Ballet Dance Classes

Graceful, Elegant and Classical.

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus is followed for all our classical ballet classes and we encourage students to enter for the Examinations. Our classes are open to students from age 3 up to the mature adult dancer.

We teach the RAD Pre-School Syllabus “Dance to Your Own Tune” which gives our young pupils the basics in coordination and an initial love for dance right through to the Higher Grades of six, seven and eight.

We also invite those who are gifted in dance to join our Vocational classes. These higher intensity professional dance exams fully prepare the students for the world of dance should they wish to continue into the profession.

Tap Dance Classes

Rhythmic, Stylised and Performed.

Coordination, syncopation, noise, speed and bam! Reward! Your hard work in tap soon pays off with a brilliant feeling of achievement. Tap dance is a fusion of several ethnic percussive dances, primarily African tribal dances and Scottish, Irish, and English clog dances, hornpipes, and jigs. Tap dance is believed to have begun in the mid-1800s during the rise of minstrel shows and then became the star of Vaudeville. 

Tap is a fun workout that keeps your brain alert, your ankles flexible and your timing spot on.

We study the International Dance Teacher’s Association Tap Syllabi which also incorporates elements of improvisation into the exam: being able to think on one’s feet is a skill.  

Modern Dance Classes

Exciting, Energetic and Powerful.

Modern Jazz dance is a rhythmical and energetic style of dance which originated in America before travelling to the rest of the world. It's now often seen in musicals and can be mixed with other dance styles. Starting with basic motor skills such as skipping, galloping, working on coordination and core strength, it builds up to exciting kicks, leaps and turns. Modern dance training greatly enhances other dance styles but is also a pathway to contemporary dance companies.

We offer International Dance Teacher’s Association Exams in Modern Jazz as they have created both a current and enjoyable syllabi in which students thrive.

Private Lessons

We offer competitively priced private lessons for catch-up classes, audition choreography or just to get that little bit of extra help. We like to tailor these sessions personally so please do get in touch if you feel your child may benefit from one-to-one expertise. Private lessons are available in all fields of study offered at RNSD.