For age 3-5: Ballet, Jazz & Tap
For age 6-9: Ballet & Tap (Combo), Jazz & Acro (Combo), Street, Troupes
For age 10-13: Ballet, Tap, Jazz & Contemporary (Combo), Acro, Street, Pointe, Troupes
For age 14+: Ballet, Tap, Acro, Jazz, Contemporary, Street, Pointe, Commercial & Heels, Troupes, Companies
General Age Groups: Children Classes – Age 4-8, Junior Classes – Age 9-12, Teen Classes – Age 13-17, Adult Classes – Age 18+
General Skill Levels:
Beginner Level – Learning dance technique as a fun hobby or just starting out, training 2-4 hours a week
Intermediate Level – Developing good technique and starting to see growing success in their exams/results, often training 4-6 hours a week
Advanced Level – Strong technique and ability, dedicated to dance, and often training 6+ hours a week
Elite Level – An exceptional soloist who sees success in exams/events and wants to pursue a dance career, training 8+ hours a week.
ISTD Levels: Nursery, Pre-Primary, Primary, Grade 1–6, Pre-Inter, Inter, Adv 1
All ages are approximate, and dancers are generally placed into class based on ability/experience.
SUMMER TERM 2022
All classes marked as SHOW are not open to new pupils as these classes are working towards a performance in July 2022.
Mondays at Brooks Dance Academy Studio – Miss Jackie
3.45 - 5.15 Ballet and Tap (Combo) – Grade 3
5.15 - 6.30 Advanced Ballet & Pointe
6.30 - 7.15 Advanced Ballet SHOW
Monday at Sir Robert Woodard – Studio 1 – Miss Lucy
5.00 - 6.30pm Jazz & Contemporary (Combo) – Teen
6.30 - 7.15pm Acro Jazz – Int/Adv
7.15 - 8.30pm Jazz & Contemporary (Combo) – Inter
Tuesday at Brooks Dance Academy Studio – Miss Jackie
3.45 - 4.45pm Ballet & Tap (Combo) – Grade 2
4.45 - 6.00pm Ballet & Tap (Combo) – Grade 4
6.00 - 6.40pm Progressing Ballet Technique
6.40 - 7.10pm Tap – Grade 4 SHOW
7.10 - 8.30pm Ballet & Pointe – Grade 5
Tuesday at Sir Robert Woodard – Studio 1 – Miss Agnes
5.00 - 5.50pm Ballet – Grade 1
6.00 - 7.00pm Jazz & Acro (Combo) – Grade 1 & 2
Wednesday at Brooks Dance Academy Studio – Miss Lucy
4.00 - 5.00pm Jazz – Junior
5.00 - 6.15pm Contemporary Jazz – Inter
6.15 - 6.45pm Tap Rep – SHOW
6.45 - 7.45pm BDC Youth – SHOW
7.45 - 8.45pm Contemporary Jazz – Adv
Thursday at Sir Robert Woodard – Studio 1 – Miss Agnes
5.45 - 7.00pm Acrobatic Arts – Junior, Level 3-4
7.00 - 8.15pm Acrobatic Arts – Teen, Level 5-6 SHOW
Thursday at Brooks Dance Academy Studio – Miss Jackie
3.45 - 4.45pm Ballet & Tap – Grade 1
4.45 - 5.20pm Progressing Ballet Technique
5.20 - 6.10pm Ballet – Grade 6
6.10 - 6.40pm Pointe – Grade 6
6.40 - 7.10pm Tap – Grade 5/6 SHOW
7.10 - 8.40pm Ballet & Pointe – Inter SHOW
Friday at Brooks Dance Academy Studio – Miss Alice
4.30 - 5.30pm Junior Street – Age 8+
5.30 - 6.30pm Int/Adv Street SHOW
6.30 - 7.30pm Int/Adv Commercial & Heels – Teen/Adult
Saturday at Brooks Dance Academy Studio – Miss Maria
9.15 - 10.00am Nursery Ballet – Age 3/4
10.15 - 11.15am Pre-Primary Ballet, Modern & Tap – Age 5/6
11.30 - 12.30pm Primary Ballet, Modern & Tap – Age 6+
Saturday at Sir Robert Woodard, Studio 1
9.15 - 10.30am Inter Ballet Group SHOW
10.30 - 11.45am Teen Lyrical Group SHOW
11.45 - 1pm Senior Jazz Group SHOW
Saturday at Sir Robert Woodard, Studio 2
9.30 - 10.30am Junior Lyrical Group SHOW
Extra Troupe Rehearsals:
Saturday & Sunday at Brooks Dance Academy, Studio
See Troupe Rehearsals Timetable
NB. All classes eligible for multi-class discount except troupe/company classes.
Ballet – A core style of dance and key to all dance training. We use ISTD syllabus for our ballet classes and students work towards their exams. Advanced classes are often free-work based and set by the teacher.
Tap – Dancers who enjoy tap and have progressed to a certain level will continue to take their ISTD tap exams up to the higher grades. A classic style seen in musical theatre and the most rhythmical style of dance.
Tap Rep – An advanced weekly free tap class learning different tap repertoire. For intermediate/ adv level tappers age 14+.
Jazz & Contemporary (Combo) – Dancers start by learning modern technique and then as they get older will explore styles such as jazz, lyrical and contemporary. Our classes include flexibility, travelling, turns, leaps, floor-work, artistry, improv, group work and development of technique and understanding across a variety of dance styles. Dancers will focus more on contemporary styles as they get older and more advanced.
Contemporary Jazz – A professional-style dance class for Int/Adv dancers only. Dancers will take part in a stretch, technique, progressions across the floor, and learn a weekly dance routine which will be performed in small groups. This class develops versatility and is great for audition practice.
BDC Youth (Contemporary) – For dancers (year 11-13) who wish to develop further in pure contemporary dance. Includes improvisation techniques, and creating work for live performance or film. Dancers also develop technique through the Rambert Grades contemporary syllabus.
Acrobatic Arts – Using Acrobatic Arts syllabus, dancers work across conditioning, limbering, flexibility, strength, balance and tumbling exercises to develop acrobatic elements for dance. All our acro classes are only available in addition to ballet/jazz/contemporary, as the syllabus is specifically designed to develop the aesthetic qualities of ballet/jazz. Please bring your own acro mat.
Acro Jazz – A conditioning and tricks tech class using Acrobatic Arts syllabus, helping teen dancers to develop more advanced tricking/flexibility/strength elements to enhance their jazz dance.
Street – Learning a variety hiphop/street techniques, and working towards performances.
Commercial/Heels – Weekly routine-based class developing technique in commercial dance styles and heels technique. Featuring current music and a variety of styles/techniques seen in pop music videos and commercial dance performance. Age 14+