Children’s Dance Classes

Children’s Dance Classes

The Music Dancing Feet Partnership prides itself on expanding every child’s educational experiences and learning from success in all their children’s dance classes. All our work is undertaken in a safe, small-scale environment with qualified, experienced dance professionals. All our staff have current DBS certificates, Emergency First Aid and Safeguarding qualifications in addition to a minimum of Associate status with the leading Dance exam boards (ISTD and IDTA).

Kirton Studio – Little Bear Feet (18 – 30 months)

Little Bear Feet is only available through licensed schools and teachers. It is for very young children and their parent/guardian. Join Melody Bear each week on her journey to Nursery Rhyme land. Will you get there on a flying carpet or a golden carriage? Will you meet Humpty Dumpty or the Cat and the Fiddle?

 

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Kirton Studio – Melody Movement (2-4 Years)

Melody Movement is only available through licensed schools and licensed teachers. It introduces pre-school children to dance and movement with the aid of Melody and Milligan Bear and the unique use of picture cards, storytelling and characterization. In level 1, (2-3 years) parents accompany the children for the class as children work towards their Medals. In level 2 (3-4 years) children attend the class unaccompanied as they work towards their Rosettes.

 

Junior Ballet Classes

Kirton Studio – Ballet (4 Years Upwards)

Melody Bear continues her dance adventures with First Ballet (for 4-5 years) or Foundation Ballet (for 5-6 years) before moving onto Junior Ballet (for 7-8 years upwards). For the older child the syllabus continues with Junior Ballet Jewel Awards and Ballet Classique. Each ballet class follows a syllabus appropriate to their age. New in 2015/15 is the introduction of an ISTD Grade 1 Ballet class (minimum age 7 years).

 

Kirton Studio – Tap (4 years upwards)

Tip Tap Toe & Groovy Moves is an introduction to Tap and Modern (for 4-5 years) or First Tap & Modern (for 5-6 years). Each programme follows an age specific syllabus, which starts to prepare for the set structure of grade exams. New in 2015/16 is the introduction of a Grade 1 Tap class (minimum age 6 years) and Grade 1 Modern Theatre class (minimum age 6 years).

 

Kirton Studio – Young Performers (4-7 years)

The Young Performers class is designed to encourage young children to develop performance, musical and communication skills as they create and explore stories, songs, roles and situations through the imaginative and integrated use of movement, music, voice and artwork. Groups of 6 to 12 children may enter for either Trinity Young Performers Awards or for solo IDTA examinations. Please contact us to deliver this class at an external location.

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Kirton Studio – Music & Dance (4 years upwards)

This is an examination class for pupils to learn about music, including the opportunity to sing and/or play a musical instrument as well as learn to dance (Ballroom, Latin, Disco), performance arts and the essential element of communication. Throughout, the class will focus on the combination of music and dance and the associated performance aspects through the relevant graded examinations. New for 2015/16 is the introduction of a class for the younger age group (4-7 year olds) prior to the main class.

 

Kirton Studio – Popdance Tots (3-5 Years)

These are fun licensed dance classes for children aged 3-5 years. If your child loves Pop music they will love Popdance Tots. It’s a great introduction to dance and develops their musicality and an understanding of rhythm.

 

Kirton Studio – Popdance Kids (5 Years upwards)

Popdance Kids is a fantastic licensed kids dance class (age 5-11 years) that teaches fun and enjoyable routines to ‘pop’ music that children love. It is suitable for both boys and girls.

 

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Ballroom Babes (Ballroom/Latin for children aged 8+)

This is a new class for 2015/16 and is suitable for children from the age of 8 upwards. The class will introduce the Ballroom and Latin dances in a fun but structured format. Examinations will be taken with either the ISTD or IDTA.

 

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Playmaker Award

The Playmakers Award is a great introduction to leadership for learners aged 9 and over. It aims to help learners develop leadership skills such as organization, communication and teamwork, as well as helping to develop confidence and self-esteem.

 

Young Leader Award

The Young Leaders Award is a great introduction into leadership giving learners aged 11 and over knowledge of how to organize and lead small games and activities that can be used as part of uniformed organization, community club or sports club sessions. It aims to help learners develop leadership skills such as organization, communication and teamwork, as well as helping to build confidence and self-esteem as they take on responsibility of leading their peers and younger children.
The Music Dancing Feet Partnership are licensed to deliver this award – we can do this either at your setting (eg school, Brownies, Guides etc) or at our venue as part of our holiday programmes.

 

Dance Leadership Award

The Dance Leadership Awards are nationally recognized qualifications that enable successful learners to lead small groups in simple dance activities, whilst under the direct supervision of their Tutor/Assessor or other suitably qualified adult. It teaches generic leadership skills such as organization, planning, communication and teamwork through the medium of dance.
The Music Dancing Feet Partnership are licensed to deliver this award – we can do this either at your setting (eg school, Brownies, Guides etc) or at our venue as part of our holiday programmes.

 

 

Ballet Exam Class

Kirton Studio – Ballet Exam Class

This is a new class for 2015/16 working for the ISTD Grade 1 Ballet. Minimum age is 7 years. Children learn a range of set exercises and dances, all of which will help with their posture and deportment whilst allowing them to have fun in their ballerina costumes.

 

Kirton Studio – Tap Exam Class

This is a new class for 2015/16 working for the ISTD Grade 1 Tap. Minimum age is 6 years. There are lots of funky routines to learn here including the Bouncy Warm Up; Shuffles; Flaps; Parradiddles; Rhythm; Rag; Jazz; Boogie; Swing and Blues.

 

Kirton Studio – Modern Exam Class

This is a new class for 2015/16 working for the ISTD Grade 1 Modern. Minimum age is 6 years. Children learn a range of set exercises, rhythm and amalgamations as well as a 16 bar dance.

Children’s Dance Classes at the Kirton In Lindsey Studio

Please contact us for the most up to date class details.