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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.

This application form does not automatically guarantee your child a space in the RBSD classes. We will reply to you regarding availability and registration for individual classes.

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 Jazz 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

I.D.T.A. Examination classes from PREPARATORY age 6 to ADVANCED Ballet classes at the Dance Workshop run throughout the day on Saturday. All classes maintain the highest level of technique and individual attention in order to fully develop each student’s potential. We aim to give a thorough understanding of body alignment and etiquette of Ballet, with strong emphasis on musicality and artistry.

TAP CLASSES

I.D.T.A. Examination classes from PREPARATORY age 6 to INTERMEDIATE Tap classes at The Dance Workshop are designed to develop the child’s sense of rhythm and co-ordination. Classes incorporate progressive teaching style and encourage each individual. We offer introductory classes for 4-5 year olds in a combination class of ballet, tap and theatre.

STREET DANCE

45/50 minute classes in street dance for junior ages 8-11 yrs and seniors 12 yrs +. I.D.T.A. Examination classes (Bronze, silver, gold, medals gold bar & star awards). These high energy classes focus on musicality, rhythm and performance skills, while developing a good dance technique. Students will take part in warm-ups to develop aerobic capacity, strength and technique before learning routines to the latest funky tunes

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.

MUSICAL THEATRE

Performance group. Singing, dancing and acting. Some experience within performing arts necessary. Please use the drop down menu for an application form

Please note: Auditions required for this class

MODERN JAZZ DANCE

I.D.T.A Examination class for Grade 4. Please email for details

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.