Updated: Feb 27
We are a warm and friendly school who passionately believe that children flourish when they are in a positive and encouraging environment. With 17 years of experience behind us we know that our studio is a safe space in which a student can try new things, explore ideas, go wrong and forget all the moves along the way to getting better at them without of being shouted at or made to feel silly. Through regular practice and hard work together we help each individual in our school to reach their potential and support whatever aspirations they may have; be that a career in performance or simply having fun week to week in their lessons. Everyone is important to us and that’s one of the things that’s helped us grow and establish a reputation as ‘A School for All’.
Praise and reward feature highly in our lessons as they motivate and build confidence in our students. We continually assess progress in class as students work towards their International Dance Rewards badges; typically achieving three per academic year.
Our opportunities are for all, we don’t audition or just pick ‘the good ones’ and everyone get’s their moment in the front when we stage our Annual Shows at the Hazlitt Theatre every June. All of our students over the age of 3 are invited to be a part of the shoes if they wish and parents can help backstage if they like. As well at this fantastic event we are involved in lots of other performances throughout the year. This June (2018) we performed 2 routines with Pasha Kovalev (from BBCs Strictly Come Dancing) in his UK tour and in past years have graced the stages of Her Majesty's Theatre, Sadlers Wells and the Royal Albert Hall as well as the Parade and Main Stage at DisneyLand Paris and Port Aventura Barcelona - none of these had troupe selection; if you’re willing, we’re able and our incredible team of teachers will make sure you are happy and confident up on these incredible stages.
At the end of our Autumn term we have our Annual Exam sitting for those who wish to take a rosette or medal test; we have an impeccable 100% pass rate with typically over 90% of our students choosing to take our exams (which they go in for in little groups - or with their Teacher in the case of our younger students). Everyone progresses on regardless so if it’s not for you that’s ok, we won’t hold you back or separate you from your peers.
Our preschool classes start from 18 months and have won national awards for their creativity and wonderful content. With themes and props, carefully chosen music and movements you’ll be astonished what even the teeniest of our students can achieve.
Our classes are free to try and you can try as many as you like as you find the right class for you. We welcome new members at any time so drop us a message and come and see for yourself what we’re all about.
Lucy (Principal) and the rest of the amazing Team Flair!