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Dance Classes for Children

Stage Stars

Saturdays

For Teens

Elite Competition Teams

After school each day during the week, we offer an array of dance classes. Disciplines taught are:

 

  • Melody Bear

  • Ballet

  • Jazz

  • Streetdance

  • Tap

  • Lyrical

  • Acro

 

All of these classes offer a free trial so your child can get a taste of what is involved before you need to make any payment. Many classes have a waiting list but we will always try to welcome new students at the start of each half-term.

 

We are a registered BTDA school and exams can be taken in most dance styles.

Our Saturday stage school comprises dance, drama and singing, concentrating on musical theatre at its core.

 

There are six groups of varying ages: three junior groups in our 9.00-11.10am session, three groups in our 11.30am-2.30pm senior session.

 

Supervised by experienced team of specialist tutors, your children will have a fantastic time and make new friends. This activity is a great confidence builder for children and teens and will help the students develop a range of skills and experiences.

 

Stage Stars sometimes present in-house performances for friends and family to come and watch.

Finding positive, healthy and exciting activities for teenagers isn't always easy.

 

We can offer Streetdance and Acro, plus Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, plus Saturday Musical Theatre Academy has a group for 13+, so whatever their taste and level of experience, we should be able to find something that will appeal to them.

 

For experienced dancers we offer high level classes with very high standards, in ballet, street, lyrical and acro etc. Feel free to contact us to discuss your daughter or son's needs and interests.

Our Elite Competition Teams give the strongest dancers and performers in the school the opportunity to compete at a very high level at national events in the UK throughout the year.

 

The teams train on a weekly basis together and work with top level choreographers to create their routines. Our teams have won multiple awards at major UK competitions including Starpower, Destination Dance and So You Want To Dance.

 

Entry is by audition only, once a year. Contact us for more information on how to join.

Singing Stars

Acro

Ballet

On Wednesday evening, we rehearse with our glee shoir style group, Singing Stars. This involves children aged 6-11 who rehearse and perform a range of different styles of songs, from musicals to Disney to pop songs old and new.

 

Previously we have reached finals of the Jack Petchy Foundation's national Glee Choir competition and the choir has performed in our shows and events.

 

This is for children who show real potential vocally but also want to have a lot of fun singing and developing skills with harmonies and working in a fun group.

Gymnastic skills are becoming increasingly important and popular in the dance world. Our Acro classes are taught by specialist guest practitioners who once a week teach for us three different goups ranging from age 4 up to 16, developing the very special and exciting skills of floor gymnastics.

 

This involves tumbling and tricks and key moves that require practise and patience but are great fun to master and demonstrate, and add a whole new layer to a dancer's ability to interpret complex choreography.

 

Contact us if you would like to learn more about Acro or arrange a free trial for your child.

Classical ballet is the core of all dance, and TSPA prides itself on high standards across the dance syllabus, rooted in our passion for ballet.

 

Our ballet classes begin with First Ballet classes and Rose Ballet, then up through the grades from Prep to Primary  through to high advanced grades for older teens.

 

We are a registered BTDA school (which is accredited by the Council for Dance Education & Training) and we have a 100% pass rate in all exams in all dance and performing disciplines for well over a decade.

 

Our Centre Score from the BTDA has never been less than 98%. If you are looking to develop your child's talent in ballet - or in any aspect of dance - we can offer you the highest standards of tuition within a safe, caring and welcoming atmosphere.

 

 

Once every two years (or thereabouts), TSPA presents a large whole-school production at a major local venue. In 2011 we presented our ten year anniversary show at the Orchard Theatre in Dartford, followed up by The Hit Factory at the same venue in 2014.

 

In November 2016 we produced our fifteen year anniversary production, Musicals Forever at the Mick Jagger Centre in Dartford. The show played two performances to packed houses of proud mums, dads and other family. With nearly 200 children involved it really was a night to remember and a chance to celebrate all of our wonderful, diverse and talented children.

 

Alongside these 'big' shows, there are frequent opportunities to perform throughout the year in small performances and events in our Theatre at The Link.

Classes at the Centre

Info about the range of classes for young people at the Centre.

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