The early grade classes in Classical Ballet, Tap and Modern Theatre, build upon the preparatory work, with more emphasis on a structured syllabus. Within these syllabi, children learn more complex dance movements and develop core strength and a body awareness that is needed for the higher grades.
Although within the early years class, Ballet, Tap and Modern are combined, throughout the grades they are studied in separate classes so that students can learn the fundamental differences between them, and progress steadily through the syllabus work.
All students will have the opportunity to take examinations, but in order to achieve the examination standard additional classes will be provided as appropriate, and must be attended in addition to the normal lesson.
For ages 9 and above, it is best to telephone either Alison or Heidi, to obtain helpful advice, in order to discuss the class best suited to your child’s abilities.
Following on from the foundation grades, students study dance within 3 main genres; Classical Ballet, Modern Theatre and Tap.
Continuing with vocational studies at Intermediate to Advanced 1 and 2, classes are aimed primarily at those looking to make a career of dance.
As well as the graded curriculum as outlined above, we offer a range of alternative classes aimed purely on enjoyment. No matter what age you are – we truly have something for everyone!
For more specialist classes aimed at children aged 5 and under please refer to our Early Years page.
We offer a range of adult classes, suitable for anyone aged 16 or over. These include Tap for beginners and intermediate levels, as well as fitness classes including Burlesque. Check out the relevant pages for more information.
Classes held by Bolton School of Dance graduate Sophie Gettins. Contact us for more details.
For more information on any of our classes, please contact us.