Classes

At Studio B, we provide a number of classes and disciplines. Please see the detailed breakdown of everything we offer:

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Ballet

Ballet is the strongest foundation of all dance training. It promotes and develops core stability, strength, correct posture and alignment whilst encouraging confidence and discipline. It is also fundamental in developing imagination, musicality, and artistry.

We follow the RAD syllabus from pre-primary to advanced major levels and the ISTD syllabus for the Major levels. These grades provide a positive structure for the children where they can enjoy dancing and develop excellent technique.

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Modern

A fun energetic art form that follows a syllabus that promotes the importance of modern technique. A great class to help develop strength and flexibility through kicks leaps, turns and jumps but also nurtures the children’s rhythm and musicality. We follow the ISUD syllabus from Primary – Advanced Level 2

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Tap

A rhythmical toe tapping form of dance that is incredibly fun and helps develop co-ordination and rhythm. In the last few years the style of tap in the UK has changed. The ISTD syllabus that we follow encourages this change and it includes a fresh and funky vibe that includes improvisation and musical skills.

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Contemporary/Lyrical

This class is based upon various techniques developed from famous pioneers.  Progressive floor and standing exercises will help the student become aware of how their body can move in numerous ways. We study the techniques of contraction, release, tilts, spirals, counter balance, improvisation and many more. 

At studio b we keep updated with the dance trends and in present times there has been a focus on bringing Acro into the dance form. To have extra skill where you can demonstrate walkovers, aerials, back flips and hand springs has become very popular.

 

We follow the Acrobatic Arts syllabus and progressions to help the students achieve these amazing skills. There is a heavy focus on the strengthening, flexibility and conditioning of the body in order to achieve these skills as they move up the levels and hence a great lesson choice to take alongside a technical syllabus class.

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Acro

At studio b we keep updated with the dance trends and in present times there has been a focus on bringing Acro into the dance form. To have extra skill where you can demonstrate walkovers, aerials, back flips and hand springs we feel can enhance performance as long as its executed in a strong technical way.

 

Therefore, we follow the Acrobatic Arts syllabus and progressions to help the students achieve these amazing skills. There is a heavy focus on the strengthening, flexibility, and conditioning of the body to achieve these skills as they move up the levels and hence a great lesson choice to take alongside a technical syllabus class.

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Jazz

We study various styles of jazz technique by looking at different exercises to develop kicks, leaps and turns. We also produce routines in the style of lyrical, pop, musical theatre which enhances their performance ability.

 

For the older children, we look at including an "audition' style class, to get them ready for further education or to just enhance their experience and confidence.

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Street / Commercial

An extremely popular class and one not to be missed! This style has taken the dance world by storm, especially with the hype of dance groups over the years.

 

This class is full of awesome moves where you get to experience all the styles under the Street Dance Umbrella - Commercial, Hip Hop, Heels, Whacking, Locking and popping.  So, get on your trainers, baggy trousers and caps!

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Progressive Ballet Techniqye

Progressing Ballet Technique is an innovative program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet. It is sometimes difficult for students to feel what muscles initiate the correct alignment in ballet their training. However, as the fit ball is continually mobile under the student’s’ body it gives the students a proprioception for their posture and weight placement whilst feeling each correct muscle groups.

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Body Conditioning

These classes are vital for those keen to develop their standard of ability. The dance world requires such a high level of strength, stamina and extreme flexibility that these classes are pivotal to complete whilst studying other genres.

We use equipment to help achieve great results such as resistance bands, wobble boards, yoga balls and weights.

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Drama

Drama classes are a part of our NXT GEN Theatre Company.

 The lesson explores numerous different styles of drama such as: naturalism, improvisation, devising, mask, physical, absurd and classical. Additionally, a focus on reflective practice will be covered to help the students develop at their own pace and support them as far as they want to go. Scripts following the trends of contemporary drama and works written by Studio B staff are used in lessons leading to public performances.

Drama is a powerful skill that will nurture the students in every situation they find themselves – regardless of their desired careers and occupations. It Helps support and stimulate children in so many ways, helping their imagination, concentration, co-operation skills, creativity, communication skills, confidence, body language and presentation. Most importantly, it helps to build their self-esteem and worth.

​We also offer LAMDA Drama.

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Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre is another vital tool that helps young people in so many ways. It builds confidence, develops coordination, memory and concentration, and further enhances their creativity. In a time, where creative subjects are becoming more limited in school, Musical Theatre is the perfect class to combine Singing, Dancing & Acting into one and allow the students to realise all their artistic and creative potential

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Our Musical Theatre classes are action packed, the students sing, act and dance simultaneously! We also educate them about the West End by using a repertoire of songs from shows such as Matilda, Wicked, Lion King to classics such as Annie, Mary Poppins, Les Miserables and many more,

 

Private singing sessions and LAMDA exams are also available. Some of our Musical theatre Students also decide to join our NXT GEN Theatre Company 

Jitterbugs

Jitterbugs Dance is a fun-filled 45 minute session for you to enjoy with your child. 

It is a fantastic way to make friends, improve social skills whilst building confidence and focus through music and movement. 

Every week has a different theme, Farmyard, Toyshop, Circus etc, and each theme sees the children go on a big adventure. This encourages creativity and imagination. 

Each child has a bag of props which is used throughout the session, and they get to meet various characters along the way. At the end of our adventure, we always have a quiet time where we enjoy a biscuit and a story. 

Whether you feel your child is a little shy or a bundle of energy this class is for them! 

Jitterbugs is a wonderful environment to bring your child and watch them grow.