At MK Dance we specialise in Ballet, Tap, and Modern offering the opportunity to all students to take examinations with the Royal Academy of Dance and the Imperial Society of Teachers for Dancing. As well as offering Ballet, Tap, and Modern classes we also have qualified DDMIX trainers, offer toddler classes - through our TINY TOT BOP and mk mini classes, and have recently introduced Musical Theatre. To find out more about a particular class or to register for a trial please click on the details below.
TINY TOT BOP (18 Months to 3 Years)
At Tiny Tot Bop we realise and promote enthusiasm and energy in a captivating, full of fun hour long session.
Tiny Tot Bop classes encourage children to dance in rhythm to music and to start to learn routines, it also incorporates Ballet and Modern dance in a way that is easy to pick up.
Classes are suitable for both boys and girls aged from 18 months upwards, however, we have had lots of younger children join in. So to see if your toddlers will enjoy it please get in touch to come along for a FREE trial.
Parents and guardians are encouraged to join in and share the enjoyment with their Tiny Tot Bopper, but there will also be tea and coffee available, as well as juice for the children. Our aim is that week after week you will see their confidence and development blossom.
mk mini (4 Years to 7 Years)
mk mini's classes are designed to nurture & inspire all children and teach creative dance and movement & are inclusive of boys & girls. The classes are broken up into different age sets to help children with their development during their journey through dance.
mk mini Adventure (4 Years to 5 Years)
This is where children begin to build strong foundations of dance technique and good
motor skills. Children have fun learning through stories and songs. They start to learn to create sounds with their tap shoes and using their feet more. In modern they learn to
move to different types of music and be creative. In this class, the child has a progress chart to show their progress through the class.
mk mini fantasia (5 Years to 6 Years)
This is where children progress to the next level combining a number of steps together and gaining more skill and learning longer dance sequences. In tap, they begin to add technique to their sounds developing control. They begin to follow the Pe Primary RAD syllabus in Ballet and have the option of taking the assessment.
mk mini frontier (6 Years to 7 Years)
This is where children are able to start taking exams if they so wish. Children have developed a sound technique to progress in strength and coordination and are able to be ready to follow the syllabus for Ballet, Tap, and Modern. We also maintain creativity within the class to help them develop their performance skills.
mk minis (4 Years to 7 Years)
PRIMARY TAP & MODERN
From the age of 8 students have the opportunity to take part in Ballet, Tap, Modern, and Musical Theatre classes, with exams which are run in line with leading governing bodies in each discipline.
MK Dance follows the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus which prepares pupils for classical ballet examinations from Pre-Primary through to Advanced II. Children begin to take part
in the Royal Academy of Dance Examinations when they go into Primary. The Royal Academy of Dance syllabus and examinations are internationally recognized and accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA).
All pupils are encouraged to set goals for themselves through either examinations or class presentations. Whilst we offer the opportunity for pupils to take exams these are not compulsory. We believe that pupils should be encouraged to develop confidence, discipline, creativity and independence which will help whether they decide to pursue a career in dance or take another route in their lives. Ballet classes are held for children and adults of all ages at all our locations.
ISTD Tap and Modern
Tap classes at MK Dance are designed for beginners and experienced dancers to experience and explore the links of rhythm and improvisation that tap provides. Once they have a good grasp of the basics, pupils are encouraged to build upon them and progress through the grades.
At MK Dance we follow the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing syllabus which prepares children for examinations from Primary to Advanced 2. Tap classes start at 4 years in a combined ballet and tap class, from age 5 onwards children are taught tap in classes which fully focus on the discipline. Tap & Modern classes are held for children and adults of all ages at all our locations
Our Musical Theatre classes offer a combination of acting, singing, and dance, taught in an engaging environment for students of all abilities! We teach these elements together in a layered approach so to create vibrant and believable characters and enhance our students' storytelling and performance skills.
MK Dance often brings in Musical Theatre performers to teach a wide range of vocal and dance techniques which gives students the ability to pass from dialogue to song and dance seamlessly within the performance process. Our teachers strive to keep their lessons relevant and exciting, working on hit numbers from some of the best-loved musicals.
mk mini (4 Years to 7 Years)
Main School (8 Years Upwards)
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