Children's Dance Classes, Tap, Modern and Jazz
They run weekly workshops at over 160 venues across London and the South-East and the classes use a unique mix of drama, dance and singing to help bring out children’s true potential. With a high level of personal attention and a range of specially written songs, games, tongue-twisters and raps, their enthusiastic and experienced teachers focus on developing children’s confidence and social skills while giving them lots of fun at the same time.
Perform also offer extremely popular birthday parties for toddlers, 4-8s and 8-12s. All parties feature costumed Party Leaders and age-appropriate themes like Superheroes, High School Musical and Mermaids & Pirates, popular holiday courses based on classic stories, Mini Ps (for under 4s) and Perform Plus (for 8-12s).
Perform offer every child a FREE Drama Class to discover the fun for themselves and it’s definitely worth trying them out. To find your nearest venue, call 0845 400 4000 or visit our website.
Venues: Abingdon, Amersham, Ashford, Balham, Barnes, Barnet, Barons Court, Basingstoke, Bath, Battersea, Bayswater, Beaconsfield, Beckenham, Belsize Park, Berkhamsted, Billericay, Bishops Stortford, Blackheath, Brackley, Brentwood, Bristol, Bromley, Brook Green, Buckingham, Bushey, Cambridg,e Canterbury, Caterham, Chalfont St Peter, Chelmsford, Chelsea, Cherry Hinton Village, Chichester,Chigwell, Chingford, Chiswick, Chorleywood, Clapham, Clifton, Crouch End, Crowthorne, Didcot, Dorking, Dulwich, Ealing, Earlsfield, East Finchley, Elstree, Epping, Esher, Eton, Ewell, Fareham, Farnham, Finchley, Fleet, Fulham, Gerrards Cross, Golders Green,, Greenford, Greenwich, Guildford, Hammersmith, Hampstead, Hampstead Gs, Harpenden, Harrow, Haslemere, Heath And Reach, Henley, Highbury, Highgate, Hitchin, Horsham, Hove, Hungerford, Ickenham, Isleworth, Islington, Kensington, Kentish Town, Kew, Kings Hill, Kingston Upon Thames, Landsdown, Larkhall, Loughton, Maidenhead, Maidstone, Marlow, Marylebone, Mayfair, Mayford, Meopham, Mill Hill, Mortlake Muswell Hill, Newbury, Newnham, Northwood, Notting Hill, Oxford, Oxted, Pangbourne, Petts Wood, Pimlico, Pinner, Primrose Hill, Purley, Putney, Queens Park, Radlett, Reading, Redland, Reigate, Richmond, Rickmansworth, Riverhead, Rochester, Romsey, Rottingdean, Royston, Sawbridgeworth, Sevenoaks, South End Green, Southgate, St Albans, St John's Wood, Stanmore, Stoke Newington, Streatham Hill, Sunbury On Thames, Surbiton, Swiss Cottage, Teddington, Thame, Tonbridge, Totteridge Village, Tring, Tunbridge Wells, Turnham Green, Twickenham, Twyford, Tylers Green, Uckfield, Victoria Park, Virginia Water, Wallingford, Walthamstow, Wanstead, Ware, Welwyn Garden City, Wendover, West Ealing, West Hampstead, Westbury Park, Weybridge, Wickham, Wimbledon, Winchester, Windsor, Woking, Wokingham and Woodford Green
Locations for Tappy Toes are:
St John's Church, Berry Lane, Rickmansworth, Herts. WD3 7HG Wed and Thurs at 1.30pm and 2pm
West Herts Sports Centre, Park Avenue, Watford, Herts WD18 7HP Thursday's at 10am and 10.30am
Bushey Grove Leisure Centre, Aldenham Road, Bushey, Herts WD23 2TD Monday's at 10.30am and 11am
Epping United Reform Church, Lindsey Street, Epping, Essex, CM16 6RB Monday's at 1.30pm and 2pm
Panshanger Hall, Moors Walk, Welwyn Garden City AL7 2BQ Thursday's 10.30-11am 20mths-2½yrs, 11-11.30am 2½yrs-4½yrs
Compass Theatre, Glebe Avenue, Ickenham. UB10 8PD Tuesday's 10-10.30am 20mths-4½yrs
Everyone Active Gym, Herbert Avenue, Parkstone, Dorset Monday's at 1.30pm
Canford Sports Centre, Canford Magna, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3AD Thursday's at 10am
Blandford, Everyone Active Gym, Blandford, Dorset Wednesday's at 1.45pm
For more information about Tappy Toes in your area please give us a call. If you know of anyone who may be interested in running their own Tappy Toes classes please speak to our Franchise team on 01923 218626.
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.
- 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.
Our main studio is at St John's Church, Berry Lane, Rickmansworth, WD3 7HG. Our Watford venue is West Herts Sports Centre, Park Avenue, Watford. WD18 7HP.
Call 01923 218626 for more information, or visit www.rise-studios.com to see photos, videos and more.
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.
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Silhouette Dance Club161-163 Boundary Road, St Helens, Merseyside WA10 2LP
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.
Stagecoach Theatre Arts
- Singing, Dance and Drama for boys and girls aged 4-18.
- 20 years of stretching imaginations.
- More than 12 million hours of confidence building.
- Stagecoach: Training for Life.
- Holiday Workshops & Courses for Summer.
During their time at Stagecoach pupils develop into wonderful articulate, poised, confident young people who will benefit throughout their life from the ‘life skills’ they have learned.
Stagecoach provides a wonderful environment where children of all abilities can interact with other children in an atmosphere of warmth, creativity and development
For full details visit your local Stagecoach website or contact them directly, see below for details:
Stagecoach Theatre Arts (Camberley): Joe on 020 8892 5177 www.stagecoach.co.uk/camberley
Stagecoach Theatre Arts (Godalming): Holly on 01252 319133 www.stagecoach.co.uk/godalming
Stagecoach Theatre Arts (Richmond): Jo on 020 8332 6741 www.stagecoach.co.uk/richmond
WEEKEND STAGE SCHOOLS: Children aged 4 and 5 years attend a 2-hour session where they discover the delights of the performing arts in an informal, but safe and caring environment. Children aged 6 – 17 years attend a 3-hour session.
AGENCY: Top Talent Agency represents Top Hat students for professional work in the West End and Television Commercials as well as films and modelling jobs, an ex pupil is Rupert Grint. Join Top Hat and your child could take their talents to a more professional level. www.toptalentagency.co.uk
WEEKEND STAGE SCHOOL LOCATIONS: Potters Bar, Welwyn, Stevenage, St. Albans & Hertford
STREET DANCE CLASSES available in Potters Bar and St Albans. See our website for full details.
Katrina Earley School of Dance
Our aim is to provide the best quality teaching in a stimulating and creative environment, enabling each student to achieve success in their own unique way and to realize their dreams.
Classes in Ballet, Tap and Modern Jazz held at Beaufort Community Centre, Beaufort Road, Southbourne, Dorset.
Liz Nolan Theatre Dance School
Established for over 10 years, Crazee Kids run stimulating classes and workshops for children aged 3-10 years using innovative combinations of Dance, Drama, Music and Art in a relaxed environment. The overall experience is about having fun whilst providing a unique opportunity for your child to develop self-confidence, ignite the imagination, learn to be creative and imaginative.
Crazee Kids runs regular 45 minute weekly term-time classes designed using a wide variety of creative activities tailored to the different age groups. Our half-term and summer holiday workshops run over 3 days, 4 days or 1 week and culminate in a children's show.
Let your children experience the wonderful worlds of Art, Creative Dance, Music and Drama at Crazee Kids. See our website for full details:
Crazee Kids offer every child a FREE Dance, Drama Class to ''ignite their imagination"
Contact us or see our website for full details:
Ealing Dance Centre & Studio96-98 Pitshanger Lane, Ealing, London W5 1QX
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.
Jayne Marie Dancing Schoolwww.jmds.net
Eleonora Dance Studio
Collective Dance & DramaThe Studio, Rectory Lane, Rickmansworth, Herts WD3 1FD
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.
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.
On Saturdays, the studio plays host to PSSA (Pop School & Stage Academy); renowned for its fresh, performance–driven approach that nurtures natural talent in acting, singing and dancing. Classes are split into age groups (3 – 18 years) and move between all three disciplines to help develop all–round skills. There are always regular opportunities to perform, including the school’s annual ‘Big Show’, which provides the experience of starring in a professionally produced musical in a real theatre. And, because it’s never too young to start, the studio even hosts a special Parent & Toddler class on Friday mornings – perfect for preparing little ones for a place at PSSA!
Stagecraft Dance School, meanwhile, offers midweek evening classes in Ballet, Disco, Drama, Hip Hop, Modern, Tap and LAMDA Class for ages 3 – 18 years, with the opportunity to work toward LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) and RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) examinations.
We also offer imaginative children's birthday parties that sparkle with showtime fun!
Julie Adams Stage School112 Haviland Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH7 6HW
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.
Take part in a musical theatre skills course with Youth Music Theatre, the UK’s national theatre company for young people. Get the chance to develop your skills in acting, singing and dancing, gain a grade 6 Trinity Guildhall certificate, create a new musical in six action-packed days and perform it to family and friends.
Stay at a residential camp with full board, accommodation, pastoral care, tuition from top West End directors, make new friends and have a lot of fun!
Special offers range from a discount of £15 for full-fee payment in advance, to a saving of £70 per participant if four places are booked together.
Past participants have said: “I met some fantastic people, learned so much and created something I didn’t think was possible, in a week!” (Jenny Whitaker, aged 16) and “We worked with really supportive professional directors. It’s been the best performance experience” (Melissa Rigg, aged 17).
We are passionate about what we do and have been running our action-packed skills courses for the past 10 years.
Venues: Kingston, Hemel Hempstead, Roehampton, Godalming and Edinburgh
Find out more and book a skills course here:
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
Annie, Fame, Bugsy Malone, Grease and Hairspray are some of the exciting performances that your child could take part in.
Each term we have a number of performances and children can join our weekly term time drama classes and rehearse for the current show and develop dancing, singing and acting skills. It's lots of fun with the opportunity to make new friends and do something different!
Each class is divided into age groups starting from Tiny Tots at age 3 and up to Seniors age 9 -16. All classes are taught by experienced professional teachers who have real experience in the performing arts.
At the end of each term, all the children get the chance to perform onstage at a local theatre with the general public, relatives and friends as the audience. Playing to packed houses, all the hard work pays off and everyone has a great time!
At New Youth Theatre Grantham, we bring musical theatre to local communities and have given thousands of young people across the region a unique experience of being onstage. LAMDA classes, Holiday workshops and parties also available!
Grades Examiner for The Royal Academy of Dance, Adjudicator of The British Federation & All England Dance.
The Allenova school has been established for over 28 years and in that time it has grown in strength and reputation. The school offers all the usual dance styles of Ballet, Tap, Modern and Musical theatre as well as Hip Hop. We cater for tiny little ones from the age of 2 1/2 who are nurtured through their first steps right through to Adults and Advanced 2 level in ISTD (Imperial Society of teachers of Dancing) & RAD (Royal Academy of Dance).
Our examination results are amazing with very high marks achieved in RAD, NATD and ISTD examinations. Many of our pupils go on to win medals in festivals, Competitions and All England Dance. Allenova pupils are always successful in auditions for various professional pantomimes such as The Reading Hexagon and The Newbury Corn Exchange.
We run classes in the Reading area and local venues in Tilehurst, Caversham and Earley. We have our own studio facility in Newbury Town Centre and the main studios in Thatcham. We also run a popular summer school. All our own studios are fully equipped with barres and mirrors.
We aim to give every child a chance to shine and develop their love of dance through careful training which is also fun and full of opportunities.
NEW ADULT AND CHILDRENS STREET DANCE/HIP HOP CLASSES and NEW ALLENOVA CREW TEAM helping our dancers in competitions and events. Also; NEW PILATES classes for adults.
ELITE DANCEWEAR - our new dancewear shop is now open supplying all examination uniform and footwear along with gifts and festival costumes. Please email us for details. Mail orders also welcome.
Venues: Tilehurst, Caversham, Reading, Earley, Newbury, Thatcham
Susan Ford School of DancingHatfield Leisure Centre, Travellers Lane, Hatfield AL10 8TJ
The Julia Chittenden School of Dance9 Carlton Road, Southampton SO15 2HN
- Singing, Dance and Drama for boys and girls aged 4-18
- 20 years of stretching imaginations
- Improving: articulation, confidence, poise, creativity and imagination
- Stagecoach: Training for Life
Call Stagecoach Hertford now on 0845 603 6140 or click on our website:
For almost 25 years we have seen young people gain confidence, stretch themselves, and build essential life skills while learning the tools to sing, dance and act and most importantly have fun!
Suitable for ALL abilities, Stagecoach offers the chance for kids to pursue a career in the arts or simply just to learn some new skills to share with friends and family.
Call or Apply online to get started!
Rosslyn School of Dance & DramaThe Studio, Rosslyn House, 1 Reddown Road, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 1AN
StageAbility is the perfect choice whether your child wants to improve their acting skills and perform or is looking to build confidence and self esteem.
HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS AND COURSES: We also run exciting and entertaining Easter holiday workshops and summer schools. Check out the website for current details.
BIRTHDAY PARTIES: Book a StageAbility birthday party and make your child's birthday one to remember. StageAbility offer ‘Dance Parties’ and ‘Action Parties’ which can be presented under a whole range of different themes at a venue of your choice.
Venues: Tilehurst, Wokingham, Burghfield and Lower Earley
Step In Time
Step In Time offers dance lessons and quality dancewear to both children from the age of 4 and adults.
Classes are held weekly in Falkirk in Highland Dance. All our teachers are fully qualified and experienced. Dance classes are offered to all levels from beginners to professionals.
We are currently the UK's fastest growing dancewear suppliers, supplying a comprehensive selection of dancewear for Irish, Scottish Country, Ballet, Modern and Highland Dance. Our staff are all fully trained and will be happy to advise you with your choice. We carry a wide range of stock at all times so we are able to dispatch your order quickly. We offer a nationwide mail order.
Classes combine lively music and dance, with carefully structured learning designed for the specific age and developmental stage of your child. We help each child develop confidence, co-ordination, and social skills, whilst learning to express themselves creatively and encouraging a life long love of music and dance. Classes are run by experienced, enthusiastic, energetic and professional people with a passion for music and dance. Children are accompanied by their parent/carer which means classes are a wonderful opportunity for you to have fun with your child!
"Belinda is banging on the door of the class beforehand, she's so eager to get in and begin!" Diana Harrison, mum of Belinda (14 months).
- Babies (from 3 months) to Crawlers
- Walkers to 2 year olds
- 2-4 year olds
There is a huge body of evidence which shows that engaging children in both singing and dancing has considerable benefits for their linguistic, numerical, social, emotional and physical development. For more information about this and about MAD Academy classes please visit our website.
For details of the days and times of classes and associated party services in your area, please visit our website.
Venues: Maidenhead, Reading, Windsor, Wokingham, Marlow, South Cheshire, Paignton, Croydon, Epsom, Sutton, Ash, Basingstoke, Winchester, Norwich, Chippenham, Henley, Oxford, Croydon, Dorking, Epsom, Farnham, Guildford, Sutton, Woking and all surrounding areas
For details of franchises email email@example.com or call Elaine on 077322540 or 0118 926 1384
Starlight Dance Academy
Starlight Dance Academy is a well established Dance School offering classes in Ballet, Tap and Modern in the Baldock and Hemel Hempstead areas.
Children accepted from the age of 3 for ballet and from the age of 5 for Tap and Modern. We nurture all the children towards examination grades.
Classes held five evenings a week and also on Saturdays, please e-mail for more information.
We provide termly courses for 3 – 18 year olds in acting, ballet, tap, musical theatre, singing and street dance. We offer Trinity Guildhall exams through to BTEC qualifications, as well as for enjoyment and developing skills for life.
Bursaries and concessionary rates are available on request. Prices start from £43 per term. All course information and booking is on line at http://courses.theatrepeckham.co.uk/
Hereford Leisure Pool - St Martins Avenue, Hereford Tel: 0845 24 12 562
Hereford Leisure Centre - Holmer Road, Hereford Tel: 0845 24 10 978
Ledbury Leisure Centre - Mabels Furlong, Ledbury Tel: 0845 24 12 579
Leominster Leisure Centre - Coningsby Road, Leominster. Tel: 0845 24 12 540
Ross Swimming Pool - Red Meadow, Ross-on-Wye Tel: 0845 24 12 570
Ledbury Swimming Pool - Lawnside Road, Ledbury: Tel: 0845 24 12 590
Ross Sports Centre - Wilton Street, Ross-on-Wye Tel: 0845 24 12 570
The Bromyard Centre - Cruxwell Street, Bromyard. Tel: 0845 24 10 980
The Redbridge Sports & Leisure CentreForest Road, Barkingside, Ilford, IG6 3HD
The Samara Ballet School
Kdance3 Academy Road, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire AB43 9LE
“You don’t just come to Kdance - you become part of Kdance!”
We offer classes in Pop Dance, Cheerleading, Creative Dance, Singing and Drama for children from 5 years old. Fully qualified and highly experienced teachers nurture each child’s individual talents encouraging them to their full potential. Children become heavily involved in a big stage production held at the end of every term allowing them to experience all aspects of dance and drama.
Throughout the year we also run workshops hosted by well-known National and International dance companies.
Please contact us for further information.
Chantraine School of Dance
Welcomes girls and boys of all ages from 4. Classes weekdays and Saturdays. Three centres: London (Hampstead/Kilburn area), Wanstead and High Wycombe.
Enquiries: London & General - Chantraine School of Dance Tel/Fax: (020) 7435 4247
Wanstead Tel: (020) 8989 8604
High Wycombe Tel: (01494) 447741
A branch of the Ecole de Danse Chantraine, Neuilly, France.
With drama schools situated in North London, Hackney, the Docklands and Bethnal Green, we put students into classes according to their age and follow a timetable where they get to explore a range of performing arts and help ensure they become an all round performer.
Interested in Musical Theatre? Anna Fiorentini are running a Musical Theatre week on the 19th-23rd August where students will be helped by top industry professionals to create an end of week showcase for family and friends. Book your place on the course now.
For details about our schools, term dates, time-tables and how to apply, please visit our schools section.