Timetable: Jan–Apr 2022
General Age Groups:
Mini Classes – Age 4-7
Junior Classes – Age 8-12
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 4-8 hours a week
Advanced Level – Strong technique and ability, dedicated to dance, and often training 8+ hours a week
Elite Level – An exceptional soloist who sees success in exams/events and wants to pursue a dance career, training 10+ hours a week.
Nursery, Pre-Primary, Primary, Grade 1–6, Inter Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced 1
All ages are approximate, and dancers are generally placed into class based on ability/experience
Spring Term 2022
Mondays at Brooks Dance Academy Studio – Miss Jackie
3.45 - 5.00 Ballet and Tap (Combo) – Grade 3
5.00 - 6.15 Intermediate Ballet – Exam Class
6.15 - 7.30 Advanced Ballet
7.30 - 8.00 Advanced Pointe
Monday at Sir Robert Woodard – Studio 1 – Miss Lucy
5.00 - 6.30pm Jazz & Contemporary (Combo) – G4-5
6.30 - 7.15pm Acro Jazz
7.15 - 8.30pm Jazz & Contemporary (Combo) – G6
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
7.10 - 8.30pm Ballet & Pointe – Grade 5
Tuesday at Sir Robert Woodard – Studio 1 – Miss Agnes
5.00 - 6.00pm Modern & Acro (Combo) – Grade 1-2
6.00 - 7.15pm Modern & Acro (Combo) – Open, Age 10+
Wednesday at Brooks Dance Academy Studio – Miss Lucy
4.00 - 5.00pm Jazz – Junior G2-3
5.00 - 6.15pm Contemporary Jazz – Inter
6.15 - 6.45pm Tap Rep – Adv
6.45 - 7.45pm Contemporary (BDC Youth) – Int/Adv
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
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
7.10 - 8.10pm Ballet – Inter
8.10 - 8.40pm Pointe – Inter
Friday at Brooks Dance Academy Studio – Miss Alice
4.30 - 5.30pm Junior Street – Age 8+
5.30 - 6.30pm Int/Adv Street – Teen/Adult
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 4
10.15 - 11.15am Pre-Primary Ballet, Modern & Tap – Age 5/6
11.30 - 12.30pm Primary Ballet, Modern & Tap – Age 6+
1.00 - 4.00pm Troupe Rehearsals/ Privates
Saturday at Sir Robert Woodard, Studio 1 – Miss Lucy
9.15 - 10.45pm Junior Modern Troupe
10.45 - 12.15pm Teen Modern Troupe
Saturday at Sir Robert Woodard, Studio 2 – Miss Jackie
11.00 - 12.00pm Junior Classical Group – Climate Crisis
Saturday at Brooks Dance Academy, Studio – Miss Lucy
1-4pm Group Rehearsals
See Troupe Rehearsals Timetable
Sunday at Brooks Dance Academy Studio – Miss Lucy
10-2pm Group Rehearsals
NB. All classes eligible for multi-class discount except troupe/company classes.
Ballet – A core style of dance and essential base to most dance training. We use ISTD syllabus for our ballet classes and students work towards their exams. Advanced classes use free-work, set by the teacher. We recommend serious dancers take two ballet classes a week.
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 and then enjoy freestyle classes. A classic style seen in musical theatre and the most rhythmical style of dance.
Modern, Jazz & Contemporary – Dancers start by learning modern technique (based on ISTD syllabus) and then as they get older will explore all modern dance styles such as jazz, contemporary and lyrical. We often combine these styles to ensure our dancers are versatile, can attend one long session weekly and cover various techniques. Our combo classes include flexibility, travelling, turns, leaps, floor-work, artistry, improv and group work and are vital and mandatory for all troupe dancers.
Contemporary Jazz – For inter/adv only. A jazz-based professional-style dance class with contemporary influences for Int/Adv dancers studying GCSE/A-Levels. 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, or as a fun way to keep up dance training into your teens. Routines are in all styles of jazz such as lyrical, commercial, musical theatre, or contemporary.
Contemporary – BDC Youth – For dancers (year 10+) 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 new Rambert Grades contemporary syllabus.
Acro – 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 class to develop tricks and acrobatic elements for jazz dance, helping teen dancers to develop more advanced flexibility and strength. Less focus on tumbling element of acro, and more focus on flexibility. Please bring your own yoga mat/ or acro mat.
Tap Rep – An advanced weekly free tap class learning different tap repertoire. For inter/ adv level tappers age 13+.
Street – An essential style for today's dancer. Learning a variety of hiphop/street techniques and routines such as popping, locking, house. Helps rhythm, musicality, dynamics, improvisation and also develops strength and versatility in other styles like contemporary. Wear clean trainers.
Commercial/Heels – A fun style of dance that helps to develops character, personality and confidence for the commercial world of dance. Weekly routine-based class developing technique in commercial and heels technique. Featuring current music and a variety of styles/techniques seen in pop music videos and commercial dance performances. Age 14+