Class Structure

Stage ABC – Baby  + Pre School Classes

Specifically designed classes to introduce dance, music and movement to toddlers and full time preschool children from ages 1.5 Years – 3 Years. The baby classes are available in Baby Ballet and Baby Movers (Parent & Child). We focus on developing co-ordination, control and rhythm by learning through play in an encouraging environment whilst providing the opportunity for parent and child bonding as well as having access to our Pre School Events.

Stage 1 Preparatory –   3 – 5 years

Stage 1 classes are available in all dance styles and are a great way to introduce children into dance. We offer awards through our syllabus of simple, fun, set routines designed from age 3 years. The syllabus we follow is designed by the IDTA, ISTD, ABDA, Acrobatic Arts and provides the foundation for other awards. We also begin at this stage developing performance style allowing the students to take part in our Pre School Annual Recitals, Mini Showcase’s and Pre School Events.

 

Stage 2 –  5 – 7 years

At Stage 2 we produce great results in developing the basic foundation for dance, performing arts and singing, Stage 2 classes are available in all genres, the students will be able to take part in class exams, annual Junior show productions, festivals and auditions 

Stage 3 + 4 Age 7-10 years

These classes are designed for beginner dancers and intermediate dancers who require more of a challenging syllabus than stages 1 – 3, All styles are available at this stage and the Students will have access to our Annual Junior Show Productions, Festivals, and Auditions.

Stage 5 – Academy Classes 10 + Years

Academy classes are for pupils who are training for social and career pathway opportunities. To join the academy classes pupils have to progress from Stage 3 or 4. Academy stage is really the next step up in a young dancer / performers career as they progress technically and physically. Dancers and performers should expect to increase their active participation in classes at this stage. Performers will be involved in our Elite Shows (Previous Productions Have Taken Place at The Lowry Theatre) starting here as well as our Annual Productions, Festivals and Auditions.

Stage 6 – Academy Classes 12+ Years

Stage 6 classes are for pupils who are training for Grade 4 + in our exams syllabus classes and also taking part in our Elite Shows and Annual Productions. To join the academy classes pupils have to progress from Stage 5. Dancers and Performers should expect to increase their active participation in classes at this stage and practice away from class.

Stage 7 – Academy Classes 14 – 15 Years

Stage 7 classes are for pupils who are training for Grade 5 + in our exams syllabus classes and also taking part in our Elite Shows and Annual Productions. To join the academy classes pupil’s have to progress from Stage 6. Dancers and Performers should expect to increase their active participation in classes at this stage and practice away from class.

Stage 8 – Academy Classes 15 – 16 Years

Stage 8 classes are for pupils who are training for Grade 6+ in our exams syllabus classes and also taking part in our Elite Shows and Annual Productions. To join the academy classes pupil’s have to progress from Stage 7. Dancers and Performers should expect to increase their active participation in classes at this stage and practice away from class.

Stage 9 – College Time / Teacher Training Programme

For all pupils who wish to pursue a career in performing arts or teaching, we offer associate programs available through the ISTD and IDTA endorsed by OfQual.