Nursery classes are open to children aged from 2 ½-5 years and assist with the development of basic dance technique, enhancing coordination, rhythm, and musicality. Imagination is encouraged and nursery rhymes are used to support learning. From here the children can progress to classes in various styles of dance, as well as musical theatre and drama.
Ballet forms the basic technique required for all other dance disciplines, helping children to demonstrate correct posture and balance, whilst developing muscle tone. Weekly lessons maintain a positive learning environment and teach the children correct classroom etiquette and discipline whilst maintaining an element of fun.
Classes follow the British Ballet Organisation’s dance examination syllabus, which is fully accredited by the Dance Council of Great Britain and the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. Although exams are not essential, children will progress through the grades as they improve, and as they get older they are encouraged to show their personality through their work and develop their own individual performance style.
The British Ballet Organisation encompasses a classical ballet scholarship scheme for especially talented children aged 10 and over. Students can gain a scholarship by audition and are invited to monthly classes held at Headquarters in West London, and also to residential coaching courses taught by prestigious teachers.
Tap dance greatly assists children with the development of rhythm and musicality and is energetic and great fun. It teaches the children excellent listening skills and although it is challenging, with practice children improve their technique and can tackle more complicated, faster tempos and rhythms and longer combinations.
Tap was Emily Jade’s favourite discipline as a child and she has a great love for it. She teaches tap at one of the top Vocational training schools and is passionate about her pupils reaching their full potential, whatever their age.
Classes follow the BBO syllabus which is very technical, and children will move up through the grades as they improve.
Jazz classes do not follow a syllabus, ensuring the children are challenged weekly to pick up new choreography. Classes are excellent for developing confidence and creativity, as well as improving fitness and having fun. Technical exercises and stretching assists the students in developing strength and flexibility and compliments their training in classical ballet.
The British Ballet Organisation encompasses a jazz scholarship scheme for especially talented children aged 10 and over. Students can gain a scholarship by audition and are invited to monthly classes held at Headquarters in West London, and also to residential coaching courses taught by prestigious teachers.
These classes will be added shortly for children aged 6 and over.
Private Tuition is available in all disciplines on request