Classes at Teddington Dance Studio

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Melody Movement

Melody Movement: welcomes children into the world of dance from the age of 2.5 onwards. It is a fun class which teaches music and movement and builds confidence for pre-school children whilst introducing them to their first dance steps.To read more about The Melody Movement syllabus Click here 

Ballet

Ballet is the foundation of all dance genres, it is a discipline that teaches and encourages strength, posture and technique creating steps that show graceful movement throughout the body.

Tap

Tap is a style of dance that incorporates rhythm and sound. It helps to develop coordination and rhythmical awareness by combining steps through tapping of the feet. We offer classes for all ages from age 4 all the way to Adults.

Jazz

This is a non syllabus class exploring a variety of Jazz styles, Including Street Jazz, Commercial Jazz, Hip Hop and Technical Jazz. If you want to learn exciting new routines to different styles of music this is a great class for everyone to enjoy whilst working on flexibility, and co ordination.

Modern

A structured form of dance that promotes physical strength, flexibility and control. There can be a contrast in style from slow and controlled to quick and sharp movements which both show different aspects of this genre. This style is often used in many west end shows.

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance. Musical Theatre Exams can be taken or students can join just for fun.

Acrobatics

The classes are based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions of AcroDance: Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling. Developed with input from professionals and experts in ballet, modern dance, jazz, contortion, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, sport acrobatics, yoga, acro yoga, pilates, physiotherapy, hand balancing and more, you will not find a more comprehensive program. Simple thoughtful progressions take the beginner preschool level dancer from log rolls and summersaults to the advanced dancer tumbling effortlessly across the stage!

Boys Classes

We are particularly proud to have so many Boys attend TDS. We offer BOYS ONLY Ballet, Tap and Modern classes where they can enjoy, build confidence, and thrive in a Boys only dance environment. The classes were born to encourage more boys to dance. It’s a privilege to teach a whole class of boys with so much energy and enthusiasm.  

Contemporary

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.

Drama

We cover the LAMDA syllabus (exams are optional) for all students wishing to develop life-long skills, extend their imagination and boost self-confidence both in everyday life or in pursuit of their performing dreams! We believe acting is incredibly beneficial to a young person’s development and as a way of expressing themselves.
The Introductory Exams are the perfect start for young learners. By learning words of a fun poem they are developing the ability to express themselves and improve their memorisation and recall. Not only that, they also gain courage and confidence as they talk about the things they love. These conversations encourage young learners to feel at ease listening and answering questions and using description.
The Acting Exams encourages learners to develop their vocal, physical and interpretive skills whilst they explore fun dramatic texts and delve into different characters! Working through these grades takes the learners through the development of character portrayal and clear speaking as well as understanding a playwrights style.
Grade 6 and above examinations are also included in the UCAS tariff meaning that learners, after passing their exams, can claim the points to help them with university entries in the UK.