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Middle Classes
School years 3-6

Middle students continue to develop good dance technique, flexibility and strength by working through graded work as well as developing key performance skills such as confidence, self-esteem and creativity.  From Grade 1 upwards ballet and tap classes are split into individual sessions and are 45 minutes in length.  Our highly accomplished teachers are passionate about getting the best out of each and every child.

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Timetable

Mondays - Ardleigh House RM11 2LG

5.00 - 5.45  Middle Musical Theatre (Drama, Singing & Dance)

5.45 - 6.30  Middle Street Dance

Tuesdays - Mead Primary School, RM3

5.00 - 5.45  Middle Musical Theatre (Drama, Singing & Dance)

5.45 - 6.30  Middle Street Dance

Wednesdays Ardleigh House RM11 2LG

5.00 - 5.45  Grade 2 & 3 Ballet Exam Technique

Saturday -  Benhurst Primary School, RM12 4QS

09.50 - 11.00  Primary Ballet & Tap

​11.00 - 12.00  Middle 3 Modern Jazz & Acro

12.00 - 12.45  Grade 1 Ballet

12.00 - 12.45  Grade 2 Tap

12.45 - 13.30  Grade 1 Tap

12.45 - 13.30  Grade 2 Ballet

14.00 - 15.00  Middle 4 & 5 Modern Jazz & Acro

Ballet

 

Students learn ballet technique, build strength and poise by working through the ISTD ballet grades and have the opportunity to take ISTD and IDTA ballet examinations when their teacher feels they have reached the required standard.  New students will be allocated a class depending on their past ballet experience and not by age.  We strongly recommend that students wishing to take ISTD ballet examinations take two ballet classes each week. 

Tap Dance

 

We follow the ISTD Tap syllabus which works on developing strong rhythm, musicality and coordination.   Students have the opportunity to take ISTD and IDTA tap examinations.  New students will be allocated a class depending on their past tap dance experience and not by age.

Modern Jazz & Acro Dance Combination classes

 

This is a progressive class where the children work on developing their flexibility, strength, leaps and turns.   Students work on free work as well as the IDTA Modern Jazz syllabus and have the opportunity to take IDTA examinations and medals.  Acro Dance is a combination of the artistic qualities of dance and the athleticism of acrobatics.  We follow the Acrobatic Arts programme.

 

Middle Musical Theatre (Drama, Singing & Dance)

Musical Theatre combines drama, singing and dance.  Working on songs, scripts and dance routines from a range of well known musicals.  Skills taught focus on improving eye-contact, building self-confidence, developing creativity and social development. 

Middle Street Dance

 

Is fast paced and is perfect for children who need to burn energy.  Using the latest pop sounds they learn new and funky moves which encourage creativity and style.  They will learn routines both as an individual and in a group.