WELCOME TO THE DANCE WORKSHOP – Where dance is for everyone!
Dance Workshop was established in April 2002. Since that time the classes have gone from strength to strength. There are classes for all ages both children and adults and we aim to give good grounding in the styles and techniques of each dance style. For most of our classes advanced booking is required. This involves emailing us, enclosing your full name and contact number and stating which class you would like to register for. It’s probably best to find out more about the class before booking and we will do our best to let you know which class is most suitable. Some of the classes are run independently by outside teachers – their contact details are on the homepage.
FOR VERY YOUNG CHILDREN 4 – 5 years
We have a class designed to introduce the child to the dance class. Called INTRODUCING DANCE, the class includes very simple ballet, tap and theatre steps with an element of creative dance also. Usually by aged 5+ the children have more idea about what type of dance they want to do. In the next level up – PREPARATORY GRADE – they can carry on learning slightly more complex steps and routines, again in ballet, tap and theatre. After this level the classes – grades 1 to 5 become separate in all the disciplines. Please note: We do not take children under 7 for Jazz or street and contemporary.
CHILDREN – The Rita Barker School of Dance holds classes in ballet, tap, creative dance, contemporary, acro dance, street, modern jazz and ballroom & Latin. All children’s classes run during term time. Junior street dance and introductory and preparatory ballet, tap and theatre are payable weekly. Other classes are payable by the term.
Our new term dates and times will be available soon.
FOR ADULTS classes include: Classical ballet, tap, commercial dance, Jive, Ballroom and Latin, Pilates, Egyptian dance, Flamenco, Lindy Hop, T’ai Chi. Beginners are always welcome and we start new beginner courses, in most of the styles, regularly throughout the year.
We also house SOTE musical theatre school here on Sundays and their new full time foundation course in musical theatre which started in 2016 and runs during term times.
NEW COURSES AND EVENTS THIS SEASON AT
TAP DANCE FOR advancing BEGINNERS – TUESDAYS 7.30 PM £7.00 PER CLASS
A weekly class for those with a some experience
In the class you will learn
- Basic tap steps with help in all aspects of technique
- simple routines to a variety of music
- lots of footwork, arm lines and rhythm drills
AND FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS………….
For beginners with no experience at all watch our for the next introductory course starting August/September 2017
PILATES MATWORK – BEGINNER COURSE (this course is now closed to new starters next course starts September 2017)
Our beginner courses are for anyone who has no prior experience of Pilates. Over six – 12 weeks you are introduced to the basic concepts and principals of classical Pilates mat work which enable you to then either remain basic level or take the next level up. A reasonable level of fitness is required but if you are in any doubt don’t hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to answer your query.
Time: 7.30 pm
Email us to book a place on this course. We are currently, still taking new students email@example.com
CUBAN SALSA beginners 6 week INTRO COURSE
Thursdays 7.45 pm starting June 22nd – £36.00 for six weeks or £7.00 per individual lesson.
These courses go right from scratch so that you can build your confidence in the steps progressively and also develop sound technique
These courses are designed so that all students can –
- learn and go over the steps at a pace which allows time to absorb
- become more familiar with basics
- lead and follow with confidence and developing ease
- be comfortable with the Cuban music and rhythms
- develop good technique and style
If you would like to book or just find out more give us a call or better still use the contact form and we will be glad to assist.