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Magical first dance steps

Preschool classes

Foundation dance classes for little ones who love to move. We take pride in planning imaginative classes which help to improve well-being, strength and confidence. 

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Little Bear Feet

Age 2-3 years

A fun introduction to the world of ballet and dance. Join Melody Bear on her magical adventures each week to the farm, bakery, jungle and more! Each session is packed with exciting dance moves, props, mime and song. Classes are based on the EYFS and are designed to inspire children with a love of dance. Parent/carer assisted. 

Mini Ballet & Jazz 

Age 3-4 years

 Little ones go on an adventure each week using wonderful dance steps, upbeat music and surprise props. Dancers gain a valuable understanding of foundation dance technique, which gives them an amazing start as they progress into school aged classes. Past themes have included Paddington Bear, Under the Sea, a Trip to London & The Rainforest!

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Preschool Class Times

Fridays:

0930-1000 Little Bear Feet
1010-1050 Mini Jazz & Ballet

Thorner Parish Centre

Saturdays:
0920-0950 Mini Ballet

Tadcaster Methodist Church

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  • How much do lessons cost?
    We charge a monthly subscription fee at the following prices: 30 minute class: £19.50 per month 40 minute class: £22 45 minutes: £25 60 minutes: £30 *A 10% multi-class discount will be deducted for those attending more than 1 class Fees are pro rata- we run classes for 39 weeks over the year and spread the total cost into 12 monthly payments. Cancellation policy: we require 1 month's written notice and fees for cancellation.
  • Can my child do a taster class before signing up to anything?
    Yes, of course. We offer a 2 week paid trial, (between £12-18, depending on the class length), so that your child can get a good feel for the class and has time to settle in. If you would like to join us after the trial, we will let you know how to pay a monthly subscription for your child's dance class fees.
  • What does my child need to wear?
    For a trial class, comfortable clothing to dance in with the following footwear options: Ballet - bare feet or ballet shoes Tap - trainers or tap shoes Jazz, Musical Theatre & Commercial - trainers or jazz shoes. Acro- bare feet Once children have joined the school, dancewear can be ordered directly through our uniform page. We are flexible with dancewear for preschool, but once children are aged 4, there is a set uniform which we ask all students to wear. This allows teachers to see & help with alignment. It also helps dancers to look really smart for exams.
  • Can I watch my child's class?
    For Little Bear Feet (18 months-3 years) we love our parents being at class and joining in the fun, assisting little ones to get the most out of class! For classes aged 3+, we ask that parent/carers wait in the waiting area. Both the teacher and assistant will do their very best to help your child settle in. Please come and watch the last 5-10 minutes of the first class to see how your child has got on. We have a yearly show and a watching week at the end of the Spring & Summer terms.
  • Do you run classes in the school holidays?
    All of our classes are during school term time only, but we do run Summer & Christmas workshops, nursery and private lessons during the holidays. Please get in touch if you would like more info or to book.
  • Can my child join mid-term?
    Yes, if there is a space in the class, your child is welcome to join us mid-term (please get in touch for availability)
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