Providing excellence in Dance & Performing Arts Training

Our teachers are professionally trained, DBS checked with certified safeguarding training and qualified teachers of the Imperial Society of teachers of Dancing.

We offer classes and examinations in I.S.T.D Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz and Musical Theatre to children of all ages from 3 years and up.

Classes are held at Applemore Health and Leisure centre, Marchwood Scout Hut and Hounsdown Community Centre.

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Mayflower

We are very lucky to work with the Mayflower theatre to provide, teach and chaperone our students for professional live performances and have since 1996!  These pantomimes and shows include: Peter Pan – 2019 – 2020Dick Whittington – 2018 – 2019Snow White and the Seven dwarfs – 2017 – 2018Robin Hood – 2016 – 2017Aladdin Read More

Our Classes

Classic Ballet

Ballet is the core training for all dance disciplines and the children are taught within the I.S.T.D. syllabus.

It encourages grace, balance and core strength essential for all genres of dance.

Along with acquiring a sound basic technique, children will also develop their co-ordination skills and the ability to express themselves musically.


Classes for children 3 years & up.

Tap Dance

Tap is a fun, rhythmical style of dance which develops the childrens’ natural sense of rhythm.

The dancer wears shoes with metal plates on the toe and heel so that they can use their feet to strike the floor beating out different rhythms.

Tap dance is extremely popular and can be seen on stage in many West End shows and Musicals.


Classes for children 5 years & up.

Modern Theatre

Modern dance is an energetic and theatrical style of dance which teaches the children the foundation for jazz dance which can be seen in many West End and TV shows.

The classes involve leaps, high kicks and turns to modern music which develops their strength, flexibility and co-ordination as they progress through the grades.


Classes for children 5 years & up.

Jazz

Children learn to dance in many different styles including commercial, blues, street and lyrical dance to their favourite modern music.

The classes are highly energetic and encourage the children to develop their own dance styles.

As with Modern dance, the children learn high kicks, turns and leaps within routines which are varied throughout the term.


Classes for children 8 years & up.

Musical Theatre

This is one of our most popular classes including all three disciplines, dance, acting and singing.

The children develop their self confidence by taking part in group drama activities and then solo acting roles as they progress.

Songs from many favourite West End shows are taught and combined with commercial dance movement encouraging the children to characterise whilst performing.

Older students are also helped to prepare songs and monologues for auditions to gain entry into professional training colleges.


Classes for children 5 years & up.

Contemporary

Contemporary dance is a style about performance and control. It allows students to perform and use their core strength to hold positions. This style is becoming very popular in professional shows and performances.