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Dance Theatre Arts Group​
Dance to express, not to impress


*  Ballet  *  Tap  *  Modern  *  Acro Dance  *  Singing/Musical Theatre  *  Street Jazz  *
We offer all students the chance to train in a wide range of dance styles and performance techniques.  This includes ISTD syllabus classes in tap, ballet and modern, street jazz, acro dance, musical theatre and singing.   We feel that the wide variety of classes give the students a well rounded education in the performing arts.  Within the varying dance styles students will develop key skills such as technique, coordination, flexibility and rhythm as well as building confidence and self-esteem whilst having fun and making new friends.    ​All students are given the opportunity to take the ISTD exams as well as take part in workshops with guest teachers, local events, end of term presentations and the school's annual shows at a local theatre.   

Ballet is the foundation of all dance.  It is highly technical and works on building technique, strength and coordination.  At Dance Theatre Arts Group we follow the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance syllabus and the students work through graded exercises where the next level builds on the one before making it essential that the basics are taught at a young age.  All students have the opportunity to take the ISTD ballet exam.  

Tap dance is a form of dance characterised by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion.  Students will learn a variety of tap styles and focuses on developing rhythm, musicality, coordination, and speed of movement.  Tap has evolved as an American dance form, popularised throughout the world, with debate about its origins coming from African dance, Irish dance and/or clog dancing.  Tap dance is a theatrical art form often seen on stage in musicals.  All students have the opportunity to take the ISTD tap exam.

Modern Theatre dance is a rhythmic dance style which originated in America before travelling to the rest of the world.   It is often seen on the stages of musical productions and is known for its theatrical qualities.  The style uses travelling steps, high kicks, leaps and turns which all need strength and flexibility. This is a highly energetic dance style.   All students have the opportunity to take the ISTD tap exam.

Jazz is a form of dance that showcases a dancer's individual style and originality. Every jazz dancer interprets and executes moves and steps in their own way. This type of dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns.  All students will cover a variety of jazz styles within class including street jazz.

Acrobatic dance is the of slow controlled movements using the flexibility of the back, legs and shoulders.  All students will focus on increasing their flexibility, balance, strength, discipline and concentration.  The class aims to develop fundamental acrobatic technique, teaching skills such as handstands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends and walkovers all at each student’s individual level of experience.    
The lessons will focus on vocal training and cover a variety of styles including Pop, Folk, Musical Theatre, Broadway and Country.  Voice lessons help vocalists increase vocal range, build vocal strength, develop multiple vocal styles and gain confidence for live performance.  During showtime students will focus on performance skills by adding dances to the songs they have learnt.