Classes

Both Imperial Society and Royal Academy of Dance are awarding bodies recognised by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) in England.

We teach Royal Academy of Dance Ballet from the age of two and provide professional and quality teaching to Grade 8, including vocational classes. Students can work towards exams if they wish or continue for fun. These are internationally recognised exams, they motivate and reward students of all ages and abilities. Older students can earn UCAS points. www.rad.org.uk

Age suitability    

  • Nursery Ballet: 3-4 years  
  • Pre-Primary 4-5 years - starting school
  • Primary: 5-6 years  

 

Tap / Modern

Imperial Society Teachers of Dance Tap and Modern classes start with our Beginners Tap and Primary Modern through to and including vocational.

''Tap has evolved as an American dance form, popularised throughout the world, with debate about its origins coming from African dance, Irish dance and/or clog dancing. The dancer uses their feet to strike the floor, beating out different rhythms, with dancers wearing tap shoes which have small metal plates on the toe and heel to give the distinctive sound. Tap dance is a theatrical art form often seen on stage in musicals''

''Modern Theatre dance is a rhythmic dance style which originated in America before travelling to the rest of the world. It is often seen on the stages of musical productions and is known for its theatrical qualities. The style uses travelling steps, high kicks, leaps and turns which all need strength and flexibility. This is a highly energetic dance style.'' 

 Age suitability

  • Beginners Tap: 4 years
  • Primary: 5-7 years  
  • Grade 1: 7+ years

 

Contemporary

Juniors - Grade 3 level (Age 10yrs +)

Seniors - Grade 5 level (13yrs +)