This is the foundation of all other dance forms. Adagio promotes this discipline foremostly, although classes are not compulsory. For young children, age 2 to 3 years, we offer Nursery Ballet and from 4 to 5 years Pre Steps Ballet as a gentle introduction, progressing at the age of 6 to Pre Primary Ballet. From Beginner to Advanced Level the Adagio School of Dance offers a wide range of classes for any new student. All teachers are highly qualified who bring years of experience to each class in order to safely guide students through the art of Classical Ballet. Pupils follow the Internationally recognised ISTD graded syllabus.

Classical Ballet

A distinct style of dance TAP focuses on intricate footwork to create rhythms and sounds made with metal taps on the soles of the shoes. Tap is known as an American art form with influences from Ireland, England, Africa and even the West Indies. Tap is like playing drums with your feet requiring its pupils to develop fine motor skills, balance and control. Tap is a challenge for both the mind and the body, like other forms of dance Tap is continually evolving and exploring within its genre.

If your child likes to create a noise or follow a beat with their feet then Tap is definitely for them!

Tap Dance

Dance Styles

Modern Dance

Following the Internationally Recognised ISTD Graded Syllabus, pupils from the age of 5 can enjoy this freer form of dance. These popular classes offer a varied and fun way to develop creativity and expression through dance, both individually and as part of a group.


These classes offer children from the age of 5 an opportunity to study modern dance without the structure of a syllabus. Starting with a warm up and limbering, followed by combinations of fast thinking steps, pupils are encouraged to explore all aspects of modern dance.

Hip Hop

This is a cultural movement that emerged in the 1970's and covers a style of music, dance, dress and behaviour. In Hip Hop dance, terms such as Breakin', Top Rocking, Locking, Popping and Floor Rocking are often used. Now in mainstream dance, Hip Hop is being influenced further through fusions with other dance styles, eg. contemporary dance. At Adagio, all tutors in this sphere incorporates all of the above in their classes, making them great fun and accessible to all.

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre is a form of theatre combining music, songs , spoken dialogue and dance.

Adagio School of Dance offers specialised Musical Theatre classes in Junior and Senior age ranges that cover both old and new musical genres.

Both classes have the benefit of a musical direction as well as drama and dance to give the pupils the opportunity to be expressive in every aspect of theatre as well as encouraging costume design and staging.

These classes are suitable for any child whether they have experience or not in the world of theatre.

At Adagio Our Musical Theatre Groups all take LAMDA Musical Theatre Exams.


Alongside our dance classes, we also offer classes in gymnastics. These classes are structured to enhance the student's flexibility, stregnth, co-ordination, balance, speed and confidence.

Our Gymnastic classes are mat based.

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