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Children’s Classes

FirstSteps School of Dance, provide a range of children’s dance classes in our studio, Hornsey, North London. We encourage a love for dance in young people through music, movement and drama in all our children’s ballet and jazz classes.

Our studio is conveniently located at Alexandra Palace in North London. Our school provides a caring environment where students can explore, learn, and grow. Whether you are taking your first steps in dance, or looking to develop your skills, there is a class here for you. Firststeps’ teachers are committed to helping every student reach their full potential. Join us today and discover the joy of dance!

Pre-School, Pre-Primary and Primary Dance Classes

These classes are for children aged 3-7 years. They are an introductory dance class for our youngest girls and boys using natural movements, colorful props and musical instruments. Together the teachers and children create stories inspired by their imagination and the music.

As the levels progress, content continues to emphasise fundamental movements which can be transferred to any dance style, including ballet.

Current timetable

Wednesday

  • Pre-School
    16.00 - 16.30

Friday

  • Pre-Primary
    16.00 - 16.30

Saturday

  • Primary
    11.00 - 11.45
No events available!

Boys Dance Classes

Boys Dance gives boys aged 7-11 years the opportunity to learn ballet. This dance technique develops strength, co-ordination, athleticism and musicality.

Boys Ballet is characterized by the dynamic energy of movement such as big jumps and turns. Dance gives boys a sense of achievement and teaches them how to remain focused. Many boys feel more comfortable and able to express themselves within a class of their own gender.

Current Timetable

Tuesday

  • Boys Dance
    17.45 - 18.30
No events available!

Graded Levels – One to Eight

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus offers a progressive program of ballet levels for all age groups, incorporating character dance and free movement.

Students can prepare for RAD Examinations and Class Awards if they wish.

Current Timetable

Monday

  • Grade 6 Ballet
    17.00 - 18.15
  • Grade 7 Ballet
    18.15 - 19.30

Friday

  • Grade 5 Ballet
    16.30 - 17.30

Saturday

  • Grade 1 Ballet
    09.00 - 10.00
  • Grade 2 Ballet
    10.00 - 11.00
  • Grade 3 Ballet
    13.00 - 14.00
  • Grade 4 Ballet
    14.00 - 15.00
No events available!

Vocational Levels – Intermediate Foundation to Advanced

Vocational classes are available to prepare for Royal Academy of Dance Vocational Examinations.

These levels are designed for students who are considering a serious commitment as a dancer, teacher, or in another capacity.

Vocational classes are technically and musically demanding and include Pointe Work. These classes are subject to invitation.

Current Timetable

Friday

  • Intermediate Foundation
    17.30 - 18.45

Saturday

  • Advanced Foundation
    15.00 - 16.15
No events available!

Conditioning Classes – Grade Three and above

FirstSteps School of Dance believe all young people should be ‘fit’ to dance. They must also understand ‘how’ their bodies work.

The content of these Conditioning Classes will transfer into the students’ regular dance class.

Conditioning Classes are based on ‘Pilates’ and ‘Progressing Ballet Technique’, Miss Espe is a certified teacher. The class encourages core strength, joint flexibility and muscular control.

Both Graded and Adult students can take this class in addition to their ballet or jazz class.

Current Timetable

Wednesday

  • Conditioning
    16.30 - 17.30
No events available!
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Repertoire – Grade Four and above

Students learn choreography from famous ballets. They will also gain an understanding of the history of ballet, music, set and costumes.

With the wealth of knowledge and professional stage experience from all FirstSteps teachers, this is an important addition to our timetable.

Current Timetable

Wednesday

  • Repertoire
    17.30 - 18.45
No events available!

Jazz – Grade One to Three

Our Jazz Class is an opportunity to experience another dance style. Ultimately, the aim of all dance is expressing yourself through movement.

Students’ participate in a warm up, travelling combinations and a dance routine, inspired by music they enjoy listening and dancing to.

The class is open to students already enrolled in the school; however, it may also be a way in to the school for a new student.

Current Timetable

Tuesday

  • Jazz
    16.45 - 17.45
No events available!