Leap Dance Midlands offers Ballet and Dance classes for children of all ages. From Toddlers to Adults classes. Find out more about our classes below.
Children’s Ballet and Dance Classes
Royal Academy of Dance technique and syllabus is at the heart of our classes. The RAD are internationally recognised and are one of the world’s most influential and respected dance organisations, known for professional standards and quality teaching. Our classes are suitable for beginners and those that have danced before. All of classes are fun and sociable, whilst developing co-ordination, social skills, confidence, health, fitness and well-being.
Our children’s classes include a range of dance styles to inspire your child including ballet, modern, tap and musical theatre. We follow the syllabus of the ISTD and IDTA to give your child the chance to experience a wide range of dance styles and genres. Find out more about each dance style here.
Toddler and Grown Up Classes
Ages 1, 2 and 3. An introduction to dance for toddlers and their grown ups. A fun and friendly class that introduces your toddler to the joys of dance, music and song. This class develops their co-ordination skills, social skills and musicality. This gives you the perfect opportunity to bond with your child whilst getting fit and meeting new parents and grandparents.
Primary Dance Classes
A fun and friendly class for children ready to join in without their grown up. This is a creative movement class, usually from aged 3 upwards. This class gives your child an introduction to the movements that develop into dance steps and includes ballet, tap and modern. This class uses props, themes and imaginative dance to develop your child’s imagination, creativity and confidence. It also uses a range of musical and dance styles that develops their co-ordination, social skills, turn taking whilst learning about dance and movement to music.
Junior Dance Classes
The Junior class is for children that have already started at primary school. We begin to focus on the exam syllabus of the RAD, ISTD and IDTA dance organisations. The syllabus has been designed in line with a child’s developmental stages and by world experts. It is the syllabus used by professional ballet and stage schools including The English National Ballet School, the Royal Ballet School and Elmhurst Ballet school who all take vocational exams with the RAD.
The Junior classes are a combination class including ballet, tap, modern, character and musical theatre. This allows the children to experience a range of different dance styles and is designed to allow them to perform with confidence and creativity. As well as exam work we do lots of creative free work and workshops within our classes to inspire and develop your child’s imagination and ability to learn and try new choreography.
As the classes grow the classes will split into separate ballet, tap, modern and musical theatre to work towards the RAD, ISTD and IDTA dance syllabus, as well as adding a Senior class for older students and a Junior Performance Team who want to join in with local and national shows, demonstrations and workshops.
‘My son loves his sessions and asks if he can do it all again. He is enjoying it very much and looks forward to it every week.’
‘Elaine really has a passion for ballet and that shows in every lesson. I love the classes I attend every week and can’t recommend them enough!’