THIS IS US YOUTH DANCE COMPANY

MONDAY (TERM-TIME ONLY) | 4:00PM - 5:30PM | BISHOPS DOWN PRIMARY SCHOOL | AGES 8+

 

There is no right or wrong in our classes! We truly believe in embracing creativity and emotion, allowing this to be the driving force behind our work. We also make sure we set aside time in our class to reflect upon the past week or discuss how we may be feeling about an upcoming event and understand the need to support one another. 

When teaching the company, we do not try not to teach the steps, but develop them together with the children and staff through the use of stories and imagery. Open language is extremely important and we tend to use describing words such as spiral, shift or slither. Words that everyone can interpret in their own way! This is a way of giving our dancers a sense of ownership and originality. Over time we have seen children want to teach their own movement to the class and feel confident in doing so.

 

A sense of ownership is a huge way of contributing to a child’s communication skills. Our older dancers take on roles with more responsibility such as Senior Dancer or Choreographic Assistant. This keeps students engaged and allows them to go on their own journey of development. 

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM OUR YOUTH COMPANY?

  • A class that is sculpted to suit your needs

  • Creative Tasks

  • Routines

  • Input into Choreography

  • Working in a team

  • Friendship

  • A supportive atmosphere and network

  • Free professional performance opportunities

  • Access to Community led events

  • IRIS Syllabus Training 

  • An association with Stopgap Dance Company

  • A uniform that gives you a sense of belonging

  • Opportunity to grow within the company (DofE, Work Experience and Assistant Roles)

  • Access to private lessons

  • Parental support

PARENT/CARER TESTIMONIALS