Classes for Children

Welcome to the First Steps Dance Classes

We have a range of dance classes, covering a selection of styles, for ages 2½ to 19yrs old. Ballet, Musical Theatre, Street Dance/jazz and tap are all available. Piano tuition takes place every Wednesday for beginners and up. We also have Trial Classes if you would like to try a class out first before committing to a full term. Details can be found below.

Summer Term Dates 2021 Summer term - 17th April - 16th July in the studio. Summer school - 26th July - 30th July

At First Steps Academy of Dance we train children from aged 2.5 years - 18 years old, developing dancers starting at the nursery ballet programme all the way through to grade 8 ballet.

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In Musical Theatre class we work on our singing, dancing and acting skills each term with a different musical. Choosing 4-6 songs, we tell the story with a mini-script where each student has a chance to take on at least one (often multiple) roles.

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Using the ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) as a basis for skill progression, each tapper works through the graded levels, developing dexterity and musicality.

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We have numerous classes a week for grade 5/6/7/8. We achieve 100% pass rate in these grades. The girls also have the option of 30 minute pointe class each week which is a free syllabus training the feet and learning excerpts from classical ballets.

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Street Jazz is a modern style of dance, fused between Jazz and Hip hop which focuses on flexibility, stability, Isolation, dynamics and performance development.

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The Advanced Ballet Technique class from First Steps Academy of Dance is the perfect way to complement your child’s professional training and guarantee RAD exam success!

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Trial Classes at First Steps

We offer Trial Classes for all of our dance classes. Trial sessions are £10 by appointment (no drop ins allowed). Registration is a £15 one-off payment once registered with the school. Please complete the form below if you would like to try one of our Trial Classes.

    Please select trial class of interest

    BalletBallroom and LatinMusical TheatreTap DancePointe class - grade 4+ onlyStreet Dance / ModernBallet Technique and Stretching