Our Classes

All teachers are fully qualified and exams can be taken from as early as Primary Starts. Classes start
for children aged from 2 years through to 18+ years of age. The school’s curriculum concentrates on
Classical Ballet, Modern Theatre, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical and Contemporary Dance. Classes are a
combination of syllabus work as set by the awarding bodies; Royal Academy of Dance (RAD),
Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) and International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA)
and ‘free’ work. Emphasis is not only placed on securing a strong foundation of technical accuracy
but also on performance; it is essential that classwork encourages artistry and enjoyment.

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Footsies Tootsies

Footsies Tootsies is for our littlest dancers! The class is ideal for children from 2+ years of age. The class is a fun, friendly introduction to music and dance using props, nursery rhymes and natural movement.

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Primary Starts

Primary Starts is ideal for children 4-5 years of age. The 60 minute class is a gentle introduction to classical ballet, modern and tap. The class encourages creative imagination through a different theme each week. Children are able to express themselves through imaginative dance and creative movement.

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Primary Scholars

Primary Scholars builds on creative development and focuses on technique. Children should be able to remember longer combinations of steps. Performance skills are introduced in this class.

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Juniors

Juniors focuses on more advanced techniques. Students in this class should be able to make adjustments quickly and remember more complex dance arrangements and perform with more confidence.

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Pre-Seniors & Seniors

Pre-Seniors and Seniors offers a more serious approach to training. Classes at this level incorporates individualised feedback that encourages each student's artistic and technical development. Students train in classical ballet, modern, tap, jazz, lyrical dance and conditioning

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Majors & Pre-vocational

Majors and Pre-Vocational student's are the highest level within the school. Advancement through our levels is based on technical accomplishment, emotional maturity, classroom interaction, personal work ethic, working as a team and readiness for the challenges of the next level in dance and performing arts. Training includes classical ballet, modern, tap, jazz, lyrical dance and conditioning.

Footsies Dance Centre is proud to have achieved 100% examination success with each of the
awarding bodies graded and vocational dance syllabi. Examinations can start from a young age,
provided that the young dancer is ready and secure enough in their understanding of what is
expected of them. Although examinations are encouraged, they are not mandatory for a child to
progress through the levels within the school.
Classical Ballet classes and examinations follow the RAD and IDTA syllabi
Modern Theatre and Jazz Dance classes and examinations follow the ISTD syllabi
Tap Dance classes and examinations follow the ISTD and IDTA syllabi.
Our young children start with Rosettes and class team awards as an introduction to working towards
achieving the skills and expectations that are required to succeed in examinations.