Children

RITA BARKER SCHOOL OF DANCE AND THEATRE ARTS. (RBSD)

If you would like your child to join any of our classes at RBSD you will need to fill out an application form. You can do that by clicking here.

If you would like to contact us regarding details for any of the classes & for all other enquiries please email us with your details.

INTRODUCTORY CLASSES for children ages 4-6 years old

At the Dance Workshop we offer introductory classes for children between the ages of 4-6. At this age we combine ballet, tap and theatre so that the children may experience the different styles of dance and then choose their preferences as they get a bit older and move up into the grades.

BALLET CLASSES

All our graded (IDTA) ballet classes are on Saturdays and are payable by the term. The classes are geared towards exams but are optional. Levels start with Introductory Minimum age 4 up to advanced levels.

TAP CLASSES

Tap classes also run on Saturdays from Primary grade to grade 5. Children need to work through the grades in order to develop a solid technique. Therefore if a child starts as a beginner at a later age they would still need to start at primary - grade 2 level. We try to accommodate late beginners whenever/wherever we can.

STREET DANCE

Classes in street are young starters, junior class and senior class. These classes are on Saturdays. See RBSD Timetable. Children may take a medal in all street dance classes

CONTEMPORARY

Junior Contemporary for 10 - 14 year olds. Saturdays 4.30 pm, this class explores both creative work and technique, please email for more information on this class. NEW Beginner Contemporary class for 8 - 12 year olds. It is for children who may not have experience in other dance forms but not exclusively - now taking names for this class. For older students who are looking to or currently taking GCSCE/B-Tech/A-Level Dance, we have NEW Youth classes that will run during the week - now taking names for this class.

ACRO DANCE

This is a new addition to our programme. We will be taking children from 4 years + 

Each class takes a maximum of 10 pupils. It is preferable if the children also take ballet alongside acro but in the very early stages is not essential. After level 1 ballet as extra training is compulsory. Now taking names.

It is advisable to email or call to ensure your child's class is running, as the timetable can be subject to change, thank you.