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Classes

Classes at Warlingham Dance Studio

Pre-School Dance

We offer specially structured classes focused on pre school children aged 2 1/2 upwards. Creative movement is an excellent way for students to develop their physical skills, improve co-ordination and promote creativity, not to mention boosting social skills and confidence. Our magical lessons nurture imagination and provide an introduction to the basics of ballet.


RAD Ballet

We are a registered School with the Royal Academy of Dance and follow their examination syllabus, which is of an extremely high standard.

Ballet is the foundation for all styles of dance and the most important core discipline for students. The musical awareness, strength and grace required to be a good dancer are all developed through the study of ballet. Classes are an excellent way to encourage good posture and develop technique and co-ordination.


ISTD Modern

This is a rhythmic dance style known for its theatrical qualities and is often seen on the stages of musical productions. It is also the foundation for commercial dance (pop videos, TV shows etc). This theatrical style uses travelling steps, high kicks, leaps and turns which require both strength and flexibility (so it is also great for boys). At Warlingham Dance Studio we prepare children for ISTD Modern Theatre examinations from 4 1/2 years old.


ISTD Jazz

It’s fun and dynamic! We offer classes which include learning basic jazz technique alongside a range of more recent styles of jazz dance such as Street Jazz and Funky. You can learn this style just for fun or you can opt to take ISTD Jazz Award examinations at levels Bronze, Silver and Gold. These exams are short and good fun and consist of learning a warm up and 4 or 5 short routines of varying styles of Jazz.


ISTD Tap

A fun, exciting and challenging style of dance, Tap is the ultimate training for any dancer wishing to master the skill of rhythm.  Our fabulous ISTD “American style” Tap classes are held for students aged 5 to adult, across the spectrum from beginner to advanced. Scheduled classes are held alongside regular Masterclass workshops with experienced guest teachers and professional dancers.


Musical Theatre

A fun and inspirational class, children will work on pieces from Musicals including Matilda, Grease, Wicked and The Lion King. Students will also study drama exercises, choreographed dance routines and professional vocal techniques. Our classes are split by age group and are suitable for students from the age of 6.


Acrobatic Arts

Acrobatic Arts is based on safe and effective progression for students in the five divisions of AcroDance: Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling.  Developed with input from professionals and experts in ballet, modern dance, jazz, contortion, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, sport acrobatics, yoga, acro yoga, pilates, physiotherapy, hand balancing and more, you will not find a more comprehensive program. Acrobatic Dance is the beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements. Acro technique includes balancing, limbering, tumbling and partnering, based in flexibility, contortion and strength. Simple thoughtful progressions take the beginner from log rolls and somersaults to the advanced dancer tumbling effortlessly across the stage!  


Both Miss Katie and Mr Liam are Certified Teachers with Acrobatic Arts and Warlingham Dance Studio is a Certified Studio for Acrobatic Arts within the UK. 


The Acrobatic Arts syllabus was developed with input from professionals and experts in ballet, modern dance, jazz, contortion, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, sport acrobatics, yoga, acro yoga and pilates.


The syllabus consists of twelve levels with easy progressions. Students can also work through an examination process designed by the Acrobatic Arts to motivate dancers to achieve. Dancers work through twelve exam levels, each designed to create a well balanced acrobat, including elements of flexibility, strength, balance, limbering and tumbling. Students are taught by certified acrobatic arts teachers and learn correct placement and technique for the foundations of Acro Dance.


Acro classes are offered from Reception age upwards. Please check our timetable for class timings.


Festivals

Festivals help develop performance and confidence, and pupils learn to express and project themselves to a live audience.

For those pupils wishing to take up a career in dance and theatre, festivals are a natural progression from the regular weekly classes. Festivals also nuture a healthy sense of competition - a necessary skill required for a life in the theatre.




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