CLASSES

Until we can go back in to the Community Centres, all our classes are being held via Zoom.

 

Here at Miss Sophie's Dance Academy, we want to ensure that you and your child love dancing. We approach classes with an attitude of fun to make sure that dancing is accessible to all. 

 

We work towards yearly exams with the IDTA for which we usually achieve very good results and we enjoy creating annual shows which we perform in local theatres. 

As we expand as a school, we are frequently introducing new classes for our older students plus new styles across the age-ranges. 

Our Tipp Toes classes are very popular. We teach these twice a week via Zoom for Under 3's and Over 3's.

We teach children from Reception right up to A-level students in styles from ballet to hip hop to musical theatre and everything in between.

We currently have adult ballet and tap classes on Tuesday evenings via Zoom. All are welcome!

TIMETABLE

Feel free to download a copy of our current timetable (PDF). This is our temporary Zoom timetable​ until children are allowed to go back to school and the Community Centres are open. 

Please note that age groups stated on the timetable are not binding. Entry into classes is also based on experience and ability.

PRE-SCHOOL

 

TIPP TOES (BALLET)

Tipp-Toes is an exciting pre-school Ballet class for children from 18 months to 4 years old.

Tipp-Toes encourages rhythm, co-ordination, balance, colours, numbers, jumping, hopping, skipping, galloping and much more.

Tipp-Toes is designed to encourage babies and young children to express themselves in a fun imaginative way. The 40 minute ballet class incorporates music, song and dance in an enjoyable and energetic manner with under 3’s in the Little Toes and over 3’s in the Mini Toes.

Little Toes (under 3's) is a Parent and Toddler class and Parents are encouraged to join in as much or as little as they want or that is required by your child. 

Mini Toes (over 3's) is for your little one to take part on their own and parents are able to sit and watch.

 

All classes are structured using several props including instruments, flags, wands, scarves, ribbons, dollies and more. We use actions songs, nursery rhymes and television favourites making your little ones dance experience an unforgettable time.

A 3 Week Taster is £10 and this gives you and your child the opportunity to decide whether ballet classes are right for you both. Usually by the end of the trial you will know whether it is for your child or not. After the trial, classes are £5.00 each, but for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic, the children are able to access two classes a week for this price. Classes run on Tuesdays and Thursdays with Miss Sophie. 

MINI GROOVERS (MODERN) & MINI TAPPERS (TAP)

Mini Groovers is a 30 minute Modern Dance class for Children aged 2-4 years old. 

Mini Tappers is a 15 minute 'Introduction to Tap' class for Children aged 2-4 years old.

These classes are available as a combined class during our time using Zoom and are at 10am every Wednesday with Miss Emily. For £5 a week, Mini Groovers and Tappers students are welcome to also join either a single Tipp Toes class or Mini Acro and Street.

MINI ACRO & STREET

Mini Acro & Street is a one hour class for children aged 2-4 years. (Acro is short for Acrobatic Arts)

Available on a Friday mornings @ 10am with Miss Emily.

SCHOOL AGE

 

Miss Sophie's Dance Academy has a variety of dance and performance classes available ensuring there is something for everyone. First taster class is free, so you are welcome to come along and try everything! Classes for school age children are held in:

Ballet 

Tap 

Acro

Commercial Street (Age 7+)

Hip Hop (Age 4-6)

Musical Theatre

Progressive Ballet technique (IDTA Grade 2 and above)

 

Classes are currently held over Zoom.

 

Classes are fun and disciplined working on a structured IDTA and Acrobatic Arts syllabus.

As well as group and solo dances children will have the opportunity to take part in a yearly show, regular exams, fetes and fairs.

We also host an annual Summer School plus workshop days during other school holidays.

ADULTS

 

We hold adult classes on a Tuesday evening via Zoom.

Currently we offer Adult Ballet and Adult Tap and our adults classes are welcome to take part in our annual show, although there is no pressure! We have lots of fun whilst exercising and enjoying dance.