Young Beginners

Young Beginner Classes


Pre School Dancing Bears

Wednesday 10am – 10.45am
Friday 10am – 10.45am

Lots of exercise, singing and dancing using toys and props nurturing a love of music and movement Mums, dads and carers join in too so wear something comfortable.

Dancing Bears

Wednesday 4pm – 4.45pm

Friday 4pm – 4.45pm

Fun classes where children learn the basics of dance using exercise, music and props. Tap is also included in this class.

In our bears classes balance, coordination and timing are developed along with a simple vocabulary of steps in preparation for the next level of achievement. Having taken their Pre Juvenile Examination children then move on to.

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For children who have completed their Pre Juvenile Examination or beginners aged 6yrs. Ballet, Modern Jazz, Tap and Theatre Craft are now taught separately in order to develop the necessary skills at Preparatory Level of training. Musical Theatre (singing and acting) is also available at this age. Classes are still fun based with a wide variety of music, keeping the love of performing very much alive. Children can choose any or all of the core subjects on offer. Having achieved their Preparatory (Ballet Tap & Theatre Craft) / Rosette (Modern Jazz & Musical Theatre) level examination children are then ready to progress to Primary level.

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Preparatory Ballet

Tuesday 4pm – 4.45pm

Rosette Modern Jazz

Tuesday 4.45pm – 5.30pm

Preparatory Tap

Tuesday 5.30pm – 6.15pm

Introductory Musical Theatre

Friday 5.30pm – 6.15pm


For children who have completed their Preparatory / Rosette Examination or beginners aged 7yrs. Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz and Musical Theatre Skills are now beginning to develop. Balance, coordination, strength, vocal confidence and vocabulary is increasing. Fun is still at the heart of our training and the opportunity for performing is available in our Annual production. Having achieved Primary level in ballet/tap, Preparatory level in Modern Jazz and Intro Level in Musical Theatre children are ready to progress to Grade 1 level training.

Primary Ballet

Tuesday 4pm – 4.45pm

Preparatory Modern Jazz

Tuesday 4.45pm – 5.30pm

Primary Tap

Tuesday 5.30pm -6.15pm

Introductory Musical Theatre

Friday 5.30pm – 6.15pm

What is Next?

If you are an older beginner aged 8yrs plus or a student with previous skills and experience please check out our timetable page for our full list of classes on offer. A member of staff will be happy to help if you need advice, please just give us a call on 0191 4147000.