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A family-run dancing school in the centre of Cheltenham, offering fun and rewarding classes of all types, for girls and boys of all ages.

Our pupils enjoy learning to dance in all genres with optional examinations and festivals for those who wish to participate. Our main focus is to develop a confident joy of dance, with good skills in technique and a high level of performance. From toddlers to teenagers, every child is welcome and every child matters.

We offer classes and private tuition with fully qualified and experienced teachers who encourage pupils to develop self esteem and hence reach their full potential. Our lessons at The Richard Pate School, where pupils of the school have the opportunity to learn basic skills in ballet and modern dance, are enthusiastically attended. We also offer pre-school classes at local nurseries and playgroups. Regular classes are held at 'Little Smarties' and 'Richard Pate Nursery'. A 'taster' class can be arranged on request.

Our popular Summer Theatre School - a fun filled week of performing arts - is held at Parabola Arts Centre every summer for children from 4-14 years.

Our classes

Under 7s


  • Little Treasures

    Fun 30-minute classes of expressive movement with music and singing for 3-4 year olds.
    Info and times
  • Happy Feet

    Fun 30-minute classes of rhythmical movement and tap dancing for 4-5 year olds.
    Info and times
  • Stretch & Bounce

    Fun 30-minute classes of simple modern exercises and sequences for 4-6 year olds .
    Info and times
  • Angels & Pirates

    An introduction to ballet with expressive movement for 5-6 year olds.
    Info and times
  • Rhythms & Beats

    Fun 30-minute classes of simple tap steps and sequences for 5-7 year olds.
    Info and times
  • Little Poppets

    Fun classes of expressive movement, music and singing for under 4s and their parent or carer.
    Info and times
  • Showtime Stage Academy

    Fun, age-based workshops in performing arts, including dance, theatre arts, musical theatre and mime.
    Info and times

Ballet


  • Adult Ballet for beginners

    A lively and fun introduction to ballet for adults with little or no dance experience.
    Info and times
  • Adult Ballet for beginners and improvers

    A natural step from beginners, developing techniques already learned and introducing new moves.
    Info and times
  • Adult Ballet for improvers

    Working around the grade 5 ISTD level, for adults moving up from beginners or with previous ballet experience.
    Info and times
  • Angels & Pirates

    An introduction to ballet with expressive movement for 5-6 year olds.
    Info and times
  • Grade 1 Ballet

    A ballet class based on grade 1 of the ISTD syllabus in Imperial Classical Ballet.
    Info and times
  • Grade 2 Ballet

    A ballet class based on grade 2 of the ISTD syllabus in Imperial Classical Ballet.
    Info and times
  • Grade 3 Ballet

    A ballet class based on grade 3 of the ISTD syllabus in Imperial Classical Ballet.
    Info and times
  • Grade 4 Ballet

    A ballet class based on grade 4 of the ISTD syllabus in Imperial Classical Ballet.
    Info and times
  • Grade 5 Ballet

    A ballet class based on grade 5 of the ISTD syllabus in Imperial Classical Ballet.
    Info and times
  • Intermediate Adult Ballet

    A higher level class for adults with more developed ballet experience and secure knowledge of ballet terminology. Faster paced and more complex ballet routines.
    Info and times
  • Silver Swans Ballet

    An initiative set up by the Royal Academy of Dance to bring ballet to more mature dancers.
    Info and times

Tap


  • Grade 4 Tap

    A tap class based on grade 3 of the ISTD syllabus in Tap Dance.
    Info and times
  • Grade 5 Tap

    A tap class based on grade 3 of the ISTD syllabus in Tap Dance.
    Info and times
  • Happy Feet

    Fun 30-minute classes of rhythmical movement and tap dancing for 4-5 year olds.
    Info and times
  • Pick Up & Shuffle (Grade 1 Tap)

    A tap class based on grade 1 of the ISTD syllabus in Tap Dance.
    Info and times
  • Rhythms & Beats

    Fun 30-minute classes of simple tap steps and sequences for 5-7 year olds.
    Info and times
  • Riff & Roll (Grade 2 Tap)

    A tap class based on grade 2 of the ISTD syllabus in Tap Dance.
    Info and times
  • Tip Top Tap (Grade 3 Tap)

    A tap class based on grade 3 of the ISTD syllabus in Tap Dance.
    Info and times

Modern and Jazz


  • Grade 1 Modern

    A modern class based on grade 1 of the ISTD syllabus in Modern Theatre.
    Info and times
  • Grade 2 Modern

    A modern class based on grade 2 of the ISTD syllabus in Modern Theatre.
    Info and times
  • Grade 3 Modern

    A modern class based on grade 3 of the ISTD syllabus in Modern Theatre.
    Info and times
  • Grade 4 Modern

    A modern class based on grade 4 of the ISTD syllabus in Modern Theatre.
    Info and times
  • Grade 5 Modern

    A modern class based on grade 5 of the ISTD syllabus in Modern Theatre.
    Info and times
  • Grade 6 Modern

    A modern class based on grade 6 of the ISTD syllabus in Modern Theatre.
    Info and times
  • Stretch & Bounce

    Fun 30-minute classes of simple modern exercises and sequences for 4-6 year olds .
    Info and times

Theatre


  • Showtime Stage Academy

    Fun, age-based workshops in performing arts, including dance, theatre arts, musical theatre and mime.
    Info and times

Over 10s


  • Grade 4 Ballet

    A ballet class based on grade 4 of the ISTD syllabus in Imperial Classical Ballet.
    Info and times
  • Grade 5 Ballet

    A ballet class based on grade 5 of the ISTD syllabus in Imperial Classical Ballet.
    Info and times
  • Showtime Stage Academy

    Fun, age-based workshops in performing arts, including dance, theatre arts, musical theatre and mime.
    Info and times

Adults


  • Adult Ballet for beginners

    A lively and fun introduction to ballet for adults with little or no dance experience.
    Info and times
  • Adult Ballet for beginners and improvers

    A natural step from beginners, developing techniques already learned and introducing new moves.
    Info and times
  • Adult Ballet for improvers

    Working around the grade 5 ISTD level, for adults moving up from beginners or with previous ballet experience.
    Info and times
  • Intermediate Adult Ballet

    A higher level class for adults with more developed ballet experience and secure knowledge of ballet terminology. Faster paced and more complex ballet routines.
    Info and times
  • Silver Swans Ballet

    An initiative set up by the Royal Academy of Dance to bring ballet to more mature dancers.
    Info and times

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