6 – 19 year olds

Join a world which is bound to get you movin’ whether you want to find your groove in Commercial, make some noise whilst you stomp, scuff and learn to Tap, turn your world upside down in Acrobatics, find your inner Ballerina , be free and expressive in Contemporary, jazz it up in Modern or explore your imagination in Musical Theatre whilst you sing, act and dance.

Everest Community Academy Dance School

Ballet

Ballet is beautiful but very disciplined and here at the M&M Academy we are proud to offer a structured class progression to help secure great ballet technique. Making Ballet look easy is a skill that requires practice. Ballet teaches you both grace and strength and is known as the foundation of all dance. Our classes follow the BTDA syllabus and examination board, where your child will learn progressively and will have the opportunity to take examinations. Following on from our early years classes our individual Ballet classes caters for 6yrs upwards, through to vocational students. BTDA are an accredited examination board.

Tap

Polish your shoes and step inside an interactive class where your will learn to compliment music whilst making sounds with your Tap shoes, striking the floor as a form of percussion. Tap dancing taps into your inner ear whilst bringing to life your feet. Our classes follow the BTDA syllabus and examination board, where your child will learn progressively and will have the opportunity to take examinations. Following on from our early years combination classes we offer individual Tap classes catering for 6yrs upwards, through to vocational students. BTDA are an accredited examination board.

Modern

Modern “and all that jazz” ,as the saying goes,  is heavily influenced by the music and rhythms. Modern jazz allows individuals to explore a variety of styles whether its high kicking, leaping or travelling floor work. Modern Jazz require flexibility, strength, coordination and drive something we will help you achieve through our progressive syllabus. Our classes follow the BTDA syllabus and examination board, where your child will learn progressively and will have the opportunity to take examinations. Following on from our early years classes, our individual modern jazz classes caters for 6yrs upwards, through to vocational students.  BTDA are an accredited examination board.

Acro

Acro dance is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. Students focus on safe learning practices to building strength, confidence and flexibility to achieving acrobatics skills such as cartwheels, walkovers, handstand and balances whilst seamlessly blending dance with acrobatics. Our classes follow the BTDA and acrobatic arts syllabus where your child will learn progressively and will have the opportunity to take BTDA accredited examinations. Starting with our Beginners class students move through levels 1-8.

Musical theatre

Join this interactive class that allows you to be anything you want to be. Musical Theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance. The story and emotional content of a musical theatre class explores humor, pathos, love, anger and are communicated through lyrics, music, movement and dance. We offer a Junior class for 5 – 9 years and Senior classes 10+ years.

Tumbling

Tumbling is a form of gymnastics performed without props or equipment (Also referred to as floor gymnastics) common moves performed in Tumbling include flips, somersaults, tucks, handstands. Our classes are structured and teach the basic shapes required to progress onto tumble both safely and efficiently. We highly recommend that children take these classes in addition to our Acrobatic classes. Tumbling is normally held twice a month on Fridays for 2 hours, so are ideal as an added extra to Acro classes. We hold two group levels within this class. Beginners from 7 years and Intermediate based on ability. British Gymnastic coaches regularly assess levels within the class.

Stretch & Flex

Our Stretch and Flex class is a stretching and mobility based session to help improve functional capacity. Improve both flexibility and strength through learning correct safe stretching practices whilst building strength for a stronger dancer, which will help prevent injury. Learn how to correctly activate and control important stabilising muscles to help you turn and execute efficient movement while getting supple and energized. Stretch and Flex has two classes Level 1 and 2.

Contemporary Dance

Contemporary Dance is about expressing emotion through organic movements and unrestricted lines. Incorporating elements of Lyrical Jazz, Ballet and Modern dance. Explore Contemporary Dance through technique exercises, corner work, dance combinations and dances. We have Beginners and Intermediate classes to cover a variety of abilities and ages from 7 years upwards.

Commercial dance

Find your groove as you are encouraged to have fun and let go in this high energy class. Commercial Dance is a funky fresh style and can be seen performed behind pop artistes and on shows like Xfactor. All we ask is that you bring your energy, enthusiasm and your own groove – no experience needed. We have Beginners and Intermediate classes to cover a variety of abilities and ages from 7 years upwards.

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