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

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

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

Here we introduce the three basic skills of musical theatre: acting, singing and dancing. Combining those three skills to produce scenes and musical numbers from hit West End shows.

 

TAP

This form of dance teaches the student the basic fundamentals of tap sounds and steps leading to advanced 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

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

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

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

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

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. 

ACROBATIC ARTS

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.

DINKY DANCERS

Ages 3 - 4

At the age of 3, the children follow a structured, independent class (no parents) consisting of Ballet, Tap and Modern. Aimed very much at

using their imagination through movement and beginnings of technique.

COMMERCIAL STREET

The coolest moves to the coolest tunes!

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

BATON TWIRLING

Baton twirling is an amazingly diverse sport.

It combines athletic ability with dexterity and grace. 

An incredible sport to watch combining control of the baton, whilst  dancing and displaying gymnastic ability.

Allow the World Champion Keisuke Komada, the perfect 10 show you HERE.

LITTLE STARS

Ages 4 - 5

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 (should they wish to be entered). Designed specifically to capture the children’s imagination.

TOP HAT THEATRE SCHOOL

Unit 4 Dallington Fields Business Park,

Kingsfield Way, Northampton NN5 7QD

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