Our Dance upon a Star classes are aimed at the younger members of the school and the emphasis is on enjoyment, so that they are learning the important elements of basic technique, without realising it! The classes are based on some elements of the ISTD syllabus as well as the Acrobatic Arts framework, meaning they act as an excellent preparation for Examinations should the children wish to pursue this route.
Once the children have completed their Dance upon a Star classes they will ‘graduate’ and be given the opportunity to join the main school where they will be invited to take Examinations as well as many other opportunities.
Classes will be held in the following villages in Bedfordshire: Westoning, Barton-le-clay and Harlington.
Dance with me Ballet (18months - 3years)
A parent participation dance experience, using props, imaginative and exciting content, which will particularly appeal to this age group. A fun and active class, where the children begin to learn to listen to an instructor in a structured environment. A wonderful first experience of dance, which has often been referred to as ‘More than just a ballet class!’
Preschool Ballet (3-4 years)
With the children now showing more independence, it is time for the parents to take a backseat and allow the children to participate in the class themselves. Yet again the children will be learning in a fun and imaginative environment but will be building on their technical ballet skills. They will experience creative movement to age related music, and with the emphasis on enjoyment the classes all include lots of exciting ideas to develop their imaginations.
Pre-Primary Ballet (4-5 years)
In these classes we begin to follow elements from the ISTD Ballet syllabus, which will aid the children when they begin to work towards their very first Ballet Examination. We want the children to practise their ballet technique to the highest standard, however the focus is still on enjoyment.
Mini Groovers (4-5 years)
In these exciting and energetic classes for boys and girls we will be teaching a combination of MODERN and TAP dance. We have lots of upbeat and creative movement phrases for the children to enjoy, whilst learning the basics of the two dance styles. We use age related music and themes that the children will enjoy to inspire them to dance and help them grasp the technique.
Mini Acro (4-5 years)
Fun and energetic classes designed to teach the children the basic gymnastic skills. We follow the Pre-School Acrobatic Arts syllabus, which focuses on flexibility, strength, mobility and balance, and leads the children onto learn how to correctly execute popular gymnastic tricks such as cartwheels, handstands and rolls in a safe environment.
We offer a free trial lesson for all new pupils. Click below to book your free trial class now!
"My girls absolutely love their ballet classes at Dance Upon a Star. Miss Emily is a fantastic teacher, very knowledgeable and engaging. The classes are the perfect mix of fun and technique, the children learn without even realising it! The girls have already requested to trial other dance styles at the school. I would highly recommend Dance Upon a Star” Mummy to Isla and Amelia