Welcome to theschool of contemporary dance and the performing arts. At theschool we believe in providing a collaborative and aspirational training environment for students aged 7-18, who want to train to a professional standard within the three arts of dance, music and drama.

BTEC L3 Performing Arts National Diploma is now available with theschool.

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What We Believe

We believe in nurturing, coaching and mentoring our students to realize their true talents, whether this be in dance, music and or drama.  theschool was originally founded five years ago to fill the gap in the market from past students who requested a higher standard of training and teaching in the performing arts.  Although we have expanded over the last five years, we have never forgotten our true purpose; to support our students to belong, believe and become.  The success of theschool’s focus on professional training over the last five years has seen many of our older students go onto to perform in television, film, music and employment in the dance world.

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Our dance classes

If you are a new student, or an aspiring teenager wishing to develop your technique for auditions, performance or exams then theschool has a class for you.

Contemporary Dance

Contemporary is another word for “modern” or “current”. If something is contemporary, it belongs in the here and now, the current time period. Contemporary dance is therefore always changing with the times and developing and takes its inspiration from many different modern forms of dance.

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Commercial Dance

Commercial dance encompasses a myriad of styles. This can include Street, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Street and Contemporary. It is the type of dance seen in music videos, on the catwalk and at fashion shows, artist tours, advertising campaigns, corporate events, TV and film etc.

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Contemporary Ballet

Contemporary Ballet is a genre of dance that incorporates elements of classical ballet and modern dance. It employs classical ballet technique and in many cases classical pointe technique as well, but allows greater range of movement of the upper body and is not constrained to the rigorously defined body lines and forms found in traditional, classical ballet.

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iw.dance – youth

This intermediate level contemporary dance class is for those dance students that have a serious interest in dance training and wishing to develop their technique for auditions, performance or exams. Students work closely with the class choreographer learning choreographic skills whilst creating material with a focus on performance.

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Performing Arts Program

The performing arts program brings the three core arts of dance, drama and music to the student who wishes to explore not only musical theatre but all other elements within the performing arts world that creates live theatre and film. All classes are taught by highly trained professionals who are working within the performing art world as performers, creators and teachers.

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