Classes

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, Latin and Ballroom, Street Dance and more are available. 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.

Term Dates 2019-2020 Autumn Term

Saturday 7th Sept – Saturday 14th Dec
Half term: Saturday 19th Oct – Sunday 27th Oct (2 Saturdays off)
Watching Week: Monday 9th Dec – Saturday 14th Dec

At First Steps Academy of Dance we train children from aged 2.5 years - 19 years old, developing dancers starting at the nursery ballet programme all the way through to grade 8 ballet.


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In the First Steps Ballroom and Latin class we work on our basic technique and foundations of the dance style. Using the IDTA Rosette and Stardance Syllabus as a basis for our routines we work through the 10 dances of Ballroom and Latin.


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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 2 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