Classical Ballet –  (Pre-Primary to Advanced) The BBO dance syllabus is formally taught at these levels.classes1 Students also learn classical ballet theory and performance dances. Students are placed into classes depending on age and ability.

Tap The BBO dance syllabus is followed in our tap classes and this style of dance concentrates on footwork and rhythm. Our tap has an energetic style that incorporates steps from the 30’s and 40’s right through to more modern funk styles.

Jazz is an upbeat, exciting style of dance that  uses modern and musical theatre styles of movement.

National Character In this class students learn dances from different nationalities. A lively & stylish form of dance that gives students insight and understanding of the cultures of other countries.

Contemporary is an expressive, free form of dance that uses dance techniques and methods found in ballet and modern jazz.

Open Ballet, Jazz & Tap & Junior Entry Ballet – these classes are aimed at older/beginner students who do not wish to learn a syllabus or those wishing to develop their skills prior to joining a BBO syllabus class. The Open classes are suitable for both teenagers and adults whilst the Junior Entry ballet class is for those aged 10 upwards.  The above classes allow students to learn the foundations at beginner level and are also suitable for those with basic to moderate skills by maintaining and expanding their development. These classes can be a stepping stone to more advanced classes.

Stretch* is an open one hour class designed to improve core strength and flexibility 8 years and up.

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Musical Theatre This class combines singing, acting and dancing.  Students develop in confidence and skill in performance whilst enjoying expressing themselves through both improvision and more structured work.  In this class we look enjoy performing extracts from a variety of musical shows.
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Bubs N Me* is a class for children aged from 18 months to 3 years. Parents/carers join in with their little one(s) to encourage dancing, singing, musicality and movement.

Tiny Steps is a fun 45 minute beginners class that includes a mixture of song, actions, stretching, characterisation and tap. Suitable for ages 2 ½  – 3 ½.

Pre-Syllabus – Ballet/Jazz/Tap is a more structured class which is based on natural movements such as walking, running, skipping, hopping & jumping. Suitable for ages 4-5.

Pre-Primary/Primary – Jazz/Tap is combined class usually taken over two years after Pre-Syllabus that further develops beginner’s jazz and tap technique & prepares students for graded levels. Suitable for ages 5-7.

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HIP HOP is a form of modern dance often seen in music videos. Very energetic and popular with  children right through to adults. Hip hop is a dance style, usually danced to hip hop music, that evolved from the hip hop culture.

B.BOP is a beginners hip hop class for children aged 4-6

Breaking is a popular form of dancing and it started off as an important part of the hip hop culture. Breaking is a free-style dance form, which requires a lot of athleticism, energy and creativity.  Our class is fun and relaxed and is suitable for those aged 12 years upwards.

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 Zumba* is a fun easy to follow, Latin inspired dance fitness class featuring Latin inspired music and moves. You don’t have to know how to dance to take part.  Just move your body and follow our trained instructor. It’s easy! Come along and try one (or more) of our classes.

Zumba Kids a fun class for children who want to have a great deal of fun moving to the latest hits, trying out the Zumba moves, playing games and developing their fitness, confidence and coordination.  We have two separate classes – one for children aged approx 4-7 and the other for those aged 8 upwards.  Come and join in the fun.

* Classes marked with a star are casual classes charged on the day of attendance (multi class passes are available at a lower cost).  These classes do not normally participate in the end of year concert and do not receive a trophy at the end of the year presentation.


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