Courses by Genre

We teach a full variety of styles, whether you’re looking for expert technical dance training, or a chance to enjoy the latest fun street vibes, we have a class to suit everyone.

 

Modern Theatre

Modern Theatre dance is a rhythmic dance style rooted in musical theatre, which originated in America. It is often seen in musical productions and is known for its dynamic theatrical qualities. The style uses travelling steps, high kicks, leaps and turns which all need strength and flexibility. Modern Theatre also incorporates jazz, lyrical, contemporary and elements of commercial street dance.

What are my options for learning Modern Theatre at THE STUDIO?

This style is taught in depth within our syllabus sessions with Miss Emilie, but you can also enjoy Modern Theatre in our Universal Dance short course for fun, and STUDIO Bros class created just for boys.

Our Wings & Wands short courses for early years comprise a mix of dance styles including Modern Theatre.

Children 4-18 years can enjoy a taste of all of our dance and theatre genres at our holiday SOS days.

Contemporary

Contemporary Dance stems from the core, or torso of the body and uses elements of contract, release, spiral, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation. This evolving style has fast become one of the most dominant genres for dancers throughout the world.

What are my options for learning Contemporary at THE STUDIO?

 Look out for our I.S.T.D Contemporary short courses for both children and adults that pop up throughout the year.  Courses take place out of term time and offer the option of I.S.T.D examinations.  Students can also enjoy elements of Contemporary Dance within our syllabus sessions where it is investigated with the study of Modern Theatre at Premier level.

Children 4-18 years can enjoy a taste of all of our dance and theatre genres at our holiday SOS days.

Tap

Tap Dance is an exciting, percussive, rhythmical dance form. The dancer uses their feet to strike the floor, beating out a melody, with tap shoes which have small metal plates on the toe and heel to give the distinctive sound. Tap dance is a theatrical art form often seen on screen and stage in musicals.

What are my options for learning Tap at THE STUDIO?

This style is taught in depth for children within our syllabus sessions with Miss Emilie.  We also have a popular adult tap short course running during term also led by Emilie, plus numerous tap short courses held out of term time.

Our Wings & Wands short courses for early years comprise a mix of dance styles including an introduction to the tap technique.

Children 4-18 years can enjoy a taste of all of our dance and theatre genres at our holiday SOS days.

Classical Ballet

Where dance all began… ballet is the very core training needed for dance.  Imperial Classical Ballet is based on the teaching of the French School at the Paris Opéra with the first syllabus was written in 1913.  It focuses on encouraging a sound basic technique and an understanding of musical interpretation providing the essentials of a pure classical training.

What are my options for learning Classical Ballet at THE STUDIO?

This type of training is available for children within our syllabus sessions with Miss Emilie, all of her students are trained in classical ballet to aid their progress in the other genres such as modern and tap.

Our Wings & Wands short courses for early years comprise a mix of dance styles including elements of Classical Ballet.

Children 4-18 years can enjoy a taste of all of our dance and theatre genres at our holiday SOS days.

 

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre combines singing, acting and dance together into group performance.  While excellent for communication and confidence, Musical Theatre also really raises your overall performance capabilities while promising to be lots and lots of fun.

What are my options for learning Street Dance at THE STUDIO?

This style is taught for children within our syllabus sessions with Miss Emilie.  Together with vocal and acting technique, students study a piece of repertoire to perform and later enter for their L.A.M.D.A examination.

Children 4-18 years can enjoy a taste of all of our dance and theatre genres at our holiday SOS days.

Street Dance

Street dance has evolved from the popular culture and social dance craze born in America where people would dance anywhere that had an open available space: a park, a street or a party. It involves interaction between the dancers and encourages creativity in the making up and structuring of movement. Popping, Locking and Breaking are the three foundation funk styles which fall under the umbrella of Street Dance.

What are my options for learning Street Dance at THE STUDIO?

You can enjoy learning the popular Street style in either our Universal Dance short courses, or our boys only STUDIO Bros short courses.  Street is covered briefly within the syllabus study of Modern Theatre, and we also schedule pure Street dance short courses out of term time, where children can study with the option of an I.S.T.D Street examination.

Children 4-18 years can enjoy a taste of all of our dance and theatre genres at our holiday SOS days.

Examinations for ISTD Street Dance are available throughout the year.

Acrobatics

Acrobatics comprises of the gymnastic skills suitable for dance and theatre. Our TRIX sessions have been specially crafted to equip the modern-day dancer with the ability to add those wow moments to a performance,

Training will nurture balance, strength, agility, flexibility and coordination.

What are my options for learning Acrobatics at THE STUDIO?

Acrobatics can be studied for children school years 1 and above in our TRIX short courses available throughout term time

Children 4-18 years can enjoy a taste of all of our dance and theatre genres at our holiday SOS days.