We've been based in Clapham for the last 20 years and offer classes for beginners and improvers of all ages from 3 years. Classes do not cost as much as you would think! We enter students for I.S.T.D. examinations in Imperial Ballet, Modern Theatre, Jazz and Tap. Theatrical productions take place to expand training, and there are opportunities to perform at varying levels according to your commitment, which can include drama and national dance. For serious dancers, we hold preparatory professional classes preparing students for auditions and full-time vocational dance schools along with tuition in major syllabi in the above subjects. Looking for exercise or relaxation? Adult Tap is a popular choice for older beginners (14 to any age!!!)or ex-dancers who miss the 'buzz'! These sessions also include the option to take I.S.T.D. 'Popular Tap Tests', (Medal tests and fun exams for adults Levels 1-6).
7 training courses found
Basic Tap technique; all ages welcome! If you've always wanted to express the Ginger Rogers in you, just come along! We work at Beginner level, and also study Levels 1 and 2 of the ISTD Popular Tap Tests for adult tappers - you don't have to take them, but lots of people find it fun! You can also participate in performances if you like, (not compulsory)! You don't have to wear a leotard! Most people come in their work clothes, and if you want to take the Tap Tests, you wear black trousers and a white shirt.
Adult Tap for fun, suitable for those who have some experience - perhaps you took classes as a child? Or you've been doing Adult Tap for some time? We follow a variety of traditional and modern styles and also learn some ISTD Tap syllabus work, both Grade and Popular Tap Tests (for adults). The levels are more advanced than the beginners' class.
The pupil will learn exercises to promote correct use of the feet, legs and body, with attention to posture; rhythmical beating and footwork of basic exercises and steps; improvisation to a given rhythm; work interacting with other members of the class; simple amalgamations; a group dance suitable for performance with a chance to perform! Children are entered for ISTD examinations when ready, if they wish, and the course will renew termly. After the exam is taken, children progress to the next class, where they work towards Grade 1.
Basic Tap technique and steps used in amalgamations and dances (solo and group). Children will study the ISTD Grade 1 Tap syllabus and have the opportunity to take the examination and progress to the Grade 2 class when ready.
Standing and floor exercises based on natural movement, designed to develop core strength and flexibility, together with dance movements and practice to enhance rhythmical, musical and dramatic skills and confidence. The ISTD Grade 1 syllabus is taught for those wishing to take the examination, together with group dances for performing for those wanting some theatrical experience as well as performing to parents/carers.
Basic Tap technique amd steps used for performing in group and solo dances. Students will have the opportunity to take the Grade 2 ISTD Tap examination when ready, following which they can progress to Grade 3.
Modern Theatre Dance based on the ISTD Grade 2 syllabus, with a view to taking the examination when ready, (not compulsory for those who just want fun and exercise). Also suitable for boys.