Graded Classes

Our graded classes provide the foundations in technique, knowledge and understanding of the three core dance disciplines; Classical Ballet, Modern Jazz, Tap and three auxillary disciplines; Lyrical, Acrobatics and Performing Arts. Following programmes of study offered by BTDA these classes ensure that students have a sound base on which to develop their love of dance and performing.

Graded Classes

Our graded classes provide the foundations in technique, knowledge and understanding of the three core dance disciplines; Classical Ballet, Modern Jazz, Tap and three auxillary disciplines; Lyrical, Acrobatics and Performing Arts. Following programmes of study offered by BTDA these classes ensure that students have a sound base on which to develop their love of dance and performing.

CLASSICAL BALLET

Classical ballet system of dance is based on formalized movements and positions of the arms, feet, and body designed to enable the dancer to move with the greatest possible agility, control, speed, lightness, and grace. Classical-ballet technique is based on the turned-out position of the legs, which increases the range of movement through added mobility in the hip joint and also imparts a more pleasing line to the extended leg. Musicality, etiquette and appreciation for the art form are embedded in every aspect of training in this subject.

Graded examinations in Classical Ballet are offered to all students through the BTDA Programmes of Study. Students may take additional ballet classes on a Monday evening following the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) programme of study and for older students specific Pointework classes are held on a Saturday.

CLASSICAL BALLET

Classical ballet system of dance is based on formalized movements and positions of the arms, feet, and body designed to enable the dancer to move with the greatest possible agility, control, speed, lightness, and grace. Classical-ballet technique is based on the turned-out position of the legs, which increases the range of movement through added mobility in the hip joint and also imparts a more pleasing line to the extended leg. Musicality, etiquette and appreciation for the art form are embedded in every aspect of training in this subject.

Graded examinations in Classical Ballet are offered to all students through the BTDA Programmes of Study. Students may take additional ballet classes on a Monday evening following the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) programme of study and for older students specific Pointework classes are held on a Saturday.

CLASSICAL BALLET

MODERN JAZZ

The term Modern Jazz dance was first used in the early 20th century to describe dance and movement to the music of the era. Over time modern Jazz dance has developed as music has changed; from rock and roll to disco, musical theatre to hip hop, learning modern jazz dance has never been more exciting.

Students have the opportunity to be study for BTDA Graded and Vocational examinations in Modern Jazz. They are taught a wide variety of Modern Jazz dance techniques and stylizations, this allows them to develop body control, precision, co-ordination, elevation and stamina along with a natural response to timing and rhythm.

MODERN JAZZ

The term Modern Jazz dance was first used in the early 20th century to describe dance and movement to the music of the era. Over time modern Jazz dance has developed as music has changed; from rock and roll to disco, musical theatre to hip hop, learning modern jazz dance has never been more exciting.

Students have the opportunity to be study for BTDA Graded and Vocational examinations in Modern Jazz. They are taught a wide variety of Modern Jazz dance techniques and stylizations, this allows them to develop body control, precision, co-ordination, elevation and stamina along with a natural response to timing and rhythm.

MODERN JAZZ

TAP

Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion.

We offer Graded and Vocational examinations through the BTDA Programmes of Study. This encourages many different styles of Tap dance to develop technique, musicality, use of the body and a good understanding of rhythm, accents and syncopation.

TAP

Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion.

We offer Graded and Vocational examinations through the BTDA Programmes of Study. This encourages many different styles of Tap dance to develop technique, musicality, use of the body and a good understanding of rhythm, accents and syncopation.

TAP

ACROBATICS

Acrobatics is a subject that concentrates on flexibility, balancing skills and full body strength and is a great way for dancers to keep supple.

Graded examinations in Acrobatics are offered to all students through the BTDA Programmes of Study.

Our gym class is a progression onwards from acrobatics that enables students to attempt and maintain gymnastic tricks, balances, movements and tumbling work. This class helps with confidence and gives the student an extra edge in their dance vocabulary and capabilities. This class also introduces gymnastic equipment such as vault, hoops and silks.

ACROBATICS

Acrobatics is a subject that concentrates on flexibility, balancing skills and full body strength and is a great way for dancers to keep supple.

Graded examinations in Acrobatics are offered to all students through the BTDA Programmes of Study.

Our gym class is a progression onwards from acrobatics that enables students to attempt and maintain gymnastic tricks, balances, movements and tumbling work. This class helps with confidence and gives the student an extra edge in their dance vocabulary and capabilities. This class also introduces gymnastic equipment such as vault, hoops and silks.

ACROBATICS

LYRICAL

Lyrical is a style of dance that encourages individuality, fluidity, breadth of movement and strong emotions that are expressed through the lyrics. Lyrical is a chance for a student to interpret their own style and emotional output.  Lyrical Graded classes are held on a Wednesday evening and students can take examinations through the BTDA programmes of study.

LYRICAL

Lyrical is a style of dance that encourages individuality, fluidity, breadth of movement and strong emotions that are expressed through the lyrics. Lyrical is a chance for a student to interpret their own style and emotional output.  Lyrical Graded classes are held on a Wednesday evening and students can take examinations through the BTDA programmes of study.

LYRICAL

CLASS TIMES

We offer classes on Monday, Wednesday and a Saturday from 6 studios and the main stage. View our timetable to see details of all classes and times. We look forward to seeing you at Ann Oliver soon!

FAQ's

Where are classes held?

All Classes are held at the IAC Building Garden Street Leicester. We have six studios and you will be shown around the building and directed to the correct studio for your class.

How do I join the school?

Please contact us by phone or email and a viewing can be arranged, you will then be asked to complete an enrolment form.

When can I join?

Enrolment is taken from June to February each year.

What age can I start?

Students can join the school from 2 years upwards (providing they are toilet trained).

How much do classes cost?

Our current price list can be downloaded by clicking here

How do I pay for classes?

Once enrolled in classes an Invoice is emailed each month. This details the classes that students participate in. Payment should be made by the first Saturday of the month either by Card online or over the phone or cash at reception.

What should my child wear for classes?

Uniform requirements can be downloaded by clicking here

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