Hertfordshire | 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.
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.
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:
Susan Ford School of DancingHatfield Leisure Centre, Travellers Lane, Hatfield AL10 8TJ
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
For young children, CRB checked artists provide things like crafts (puppet making, mask making, lantern making etc), Japanese origami (very popular), African drumming and dance.
For teenagers’, we have lots of terrific party ideas. These include makeup and beauty for teenage girls. Also popular urban arts such as street dance, break dancing and Rapping, graffiti art, Japanese manga art or DJ-ing skills.
We also provide special graffiti art activities including commissions where create a bespoke mural for a child’s bedroom, a garage, shed or play room and so on. We begin by demonstrating to the children, before leading an activity with them.
Our artists / entertainers will travel to, and deliver at your venue (home address or a room booked etc).
Activities are great value for money and usually last 1 ½ to 2hrs. They are competitively priced from only £180.00 so why not give it a go?
Please contact us via email (email@example.com) our website web-form or call one of our friendly team on 0845 481 1920 or 07967 659 293 today!
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
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.
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.
Let's Dance10 Belsize Close, St Albans, Herts AL4 9YD
350 students tutored in exam syllabus also dance competitions. We hold shows and choreographic competitions. Can lead children to performances in the West End. We also offer GCSE in Dance.
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
- 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:
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!
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
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.
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.
Jayne Marie Dancing Schoolwww.jmds.net
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.
Why do students and parents choose PQA?
- Professional Tuition in drama, singing and dancing
- Specialist Film & TV module
- Regular Masterclasses from top professionals
- Perform at a top West End theatre
- Cinema screenings of students’ own films
- Opportunities to perform every term
- PQA Film festival screened at the Empire Cinema Leicester Square
- Creative Stages – our unique awards scheme
- Trinity Guildhall exams for those who want them
- FREE T-Shirt, bag and folder
- Unique resources for staff to ensure quality of lessons
- FREE DVDs of film work sent home
- Classes run for 44 weeks of the year
- Pay in easy monthly direct debits
We strive to bring the best out of our students in a safe, creative and enjoyable environment – where every child is given an equal opportunity to achieve, develop and shine. It’s important to us that our students have a great time whilst learning some new skills useful for life, not just the performing arts.
PQA. Be yourself. Be Amazing!
PQAcademy locations:Amersham – Amersham College, Aylesbury – The Mandeville School, Barnsley - Yorkshire Musical Arts Centre, Bishops Stortford - Birchwood High School, Bradley Stoke – Bradley Stoke Community School, Brentwood – Shenfield High School, Bridgnorth – Endowed School, Bristol – Red Maids School, Cambridge – Parkside Federation, Chelmsford - Chelmer Valley High School, Cheltenham – Pate’s Grammar School, Chislehurst & Sidcup - Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School, Coventry - Coundon Court School and Community College, Crawley - Ifield Community College, Croydon – Chelmer Valley High School, Durham - Durham Sixth Form Centre, Eastleigh – Barton Peverill College, Evesham - Evesham Arts Centre, Guildford – St Catherine’s School, Harlow - Harlow Playhouse, Harrogate - Harrogate Grammar School, Hemel Hempstead – Bovingdon Primary School, Hertford - Regional College, Leicester - South Leicestershire College,Maidenhead - Furze Platt Senior School, Milton Keynes – Oakgrove School, Newcastle upon Tyne - Heaton Manor School, Northampton - Kingsthorpe College, Nottingham - Djanogly City Academy, Oxford - Wheatley Park School, Penn – Sir William Ramsay School, Plymouth - Hele's School, Rochester – Dance Junction, Romford - The Coopers Company and Coborn School, Rutland - Uppingham Community College, Solihull - Light Hall School, Stroud - St Matthews Church of England Primary School, Southend - Belfairs High School, Southwick - Southwick Community Centre, Tonbridge - K College, Watford - Francis Combe Academy, Wickford – CLC Building, Wolverhampton - Aldersley High School, Woodford Green – Bancroft School, Evesham - The Arts Centre AND……… Mallorca – Agora School Portals, Portals Nous, 07181 For further information, or to arrange a FREE trial session, please call 08456 732 022 or visit www.pqacademy.com
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.
Graham School of Dance
Dance Steps AcademyClasses in Hertfordshire
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