Toddlers and under 7s

  • Angels & Princesses

    30-minute introduction to ballet classes with expressive movement for 5-6 year olds.

    This fun-filled class begins with a warm-up followed by 15 minutes of ballet technique, then 10 mins of child-led special routines. The aim of junior classes is to develop co-ordination, listening skills and rhythmical awareness, with a lively sense of song and dance.

    When

    Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. See timetable

    Prices and payment

    First class free for newcomers. £6 per class on a pay-as-you-go basis.

    Please send your child’s fee in a distinctive purse. Correct amount is preferred but we will place change in purse if required. We recommend that you check change on collection of your child and report any errors.

    Children will be given a ‘sticker strip’ attached to their purse, which they should bring each week for rewards which can be exchanged for prizes twice per term.

    You can also pay for a full term of ten classes in one sum.

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  • Happy Feet

    Fun 30-minute classes of rhythmical movement and tap dancing for 4-5 year old boys and girls.

    The class begins with a warm-up followed by 10 minutes of modern technique, 5 minutes of rhythmical listening and 10 minutes of basic tap. The aim of all junior classes is to develop co-ordination, listening skills and rhythmical awareness, with a lively sense of song and dance.

    Tap Shoes can be loaned for your child’s first term.

    When?

    Saturday mornings. See timetable

    Prices and payment

    First class free for newcomers. £6 per class on a pay-as-you-go basis.

    Please send your child’s fee in a distinctive purse. Correct amount is preferred but we will place change in purse if required. We recommend that you check change on collection of your child and report any errors.

    Children will be given a ‘sticker strip’ attached to their purse, which they should bring each week for rewards which can be exchanged for prizes twice per term.

    You can also pay for a full term of ten classes in one sum.

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  • Little Poppets

    Fun 30-minute classes of expressive movement, music and singing for under 4s and their parent or carer.

    The aim of this relaxed and interactive class is to develop confidence, social skills and response to music. Lots of activities are child-led – everyone just “goes with the flow”! Children as young as two are welcome to attend – there are lots of toys around to stimulate and educate. Class includes basic skills of hopping, skipping and jumping.

    When?

    Friday mornings and afternoons. See timetable

    Prices

    First class free for newcomers. £6 per class on a pay-as-you-go basis. You can also pay for a full term of ten classes in one sum.

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  • Little Treasures

    Fun 30-minute classes of expressive movement with music and singing for 3-4 year old boys and girls.

    The class begins with a 5-minute warm-up followed by 10 minutes of skills and technique, then 15 mins of child-led special routines. The aim of all junior classes is to develop co-ordination, listening skills and rhythmical awareness, with a lively sense of song and dance.

    When?

    Saturday mornings and Friday afternoons. See timetable

    Prices and payment

    First class free for newcomers. £6 per class on a pay-as-you-go basis.

    Please send your child’s fee in a distinctive purse. Correct amount is preferred but we will place change in purse if required. We recommend that you check change on collection of your child and report any errors.

    Children will be given a ‘sticker strip’ attached to their purse, which they should bring each week for rewards which can be exchanged for prizes twice per term.

    You can also pay for a full term of ten classes in one sum.

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  • Pick Up & Shuffle

    Fun 30-minute classes of simple tap steps and sequences for 5-7 year olds.

    The aim of this class is to master basic tap skills with good technique and rhythm. The class provides ideal preparation for Riff & Roll or Grade 1 Tap.

    When?

    Saturday mornings. See timetable

    Prices and payment

    First class free for newcomers. £6 per class on a pay-as-you-go basis.

    Please send your child’s fee in a distinctive purse. Correct amount is preferred but we will place change in purse if required. We recommend that you check change on collection of your child and report any errors.

    Children will be given a ‘sticker strip’ attached to their purse, which they should bring each week for rewards which can be exchanged for prizes twice per term.

    You can also pay for a full term of ten classes in one sum.

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  • Pirates

    Fun 30-minute classes of expressive movement with music and singing for 5-7 year old boys and tomboys.

    The class begins with a 5-minute warm-up followed by 10 minutes of skills and technique, then 15 minutes of action-packed routines. The aim of all junior classes is to develop co-ordination, listening skills and rhythmical awareness, with a lively sense of song and dance.

    When?

    Saturday mornings. See timetable

    Prices and payment

    First class free for newcomers. £6 per class on a pay-as-you-go basis.

    Please send your child’s fee in a distinctive purse. Correct amount is preferred but we will place change in purse if required. We recommend that you check change on collection of your child and report any errors.

    Children will be given a ‘sticker strip’ attached to their purse, which they should bring each week for rewards which can be exchanged for prizes twice per term.

    You can also pay for a full term of ten classes in one sum.

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  • Stretch & Bounce

    Fun 30-minute classes for girls and boys aged 4-6 years based on simple modern exercises, sequences, and amalgamations from ISTD Primary Modern.

    The aim of the class is to master contrasting qualities of movement with expression and musicality.

    When?

    Saturday mornings. See timetable

    Prices and payment

    First class free for newcomers. £6 per class on a pay-as-you-go basis.

    Please send your child’s fee in a distinctive purse. Correct amount is preferred but we will place change in purse if required. We recommend that you check change on collection of your child and report any errors.

    Children will be given a ‘sticker strip’ attached to their purse, which they should bring each week for rewards which can be exchanged for prizes twice per term.

    You can also pay for a full term of ten classes in one sum.

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  • Theatre Workshop

    Fun two-hour classes for girls and boys based on a variety of activities including Street Dance, Musical Theatre, Jazz, and other simple dance movements.

    The aim of the class is to prepare and master short dances in a variety of theatrical styles, to build confidence and sense of performance. Children will be offered the chance to perform some short dances for parents at Darley House at the end of the term (subject to teacher and studio availability).

    The class is offered at primary (ages 5-9), junior (ages 8-11) and intermediate (ages 10-14) levels.

    Optional ballet or tap classes can be offered before and after theatre workshop classes.

    When?

    Saturdays. See timetable

    Fees

    No-obligation trial class available for newcomers. £20 per lesson on a pay-as-you-go basis. Classes can also be paid for on a 10-week termly basis.

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