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What we do

We run classes in the following...

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Imperial Classical Ballet

Ballet forms the basis for all other dance styles as it helps develop strength, posture, grace, co-ordination, muscle tone, technique and musical awareness.

Too much discipline can cause young children to lose interest and stop Ballet training and it's important not to put too much strain on young bodies. So, up to age 5, our emphasis is on having fun and developing imagination and musicality while improving posture and basic leg and arms lines.

For our youngest boys and girls, age 2-4, we offer 'Amazing Adventures'. In these classes, children learn basic techniques by pretending that they are on an adventure. These creative ballet sessions are a perfect introduction to ballet before moving on to formal classes.

From age 6, students are encouraged to work towards examinations which have been devised by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) and are regulated by an external examiner. These provide a sense of achievement for children and young adults who dance for recreation and for those hoping to pursue a career in classical ballet. Once a student has successfully passed their examination, they progress through grades, developing their technical ability and understanding.

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Modern Theatre Dance

From age 4, children can begin to learn Modern Theatre Dance.

Modern creates a sense of discipline in a less formal environment than Ballet and students are encouraged to use their expression and musicality. Modern classes are an ideal opportunity for children to exercise regularly in a safe way. The genre combines modern dance, natural movement and jazz styles and the ISTD syllabus is adapted to follow evolving fashions in dance.

Through a carefully planned and well-tried examination syllabus, young people become disciplined and versatile dancers with a professional attitude towards dance.

In part, the Modern Theatre Syllabus has a separate syllabus for boys, making it an excellent way of encouraging boys into dance.

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Tap Dance

An essential skill for the professional dancer, tap dance is one of the most enjoyable and rhythmic forms of recreational dance, making it very popular with children and adults alike! The ISTD have developed an excellent tried and tested examination process which trains students to become excellent tappers with a full understanding of rhythm, timing and musicality.

Students at Azure Theatre School can follow the ISTD syllabus and move through the grades as they achieve each standard. This is regulated by an external examiner.

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Street Jazz

These classes are fast and fun! We begin with an exhilarating warm-up followed by stretching to increase flexibility; students will then work on an up-to-date routine to the latest chart tracks!

No exams are taken in Street Jazz - the emphasis is on fitness, creativity and keeping up with the latest funky styles.

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Musical Theatre

We offer Musical Theatre classes for children aged 5 and up. These sessions are very popular as they encompass the three primary disciplines of Musical Theatre in one class; drama, singing and dancing.

Following our internal tailored framework, each child trains in all aspects of Musical Theatre to help them become a rounded performer.

These classes are an excellent way of improving confidence, developing new skills and making friends. They're also a great way for children to express themselves and burn off of excess energy!
 
Stage School
Our 3 hour Saturday Stage School builds on our one hour Musical Theatre classes. Students are taught by experienced industry professionals who are experts in their creative subjects, helping them further their Musical Theatre training at a broader level.
 
Whether they want to build confidence, learn or develop new skills, or have dreams of performing professionally, Theatre Stage School can make it happen!

The school runs every Saturday morning during term-time, for children aged 8-16, from 10-1pm in Burnham. 
 
Junior Stage School

This preparatory class is suitable for children aged 4-6yrs. The class focuses on building the confidence of every child and exploring creativity through the use of music and role-play.  A perfect class choice for both those already aspiring to perform and express themselves and those who require sensitive and supportive creative development.

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Adult Tap

This is a fun and relaxed class for adults to learn to tap dance. Tap out some rhythms and make some noise to all different types of music, whilst improving your fitness and escaping from the pressures of everyday life. You can just enjoy learning to tap dance for fun or work towards an ISTD adult tap qualification. We welcome everyone!

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Adult Ballet

It’s never too late to learn to dance! Ballet is great for improving on posture, strength, balance and control. This is a fun and relaxed class where you'll learn basic ballet technique and learn to dance beautiful traditional classical ballet. Tights and leotards are not compulsory!