Full Time College
Mini’s – Ages 5 to 8 years old
At this age our classes follow a more syllabus style class in preparation for examinations if students wish to take them. The syllabus that we follow in each class and our teacher’s lesson plans have been very carefully thought out and put in practise for many years ensuring that children progress and learn technique appropriate for their age and stage development, keeping in mind the changing physicality of each dancer’s body as they grow. The classes have a fun element to them but are fully focussed so that they challenge the student to progress and reach their full potential.
We now offer the Mini’s at this age a chance to take part in our dance competition teams. This is not compulsory and an extra opportunity that we offer. Whether they want to do a Solo, Duo or Trio or just be part of a group performance there is something on offer within our competition team to suit all children and levels of confidence. The only requirement we have is that children take part in at least 2 classes a week and commit to our weekly competition class. At this age we take part in competitions for fun and to gain experience more so than winning but we recognise all successes that the students achieve is through dedication and hard work in rehearsal process. We find that taking part in competitions gives the student a purpose and goal to aim to with their dance and performing arts classes learning vital life skills along the way.
Throughout the year there maybe opportunities to take part in our annual Ballet and/or our Musical Theatre productions. Please note that to take part you need to attend the Ballet and/or Musical Theatre class !
Should your child not wish to take part in exam, competition teams or productions they are more than welcome to still attend classes – these are just the extra opportunities we offer and are over an above our weekly classes.
Acro Development Squad
Lyrical / CONTEMPORARY