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Rita Barker School of Dance

Rita Barker School of Dance & Theatre Arts is based at The Dance Workshop in Moseley Birmingham. Classes are available for children from 4 years upward in many different styles of dance. All children's classes run during term time only. Examinations are available in all subjects
For more information for the dance school please email us at stating the class you are interested in, the age of your child and any experience they have. Please do not try to contact by phone as - since lockdown - we do not currently have the man power to answer on a regular basis

All children's classes are finished now for the summer break and will resume on September 4th 2021
Applications and registrations will take place from mid August. Happy Summer holidays everybody!!


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. Please email for more info and to apply. 


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. Please email for further information 


I.D.T.A. Examination classes from PREPARATORY age 6 to ADVANCED 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.


45/60 minute classes in street dance for junior ages 8-11 yrs and seniors 12-16 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



Senior Contemporary for 13 – 16 year olds. Saturdays 4.45 pm, this class explores both creative work and technique, please email for more information on this class (Not suitable for beginners). 

A NEW Beginners Contemporary class for 8 – 12 year olds will be running from September  4th 2021. It is for children who would like like to explore dance in a more expressive way. The class will include technique as well as creative movement and some improvisation Please email to register interest. 


I.D.T.A Examination class Intermediate level. Please email for details.