Foundation Training

Classes for 2 to 7 year olds

Tiny & Little Stars

Ages 2 to 4

Our Saturday morning Tiny Stars & Little Stars Creative Dance classes are 30 minutes in duration. Each month we theme our training to keep our young dancers active and creatively engaged. 


Our aim is to use this programme to introduce young dancers to a playful, creatively fun environment which incorporates age appropriate elements of ballet, musicality, movement, the following of beats and recognition of rhythm.


When ready, we start teaching basic ballet terminology, to enable a smooth transition to our Pre-Syllabus Foundation Programme.

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Pre-Syllabus Dance Programme

Ages 4 to 5

Our Saturday Pre-Syllabus Dance programme offers 45 minutes every week for young dancers to explore dance and creative movement as a source of exercise and fun whilst engaging with other children of their own age. 

 

Children are encouraged to interact and share ideas, improve communication, listening and social skills. During each session, children are introduced to classical ballet, tap and modern dance. 

 

The variety of movement they encounter will open their eyes to the world of dance, developing their imaginations and encouraging them to try new things.

 

Each year, the learning and development of each student is assessed via the Dancebox Class Award plus all students have the option to undertake external grade/age RQF examinations via one of our dance examination partners (bbo, RAD, ISTD).

Pre-Primary Dance Programme

Ages 5 to 6

Our Saturday classes are 65 minutes in duration and cover ballet, tap and modern dance. 

 

This class gives the opportunity to experience a variety of dance forms and rhythms sparks imagination and can lead to children improvising their own routines, movements whilst developing a creative, explorative nature. 

 

Alongside the physical benefits of dance, your child will develop their self-control and motivation as they try to master new movements and styles.

 

Each year, the learning and development of each student is assessed via the Dancebox Class Award plus all students have the option to undertake external grade/age RQF examinations via one of our dance examination partners (bbo, RAD, ISTD).

 

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Primary Dance Programme

Ages 6 to 7 

Our Saturday classes are 90 minutes in duration and cover ballet, tap and modern. 

 

The opportunity to explore the three technical dance forms is at this young age is key to ensuring future 'graded' exam classes build on a solid wide introductory skill base. 

 

Alongside the physical benefits of dance, your child will develop their self-control and motivation as they try to master new movements and styles. 

Each year, the learning and development of each student is assessed via the Dancebox Class Award plus all students have the option to undertake external grade/age RQF examinations via one of our dance examination partners (bbo, RAD, ISTD).

 

Theatre Works

Ages 5 to 7

Our Foundation Drama & Singing programme is in place to help children gain confidence in communicating and explore imagination. 

 

Each week we start with a fun physical and vocal warm up, which allows students to get to know their voices, their space and introduces the 'key element' of each weeks class. We learn songs, poems and creatively role play around a stimulating termly theme. 

 

Classes are fun, creating an environment where children learn valuable skills through play.

Opportunities to undertake LAMDA Introductory exams will be presented to the group, pending readiness.

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Just wanted to say a big thank you to you all for safely opening the doors and helping to lift the girl’s spirits. Dancing means so much to them and today showed how prepared the school is to keep children safe and ensure they have fun. We were always well informed and dare I say that the provisions in place were better than those at school. So happy they’re back and learning from the fantastic DB Team again!

Parent Pre-Syllabus & Primary Student

 

01908 672920

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