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Written by Ollie on Wednesday January 19, 2022

Dance Styles

Please click on any of the headings or photos below to be taken to the class timetables for that particular style;


Acro seamlessly combines dance and acrobatics. Students will learn strength and flexibility exercises to prepare them for increased difficulty with gymnastic-based tricks. It teaches flexibility, balance, strength, and coordination and perfectly compliments the other styles of dance we offer.

Classical Ballet

A traditional style of dance based on formalised movements and positions of the arms, feet, and body, designed to enable the dancer to move with the greatest possible agility, control, speed, lightness, and grace. 


A style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern jazz, lyrical and ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.


A combination of ballet and jazz where the movements portray the emotion and story of the music, which often has lyrics to inspire the dancer’s movement. The style focuses on strong emotion and an individual approach to the moves.

Lyrical Contemporary

A combination class, especially for our adult students, which combines both the expressive and emotive dance forms of Lyrical and Contemporary (see above for individual style descriptions). 

Modern Jazz

Modern jazz dance has rhythmic choreography with unique moves, complex and elaborate footwork and is exciting and energetic to watch. You will often see huge jumps and leaps, fast turns and spins. It can be done to a range of different music, usually with strong beats and accents.

Musical Theatre

Musical theatre combines music, song, spoken word and dance to tell a story. Students will explore a range of different age-appropriate characters from musicals/films and look at the emotional content. The British Theatre Dance Association programme of study we follow encourages students to gain confidence and skills in order to become a 'triple threat' at the same time as learning and having lots of fun.

Street Dance

Named because it started out in the ‘streets’, this social dance style developed naturally as part of the culture of the time and continues to develop. It’s an umbrella term for a variety of styles, including popping, locking, house, hip hop, tutting, waacking, etc. Often improvisational, Street Dance encourages interaction and contact with audiences and other dancers.


Tap dance is a performance art where the dancer creates catchy rhythms with their feet, made possible with toe and heel taps on their shoes. It’s known for its syncopated, rhythmic beats and choreography, which can be linked to many of the dance styles above by combining the tap footwork with stylish body movements.

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