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
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.
|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|
Stagecoach Theatre Arts
- Singing, Dance and Drama for boys and girls aged 4-18.
- 20 years of stretching imaginations.
- Improving: articulation, confidence, poise, creativity and imagination.
- Holiday Courses for Summer and Children’s Themed Parties.
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 (St Albans): Mandy on 01525 630183 www.stagecoach.co.uk/stalbans
Stagecoach Theatre Arts (Watford): Katherine on 01727 768738 www.stagecoach.co.uk/watford
Stagecoach Theatre Arts (Hemel Hempstead): Amanda on 01442 875977 www.stagecoach.co.uk/hemelhempstead
Stagecoach Theatre Arts (Borehamwood): Beverly on 0208 958 3143 www.stagecoach.co.uk/borehamwood
Stagecoach Theatre Arts (Harpenden): Liz on 01525 717567 www.stagecoach.co.uk/harpenden
If your child is aged between 3 and 8 then they will love our Ready Steady Dance Class on a Saturday morning between 9.30-10.15am. We do a bit of everything including, ballroom and latin, cheerleading and freestyle and the children work towards rosettes that they take every three months. They are then awarded a certificate and a sash for them to collect their rosettes on. All our classes are on a pay as you go scheme so you don’t have to sign up in advance.
Our Saturday programme for children over 8 is a great way to learn a wide range of different dance styles. From 10.15 - 3.00pm we offer several different classes, (see timetable for more information), including Salsa, Ballroom, Latin, Freestyle, Musical Theatre and Street/Hip Hop. You can do as many or as little as you like so you can come to one class or all of them! And the more you come to the less you pay for each session. In these classes we also work towards medal tests every three months, when the child is awarded a medal and certificate. All our classes are on a pay as you go scheme so you don’t have to sign up in advance.
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.
Jayne Marie Dancing Schoolwww.jmds.net
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.
For details about our schools, term dates, time-tables and how to apply, please visit our schools section.
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
Liz Nolan Theatre Dance School
Staff are selected not only for their skills but for their ability to inspire, motivate and coach the students to reach their full potential. The focus at Razzamataz is to provide a fun and varied curriculum to teach new skills or enhance existing ones.
We pride ourselves not only on the quality of our tuition (as ranked in the Top 3 Theatre Schools by The Stage newspaper) but also:
- Large scale stage shows in professional theatres
- Annual Awards Ceremony including Student of the Year, Best Achievement
- UCAS Accredited Arts Award for Senior Students
- Summer Stage Academies during school holidays, where everyone has the opportunity to join the Razzamataz team for a whole week and put on a mini show for friends and family!
The Principal at Hampstead is Sam Bradshaw who prides himself on his personal approach to both students and parents.
For details on our class times call Sam or visit our schools page at www.razzamataz.co.uk.
We offer FREE taster sessions - Reserve yours today!
Livingston School of Dance & Drama36 Holyhead Road, Wednesbury, West Midlands WS10 7DF
D. Morgan F.I.T.D., A.I.S.T.D., R.A.D.(T.C)
G. Rowley F.I.D.T.A., A.I.S.T.D.
We offer classes for all ages from 2 - adult in four purpose built mirrored studios. Classes in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Disco, Theatrecraft, Festival Tuition, Speech, Acting, Gymnastics, Teaching Diplomas and much more. Examinations taken in R.A.D., I.S.T.D., I.D.T.A., LAMDA and Guildhall. We also have a coffee bar, waiting room and costume department.
D & G Dance Wear shop on the premises is open to the public supplying new and quality second-hand costumes and a wide range of shoes including ballroom, point shoes, ballet and tap. Mail order available on request.
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
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)
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.
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.
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
Stagecoach Theatre Arts - CarmarthenQueen Elizabeth High School, Johnstown, Carmarthen SA31 3NL
Parkfield Dance Centre
At Parkfield Dance Centre we offer Ballroom, Latin, Disco, Cheerleading, Line Dancing and Salsa classes for children starting from the age of 2 years in purpose-built dance studios.
With a team of 7 enthusiastic teachers, all our classes are lively and fun ranging from beginners to advanced level. Exams taken in IDTA. All students take part in our annual in-house show.
- 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
The emphasis of all our classes is on enjoyment and development with good training.
Children are encouraged to make the most of their natural abilities whether they are considering performing arts as a profession or just sheer enjoyment. We believe that every child has a hidden talent and us at Scott ‘n’ Wiseman aim to uncover it.We offer Classes in:
- Stage Modern/Jazz
- Hip Hop/Commercial Dance
- Drama Workshops
- High quality singing coaching classes
All pupils from the age of 4 have the option to take examinations but on no account are they compulsory.Every year the School stages a major production, enabling all the pupils to take part, as well as taking part in mini performances throughout the year. Previous students have entered professional competitions and auditions for several top UK full time performing arts colleges Childrens dance, singing and drama classes in: Forest Hill, Brockley, Peckham, Camberwell, Dulwich, Lewisham, Bellingham & Deptford and Honor Oak
Central Scotland Ballet School29 Hamilton Crescent, Maddiston, Falkirk FK2 0NW
The Central Scotland Ballet School has been established for over 15 years offering a variety of dance classes to children aged from 2 ½ to adults. We teach RAD Ballet, ISTD Tap, Modern and Jazz. Our aim is to make dance classes fun whilst encouraging pupils to reach their full potential.
As well as an Annual Show and prize giving we also run our own choreography competition once a year.
All our classes are kept to a reasonable size and are run everyday throughout the week at different venues in Central Scotland. Please contact us on the above number for your nearest centre.
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:
- 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 Grimsby now on 01472 506 172 or click on our website.
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
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
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!
We currently have students aged from 4 - 19 at the academy, which runs on a Saturday morning during term time, but we have spaces for new recruits.
Classes are in Singing, Dance and Drama - classes are fun and stimulating and provide challenging, inspiring lessons structured around technique and performance skills. Students also perform in professional theatres, alongside casting opportunities and we enter students for exams in the various art forms.
All staff at LIPA 4:19 are trained and experienced performers and practitioners – skilled in their various fields of performing arts and working with young people. Termly Fees apply
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.
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
We are a theatre school running classes from St Ives and Histon, near Cambridge, in Drama, Dancing and Singing.
Our students learn about the performing arts in a fun and lively environment, and every child gets the opportunity to take part in regular performances.
New for September this year are dance classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap and National for children and adults in Graveley near Huntingdon and St Neots.
As well as our term time classes we offer holiday courses, our teachers are qualified, experienced and fully CRB checked.
Our classes are competitively priced as well so they won't break the bank!
Sarah Andrews Dance Academy is based in Harpenden offering I.S.T.D. Ballet, Tap, Modern, Singing and Drama classes to girls and boys from 3 years to adults.
Our experienced and fully qualified teachers encourage and support each pupil to reach their full potential. Pupils can take I.S.T.D. examinations or attend classes to improve fitness and have fun! Pupils are also given the opportunity to enter the British Arts annual awards competition as part of a group or soloists.
Each year a presentation show is performed for family, friends and the general public in the Harpenden Public Halls in aid of "Children in Need" and to support your local Theatre. See our website for full details and contact us to book your place!
Susan Ford School of DancingHatfield Leisure Centre, Travellers Lane, Hatfield AL10 8TJ
- 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.