and whether he/she wants to dance for fun or is working towards a career in dance, we have something for everyone. All RAD Registered Teachers are CRB checked.

The RAD offers an internationally recognised portfolio of Examinations which is designed for students of all ages and levels of ability. Students as young as two and a half may start dancing with the Pre-School Dance Curriculum, with the opportunity to move through Graded levels or Vocational Graded levels.

In our commitment to higher education, we createdthe Faculty of Education in 1999, dedicated to meeting the needs of our current and future dance teachers by providing education programmes and qualifications.

Royal Academy of Dance Enterprises Ltd is authorised by Royal Academy of Dance to sell products and goods using the Academy's logo and brand name.

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ENBS Juniors in Central London provides high quality weekly ballet classes for children from pre-school age. Open to all without audition, these classes focus on embedding strong ballet technique within a creative and fun atmosphere. At the end of each term there is an opportunity for family and friends to attend an open class and see their child's progression.

To guarantee a place, early booking is recommended as class sizes are strictly limited and applications are dealt with on a first come, first served basis.

If you would like to find out more please contact info@enbschool.org.uk or call 020 7376 7076.

Julie Adams Stage School

112 Haviland Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH7 6HW
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The Julie Adams Stage School in Dorset is a vibrant and well-established Stage school, open all year round. Classes in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Street Dance, Drama and Singing are offered for all ages. Little Stars classes are for ages 2½.

Ron and Julie, the principals, encourage students to take part in festivals, shows and competitions all over the country, which adds to their performing experience. Many students have had film and modelling contracts and have performed at the London Palladium.

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Classes in Islington, North London
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Marmalade Dance situated just off Essex Road and on Upper Street Islington is an inspiring, friendly school of excellence.

We follow the Imperial Society dance syllabus (I.S.T.D) so children gain a high standard of technique whilst having fun.

Students have the opportunity to take part in the fantastic summer school, perform at a local theatre and dress up in sparkly costumes!

We are now taking new students for ballet, tap, jazz and baby ballet this term.

Please call Leila on 07795483195 to book a place for next week.

Email: info@marmaladedance.co.uk

  • Baby Ballet 3-5 years
  • Ballet 5-18 years
  • Tap 5-18 years
  • Street Jazz / Modern 5-18 years
  • I.S.T.D Exams taken
  • Performance at local theatre
  • Summer School
  • Adult Fitness / Tap Classes

Classes run after school during the week and on Saturdays.

Twitter: @MarmaladeDance
Facebook: facebook.com/marmaladedance

Hertfordshire
The Carol Kristian Theatre School established in 1977 offers classes for girls and boys from 3 to 18 years in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Street Dance, Drama & Musical Theatre.

Our fully qualified teachers are passionate about enthusing children with a love of performing and reaching their full potential. We follow The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) and The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) syllabus. Children work towards QCA accredited exams. The higher levels carry from 20 to 65 UCAS points. We also have and annual programme of competitions and performances.

Our 30th and biggest yet show will be 'Peter Pan' at The Elgiva Theatre in Chesham in 2014. Join The Carol Kristian Theatre School now to share this wonderful experience, make new friends and learn new skills.

Locations: Chorleywood and Gerrards Cross

42 Clapham Manor Street, London SW4 6DZ
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London Russian Ballet School is the only school in the UK to offer Russian ballet training exclusively with Russian-trained teachers. All abilities and levels are welcome. A wide range of classes is available: children’s classes from 4 years of age, pre-vocational training, junior and senior vocational, post-graduate and professional training, as well as amateur adults’ classes.

The charity Kids Love Lambeth performs Russian classical ballet for children throughout Lambeth. Opportunity is made available to all regardless of background or means.

Please visit our website for any updates on classes and performances and ring the School (0207 498 0498) to get more information or to book a class.

The Samara Ballet School

Web: www.samaraballet.co.uk
Multiple Areas Map Mob: 07711 863710
Classes in Burwell, Ely, Cambridge, Downham, Stretham and Wicken
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Starlight School of Dance

39 Petton Close, Winyates East, Redditch B98 0PA
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We offer tuition in all theatre subjects, including Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Theatrecraft, Freestyle, Gymnastic dance, from beginners to advanced levels. Pupils are taught in the International Dance Teacher's Association Syllabus and take examinations on a regular basis. We also offer tuition in festival work and perform several shows and pantomimes throughout the year, both amateur and professional. Children can begin from aged 3 years and it's never too late to start!!!

Classes take place at the Windmill Community Centre and Winyates Green Meeting Rooms, Redditch.

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3 Alexandra Road, Farnborough, Hants GU14 6BU
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Principal: Senta Renton

Renton Dance Studio in Farnborough has been established for 25 years offering dance tuition to children aged from toddlers to adults in a dedicated, air conditioned studio.

Classes are offered in RAD Ballet as well as ISTD Tap, Modern, National, Greek and Jazz to major level, taught by fully qualified, specialist staff. Examination results are of an exceptionally high standard. Private coaching is offered for exams, auditions and competitions.

Come to Renton Dance Studio where with dedicated staff and small classes your child can realise their full potential. Contact us for your FREE TRIAL.

We consider that we are the only vocational school in the area. Many of our children are selected as Junior, Mid and Senior Associates of The Royal Ballet School. We currently have two students at White Lodge. Most of our seniors audition for dance colleges and have been accepted with full funding at Elmhurst, Birds, Laines, Performers, Central, Rambert etc.

In addition we offer opportunities for children to take part in Festivals, bi-annual school shows, auditions for pantomimes and English Youth Ballet and London Children’s Ballet productions where one of our pupils has the lead in 'The Secret Garden' and 'Jane Eyre'.

Significant numbers of our senior students have been accepted, with full funding, at a variety of dance colleges and many are now appearing in West End shows like 'Mamma Mia' 'Lion King' 'Fame' and 'West Side Story'.

We also offer adult classes in Tap and Modern.

Mobile: (07973) 520151
Email: rentondance @btinternet.com

Edinburgh Ballet

Web: www.edinburgh-ballet.co.uk
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Ellen Ekers RAD Teaching Dip.

6 The Crescent, Bedford MK40 2RU
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Authorised to teach the Royal Academy of Dancing's Classical Ballet Syllabi.
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Susan Ford School of Dancing

Hatfield Leisure Centre, Travellers Lane, Hatfield AL10 8TJ
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Ballet, Tap and Modern dance classes for children aged 3+. Examinations, Shows and Competition work. RAD registered and IDTA registered teacher.

Classes held in Hatfield. 1st Lesson FREE.

Please contact Susan Ford on the above number.

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The Purple Dance Studio

Parkengear Farm, Probus, Truro, Cornwall TR2 4HH
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Eleonora Dance Studio

Multiple Areas Mob: 07778 277488
Principal: Eleonora Economides AISTD, RAD RTS, RAD Teaching Dip., Dip LCDD

Classes for children held in South Harrow and Pinner. R.A.D. ballet syllabus from 2½ years. Established over 25 years.

See full details on our website at www.eleonoradancestudios.co.uk or contact us on the numbers above

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Ealing Dance Centre & Studio

96-98 Pitshanger Lane, Ealing, London W5 1QX
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Ealing Dance Studio offers a wide variety of dance classes for children from 9 months upwards.

We offer Action Kids for 9 months – 3 years, R.A.D Ballet for children from 3 years of age, I.S.T.D Tap and Modern for 5yrs + and Street Dance for 6yrs+.

All our teachers are qualified and each child is encouraged to reach his/her full potential. Our aim is to provide children of all ages with a grounding in both poise and dancing pleasure. They then progress with the opportunity to express themselves in more advanced work and take examinations.

Adjacent to the Studio is the Ealing Dance Centre where you can buy a wide range of dancewear and accessories, as well as Fashion/Bridal Wear, Hosiery, Hair Bits, Haberdashery, Gifts and Toys.

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One of the largest dancewear & dance shoe stores in the UK
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Dancing in the street has been serving dancers in Lincolnshire for the past 10 years. We pride ourselves on being able to offer all your dancewear essentials from the age of 2 onwards.

Our complete range accommodates demands for Ballet, Tap, Modern and Jazz, with an increasing selection or apparel and accessories for Dance Fitness, Cheerleaders, Majorettes and budding Gymnasts.

Packed full of Class, Show, Competition, Dance Clothing & Dance Shoes by major dancewear brands Capezio, Bloch, Dans-ez, Sansha, Katz and the Parent Company’s own brand Starlite Dancewear.

Please call in or for our Mail Order service we are just a phone call away or the click of a button for our new website to order on-line.

Address: Sleaford Enterprise Park, Pride Parkway, Sleaford, Lincolnshire NG34 8GL

Central London
La Sylvaine and Wendy Bell Ballet Schools have been established since 1975 offering girls and boys an introduction in Ballet and Dance in Kensington, Chelsea and Fulham. The schools operate in various locations, and also run Dance Clubs in a number of private and state schools thoroughout Central London.

  • Ballet classes are offered in either English or French for children aged from 3-18 years. From Age 6 the Ballet School follows the RAD Syllabus
  • Hip Hop and Street Dance for boys and girls from age 8
  • We prepare older children for Vocational Schools, such as Arts Educational and Royal Ballet School (entry at 11 & 18)
  • Adults yoga, pilates and ballet classes

Our classes are taken by fully qualified and experienced teachers who are passionate about encouraging your child to have fun and reach their potential in a friendly and positive atmosphere. RAD exams can be taken but are not compulsory. The school performs regular shows or end of year presentations. Every five years, a professional production is staged in a London West End theatre. We have a strong ethos and welcome everyone no matter what ability or circumstance, please visit our website or contact us for full details.

Venues: Kensington, Chelsea and Fulham

Morag Alexander School of Musical Theatre
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Introducing Stage Door Studios East Lothian’s Brand New Stage School Providing the best musical theatre training.

We offer a wide range of classes in dance, drama, music and fitness for all ages and host the highest quality of sound recording studios.

From twinkle stars to super stars join us on your journey to the stage.

Location: Stage Door Studios Bridge Street Musselburgh East Lothian EH21 6BG

Parkewood School of Dance

Flemings Park Leisure Centre, Eastleigh SO50 9NL
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Principal: Lynne Wiltshire A.R.A.D.

Introduce your child to classical ballet. For children wishing to discover the enjoyment of dance for fun or leading to a stage or teaching career.

Children accepted from 3 years to study Royal Academy of Dance syllabus. Grades and Majors. Registered teachers of the Royal Academy of Dance. Also ISTD Modern Major syllabus.

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Starlight Academy

Web: www.starlightacademyyarm.webs.com
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Children's dance lessons in Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees
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Unit 3 Hove Business Centre, Fonthill Road, Hove BN3 6HA
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Founded in 1991, ROX School of Dance and Drama in Hove offers dance classes in RAD Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz , Pop, LAMDA drama and singing for boys and girls from 3 years to adult.

Our fully qualified and experienced teachers encourage all abilities to reach their full potential in structured lessons with the emphasis on learning through fun in a relaxed environment. Our facilities include four large mirrored dance studios all with fully sprung floors and a dancewear shop.

Every 3 years all students are invited to take part in our end of summer term show. All pupils are also given the opportunity to enter both group and solo performances in the Brighton and Worthing Festivals. School holiday courses are held every half term and summer given children the chance to take part in all aspects of dance, drama and singing, culminating in a performance for family and friends.

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Established since 1939 The Weston School prides itself on offering first class training in a happy, safe and professional environment.

Students are accepted from age 3 years to adult and classes are offered in Cecchetti Classical Ballet, ISTD Modern Theatre Dance & Tap, Hip-Hop/Jazz and Musical Theatre.

The first term of any subject is charged at half-price, with a free taster class to get started.

The School is an ISTD Approved Dance Centre and offers training for vocational and teaching qualifications.

Venues: Central Chelmsford, Springfield, Chelmer Village, Great Baddow and Great Dunmow

Collective Dance & Drama

The Studio, Rectory Lane, Rickmansworth, Herts WD3 1FD
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Principal: Debra Hemmings

We are a well established Performing Arts School and College with a team of highly qualified and dedicated staff.

We have a Funky Fit pre-school class for 2 year olds. From the age of 3, children progress into all areas of performing arts. We offer tuition in modern, ballet, tap, contemporary, jazz, singing, drama and more. Classes in Dance go up to and include GCSE and A’Level standard.

We also offer full and part time singing and drama courses for 16+ as well as adult classes in dance and fitness. Classes held in a purpose built studio.

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Ballet, Street Dance, Cheerleading & Gymnastics for 3 - 12 year olds
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The Rhythmix syllabus has been designed to teach the skills of Street dance, Ballet, Cheerleading and Gymnastics whilst developing other vital personal qualities, including building confidence, self-esteem, social interaction and friendship, communication, creativity and expression

All sessions provide the young people with the opportunity to learn and develop a variety of skills, such as Rhythm development, Co-ordination, Balance, Flexibility, Strength, Agility, Posture and Improved fitness.

Rhythmix Coaches have been hand-picked and specially trained to be positive role models and mentors, support and encourage, motivate and inspire, whilst providing a fun, safe atmosphere for your children to learn and thrive in.

Each session will introduce and progress skills, working towards a specific goal, examples of this are certificates, medals/trophies, performance, and competition. Working in this way helps to develop focus, goal setting, determination, commitment and team work, ultimately providing a sense of achievement when the goal is accomplished.

Rhythmix believes Dance, cheer and Gymnastics is for everyone and when given the opportunity to experience the benefits, the impact can last a lifetime.

COURSE DAY TIME AREA FACILITY
Cheer Saturday 10.00am-11.00am Didsbury Didsbury Sports Centre
Ballet (3-5 yrs) Saturday 9.00am-9.40am Cheadle Allsaints Church Hall
Ballet Saturday 10.00am-11.00am Cheadle Allsaints Church Hall
Street Saturday 12.00pm-1.00pm Reddish Life Leisure
Gym (3-5 yrs) Saturday 9.00am-9.40am Hazel Grove Hazel Grove High School
Gym (5-7 yrs) Saturday 10.00am-11.00am Hazel Grove Hazel Grove High School
Gym (8-12 yrs) Saturday 11.00am-12.00pm Hazel Grove Hazel Grove High School

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Want to learn to dance?
DanceXchange offers classes for people aged 6mths – 60yrs+ ranging from ballet, tap and street styles, to club jazz, contemporary and break dance. Whether you’re a complete beginner or a more experienced dancer, DanceXchange has a class to suit your needs! Prices start at just £3.50 for children.

Want to watch dance?
If it’s entertainment you’re looking for then look no further! Throughout the year, DanceXchange presents performances by the best dance companies from across the world in its studio theatre in Birmingham Hippodrome. From captivating children’s shows to urban showcases and the very best contemporary dance, DanceXchange is the place to be for a great night out!

Find out more about DanceXchange on our website or email info@dancexchange.org.uk

Judy Tompsett School of Dance

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Dance, Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Modern Theatre Dance

Established for 20 years we teach dance to children aged from three to adults. We encourage each pupil to reach their full potential and pupils have the opportunity to take exams and take part in the school shows. Our classes that run in North Abingdon- Wed-Fri after school and all day on Saturdays range from beginners to preparation for entry into Dance and Performing Art Colleges.

Between 2000-2014 14 students won scholarships to study at Arts Educational London, Bird College, RADA and Mountivew. Past students perform in the West End in Wicked, We Will Rock You, Dirty Dancing, Legally Blonde, Rock of Ages, Mamma Mia, Woman in Black .Chicago. Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. 6 students won places to appear in English Youth Ballet’s production of “Swan Lake” 2013.

Principal: Judy Tompsett C.D.E., L.I.S.T.D.Dip., L.A.M.D.A.Dip.
Teacher: Selina Chilton DDI, Diploma in Musical Theatre (Arts Ed.) DDI, I.S.T.D.

Email: judy.tompsett@ntlworld.com

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Rutleigh/Norris Ballet Schools

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Principal: Mrs Edwina Norris L.I.S.T.D. (Dip), M.I.D.T.A. (TH), R.A.D. Registered Teacher.

The school was established in 1961 and has five branches within the Birmingham and Warwickshire areas offering Ballet classes for children from the age of 3-18 years. Children work in classes towards R.A.D. grades and vocational exams.

We have a team of four highly qualified teachers who can recognise if a child shows particular promise. These children can enter our very successful student group.

For further information please call the above number or log onto our website at www.ballet.uk.com

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Dance classes for children from 2 yrs to teens
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Dansworks Dance Academy is a Dance School with a friendly and caring environment where every individual matters!

Small classes are run by experienced teaching professionals including DansTots, Street Dance, Musical Theatre, Irish Dance, Ballroom & Latin, Junior Freestyle/Disco, Tap and Ballet Their aim is for all ages and abilities to reach their full potential. We offer exams in RAD Ballet and grades and medal tests with the IDTA. We also hold an annual show for all children aged 2+ and performances at many local events and venues throughout the year.

Location: Rossendale, Lancashire

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The Southborough School of Dance, in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, is unique in as much as it offers training in the beautiful Russian Style of Ballet.

All ballet classes are taught by Tamara, the principal, who is passionate about instilling a love for movement and expression in her students. The use of arms and upper body is definitely a part of training which shows the Russian method at its best. Tamara’s professionalism and creativity is clearly seen in her choreography and in her students’ good working attitude.

  • Girls & Boys accepted from 3 years old
  • All grades including Advanced Level
  • Pointe Work
  • Ballet Examinations
  • ISTD Modern & Tap
  • Adult Intermediate Ballet & Tap
  • Adult Beginner's Ballet
  • Dance Festivals
  • Fundraising Concerts
  • Annual School Concert
  • Summer Dance Week for Junior/Intermediate & Senior Students in July/August

Llangain Youth Ballet

Web: www.llangainballet.com
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The Tring Parish Hall, Church Yard, Tring
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Principal: Mrs Belinda Williams

We are a family run school and proud to be one of the oldest local dance schools in the area, having been established 36 years ago by my mother Julie.

We specialise in Ballet (RAD syllabus), Tap (ISTD syllabus), Modern/Jazz and Musical Theatre.

We accept children from 2 ½ - 3 years upwards.

Classes in Stevenage for all ages - Toddlers to Adult
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Footworks School Of Dance offer I.S.T.D. Ballet Tap Modern Jazz taught by qualified teachers. Also Musical Theatre & singing tuition. Exam & competition work. Freestyle ballet classes, pointe & pre-pointe training, contemporary dance classes, bi-annual school shows and much much more...

DIDDY DANCERS for 2 to 3 year olds - 30 Minute class
Diddy Dancers begins a wonderful journey into dance and creative movement. Boys and girls learn the basic technique for dance and movement to music. The emphasis is on fun and your Diddy Dancer can learn the joy of dance! This is a parent and child class.

MINI MOVERS for 3 years to 5 year olds - 30 Minute class
We incorporate fun with a bit more emphasis on learning basic dance moves. More Ballet is introduced and also Modern Theatre dance. The emphasis is still on enjoyment within a structured and disciplined class. Mini Movers learn movement through music, rhythm, freedom of movement and exploring how to co-ordinate all these wonderful and exciting things.

NEXT STEPS for 41/2 to 5 years + - Hour class
Tap dancing is included to accompany the Ballet and Modern Theatre syllabus. Children show a great sense of enjoyment while exploring co-ordination between their hands, arms, feet and head movements in the three disciplines. As they progress through this class they will be learning syllabus work with a view to taking (optional) exams in each subject.

There is a lot more at Footworks. See our web site for more childrens' and adult classes

Julie Shacklock School of Dancing

93 Outram Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Mansfield NG17 4BG
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572-574 Moseley Road, Birmingham B12 9AA
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Principal: Hazelle Cleaver TFI DTA, AISTD, FMIDAA (Adjudicator, Examiner)

Hazelle Stage School has been established for 40 years.

A fully qualified team offer Tap, Ballet, Aerobics, Modern and Jazz classes for children from the age of 3.

Classes are small, maximum 15 children. Many pupils move into careers in the theatre and TV.

We also supply a huge range of dance wear from a single item for beginners to a complete wardrobe for a stage show. Made-to-measure service available. Please log onto our website to view some of our range, we offer mail order.

Venue: Birmingham

East London
Established since 2002 the Shuffles School of Dance offers classes in Tap, Ballet, Freestyle, Street Dance Theatre Craft, modern jazz acrobatics and contortion for boys and girls from 21/2 years as well as adult ballet classes.

All our classes are run by fully experienced teachers that are passionate about dance and encourage each child to reach their full potential. Each pupil has the opportunity to advance towards IDTA exams.

We also run a fun and exciting summer school that is very popular with all ages. Each day introduces children to a new routine, so as well as having fun and making new friends they are learning new routines.

Visit our website or contact us for full details:

Bramhall School of Dancing

Web: www.bramhallschoolofdancing.co.uk
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Liz Nolan Theatre Dance School

Ballet, Pointe Work, Tap, Adult Tap, Theatre Craft, Jazz, Freestyle Jazz
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Venue: The Studio, Lelant Village Hall, Lelant. St.Ives TR26 3JR
Website: www.liznolandance.co.uk
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