For age 4: Ballet
For age 5: Ballet, Modern & Tap (Combo)
For age 6-9: Ballet, Modern & 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 4-8 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, Pre-Inter, Inter, Adv 1
All ages are approximate, and dancers are generally placed into class based on ability/experience.
Autumn Term 2021 – Sep-Dec (Draft Timetable)
Mondays at BDA Studio
3.45 - 5.00pm Ballet & Tap (Combo) – Grade 3
5.00 - 6.00pm Ballet – Inter (Exam Class)
6.00 - 6.45pm Tap – Inter (Exam Class)
6.45 - 8.00pm Ballet – Adv 1
8.00 - 8.30pm Pointe – Adv 1
Monday at Sir Robert Woodard
5.00 - 6.20pm Jazz & Contemporary (Combo) – Pre-Teen
6.20 - 7.10pm Acro Jazz (PT/ Teen)
7.10 - 8.30pm Jazz & Contemporary (Combo) – Teen
Tuesday at BDA Studio
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 (Invite Only)
5.30 - 6.30pm Elite Company
6.30 - 8.00pm BDC Youth – Adv Contemporary/Creative
Wednesday at BDA Studio
4.00 - 5.10pm Jazz & Contemporary (Combo) – Junior
5.10 - 6.30pm Contemporary Jazz – Inter
6.30 - 7.10pm Tap Rep – Inter/Adv
7.10 - 8.30pm Contemporary Jazz – Adv
Thursday at Sir Robert Woodard
5.00 - 6.00pm Jazz & Acro (Combo) – Children (age 6-9)
6.00 - 7.00pm Acro – Junior, Level 2-4
7.00 - 8.15pm Acro – Teen, Level 4-6
Thursday at BDA Studio
3.45 - 4.45pm Ballet & Tap (Combo) – 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 BDA Studio
5.15 - 6.15pm Street – Junior Age 8+
6.15 - 7.15pm Int/Adv Street – Teen/Adult
7.15 - 8.15pm Int/Adv Commercial & Heels – Teen/Adult
Saturday at BDA Studio
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
9.15 - 10.45am Junior Troupe – Age 11 & Under
10.45 - 12.15pm Teen Troupe – Age 15 & Under
Saturday at Sir Robert Woodard, Studio 2
9.15 - 12.15pm Privates
Sunday at BDA Studio
9.30 - 10.45am Adult Contemporary Jazz (Inter/Adv)
11 - 12pm Senior Troupe 21&U (Ad Hoc)
12 - 4pm Privates
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.
Ballet & Tap (Combo) – Dancers will learn ISTD syllabus in ballet and tap from a young age, to become versatile in two core styles of dance, working towards exams and progression.
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.
Modern & Contemporary (Combo) – In this class, dancers work across modern and contemporary dance techniques to become versatile dancers. Classes include flexibility, travelling, turns, leaps, floor-work, artistry, improv, group work and development of technique and understanding across a variety of dance styles such as lyrical, modern, jazz and contemporary.
Contemporary Jazz – Int/Adv dancers only, professional-style class. Often starts with a yoga-based warm up and dynamic stretch, dancers will then take part in a few free-set dance exercises and combinations across the floor to further develop their jazz/contemporary technique, followed by learning a weekly dance routine and performing in groups. Routines could be in all styles of jazz such as lyrical, commercial, old school, or contemporary. Pro/Teen dancers may be able to drop-in to our advanced class.
BDC Youth – 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 G7 & G8 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 (Combo) – A beginner class introducing dancers to jazz & acro technique, including conditioning/flexibility development for dance. 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 technique. Less focus on tumbling elements of acro and more focus on jazz steps such as leap variations, extensions, turns, floor-work. Please bring your own yoga mat/ or acro mat. For the adv jazz dancer only.
Tap Rep – An advanced weekly free tap class learning different tap repertoire. For intermediate/ adv level tappers age 14+.
Street – Learning a variety hiphop/street techniques, and working towards performances (if part of a street crew).
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+