Nicola Miles Theatre Studios
We offer children and adults the chance to learn dance in a fun and exciting way.
LITTLE GEMS BALLET AND MOVEMENT
For boys and girls from 18 months up to 4 years +. This is a fun class introducing the basics of ballet where children learn to listen and express themselves to music. This helps children relate to movement, mime, props, familiar stories and songs. Confidence grows as they express themselves through dance, learning new skills and making lots of new friends a perfect start as a foundation to the Pre-Primary Ballet classes. Children must be confidently walking on their own and whilst we encourage them to do the class on their own we do allow Parents/Guardians to come and join in!
LITTLE GEMS BALLET 5-7 YEARS
Classes for Girls and Boys 5-7 + are carefully taught helping young children relate to movement, mime, props, familiar stories and songs. Children’s confidence grows as they express themselves through dance learning new skills and making lots of new friends.
LITTLE GEMS MODERN AND TAP
For boys and girls ages 5-7+ and 7-9 years. A combination of Modern and Tap.
Great fun is had by these youngsters learning how to make the sounds with their tap shoes and getting into the groove with the Modern dance.
Our Musical Theatre covers a wide range of Theatre skills including singing, acting, prose reading, dance and much more.
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 11 and over only.
GRADES AND VOCATIONAL BALLET
Elegance, poise, deportment and confidence that come from learning Ballet is a life- long asset. The syllabus is designed to be safely taught at all levels. Pupils have the option to take RAD accredited exams. We also offer the Vocational syllabus commencing with Intermediate Foundation up to Advanced 2. These are the professional exams and run alongside the grades.
MODERN AND TAP (ISTD)
Modern Theatre dance is a rhythmic dance style and is often seen in today’s theatres staging musical productions. The grades develop through structured warm-ups, isolations and expressive movement and include adapted exercises for boys.
Tap has been popularised throughout the world evolving as a dance form from America. This form of dance is also seen on stage in musicals such as Singing in the Rain and 42nd Street.
AcroDance teaches the athleticism of acrobatics by promoting excellence in flexibility, strength, balance, tumbling, basic contortion and partner/group stunting enhancing a dancer’s training, rather than working against it.
We have chosen to affiliate ourselves with Acrobatic Arts and our certified teacher follows a professional curriculum.
ADULT TAP CLASSES
We have a beginners/Improvers Class and an Advanced Tap Class for Adults.
The advanced class is for adults who have previously trained in Tap. The classes are for fun and fitness and have proved very popular.
MODERN AND TAP EXAMS
Many of our students reach or have taken Advanced 2 Modern and or Tap by the time they leave us to further their education. Many have also gained their DDE teaching qualifications whilst studying at dance college or University.
RAD BALLET EXAMS
At vocational level we now have 7 senior students who now have now achieved the coveted ARAD after their names by passing the Advanced 2 RAD examination. Beginners are welcome at any age into the appropriate grade. We offer Pointe work in our Vocational classes at the teachers’ discretion.
FULL TERMS NOTICE IS REQUIRED IN WRITING FOR THE REMOVAL OF A PUPIL FROM ANY SUBJECT FOR WHATEVER REASON OR THE FOLLOWING TERMS FEES ARE PAYABLE IN FULL. THERE ARE 3 TERMS PER YEAR AS PER THE EDUCATIONAL SCHOOLS : ( SPRING) JANUARY TERM : SUMMER TERM : AUTUMN (SEPTEMBER) TERM. If circumstances are beyond our control either with the ongoing Covid Pandemic, inclement weather, where a teacher is unwell or unable to get to the venue or a venue is shut for whatever reason, we will do our best, where possible, to offer an alternative class or zoom class. It rarely happens, however, no fees are refundable in these circumstances.