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 Drama Club and tap are all available weekly. Piano tuition takes place every Wednesday for beginners and up. A video Library to dance at home. 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 2021

Autumn term - 6th September - 11th December
Half Term: All pupils 25th Oct - 29th Oct

23rd october all ballet pupils. 30th October all tap and musical theatre pupils.

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 every Saturday.

Drama classes on Wednesday for 6-16yrs working on voice, confidence and team building Skills.
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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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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