School Years - Reception, Yrs 1, 2 & 3
Junior students can choose from a wide range of classes which focus on building confidence and having fun whilst learning the important foundations of excellent dance technique. Our highly accomplished teachers are passionate about getting the best out of each and every child. Although students are initially added to the appropriate group for their age they may be moved into a level more suitable for the ability at a later date.
Monday & Wednesday classes are held at Ardleigh Community Association, Hornchurch, RM11 2LG
4.00 - 5.00 Junior Musical Theatre, Drama & Street Dance
4.15 - 5.00 Junior Performance Team (invite only)
Saturday classes are held at Benhurst Primary School, Hornchurch, RM12 4QS
09.00 - 09.45 Junior R - Ballet & Tap (school age - reception)
09.50 - 10.50 Junior R & 1 Jazz & Acro (school age - reception & year 1)
09.50 - 10.50 Junior 2 Ballet & Tap (school age - year 2)
11.00 - 12.00 Junior 1 Ballet & Tap (school age - year 1)
11.00 - 12.00 Junior 2 & 3 Jazz and Acro (school ages - years 2 & 3)
12.00 - 13.00 Junior 3 Ballet & Tap (school age - year 3)
Students are initially allocated a place in the class/es by age. However, we do take each child as an individual and they may be moved into a different level class which is more suitable for their ability.
All children are offered a TRIAL before signing up for classes. .
Junior Ballet and Tap
These classes teach children good dance technique, the foundations of ballet and tap. Once the students reach the required standard they have the opportunity to take ISTD & IDTA examinations. It is strongly recommend that all children take these combination classes as they teach the foundations that are used across all styles of dance.
Junior Musical Theatre, Drama & Street Dance
This musical theatre and drama sections focus on developing key skills through drama games, improvisation, singing and dance. The street dance section is fast paced and is perfect for children who love to dance to the latest sounds. They will learn routines both as an individual and in a group. This is a great opportunity for the students to be creative and build confidence whilst having lots of fun.
Junior Jazz & Acro Dance
This is a fun, progressive class where the children work on developing their flexibility, strength and strong technique as well as working on dance routines. This is perfect for children who love to dance to the latest chart and pop music. Acro Dance is a combination of the artistic qualities of dance and the athleticism of acrobatics. Children also cover IDTA syllabus work to develop strength and technique. We follow the Acrobatic Arts syllabus in Acro Dance.
Junior Performance Team (invitation only)
The performance teams work on flexibility, strength and presentation. Students have the opportunity to perform at events throughout the year. They perform in the opening and closing numbers in the school's annual show. If you would like your child to be considered for the junior performance team.