Children’s classes

RITA BARKER SCHOOL OF DANCE AND THEATRE ARTS

Please email or call us for more info as the timetable is subject to change and it is worth checking first to ensure a class is running. For registration & for all other enquiries please email us with your details. For times and dates please see the timetable.

Please note RITA BARKER SCHOOL OF DANCE is now closed. Term resumes on Saturday 4th November.

classical ballet

Ballet Classes

I.D.T.A. Examination classes from PREPARATORY age 4 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.

 

Contemporary Dance

Junior Contemporary class, 8-12 years: Saturday 4.30 – 5.30 pm

These classes are particularly suitable for children wishing to develop their dance technique and furthering their dance skills in choreography and performance. Please note: Regular attendance is essential for all age levels.

Creative/contemporary dance  6 to 9 year olds 

Creative Contemporary dance - starting January 6th 2018 

A new class for children aged 6-9 years. A fun, creative class introducing the elements contemporary dance Starting  January 6th 2018 - Saturdays  11.10 am - 12.00 noon. Previous experience is not necessary but enthusiasm and  ability to contribute creatively in devising movement is required. Please click on drop down menu for an application form. 

Please note: We only take so many children per class so early booking is essential. 

Musical Theatre performance group 8 - 13 year olds

Saturdays  3.00pm - 4.30pm

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

commercial dance

Modern Jazz Classes

Primary/Grade 1 class Wednesdays 4.30 pm 

Grade 3 Wednesdays 4.30 pm 

Jazz class is also offered in combination with acro dance at a package price. Email  us for details 

Street Classes
Rita Barker School of Dance (RBSD)

45/50 minute classes for ages 6-9 yrs 10-12 yrs & 13 up – 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.

Young Starters - 12.15-1.00 pm
Seniors - 2.10-3pm
Juniors - 3.10-4pm

tap

Tap Classes
Rita Barker School of Dance (RBSD)

I.D.T.A. Examination classes from PREPARATORY age 5 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.