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Dancers in Shadow

We are excited to welcome you to

Flair School of Dance

Loved by families in Maidstone since 2002

Since opening our doors for our inaugural classes in Allington in 2002, Loose in 2004 and Madginford in 2006 thousands of children have chosen us for their classes. We have been privileged to teach so many individuals over the years and are delighted to welcome each one into our school and get to know what makes them thrive.

Child Centred Approach

Our children have a great time and love their weekly lessons, building confidence in themselves and making new friends. Two decades of experience means our carefully curated curriculum balances the learning of syllabus technique with creativity, and is wrapped up in fun.

Shine at Showtime

Our beloved Summer Spectacular Shows at the Hazlitt Theatre are all about enjoyment. Long after that curtain closes and those steps have been forgotten, it’s the memories of the day that will last and last for students, so we make sure those are happy ones.

We’ll teach you well, help you practice make sure you’re prepared to come show day; then, if it all goes wrong on the stage, we’ll be there in the wings, encouraging you and spurring you on. Don’t sweat the steps; just love the moment!

Excel in Exams

We hold an Annual Examination Sitting in each of our disciplines. We are realistic about the aspirations of most students; here for fun and to gain some formal recognition for their efforts, so we make sure the exams are something to look forward to rather than dread. We have been doing IDTA exams since 2004 and know how to prepare our students within their lesson time and have an unblemished record of passes, merits and distinctions.

Find your Flair

We've all got that something that lifts us up and makes us smile from the inside out. For us it's dancing, that's our Flair, and we'll help you find yours too!

PRICING
Ballet Shoes

PRICING

Our fees are collected monthly by direct debit on the 1st of the month and it's just one month's notice (taken from the 1st of the next fee paying month) if you stop your classes with us.

The 2024/25 fees for our 60 minute classes are £39.50 per month.

Discounts are given to siblings and those who take more than one class each week.

GALLERY

GALLERY

VENUES

Class Venues

We hold classes at the YMCA in Loose, Maidstone and St Nicholas Church Hall in Allington, Maidstone

YMCA Centre (Upper Hall), Melrose Close, Loose, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6BD 

St Nicholas Church Hall (Small Hall), Poplar Grove, Allington, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 0DE

TIMETABLE

Timetable 2024/5

Click the underlined text to book a free trial class.

When selecting your trial date choose a session date from 2nd September onwards.

We are now on summer break and will resume classes in the new school year.

Tuesday

YMCA Centre (Upper Hall), Melrose Close, Loose, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6BD

 

4 pm - 5 pm: Street Dance - FLAMES (age 6 - 9 yrs; Year 2 - 4)

5 pm - 6 pm: Street Dance - INFERNO (age 9 - 13 yrs; Year 5 - 8)

6 pm - 7 pm: Street Dance - PHOENIX (age 13 - 18 yrs; Year 9 - 13)

Thursday

YMCA Centre (Upper Hall), Melrose Close, Loose, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6BD 

4 pm - 5 pm: Ballet & Tap - ROSETTE / PREPARATORY GRADE (age 5 - 7 yrs; Year 1 -3)

5 pm - 6 pm: Ballet & Tap - GRADE 1 (age 7 - 9 yrs; Year 3, 4, 5)

6 pm - 7 pm: Ballet & Tap - GRADE 3 (age 9 - 12 yrs; Year 6, 7, 8)

Friday

St Nicholas Church Hall (Small Hall), Poplar Grove, Allington, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 0DE

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5 pm - 6 pm: Street Dance - SPARKS (age 6 - 9 years; Year 2, 3, 4)

6 pm - 7 pm: Street Dance - BLAZE (10 - 14 years; Year 5 - 9)

Saturday

YMCA Centre (Upper Hall), Melrose Close, Loose, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6BD 

09:45 - 10:45 am: Ballet & Tap - ROSETTE GRADE (age 3 - 5 yrs; Preschool & Year R)

10:45 - 11:45 am: Ballet & Tap - ROSETTE / PREPARATORY GRADE (age 5 - 7 yrs; Year 1, 2)

11:45 - 12:45 pm: Ballet & Tap - PRIMARY GRADE (age 7 - 9 yrs; Year 3 & 4)

12:45 - 13:45 pm: Street Dance - FUSION (age 7 - 14 yrs; Year 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

13:45 - 14:45 pm: Ballet & Tap - GRADE 1 (age 10 - 12 yrs; Year 5, 6, 7)

Calendar Pages

TERM DATES 24/25

TERM 1

Tuesday 3rd September - Saturday 26th October 2024

 

TERM 2

Tuesday 5th November - Saturday 21st December 2024

Watching Week: Monday 16th - Saturday 21st December 2024

NB: No Allington Street Dance Session on Friday 6th December 2024

 

TERM 3

Tuesday 6th January - Saturday 15th February 2025

 

TERM 4

Tuesday 26th February - Saturday 5th April 2025

Exam Week: Tuesday 1st April - Saturday 5th April 2025

NB: Allington Street Dance Term 2 Rescheduled Session is on Friday 4th April 2025

TERM 5

Tuesday 22nd April - Saturday 24th May 2025

TERM 6

Tuesday 3rd June - Saturday 19th July 2025

Hazlitt Show: Sunday 13th July 2025

SAVE THE DATES 24/25

WATCHING WEEK 2024

Monday 16th - Saturday 21st December 2024

EXAM WEEK 2025

Tuesday 1st April, Thursday 3rd April & Saturday 5th April 2025

HAZLITT SHOW 2025

Sunday 13th July 2025

term-dates
Ballet Shoes

UNIFORM

Flair has a uniform that students wear to each class. We ask that you have it by the end of your first term with us.

We have quite a few second-hand items in the office; email us with what you need and sizing, and we'll look in our stock box. Items are just £1 each.

 

There is also a Flair Preloved Dance Wear group on Facebook. You must request to join as we keep the group to members only.

For Street Dance, the uniform is a Flair T-Shirt bought directly from us; we've other branded items for you to enjoy too.

Ballet & Tap uniform is bought from local supplier Baillando.

You can find Baillando in the Market Buildings behind the Hazlitt Theatre.

Alternatively, you can buy it. online.

1. Select the items from the Flair School of Dance listing

2. At checkout ('Step 2 of 3 - Payment Information'). Enter flair19 in the Discount Coupon Redemption Code box.

Please include a phone number as Baillando may check sizing with you verbally before sending items.

BALLET & TAP UNIFORM

Girls Rosette, Preparatory and Primary Grade

  • Sleeveless leotard with skirt in raspberry (ISTDJ)

  • Pink leather ballet shoes (ASPIRE)

  • Pink ankle ballet socks (ESOX)

or Pink footed ballet tights (T0981G)

  • Pink crossover cardigan (OL1) 

- class only, not examination

  • Black tap shoes (JNR TYETTE)

Girls Grade 1 - Grade 5

  • Sleeveless leotard in navy (SHEREE)

  • Circular skirt in navy (LCSS)

  • Pink leather ballet shoes (ASPIRE)

or Pink canvas split-sole ballet shoes (CHACOTT)

  • Pink ankle ballet socks (ESOX)

or Pink footed ballet tights (T0981G or T0981L)

  • Pink crossover cardigan (OL1)

- class only, not examination

  • Black tap shoes (LHP TAP)

or Oxford tap shoes (CLASSIC OXFORD)

Boys Rosette, Preparatory and Primary Grade 

  • Sleeveless white leotard (OLIVER)

  • Black shorts (BSHORTB)

  • Black leather ballet shoes (ASPIRE)

  • White ankle socks (FREED)

  • Black tap shoes (BCT)

  • Black Flair zip hoodie (email Flair office)

- class only, not examination

Boys Grade 1 - Grade 5

  • Sleeveless black leotard (OLIVER)

  • Black shorts (BSHORTA)

​or Black footless tights (FLST)

  • Black leather ballet shoes (ASPIRE)

or Black canvas split-sole ballet shoes (CHACOTT)

  • White ankle socks (FREED)

  • Black tap shoes (BCT)

or Oxford tap shoes (CLASSIC OXFORD)

- class only, not examination

STREET DANCE UNIFORM

Street Dance 

  • Black slip-on jazz shoes (RVNEO)​​

or Black Jazz Shoes (AJS/R)

  • White ankle socks (ESOX)

  • Black leggings or Joggers

  • Flair T-Shirt (Hot Pink, Electric Pink, Purple or Blue)

  • Flair Zip Hoodie (Black)

Uniform
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