Quay School of Theatre Dance September House, Norton Road, Tostock, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 9PY
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Young children love to move, be it at play or when listening to music. By channelling these energies through structured dance and movement classes it can help to develop cognitive, motor and social skills. It also helps to instil exercise as a way of life.
As children grow older dance can continue to be a hobby for some or a future career choice for others. Whatever a child's goal, dance frequently produces confident, well-co-ordinated young people with good posture, self esteem and respect for others. It is also a fun activity which gives young people the chance to experience the thrill of performance and the satisfaction of progressing and gaining qualifications with an international body - the I.S.T.D. (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing).
Children are accepted from the age of three at The Quay School of Dance. At this age they attend a ballet-based and/or a combined Modern & Tap session. The lessons are designed to be imaginative, fun and to provide a solid grounding for the dance syllabi that is taught to all children from full-time school age.
From age four and a half pupils can attend classes in Ballet, Tap and/or Modern. Children follow a syllabus and work towards I.S.T.D. examinations. The I.S.T.D. exams have been devised to provide a worthwhile sense of achievement both for children and young adults who dance for recreation, and also for those hoping to pursue a career in dance. We also offer Street Dance classes to children aged 6 and above. This style has grown in popularity due to this dance style being featured in many current films, music videos and concerts.