Shining Stars

Pre-School and Reception Classes

Shining stars is our unique and especially designed Pre-school & Reception class programme for young dancers.  Our focus for these age groups is to build, self confidence, develop listening skills and improve motor skills.  More importantly we promote a fun enviroment to build lasting friendships.  These classes are designed to introduce very young children to the range of genres we offer at the Academy.



Saturday -  Benhurst Primary School, RM12 4QS

9.00 - 9.45  Mini Starz Ballet & Tap (3-4 yrs)

Saturday - Benhurst Primary School, RM12 4QS

9.00 - 9.45  Rising Starz Ballet & Tap (Reception age)

Mondays - Ardleigh House RM11 2LG

4.15 - 5.00  Junior Bopz Musical Theatre & Street Dance (Reception Age 4-- 7 years)

Tuesdays - Mead Primary School, RM3

4.15 - 5.00  Junior Bopz Musical Theatre & Street Dance (Reception age 4 - 7 years)

Mini Starz Ballet and Tap

ages 3-4 years

The DTA Mini Starz classes ballet and tap combination classes follow the Adventures of Melody Bear, a dancing teddy, developing their dance moves as well as exploring other fundamental learning skills such as counting, colour and shape recognition and language skills. Children also collect stickers and work towards gaining medals.

Rising Starz Ballet & Tap

ages 4-5 years

Rising Starz build on the foundations learnt in our Mini Starz class.  Children learn the basic steps of classical ballet and tap whilst continuing to follow Melody Bear's adventures.  We continue to develop children's motor skills, concentration and confidence.  This is the final stage of the Melody Bear programme. We celebrate the end of an era at the end of the year with the Moving on Trophy presentation.

Junior Bopz Musical Theatre & Street Dance

ages 4-7 years

This class combines drama, singing and dance.  Musical Theatre works on songs, scripts and dance routines from a range of well known musicals.  The street dance section is fast paced and child will learn new and funky moves dancing to the latest pop tunes.  Skills taught focus on improving eye-contact,  building self-confidence, developing creativity and social skills development.   

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