Year 1 & 2 Dance Classes

In our fun and relaxed Thursday 4:15pm Dance classes for children, we aim to build confidence and develop movement skills. Creativity is encouraged and we love to try the children’s dance ideas! We include Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz in our curriculum and use lots of different music styles and themes to allow the children’s imagination to flourish. We are maintaining social distancing and working to keeping everybody as covid-safe as possible. We can’t wait to see you!

On a child’s first lesson to the term’s theme, they will be given all the props that they need for the term and ask please that they are brought to every class. Children can wear whatever they would like to and the only requirement is that it is clean on that day and there is something on the feet, such as ballet shoes, house slippers, gripped socks etc. Hair must be tied back from the face with a hair band/ hair clips etc away from the mouth.

In September and October, our children’s theme is the story of Sleeping Beauty. Students of all levels learn about the different gifts fairies give Sleeping Beauty and that inner beauty (traits like generosity and kindness) are even more important than outer beauty. Older students get to follow the balletic version of the story and learn some ballet mime to express the different emotions as they dance as the wicked fairy ‘Carabosse’ and the contrasting magical ‘Lilac Fairy’.   

In November and December, our theme will be the story of the Nutcracker with creative dances based on toys coming to life, dancing like the snowflakes on the way to journey to Sweetieland. There will also be the option to come to watch a relaxed live stream of the Nutcracker at the Wiltshire Music Centre with more details to follow. 

Year 1 and 2 40-minute sessions take place at the Bradford on Avon Youth Centre, Thursdays 4:15-4:55pm. Trial sessions are £4.50 and can be booked by emailing bopaboutdance@gmail.com. 12-week fees are £64 and include all props to keep and use of costumes/accessories throughout the term. The term dates are: 

  1. Thursday 8th September
  2. Thursday 15th September
  3. Thursday 22nd September
  4. Thursday 29th September
  5. Thursday 6th October
  6. Thursday 13th October
  7. Thursday 3rd November
  8. Thursday 10th November
  9. Thursday 17th November
  10. Thursday 24th November
  11. Thursday 1st December
  12. Thursday 8th December