CHILDRENS CLASSES

BALLET

Classes are based on the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus which is designed to encourage and develop a child's natural sense of movement, musicality and imagination. For those pupils who wish to take examinations it is expected that they have studied the syllabus for at least a year, have good attendance and are committed to home practice. 

Children are generally placed with their age group, starting with Pre-Primary at school reception class age. The Royal Academy of Dance has age guidelines for grades (required for examinations) which have been designed to work with the natural development of the child. New pupils will be advised of the correct Grade for their age and experience



 

TAP DANCE

For anybody who has rhythm, or wants to find it! Classes are based on the ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance) syllabi which have been designed to work with the natural development of the child. Children are generally placed with their age group, starting with Primary at the age of 5 years. The Imperial Society has age guidelines for grades (required for examinations) which have been designed to work with the natural development of the child. Examinations at all grades are optional and any pupils who do wish to take examinations it is expected that they have studied the syllabus for at least a year, have good attendance and are committed to home practice. 
 

MODERN THEATRE

The foundation of pop style dance, using different styles such as lyrical, and jazz. This is a structured class following the ISTD syllabi. Children are generally placed with their age group, starting with Primary at the age of 5 years. The Imperial Society has age guidelines for grades (required for examinations) which have been designed to work with the natural development of the child. New pupils will be advised of the correct grade for their age and experience. Examinations at all grades are optional and any pupils who do wish to take examinations it is expected that they have studied the syllabus for at least a year, have good attendance and are committed to home practice. After completing Grade 3 Modern, students are offered the opportunity to experience Jazz classes, beginning with the Bronze Jazz Award from the ISTD.

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Ideal for children of 2 - 3 years. Give your little one a head start with our Little Footsteps classes. Designed to encourage the use of imagination and develop musicality through ballet movement and individual story lines.

Developed entirely by us, Little Footsteps is a great way to introduce your little one to dance and also to a classroom environment, helping to develop both their social, listening and cognitive skills. 

 

CONTEMPORARY JAZZ

A  technique focused class for students of secondary school age. Classes include warm ups, limbering, elevation work, combination exercises, core control, leaps, kicks & turns. The class draws on techniques from lyrical, contemporary and jazz styles. This is a 'free work' based classes designed to compliment the work studied in Ballet & Modern Theatre. Students are exposed to regular new routines to help encourage the ability to learn and retain choreography whilst also working on a sense of performance. 

SINGING

If singing is your thing why not join our children's choirs; CJ Minor and CJ Major. In each class students learn about; vocal warm ups, scales breathing techniques, correct and develop vocal technique, and gain a strong foundation of vocal exercises.

In addition to our choirs we also provide private tuition and graded group classes in singing for students who want to take part in their singing examinations.  Examinations at all grades are optional and any pupils who do wish to take examinations, it is expected that they have studied the requirements for at least a year, have good attendance and are committed to home practice.

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"My daughter and I both have lessons with Charlotte and we love them. It has been a real joy to see how my daughter's confidence and ability has grown so much with Charlotte's expert tuition and encouragement. " 

- A Thresh