Fun and imaginative curriculum
We blend the syllabuses of the Royal Academy of Dance lots of free work which enables dancers to make excellent progress, develop coordination, technique, strength and flexibility whilst still experiencing the joy of movement. We also have our own pre-school syllabus based on the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework where pupils go on a different dance adventure each week.
All round development
Ensuring everyone is happy when they come to our classes is of utmost importance to us. We want our pupils to not just be the best dancers they can be, but to be the best versions of themselves that they can be. Alongside becoming great dancers we also want them to develop confidence, focus, determination and creativity plus develop great relationships with their teachers and class mates.
We choose our teachers very carefully. All of our teachers have excellent experience and hold teaching qualifications with organisations such as the RAD, ISTD, BBO or IDTA. They are recruited for their energy and enthusiasm and undergo regular training to ensure their teaching methods are up to date. Each member of out staff is DBS checked and completes annual first aid, fire safety and child protection training.
Each week we take a different aspect of dance to think about so that we improve both our ability and our understanding. This is done differently for each level and so far this term we have thought about warming up, cooling down, posture and dynamics.
Inspiration that goes beyond the Dance Studio
We like to keep our dancers inspired by showing them examples of outstanding dance in lessons, arranging workshops with professional companies and organising trips to the theatre. Not only does this give our dancers a taste of what they can achieve but it is also great fun for them to socialise with other children in the school.
Recognised teachers of the Council for Dance, drama and musical theatre
We are incredibly proud to say that our teachers are recognised teachers of the Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre. This means that these teachers are qualified, DBS checked and insured and our policies and procedures have been checked by the CDMT, giving peace of mind that we are putting our dancer’s wellbeing first.