Toddler and Children's Dance Classes, Tap, Modern, Jazz and Street
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
Tappy Toes is a dance/movement class for boys and girls aged 20 months to 4½ years. Our syllabus is designed specifically for this age group, to encourage creativity, improve coordination, increase confidence and develop rhythm and musicality. We use a fun mix of pop songs, Disney tunes, nursery rhymes and music from their favourite TV shows. We dance with props like pompoms, dance ribbons, bells etc. We sing songs with actions, and tell stories through dance and movement.
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.
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.
- 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.
RISE Studios offers fantastic classes in ballet, tap, modern, street, hip-hop and Performing Arts in Watford, Rickmansworth and Chorleywood. We offer classes for all ages and abilities starting with our Tappy Toes classes from 20 months, up to adult dance and fitness classes. Our studios are well equipped with barres and mirrors. Students get the opportunity to take exams twice a year, and perform in our Summer Show at the Watford Palace Theatre. We also regularly have casting directors approach us for TV adverts, West End shows and more. Current students can be seen on adverts for the Olympics and Moshi Monsters, music videos for The Wanted and have appeared in smash hit Oliver in the West End, as well as local pantomimes and more!
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.
|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|
|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|
Our curriculum based classes are split age appropriately, designed to ensure that the student’s journey to proficiency is fun, invigorating and rewarding. Our expert teachers who have all taught and performed professionally within their field, guide our students through LIPA’s unique formula developing the skills and confidence that underpin any progression within performing arts. All students have the opportunity to perform in our end of year production at a local theatre and to take exams in all genres.
New students receive a FREE trial evening.
Julie Shacklock School of Dancing93 Outram Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Mansfield NG17 4BG
ESTA also has an agency and this year alone - members have appeared on CBBC,on CITV, on ITV, on Nickelodeon, at The National Theatre, The Royal Court, and in major motion pictures.
ESTA’s Summer Schools are very popular and children join from all over the world as well as London! Do contact us for dates.
(Discounts on mentioning All4Kids)
For info and applications:
Tel: (020) 8741 2843
Jayne Marie Dancing Schoolwww.jmds.net
Join us this summer for some amazing courses:
SUMMER SCHOOL FILM WORKSHOP (12 and up)
MUSICAL THEATRE (6 – 11) and ACTORS TOOLKIT (12 – 18) (electable half day and full day classes)
Method Acting ~ Stage Combat ~ Sight Reading and Audition Technique ~ Devising And Scriptwriting ~ Film And TV Technique ~ Clowning ~ Accent Workshop
GLEE CLUB (6 – 11) and PLAY IN A WEEK (12 and up)
ACTING BOOTCAMP FOR JUNIORS (6 – 11) and CIRCUS SKILLS (6 - 11)
YATI THEATRE SUMMER PRODUCTION (7 – 16)
We also offer term-time drama classes which are loads of fun and a great way to learn all about performing. Our members gain confidence and skills that are useful not just on stage but in life!
We offer classes in four age groups:
- Tots (under 6)
- Juniors (6 – 11)
- Seniors (11 – 16)
- Adults (16+)
We also offer Singing and Street Dance Classes.
We have an in-house agency: ‘YAT Management’ which represents clients from 6 to 24 years old. Our clients are currently working in film, TV and theatre both nationally and internationally.
Looking for somewhere to run your own sport or leisure classes from? Our fantastic facilities are available to hire at very competitive prices, in the heart of Blackheath. Facilities available to hire to run your own sport or leisure classes include state of the art Theatre, Cookery Room, Drama Studio, Sports Pavilion and sports fields, Art Studios and classrooms.
Open Door’s Tennis, Dance and Fencing Club offers lessons for adults and children with use of its tennis courts during evenings and weekends; at extremely competitive prices.
Looking for the perfect venue for your next Children’s Party? Look no further – OPEN DOOR has fantastic facilities available to hire, including Sports Hall, Pavilion, Cookery Room and Dance Studio. So for a fabulous party venue & no mess at home, contact us.
The Dance Factory shop has a wide range of goods including jazz and ballet shoes, dance and exercise wear.
Surrey County Arts
- Music Lessons on a wide range of instruments and voice
- Workshops and Residential courses
- Music Therapy and teaching support for Special Needs
- Classroom support related to national curriculum, GCSE and 'A' Level
- Surrey County Youth Theatre
- Dance and Drama opportunities.
And more …. Log onto the website for full details.
- 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
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.
We offer a variety of dance classes such as ballet, tap, modern, street and musical theatre to individuals with varying abilities from 3yrs to adults.
Our aim is to encourage the learning of dance techniques and performance skills in a fun and friendly atmosphere. We are always working towards either exams, shows or community events.Please get in touch for a free trial lesson!
Liz Nolan Theatre Dance School
Unleash your child's creativity with the Crazee Kids method
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 in North London 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:
We offer classes covering all aspects of theatre training for children aged 2+ - 18, and now also offering classes in Drama and Dance to Adults. Classes are held in our Bristol Studios and in several branches throughout the region. All our pupils enjoy learning through productions, with many opportunities to appear in professional touring shows at the Bristol Hippodrome, Theatre Royal, Bath and other local venues.
Recent professional shows at the Bristol Hippodrome have included ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ starring Marti Pellow, ‘Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat’ starring Keith Jack, ‘Half a Sixpence’ starring Gary Wilmot, ‘Dr Doolittle’ starring Tommy Steele, ‘Evita’, ‘Whistle Down the Wind’, ‘The King and I’, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, ‘Annie’, ‘South Pacific’, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ and ‘Scrooge’ starring Shane Richie.
We frequently have children appearing in Major Touring and West End Shows including ‘Matilda a Musical’, ‘Oliver’, ‘The Sound of Music’ and ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’. We have also supplied the Children for the annual pantomime at the Bristol Hippodrome for over 20 years. Including ‘Dick Whittington’ starring Barbara Windsor, ‘Snow White’ starring Kara Tointon and Joe Swash, in recent year’s children performing alongside Joe Pasquale, Jim Davidson, Paul O’Grady and Julian Clary.
We have a large teaching faculty drawn from both the teaching and theatrical professions and have a 100% success rate on students entered for all disciplines of Llamda exams. We also offer extra individual tuition in piano and solo singing. Many of our students have graduated on to appear in West End Shows and Major Touring Productions.
SUMMER DANCE SCHOOL IN BRISTOL - Enjoy a week learning drama, dance and vocal techniques from West End professionals!
Extremely competitive fees – Why pay more when you can get the best for less!
- 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 Courses for Summer
Call Stagecoach Fareham and Hedge End now on 023 8046 5006 or click on our websites.
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.
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.
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.
Stagecoach Theatre Arts - HarrogateRossett High School, Green Lane, Harrogate HG2 9JP
Principal: Tanya Allen LRAD, ARAD, FISTD, PGCA
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
The Islington Ballet SchoolThe Unity Church Hall, 277A Upper Street, Islington N1 2TZ
- 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 Courses for Summer.
Call Stagecoach Oxford now on 01869 278600 or click on our website.
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.
Displays are given at various events and every other year the club presents a large show at the Alban Arena, St Albans in aid of charity.
Children are taught in groups of similar age and experience. Exams are held yearly. If they choose, children can enter Highland dancing competitions in which members achieve excellent results.
Prices are reasonable and classes are held in the centre of Harpenden.
Eleonora Dance Studio
Kettering Academy of dance
We teach Ballet, Tap, Modern, National and Classical Greek to pupils aged 3½ upwards. Pupils take ISTD Imperial Society exams. Shows are held every two years. We have a strong link with the local amateur dramatics society and children can take auditions for local shows. Classes held in a fully equipped studio on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evenings and Saturday mornings. A coffee area is open during all lessons. We also offer adult tap classes.
Donna Vasey AISTD
Daryl Vasey LISTD (Dip)
The Samara Ballet School
Children ages 3-4 and 5-6 years attend a 90-minute session divided into three sections of dance, drama and singing. The sessions are designed to develop the children’s confidence, focus and social skills from an early age, giving them a head start in life. It also provides a great introduction to performing arts.
Students aged 7-18 years attend a three-hour session comprising of an hour of drama, an hour of singing and an hour of dance, each with a specialist tutor. Jigsaw Arts provides training in all three disciplines in order to create a well-rounded performer. To establish an environment that builds confidence, regardless of individual ability, students are divided into appropriate age bands. All students will be challenged to their full potential. The three age groups rotate between the three disciplines.
They also offer holiday workshops, birthday parties, a Youth Theatre and run an in house agency.
Fees: 3-6 years £140 per term, 7-18 years £260. Sibling discounts apply. Two week trial available.
Venues: Balham, Bexleyheath, Broxbourne, Camden, Chislehurst, Crouch End, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Finchley, Harrow, Hendon, Ilford, Sevenoaks, Stevenage, Ware and Winchmore Hill
Footworks School Of Dance offer I.S.T.D. Ballet Tap Modern Jazz taught by qualified teachers in Stevenage. 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
Roblyn Dance Studio
Rosslyn School of Dance & DramaThe Studio, Rosslyn House, 1 Reddown Road, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 1AN
Streatham School Of Dance
Dance classes are a great way to keep fit, develop co-ordination, build self-confidence, encourage expressive movement and musicality at this well established family run school where the Principal and Musical Director are both Equity Members and CRB checked.
It is a great opportunity to meet other children in a friendly, caring environment and share in the enjoyment, enthusiasm ad magic of dance. Whether for fun, or more serious study of a progressive dance syllabus with examinations taken with the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) and performance activities.
Fairy Ballerina and Dance Diva parties available.
For more information please contact the Principal on 020 8857 4206/07956 509240
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
Classes are fun and exciting as well as challenging and rewarding for those that aim for the competitive levels.
We take children from 4 years old, however, we do take younger and it is best to talk to Tara Hackett or Natalie Kyne regarding ability and what class would suit them.
Adults are also encouraged to keep fit with us and we have a number of adult classes available. See our website for a timetable.
Throughout the year we aim to:
- Help dancers achieve personal goals.
- Create a stage show with lively choreography.
- Hold a class feis, introducing new dancers to competition.
- Dance at exhibitions.
- Enter dancers into feisanna around the country/World
- Enter dancers for their grades.
Attending the Hackett-Kyne Academy can improve confidence, self-esteem and fitness levels. Everyone here is very friendly and encouraging.
For details on our class times call Tara: +44 (0)7859 911 457 or Natalie: +44 (0)7780 792 203
Irish Dancing classes in: Gillingham, Maidstone,Bexley, Sidcup, Rainham and Hextable.