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Danceforce offers a wide range of classes starting with our Tippie Toes dance classes for little tots, Ballet, Modern and Tap dance for children and teenagers, Jazz and Drama through to our Adult ballet classes for those who would like to stay supple and maintain their core strength.

 

 

Classes for Pre School Children

The classes available are:
Tippie Toes for 18 months -3 year olds
Fun packed 30 minute dance classes for girls and boys. Classes are designed to improve gross motor skills, social skills, co-ordination and rhythm using themes and props such as hoops, pom poms and bells.

Parents and carers are encouraged to join in and stay whilst their little ones are dancing.

Tappie Toes for 2.5 - 4 year olds

A fun and innovative introduction to tap & modern dance. It is a 20 min class for children who already take part in Tippie Toes or Nursery Ballet.

Little Movers for 3-4 year olds

30 min classes for nursery age children in modern and tap dance using up to date fun music with props and themes which the children love.

They practise following instructions and dancing together as a class – an essential skill needed for when they start school.

Parents and carers wait outside the room for the duration of the class.

Nursery Ballet for 3-4 year olds
30 minute classes for girls and boys which give an imaginative introduction to dance and ballet using props and stories. Classes are designed to improve co ordination and balance, learning basic dance steps such as hopping, skipping, jumping and galloping. They practise following instructions and dancing together as a class – an essential skill needed for when they start school. Parents and carers wait outside the room for the duration of the class.

 

 

RAD Ballet

Danceforce follows the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus.

The classes available are:
Reception Ballet
For 4-5 year olds where they learn the basic dance steps of classical ballet preparing children for entry to Pre Primary classes.

Pre Primary to Grade 8 for children from 5-6 years and upwards
The graded examination syllabus incorporates ballet, free movement and character. It is recommended that children do two ballet classes a week from Grade 3 level.

Vocational Syllabus:
Intermediate Foundation and Intermediate Ballet
For very dedicated students who would like to pursue a career connected with dance or for extra technique and strength for the Higher Grades 6,7 and 8.

Preparing for examinations gives students a sense of achievement,
increased confidence and self esteem. The RAD is an awarding body
accredited by the QCA and students can earn UCAS points.

Additional ballet classes:
Pre Vocational Ballet Class
Students who show potential in ballet and performance are invited to audition for our special Pre Vocational class. Designed to improve their performance skills to help prepare for auditions, Vocational examinations and shows.

Pupils from the school regularly audition and have been successful in obtaining places on the Royal Ballet School Associate schemes.

 

 

ISTD Modern & Tap

Danceforce follows the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance [ISTD] syllabus.

The classes available are:
All grades from Pre Primary to Advanced, for children from 4 years of age
Modern classes improve co-ordination, and help students to gain flexibility and strength. The syllabus covers lyrical, blues, jazz and funky isolations. It is recommended to study Ballet to take Grade 2 Modern and above as the syllabus is technique based. 15 minutes limbering is attached to Modern classes from Grade 3 upwards.

Tap is a great choice for promoting co-ordination, a sense of rhythm, and for strengthening and loosening foot, ankle and leg muscles. Tap dance is exciting and fun and children can't wait to get those noisy shoes on! The ISTD examinations are also accredited by the QCA.

Jazz

Jazz is funky, fun and up to date. Classes are for ages 8 years and above. Older students can study the ISTD Jazz Awards in Bronze, Silver and Gold. Many of our students like to do both jazz and modern as it compliments the modern grades.

 

 

Contemporary

This is a new class on the timetable for secondary school students.

Contemporary dance is characterised by it's versatility - it can be danced to almost any style of music or united with other dance genres to create new styles of movement.

Drama

Drama classes are geared for girls and boys. The youngest students from age 4 work with poems, stories and movement. Older students work towards LAMDA drama exams improving confidence and public speaking.

 

 

Teenage Ballet & Modern Dance

These classes are suitable for teenage beginners. We follow a syllabus so exams can be taken if wished or just have fun and improve your fitness and coordination.

Adult Ballet, Tap & Jazz

Ballet, tap & jazz are an excellent way to develop core stability, fitness, flexibility, strength and coordination as well as boosting self confidence.

Danceforce offers termly courses for adults held on Mondays at Kingston Methodist Church and Beginners ballet on Wednesday & Thursday evenings.

 

» Adult classes timetable

 

 

Free Trial Class

We like you to be sure our classes are right for you so your first class is free.

To arrange a free trial
Contact Carol Winter on
020 8241 8496 or send us
an email

 

 

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