Modern Theatre dance is a rhythmic dance style is often seen in today’s theatres staging musical productions. Known for its theatrical qualities it is a combination of stage performance, Jazz and other dance styles. The grades develop through a series of structured warm-ups, isolations and expressive movement and include adapted exercises for boys. Students learn combined and travelling steps, kicks, turns and leaps as well as different routines to suit all styles. Exams can be taken in all grades right up to Advanced 2.
Our Contemporary classes are taken by one of our highly qualified contemporary teachers and we welcome dancers and school GCSE students to this class. Ages 12 and over only.
Tap has been popularised throughout the world evolving as a dance form from America whilst sources also claim its origins are from African dance, Irish dance and/or clog dancing . Using their feet to strike the floor with tap shoes which have small metal plates on the toe and heel to give the distinctive sound, dancers can beat out varying sounds. This form of dance is also seen on stage in musicals such as Singing in the Rain and 42nd Street.
JELLY TOTS CLASS
This new class for boys and girls featured on our New Classes page is for up to 3 year olds and covers Ballet/ Modern and Tap. It is the perfect combination as a foundation to the Mini Ballet and Dolly Mixtures classes. Children must be confidently walking on their own.
DOLLY MIXTURES CLASS
This class for boys and girls starts from age 4/5 with a combination of Modern and Tap, progressing onto the Modern Theatre and Tap grades. Great fun is had by these young people learning how to make the sounds with their tap shoes and getting into the groove with the Modern dance.