We offer a range of classes for children including ballet, funky feet dance, modern, tap, jazz and contemporary.
We also offer musical theatre, drama and singing classes. Our classes are aimed at those looking for fun, creative classes; and also those students who would like to take things more seriously and pursue a career in the arts industry as a dancer, performer or actor!
There is something for everyone and we aim to inspire and nurture all of our students.
We run adult dance classes too: Ballet, Stretch & Tone, Dance Fitness and a 45 min Body Blast workout!
Call us to find out more about classes & availability.
Classical ballet is the foundation for all dance forms and enrolling in ballet classes is highly recommended in order to obtain the technique for other dance styles.
At Surrey Dance School we follow the prestigious Cecchetti method and syllabus, which is an outstanding system of ballet training for all, from the small child through to the vocational student, professional dancer and future teacher.
We run specialist nursery school dance programmes, running 30 minute weekly classes. Our nursery ballet classes are a great introduction into the world of ballet, learning through imagery and stories using props and inspiring music to teach ballet basics in fun and interactive 30 minute weekly classes.
On completion of our nursery ballet programme, dancers then move into classes that cover syllabus work and are able to take examinations through the ISTD.
We follow and study the prestigious Cecchetti Method.
The Cecchetti Method was devised by Maestro Enrico Cecchetti (1850 – 1928).
The Cecchetti method has a rich heritage and is taught worldwide.
Cecchetti trained dancers are known for their purity of line and are renowned for their strength and quick footwork. The method seeks to develop the essential skills of dance (e.g., balance, poise, strength, elevation, elasticity, and ballon) in students through a meticulously designed syllabus.
All ballet classes at Surrey Dance school follow the Cecchetti Method and principles.
SDS is an active member of the ISTD. The ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) promotes the Cecchetti method as a series of graded and vocational-graded examinations. Successful exam passes in the method can be submitted for credit towards other nationally recognised qualifications.
We have outstanding examination results, with a 100% pass rate and are very proud of our pupils achievements over the years.
Modern & Tap
We follow the ISTD syllabus and examinations and offer Modern and tap classes from age 4+.
Modern dancing is a theatrical, high energy, rhythmic dance style. The style uses travelling steps, high kicks, leaps and turns. The syllabus also incorporates jazz and lyrical contemporary moves within it.
Tap Dancing is a fun, percussive, rhythmical dance form; using tap shoes (with metal plates) to strike the floor, beating out a melody.
Our Funky Feet class is a fun, energetic class for ages 4years +. It includes a mix of modern, street, hip hop, contemporary and jazz.
Modern dancing is a theatrical, high energy, rhythmic dance style. The style uses travelling steps, high kicks, leaps and turns. Contemporary is lyrical and encourages flexibility and the ability to allow the body to move freely and interpret the music.
Street dance is a funky new style of dance involving, popping, locking and isolations. Jazz is fun and high energy and involves a lot of syncopated beats and isolations.
Funky Feet will be including a mix of all of the above to allow the students to try out and enjoy a variety of styles.
Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines singing, acting and dancing. The story and emotional content of a musical are communicated through words, music and movement.
Our classes are great fun and are aimed at developing this aspect of our performers and helping them build stage, audition and performance confidence.
Drama & Singing
In 2019, we added Drama and Singing classes to our timetable and those classes run every Saturday morning. We have had top results for students who have entered LAMDA examinations and absolutely love watching our students grow in confidence and enjoy their performances.
We offer specialist one to one and small group tuition ahead of LAMDA examinations to ensure our pupils feel confident entering into examinations.
Adult Ballet Stretch & Tone: 60 min
Ballet based barre class targeting core areas for toning, conditioning and strengthening.
Adult Dance Fitness: 60 min
This is a fun, cardio dance fitness class. Warm up, work up heart rate through fun, easy to follow mini dance moves and then end the class with conditioning and stretching. Whilst we are online, I tailor the sessions to be working on cardio fitness and avoiding anything that may impact on joints and knees etc.
Work up a sweat and enjoy the music and pace. Need a water bottle and a mat for the end of class!
Body Blast : 45 min online
A work out for the busy person – cramming in a lot of targeted exercises to enhance fitness, strength, conditioning and lengthening muscles. Mat based workout, giving your body a real blast!