What we teach
Classical ballet technique is the foundation of all dance. Carefully planned and progressive RAD ballet syllabus. Exams are optional when the standard is reached.
Our pre-school curriculum let children lose themselves in the imaginative dance drama of a teddy bear picnic or skipping our way to the beach to gather seashells.
We also offer a class for adults involving ballet barre and ballet exercises to improve posture, core and balance.
Tap dance is a type of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. It is wonderful to help improve rhythm and musicality also. We offer the ISTD syllabus and pupils have the option to take an examination when of standard.
Jazz dancing is a form that showcases a dancer’s originality. All jazz dancers interpret and execute moves and steps in their own way. This type of dancing consists of fancy footwork, big leaps, and quick turns. To excel in jazz, dancers need a strong background in ballet, as it encourages grace and balance.
Twinkle Toes 18months +
A fun and interactive dance class for parent/carer and toddlers aged 18months+. Give your
little one a head start, with our classes designed to encourage their use of imagination
and develop musicality through movement, story lines and nursery rhymes. Continue to
Help your child develop skills such as:
Freedom to explore their natural rhythm
Register here to be notified when the next course is commencing.
A class perfect for children aged 2 ½ – 4 years who love moving to music. They can
learn the foundations of ballet and tap technique in a fun and imaginative environment as the lessons develop skills in:
Co-ordination, Balance and Control
Creativity and imagery
Working with others
Please note the bluebell class is suitable for children ready to be left without an adult. If you are unsure we have Twinkle Toes available with mummy, daddy or carer to help you to settle into the school together.
Love singing, acting and dancing? Our Musical Theatre classes give children the chance to explore all 3 genres in a supportive and encouraging environment. Expert tuition is given to teach dance routines, learn scripts and develop children’s confidence in speech and song. Every musical cumulates in mini performance where the
children can showcase their natural talent and the skills they have learned along the way.
A relaxing and mindful exercise class focusing on:
toning and lengthening the muscles
improving balance and posture
refreshing technique (for those with experience)
developing basic foundations of ballet (for those new to dance)
Ideal for those who have previously studied ballet and equally accessible to those with no previous experience.
Love to exercise but are tired of the same old classes? Come and let the music move you with Zumba! A fun-filled, non-stop hour of Latin based movement with a fitness feel to get your heart rate pumping and those endorphins high! No dance experience needed but plenty of hips, shimmies and water – be prepared to sweat with a smile on your face!
A style known for its vibrant, expressive rhythms. The Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, and Jive, derived from the Latin American countries, form the competitive dances performed internationally around the world today.
Breakdancing, also called breaking or b-boying/b-girling, is an athletic style of street dance. While diverse in the amount of variation available in the dance, breakdancing mainly consists of four kinds of movement: toprock, downrock, power movesand freezes.
Breakdancing is typically set to songs containing drum breaks, especially in hip-hop, funk, soul music and breakbeatmusic, although modern trends allow for much wider varieties of music along certain ranges of tempo and beat patterns.
Silver Swans classes have been specially designed for the over-55s, but whatever your age, if you are looking for a new way to keep fit and active, our ballet classes will put a spring in your step. Whether you've never danced before or want to get back into the swing of it, our classes have something for everyone.
VWD Class Enquiries
To register interest for any of our classes or to be added to a waiting list for any of our classes which are currently full, please complete the form here and we will be in touch