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Anyone know of any dance classes for 6yo, Nottingham/Derbyshire area?

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Orinoco Mon 19-Feb-07 20:40:04

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Orinoco Mon 19-Feb-07 20:40:51

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Mirage Mon 19-Feb-07 21:33:41

Could it be acro? My sister & her business partner teach,ballet,tap,modern & acro but are based in Leicestershire.

Orinoco Mon 19-Feb-07 22:18:46

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SueW Tue 20-Feb-07 08:36:26

Hi Orinoco! Did you end up at T with the swimming?

No idea about acro classes and most of hte classes around here that I know of are quite formal/disciplined but nothing your average 6yo wouldn't be used to through being in a classroom.

AFAIK, most of them offer a trial period but thereafter payment depends where you go. I think most require payment by the term or by direct debit with the number of classes for the year being added up and then divivded into say 12 equal payments with no refunds if you miss a class. DD's dance school doesn't do this, thank goodness!

There are four that I know of.

Dance Doctors in Long Eaton. DD went here when it first opened but then we moved to Australia and when we came back she moved to where her cousin was dancing:

Marcia Jones School of Dance 0115 922 6499 where she remains to this day even though her cousin has changed to a different school. Ballet, tap, modern, drama are offered. They don't do competitions; exams are held every two years-ish and in the alternating years they put together a show at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham. Saturday classes are very busy but weekday after-school classes are smaller.

My niece goes to disco classes at The Shed (youth and community centre) in Beeston. They do a lot of competitions which means paying for new costumes, entry fees, etc. I can find out more if you are interested.

And DD's friend goes to a class that is held in Draycott or Spondon. Again tap/ballet, etc and they have annual shows around April time at, I think, the Guildhall in Derby. Again I can find out more if you are interested.

Shows/exams etc are always optional AFAIK but the children seem to enjoy doing them although DD not impressed at how much hanging around you have to do backstage when you are part of a show involving almost 400 children and you are only in 3 x 2-3 min dances!!

marialuisa Tue 20-Feb-07 09:40:28

DD (same age as yours I think) goes to DanceTek on Green Lane in Derby on a Saturday morning. They do the usual shows, exams etc. but haven't minded DD not taking part in any.

They do ballet, tap and then modern (30 mins each session, £3 for a session) and the kids choose which they want to do. DD just goes to tap and modern as she does ballet at school.

marialuisa Tue 20-Feb-07 09:42:10

sorry, just seen the Lazy town reference, we don't watch so I don't know what it is. DD's dance classes seem to be featuring a lot of High School Musical at the moment.

julienetmum Tue 20-Feb-07 16:37:46

Stephanie's dance is based around jazz from my limited knowledge.

Orinoco Wed 21-Feb-07 12:50:56

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SueW Thu 22-Feb-07 23:45:39

Saw a friend last night and this is the first chance I have had to post this:

Danceworks Unlimited
Edmund Hall, 6a Edmund Road, Spondon, DERBY, DE21 7HH
Tel: 01332 670196 (Clare Beheshti)
IDTA Ballet, Tap, Theatre Craft, Modern Jazz, Gymnastic Dance, Freestyle, Line Dancing

Good luck!

SueW Thu 22-Feb-07 23:48:09

Well done to your DD btw on her 5m

Orinoco Mon 26-Feb-07 16:49:12

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