Timetable September 2022
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.
Mondays at Brooks Dance Academy Studio – Miss Jackie
3.45 - 4.45pm ISTD Ballet, Tap & Modern (Combo) – Grade 2
4.45 - 5.20pm Progressing Ballet Technique (Grade 2 & 3)
5.20 - 6.20pm ISTD Ballet & Tap – Grade 3
6.20 - 7.50pm Advanced Ballet & Pointe
7.50 - 8.30pm Private Ballet Coaching
Monday at Sir Robert Woodard Studio – Miss Lucy
5.00 - 6.00pm Teen Jazz 1
6.00 - 6.45pm Teen Contemporary & Creative – 11-14
6.45 - 7.30pm Teen Acro
7.30 - 8.30pm Teen Jazz 2
Tuesday at Brooks Dance Academy Studio – Miss Jackie
3.45 - 4.45pm ISTD Ballet, Tap & Modern (Combo) – Grade 1
4.45 - 5.30pm ISTD Ballet Grade 4
5.30 - 6.00pm ISTD Tap Grade 3
6.00 - 6.40pm Progressing Ballet Technique (Grade 4 & 5)
6.40 - 7.40pm ISTD Ballet Grade 5
Wednesday at Brooks Dance Academy Studio – Miss Lucy
4.00 - 5.00pm Junior Jazz – Age 9-12
5.00 - 6.15pm Intermediate Jazz – 14+
6.15 - 6.45pm Advanced Tap Rep – 14+
6.45 - 7.45pm Advanced Contemporary (BDC Youth) – 14+
7.45 - 8.45pm Senior Jazz – 16+
Thursday at Sir Robert Woodard Studio – Miss Agnes
5.30 - 6.45pm Jazz & Acro (Combo) – Beginner 6-9
6.45 - 8.00pm Acro – Junior 9-12
Thursday at Brooks Dance Academy Studio – Miss Jackie
4.30 - 5.45pm ISTD Ballet & Pointe – Grade 6
5.45 - 6.15pm Progressing Ballet Technique (Grade 6 & Inter)
6.15 - 7.00pm ISTD Grade 5 Tap
7.00 - 8.30pm ISTD Intermediate Ballet & Pointe
Friday at Brooks Dance Academy Studio – Miss Alice
4.30 - 5.30pm Junior Street (7-11)
5.30 - 6.30pm Street Team – Teen/Adult 12+
6.30 - 7.30pm Open Commercial – Teen/Adult 12+
Saturday at Brooks Dance Academy Studio – Miss Maria
9.15 - 10.15am Primary Ballet, Modern & Tap – Age 6+
10.20 - 11.20 Pre-Primary Ballet, Modern & Tap – Age 4-5
11.30 - 12.00 Nursery Ballet – Age 3+
Saturday at Sir Robert Woodard Studio
9.15 - 10.45am Junior Troupe (10 & Under)
10.45 - 12.15am Teen Troupe (14 & Under)
12.15 - 1.15pm Contemporary Group (14 & Under)
9.30 - 10.30pm Ballet Masters (Invitational)
Sunday at Brooks Dance Academy Studio
9 - 4pm Troupe Rehearsals TBC (Ad Hoc) – Age 13-18
Ballet, Tap & Modern (Combo)
All our junior classes from Nursery to Grade 2 will include Ballet, Tap and Modern styles. Dancers will spend the first half of class doing ballet, with the second half either tap or modern. These will then separate out as dancers progress.
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.
Progressing Ballet Technique – A unique body conditioning syllabus where dancers utilise yoga balls, bands and blocks through ballet and pilates-based exercises to develop strength, alignment and flexibility to develop technique.
Tap – Dancers who enjoy tap and continue to progress may take their ISTD exams. 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 inter/adv level tappers age 13+.
Jazz – Our jazz classes cover all modern styles, including musical theatre jazz, lyrical jazz, commercial and contemporary jazz. 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.
Contemporary – These classes develop pure contemporary technique to develop a more mature understanding of contemporary dance. Dancers can expect to work on floorwork, improvisation, breath, weight and flow. Influenced by the Rambert Grades syllabi.
BDC Youth (Contemporary Company) – For dancers from year 10 and up who want to progress their dance further. This class will develop mature contemporary and creative dance techniques. Dancers will often work to create a piece for local Youth Platforms such as U.Dance or for video projects, often being involved in the creative process to devise their own choreography and improvisation.
Acro – Using Acrobatic Arts syllabus, dancers work to develop strength, flexibility, limbering, balance and tumbling technique. Only available in addition to ballet/jazz/contemporary – the syllabus is specifically designed to develop the aesthetic qualities of dance. Please bring your own acro mat.
Acro Jazz – An acro 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 styles and techniques, and also often working towards performances.
Commercial – A weekly routine-based class developing technique in commercial dance styles. Featuring current music and a variety of styles/techniques seen in commercial pop music, tiktok etc.