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Children's Dance Classes

Our dance classes for children take place in Bath and Bradford-on-Avon.  See our Bath and Bradford-on-Avon pages for timetable information and to book a trial class.

Prices

There is a £20 enrolment/annual membership fee per child (capped at £50 for families with 3+ children) paid on enrolment and then in September each year.  This helps towards annual costs such as licences and insurance, whilst keeping our class costs low.  

Class costs are as follows, paid termly upfront in September, January and April:


30-minute classes - £4.50 per class
45-minute classes - £5.50 per class
1-hour classes - £7 per class

Term dates: 2023 - 2024

Term 1  Monday 11 September - Saturday 21 October 2023 (6 weeks)

Term 2  Monday 30 October - Saturday 16 December 2023 (7 weeks)

Term 3  Tuesday 2 January - Saturday 10 February 2024 (6 weeks)

Term 4  Monday 19 February - Thursday 28 March 2024 (6 weeks)

Term 5  Monday 15 April - Saturday 25 May 2024 (6 weeks)

Term 6  Monday 3 June - Saturday 13 July 2024 (6 weeks)

Classes do not run on bank holidays.

Class descriptions

Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Ballet Classes

The RAD offers an internationally-recognised portfolio of examinations and assessments designed to encourage, motivate and reward students of all ages and abilities.  These syllabus classes provide a structure for our students to progress their learning and achievement in dance.

Pre-school Ballet

A fun and lively dance class for 3-4 year-olds that uses props, storytelling and imagination to develop physical movement and encourage creativity, expression and confidence. The perfect foundation for the RAD ballet syllabus. 

Contemporary Dance

Our contemporary dance classes are the perfect way to start the weekend, giving dancers the chance to let go, use their creativity, feel the music and simply enjoy movement.  The Contemporary Academy class for ages 13+ challenges our dancers with more advanced contemporary technique and performance skills.  Previous dance experience is recommended before joining this class.

Ballet Fitness

For our dancers to reach their maximum potential they need to keep fit through building stamina, muscle strength and joint flexibility.  Starting with an aerobic workout and finishing with stretching for flexibility and meditation to calm the mind, the main focus of this class is Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT), a revolutionary programme that uses fit balls and resistance bands to help train muscle memory.

Pointe Class

A dedicated pointe work class for our senior students to build up their strength and confidence in pointe work.  This is an invitation only class for those in Grade 4 and above attending multiple classes a week and who have gained the strength required to dance on pointe.

Private lessons

Private one to one classes for children are available at a cost of £25 per 30-minute session (£50 for 1-hour or £37.50 for 45 minutes).  These are ideal for beginners to ballet or those with specific aims such as improving knowledge of an RAD syllabus or developing muscle strength and fitness through progressing ballet technique (PBT) exercises.  Contact us for more information.

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