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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.

Application Form

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


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.


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.


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.


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



Junior Contemporary for 10 – 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). 

We are intending to run a NEW Beginners Contemporary class for 8 – 12 year olds. It is for children who may not have experience in other dance forms but not exclusively – Please email to register interest. If and when there is enough interest, those who have registered will be notified.


I.D.T.A Examination class for Grade 5. Please email for details.