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4 years - 10years


Step into the world of boundless possibilities with our Junior dance classes, designed for children aged 4 to 10 years old. At SLA, we understand that this age group is bursting with curiosity and energy, making it the perfect time to embark on a dance adventure. Our dynamic classes not only teach foundational dance techniques but also emphasise creativity, self-expression, and teamwork. Through a blend of structured lessons and individual creativity, our experienced instructors open the doors for students to find a love for movement while teaching motor skills, flexibility, and coordination. Beyond the dance studio, our dance classes contribute to the development of confidence, discipline, and a sense of accomplishment in our young dancers.


A classical dance form with roots in European court traditions is celebrated for its grace, precision, and elegance. Emphasizing posture, turnout, technique and fluid movements, ballet requires both physical strength and mental focus. Dancers execute a series of positions and steps, expressing emotions and storytelling through gestures and facial expressions. Our ballet class invites you to explore this timeless art, where you'll cultivate strength, refine technique, and tell stories through the beauty of movement in a supportive and inspiring environment.

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Modern Jazz

Modern jazz dance is a dynamic and expressive style that emerged in the early 20th century as a fusion of various dance forms, including traditional jazz, ballet, and contemporary dance. Unlike the structured and formal nature of ballet, modern jazz is characterized by its fluidity, versatility, and emphasis on individual expression. Dancers often engage in isolations, contractions, and expansive movements that span a wide range of styles, from lyrical and smooth to sharp and percussive. 


Tap dance is a rhythmic and percussive form of dance that gained popularity in the United States in the 19th century and evolved into a unique and energetic art form. Tap dancers use metal plates attached to the soles of their shoes to create intricate and syncopated rhythms by striking the floor. Styles can range from traditional Broadway tap to more contemporary and experimental forms. Tap classes focus on developing a strong sense of timing, coordination, and musicality while fostering individual creativity. The joyous and infectious nature of tap makes it a captivating dance form that continues to evolve and inspire children and adults.

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Unlike specific techniques or styles, contemporary dance is more of an umbrella term that encompasses a wide range of movement styles and approaches. It encourages individual expression, creativity, and the exploration of new movement possibilities. Contemporary dance often incorporates elements of ballet, modern dance, jazz, and even street dance, creating a fusion that is both dynamic and unpredictable. The genre places a strong emphasis on emotional expression, storytelling, and the relationship between the dancers and the space around them. Contemporary dance classes typically focus on developing a strong foundation in technique while encouraging personal interpretation and improvisation. It's a constantly evolving and innovative form that allows for a broad spectrum of artistic expression.


Acro dance, short for acrobatic dance, is a style that seamlessly blends classical dance techniques with acrobatic elements. It incorporates gymnastics-inspired movements such as tumbling, balancing, and partnering into a dance context. Acro dancers develop strength, flexibility, and agility, enabling them to execute impressive feats like handstands, cartwheels, and aerials within the framework of a choreographed routine.

The Acrobatic Arts syllabus is a structured and progressive program designed to teach acro dance in a safe and systematic manner. It focuses on building a strong foundation of acrobatic skills while emphasizing proper technique and injury prevention. The syllabus categorises skills into different levels, ensuring that dancers progressively advance in difficulty as they master fundamental elements.

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Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre is a captivating art form that combines acting, singing, and dance to convey a narrative on stage. It features scripted dialogue, musical numbers, and choreography to create a cohesive theatrical experience. Performers showcase their acting, singing, and dancing skills to bring characters to life, while sets, costumes, and lighting contribute to the visual appeal. From classic Broadway productions like "West Side Story" to contemporary hits like "Hamilton," musical theatre continues to evolve, offering a diverse and dynamic entertainment experience.


Commercial dance is a genre that thrives in the entertainment industry, encompassing a wide range of dance forms seen in music videos, commercials, live performances, and television shows. Commercial dancers often fuse elements from hip-hop, jazz, street dance, and other contemporary styles, creating a dynamic and visually appealing aesthetic. Precision, charisma, and the ability to convey a specific mood or message through movement are essential in commercial dance. This genre is known for its connection to popular music and culture, and dancers in the commercial realm frequently collaborate with artists, choreographers, and directors to bring a fresh and engaging visual dimension to various media projects.

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Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT)

Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is a specialised training method designed by Marie Walton-Mahon to enhance classical ballet training. Using stability balls, resistance bands, and targeted exercises, PBT focuses on developing muscle engagement, core strength, flexibility, and muscle memory. By emphasising precise muscle activation during classical ballet movements, PBT helps dancers refine their technique and alignment. The program is adaptable for dancers of various levels and ages, serving as a valuable complement to traditional ballet training. PBT has gained popularity for its effectiveness in fostering a well-rounded and proficient dancer.

Book A Free Trial

We offer a free trial at SLA, so you can settle in, and meet your classmates and teachers before committing to signing up for a term.

Becki Lucie

“All of the teachers are fantastic, from working with all of the toddlers up to adults. Something fabulous to be a part of and both my children (girl and boy) love every lesson they are in."
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