Middle Classes

Ages 7-11 years

Ballet & Tap Combination classes - Groups 3 & 4

These classes teach children good technique through the use of stories, props and mime.  This  is so important for a child if they wish to progress through the more formal grades.  All students are given the opportunity to take ISTD or IDTA examinations if they wish.  We strongly recommend that all children take these combination classes as they teach the foundations that are used across all styles of dance.  

Junior Modern Jazz & Acro Dance Combination classes - Groups 3 & 4

This is a fun, progressive class where the children work on developing their flexibility, strength and strong technique.  Acro Dance is a combination of the artistic qualities of dance and the athleticism of acrobatics.  We follow the Acrobatic Arts program which works on teaching flexibility, strength, balance, limbering and tumbling.  Modern Jazz works on strong techniques required to perform leaps, kicks and turns and is perfect for children who love to dance to the latest chart and pop music.  The children learn new cool moves both individually and in a group and will perform these routines in the school shows.  Both syllabi work on progression and there are opportunities for students to work towards taking medal tests and examinations. 

Drama & Musical Theatre Combination classes - Groups 3 & 4

Drama and Musical Theatre students gain experience of acting through storytelling, games and improvisation.  They also learn songs from a wide range of Musicals.  Skills taught focus on improving eye-contact, building self-confidence, developing creativity and social development which are all key elements required when performing to an audience.  Students will be given regular opportunities to showcase their skills by performing in regular showcases, the annual show held in a local theatre and other events arranged by DTA Academy.    

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Classes - Groups 5 & 6

At this level classes are split into individual Ballet, Tap and Modern Jazz 45 minute sessions and work towards medal tests and examinations.  



Ballet is the basis for all other dance genres.   All our classes work on technique, promoting good posture, strength, expression and imagination as well as developing musicality and self discipline.  Here Dance Theatre Arts Academy classes are structured using the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing syllabi alongside other techniques, exercises and dance routines to give your child an all round ballet training.  All students have the opportunity to take ISTD examinations and perform at the Annual School Show which is performed in a local theatre. 


Here at Dance Theatre Arts Academy students learn varying tap styles.  Tap classes are great for developing good musical awareness and listening skills.  We follow the ISTD Tap syllabus.

Modern Jazz​ - learn kicks, turns, leaps and a strong technique.Our Junior Jazz class can be taken from Year 3 upwards. These classes work on developing flexibility in a safe environment as well as developing strength, pick up speed and different styles of dance. These skills are used to perfect turns, leaps, tricks & tumbles as well as developing choreography and general dance skills such as splits and kicks.


Commercial Dance

  • Showcase a dancer's individual style and originality.

  • Are energetic and fun classes

  • Consist of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns.  

Acro Dance

  • A fun class which develops fundamental acrobatic technique and teaching skills such as handstands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends and walkovers all at each student’s individual level of experience.    


  • Voice lessons help vocalists increase vocal range

  • Builds vocal strength

  • Develop multiple vocal styles and gain confidence for live performance. 


Weekday Classes

Ardleigh Community Association, 

Ardleigh Green Road, Hornchurch RM11 2LG

Saturday Classes

Benhurst Primary School, Benhurst Avenue, 

Hornchurch, Essex RM12 4QS 




Monday  to Fridays   10.00 - 14.00pm

Saturdays                 09.00 - 12.30pm

Sundays                                 (closed)

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