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Group Classes

A brief introduction to the classes we provide here at Top Hat Theatre School.

For new students, classes will be allocated based on age and previous dance experience.

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Ballet Class Northampton


The foundation of all dance forms. Body placement, flexibility, alignment, strength and technique are achieved through barre and centre floor work following the ISTD syllabus.

Advanced classes will include Pointe Work.

Musical Theatre Class Northampton


This is where we encourage fun whilst learning! Classes are action packed, fun filled and driven.

Here we produce a yearly full scale Musical Theatre production with a West End Orchestra, professional set performed in a professional theatre venue


tap dance class northampton


This form of dance teaches the student the basic fundamentals of tap sounds, steps and rhythms. Students develop coordination of mind and body and a more perceptive sense of rhythm, timing and phrasing.... and a lot of fun along the way!

Jazz Dance Class


Jazz is the dance style of the stage, screen and music videos. The classes include a warm up, isolations, across-the-floor work and technique ending with choreography set to contemporary music.

Modern Dance Class Northampton


Modern Theatre dance is often seen on the stages of musical productions and television.

The style uses traveling steps, high kicks, leaps and turns which all need strength and flexibility. This is a highly energetic dance style. We follow the ISTD syllabus where children are entered into examinations.

Drama Class


Students are taught confidence building techniques through the form of drama based games and the studying of monologues, duologues and poems in preparation for festival participation auditions and LAMDA examinations. 


Singing Class


In this class, children are taught correct singing technique and confidence. Confidence to sing in public. Classes are group based with those wishing to sing solo are encouraged to do so. 



PBT Class Northampton


Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best. 

Acro Class Northampton


This very popular class is only available to those who also take dance class with us. In this class we learn how to safely execute a correct handstand right up to flips and aerials when each student has accomplished the necessary skills required.

Baby Ballet Class


Ages 3 - 4

At the age of 3, the children follow a structured, independent class (without a parent) consisting of Ballet, Tap and Modern. Aimed very much at using their imagination through movement and beginnings of technique.

Street dance Northampton


The coolest moves to the coolest tunes!

In this high energy class, students learn choreography and routines covering various urban and commercial styles.

Baby Dance Class


Ages 5 - 6

This hour long lesson is split into 3, focusing on the fundamentals of

Tap, Ballet and Modern following the ISTD syllabus.

Here children will begin preparing for examinations and performance. Designed specifically to capture the children’s imagination.

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