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Timetable

 

For age 4:  Ballet & Tap
For age 5:  Ballet, Modern & Tap

For age 6-9:  Ballet, Tap, Modern & Jazz, Acro, Street, Troupes

For age 10-13:  Ballet, Tap, Modern & Jazz, Acro, Contemporary, Street, Pointe, Troupes

For age 14+:  Ballet, Tap, Modern & Jazz, Acro, Contemporary, Street, Pointe, Commercial & Heels, Troupes, Companies

Children Classes – Age 4-8
Junior Classes/ Pre-Teen – Age 9-12
Teen Classes – Age 13-17
Adult Classes – Age 18+

Intermediate level dancers should have strong technique/ability
Advanced level dancers should have exceptional technique/ability

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 - 5.00 Ballet & Tap (Combo) – Grade 3

5.00 - 6.00 Ballet – Intermediate Exam Class

6.00 - 6.45 Tap – Intermediate

6.45 - 8.00 Ballet – Advanced 

8.00 - 8.30 Pointe – Advanced

 

Monday at Sir Robert Woodard 

5.00 - 6.15pm Contemporary & Jazz (Combo) – Pre-Teen

6.15 - 7.00pm Acro Jazz – (PT/Teen)
7.00 - 8.30pm Contemporary & Jazz (Combo) – Teen

 

Tuesday at BDA Studio

3.45 - 4.45 Ballet & Tap (Combo) – Grade 2

4.45 - 6.00 Ballet & Tap (Combo) – Grade 4

6.00 - 6.40 Progressing Ballet Technique 

6.40 - 7.10 Tap – Grade 4

7.10 - 8.30 Ballet & Pointe – Grade 5

 

Tuesday at Sir Robert Woodard (Invite Only)

6.00 - 7.30pm BDC Youth – Adv Contemporary/Creative Y11+
7.30 - 8.30pm Elite Company

 

Wednesday at BDA Studio

4.00 - 5.00 Contemporary & Jazz (Combo) – Junior

5.00 - 6.20 Contemporary Jazz – Intermediate Y9+

6.20 - 7.00 Tap Rep – Advanced 

7.00 - 8.30 Contemporary Jazz – Advanced Y11+

 

Thursday at Sir Robert Woodard

5.00 - 6.00pm Jazz & Acro (Combo) – Level 1-3

6.00 - 7.00pm Acro – Level 3-4

7.00 - 8.15pm Acro – Level 5-6

 

Thursday at BDA Studio
3.45 - 4.45 Ballet & Tap (Combo) – Grade 1

4.45 - 5.20pm Progressing Ballet Technique

5.20 - 6.40pm Ballet & Pointe – Grade 6

6.40 - 7.10 Tap – Grade 5/6

7.10 - 8.10 Ballet – Intermediate

8.10 - 8.40 Pointe – Intermediate

 

Friday at BDA Studio

4.30 - 5.15pm Street – Mini/Junior Age 6+

5.15 - 6.15pm Street Crew – Junior/Teen Age 10+

6.15 - 7.15pm Street Crew – Teen/Adult Age 13+

7.15 - 8.15pm Commercial & Heels – Teen/Adult Age 13+

 

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 - 12.30am Primary Ballet, Modern & Tap – Age 6+

 

Saturday at Sir Robert Woodard (DRAFT)

9.00 - 1.00pm Troupes

Lunch
1.00pm - 4.00pm Rehearsals/private lessons

 

Rehearsals for existing troupe routines will not be regular and just take place occasionally before comps/festivals.

 

Sunday at BDA Studio
9.00 - 5.00pm Private Lessons/Occasional Rehearsals


Rehearsals for existing troupe routines will not be regular and just take place occasionally before comps/festivals.


NB. All classes eligible for multi-class discount except troupe/company classes.

Genre Breakdown

Ballet – We use ISTD syllabus for our ballet classes and students may 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.

Jazz & Contemporary (Combo) – In this class, dancers work across a mixture of modern, jazz and contemporary dance techniques, including lyrical styles. Lots of free-work, group work and development of technique in a variety of styles set by the teacher.

Contemporary Jazz – Int/Adv dancers only. 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 develop jazz/contemporary technique, followed by learning a weekly dance routine and performing in groups. 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 contemporary dance, with lots of improvisation and creative tasks set such as making choreography/ or partner-improvisation. Dancers also learn technical exercises set by the teacher, or from the Rambert G7/8 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. We suggest those who are only interested in acrobatics instead join a local gymnastics centre.

Acro & Jazz (Combo) – A beginner class introducing dancers to jazz & acro techniques, and body conditioning/flexibility development for dance.

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 technique. Less focus on tumbling elements of acro and more focus on jazz steps such as leap variations, extensions, floorwork.

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 competitions (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+