Dance Genres

Musical Theatre

Musical theatre combines contemporary and traditional theatrical dance employing techniques from modern and jazz to create the dominant dance style seen in West End and Broadway musicals. Our classes reference the rich heritage of influential choreographers to help cultivate students' undertanding and enjyment of this vibrant dance form.  


Ballet is a classical dance form characterised by grace and precision of movement. At its heart lies dedication to technique, strength, artistry and fluidity of movement which help to form the beauty of this highly formalised theatrical art. Ballet is the foundation for all other dance styles and is absolutely vital to the serious dancers’ training whether their aspirations are classical or musical theatre.


Tap is a powerful dance style focused on using footwork to create percussion. Tap encourages the development of an internal rhythm for the dancer and encourages an expressive dance style and sense of invividuality.  Our classes help students build knowledge of the origins of tap as they progress their skills in this exciting style.  

Street Dance/Urban

Street dance is a constantly evolving style, reflecting trends of the moment; stylistically powerful, energetic and musically driven.  Street originates from the powerful heritage of hip hop culture of New York in the 1970's, and our classes include the origins of hip hop dance along side other specific styles such as house, vogue and dancehall.

Street dance is a must for students looking to work in the commercial dance sector (alongside formal training and exams in Ballet, Modern and Tap) but it also offers a creative outlet and great source of fitness for everyone who enjoys current pop and hip hop music.


Commercial is best known for its fierce attitude and sharp, striking style.  Drawing together elements of both studio and street dance styles, commercial combines hip hop, jazz, vogue and waacking to encourage energy and precision in technique with a dynamic emphasis on performance style.   


Break is an energetic and acrobatic street dance style that originated as part of the evolution of hip hop culture art forms in New York in the 1970's.  Freestyle in nature, break is build around creativity and athleticism where students  build control, strength, balance and dexterity in order to learn a language and repertoire of movements to enable them to create and perform their own individual combinations.


Contemporary evolved against the constraints of classical ballet with a greater sense of freedom, momentum and abstraction. A very pioneering dance style, contemporary pushes the boundaries of dance; encouraging balance, fluidity, co-ordination and strength. 


Blending elements of ballet, jazz and contemporary, lyrical is a creative and expressive dance style that connects dancers’ emotional expression with dance movement. The genre allows dancers’ to develop their artistic interpretation of music and lyrics, informing their overall musicality and presentation in performance of all other dance styles.

Acro (Acrobatic Arts)

Acro is a style of dance that combines precision acrobatic elements with classical ballet technique. Acro students develop strength, flexibility and alignment skills in order to perform this dance/gymnastics hybrid with control, power and grace. Acro skills are increasingly sought after in the dance world and help to build students'  self motivation as they learn to connect their own power and ability with dedication and hard work. 

Musical Theatre/Drama

Musical theatre incorporates the skills of acting, singing and dancing in one class. Students are encouraged to work both independently and as part of a group with a focus on script work, improvising and the ability to connect the world of theatre with their dance skills.

Musical Theatre Singing

With a focus on building vocal skill and confidence, our musical theatre singing classes explore the musicality of songs from popular West End and Broadway musicals. Both chorus and solo work is encouraged and our classes give students the opportunity to work on performance skills, alongside building a repertoire of knowledge of musical theatre productions.