Classical Ballet – (Pre-Primary to Advanced) The BBO dance syllabus is formally taught at these levels. 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.
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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.
Salsa is a popular form of social dance. This fun, sexy partnered dance class is aimed to get you up on the social dance floor. You don’t need to bring a partner as part of the fun is meeting and dancing with new people.
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