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


Melody Bear
Pre-School Classes
Classes for younger students follow the Melody Movement® Early Learning syllabi which are centred around a dancing teddy called Melody Bear® and her friend Milligan Bear®.  Children follow their adventures through the use of stories, mime and props which are designed to capture the children's imagination and develop their coordination, spatial awareness, self-expression and creativity working individually, with a partner, or as a group.  All pupils are encouraged to bring their own soft toy to class.  
Little Bear Feet® - ages 2-3 years

Parent and child participation classes - the perfect introduction to dance and movement for girls and boys.  This is the first level of the Melody Movement® Early Learning programme.

Melody Bear® Combo - ages 3-4 yrs

45 minute class to introduce young children to early ballet, tap and modern moves building the foundations of each genre in line with the requirements set down by the major dance examination boards and the Early Learning Foundation stage learning objectives.  Parents wait outside the studio.

First Ballet , Tap and Modern with Melody Bear®
ages 4-5 yrs (Reception age)

First Ballet, Tap and Modern classes continue to build on the foundation steps taught in the previous Early Years classes.  At the end of the year the children graduate from the Melody Bear Programme.  They continue their training by moving into the ISTD examination grades.
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