OUR DANCE CLASSES
Take a look at all the fantastic dance classes we have on offer at Harwood Dance. From beginner to advanced there is something for everyone.
All classes are held in our Cheltenham venues.
Ballet is very popular and is the foundation of dance. It is a necessity for any child who wants dancing to be a part of their life. It teaches great posture, strengthens the core, helps with co-ordination and teaches discipline. Here at Harwood Dance we follow the ISTD syllabus from Pre-Primary through to Advanced encouraging students to take their exams if they wish. In our pre-school and younger grades we make the lessons enjoyable and creative.
Many students at Harwood Dance love the fun that is incorporated into the ISTD Modern syllabus. Modern is funky, artistic and provides strong Jazz technique. Get ready to travel, kick, leap and turn correctly. Modern is great for flexibility and strength. We teach Primary through to Advanced 2 using a fusion of pop and set syllabus music.
A fun rhythmical class to really get your teeth into! As well as making lots of noise. We follow the ISTD syllabus from Primary to Advanced as well as incorporating lots of American-style free work. Our teachers have had countless Master Classes with the cast of Tap Dogs, 42nd Street and River Dance!
Fun fact: Harwood Dance used to be called Leckhampton Tappers.
A dynamic progression from Modern. The whole syllabus is taught to current pop music incorporating different styles of dance from Lyrical, Musical Theatre to Commercial Street. You need lots of energy for this fun filled class! Students are able to join Jazz once they have reached Grade 3 Modern.
Whether it be house, hip hop or commercial itself to name a few, Street covers many styles. We teach the students the true origins and techniques of each style learnt. It is a lot of fun and suitable for all ages and abilities.We can get down like James Brown or Vogue with Madonna....
The most popular class at Harwood Dance! This class is based on safe and effective progressions of Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering, Tumbling and Tricks. Developed by professionals and experts in ballet, modern, jazz, contortion, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, sport acrobatics, yoga, pilates, physiotherapy, hand balancing and more, you will not find a more comprehensive program. The classes are highly engaging and fun with great rewards. We offer classes from age 3 upwards.
This is where our younger dancers have the opportunity to dance with our senior students! During the lesson the students learn extra dances in various genres for our annual shows, learn lifts and participate in a hardcore body conditioning work out! We also have choreography competitions where they are able to showcase their talents.
"Harwood dance has nurtured and developed my daughter from the age of 5. She is now 17 and is a student at the Bristol Institute of Performing Arts. She is now looking at ballet schools for her next steps into the professional world of dance"