PRINCIPAL HARRIET GINGELL
A.A.B.D, A.A.A.M.1, A.P.B.T, A.U.D.O, I.S.T.D, I.D.T.A, R.A.D.
Here at Sparkle Dance Studios & Fitness Centre we aim to achieve the absolute best in Dance, Performing Arts & Fitness education with our professionally qualified and experienced teachers that all hold enhanced DBS, First Aid & Safeguarding training we guarantee the absolute best safe learning experience for all students. Our classes are very welcoming to all ages & ability's. At the young age that we start taking students it is crucial to get the right basics to ensure your little ones become Sparkle Dance Superstars and that’s why we teach technique to even the youngest of our students but most importantly we make it FUN through a variety of modern teaching techniques! We also offer competitive opportunities to all wanting to try their hand at competitive dance, accredited examinations, shows, performances, social events & so much more. We really are one BIG Sparkle Dance family, our teachers are always on hand to support our students and their parents on top of this we have a wonderful community of supportive dance family's that are always willing to chip in & lend a hand too. We promise both you and your dancer will feel welcomed & confident in our company!
What Classes Do We Offer?
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR CLASSES AND WHAT THEY INVOLVE
We offer Ballet classes for ages 18 months + starting with our Little Sparkles Ballet & Acrobatics classes all the way up to Adults. You don't have to be naturally graceful or a ballet bod to take Ballet. Ballet is inclusive, we welcome dancers of all ages, shapes & sizes. All Ballet classes for ages 3+ start working towards accredited examinations following the ABD syllabus we also include PBT exercises in grade 1+ classes to ensure we create dancers with healthy, strong bodies & technique. We also offer the opportunity to participate in shows & performances. Check out one of our favourite Ballerinas on YouTube the infamous Darcey Bussell (255) Sylvia – Act III solo (Darcey Bussell, The Royal Ballet) - YouTube
We offer Tap classes from age 3+ starting in Pre-Preparatory grade. Tap is like playing a musical instrument with your feet. Our classes will train your dancers musical ear to its finest plus Tap is a lot of fun. So whether you have a great sense of rhythm or you just think your 3 year old might enjoy donning a pair of shiny tap shoes once a week Tap is for you! Check out one of our favourite Tap chorographers Christopher Rice on YouTube (255) "Cups" Tap Dance - Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect) - YouTube
CONTEMPORAY-JAZZ / MODERN-JAZZ
Contemporary-Jazz/ Modern Jazz is a fusion class. We offer classes in Modern-Jazz for ages 4-6 & Contemporary-Jazz 7+ All our classes learn technique for both genres along with kicks, turns & leaps. Classes work towards ABD Modern (Prep & Primary) & Contemporary (Grade 1+) accredited examinations. All classes are also welcome to participate in shows & performances. Check out this Jazzy routine on You tube we LOVE from Hairspray (255) The Nicest Kids in Town - Hairspray (Movie Clip) - YouTube
Acrobatics is one of our most popular classes at Sparkle Dance Studios & Fitness Centre. Loved by many of all ages from 18 months upwards. Acrobatics is Gymnastics for dancers. We follow the world renowned Acrobatic Arts syllabus allowing quick progression as every student works to their own ability's. Progression is monitored by their very own fun and interactive Acrobatic Arts sticker chart. We teach Tumbling, Flexibility, Strength and Balancing skills within all classes. Acrobatics results are best seen when combined with Ballet, Masterclass, Contemporary-Lyrical, Street or Cheer Dance classes. Acrobatic Classes also work towards examinations with the ABD, performances & higher level students will be invited to participate in competitions. Check out one of our favourite Acrobatic routines on You Tube (255) ACRO GROUP DANCE - RUN BOY RUN- Alexa Tiller Choreography - YouTube
Street Dance is for the more urban style dancer. We have this class available for ages 2.5+ with our Little Sparkles Tiny Boppers then into our Minis, Juniors or Teens class from school age upwards. If you love to bop to chart music or love classic Hip Hop this class is for you! Learn to freestyle, perform & compete as a troupe and there's also the opportunity to take ABD Medal tests. There's something for everyone when it comes to Street Dance! Check out one of our favourite Street Troupes on You Tube (255) [1st Place] CDKidz | U16 Advanced | UDO World Street Dance Championship 2019 - YouTube
Do you have a little one aged 5+ with bags of energy & plenty of Sass? If so this class is for you. Learn to dance, tumble & stunt all in one class. There's the opportunity to compete or perform as part of a group or as a soloist. Check out one of our favourite Cheer Dance teams on You tube (255) Quince Orchard HS Pom Squad 9-11-15 - YouTube
This class is available for ages 9+. Learn the best of contemporary & lyrical dance all in one class. Contemporary & Lyrical dance is very expressive, we do lots of creative tasks in class to help bring out the emotional elements of this style of dance to tell a story through movement. Many of our students use this class as a type of therapy to release any thoughts or worries through the medium of dance. Contemporary & Lyrical dance is not only great for the soul but these styles of dance require use of the whole body so we must ensure that we train your dancer to be strong and healthy. Contemporary-Lyrical students will be invited to participate in performances & competitions along with ABD Examinations & medal tests. Check out this beautiful contemporary-Lyrical routine on You Tube (255) Youth - Daughter || Bonnie Su Dance Choreography - YouTube
Learn to Dance, Sing & Act all in one class. This class is for students aged 3+ with our Tiny, Mini & Junior Musical Theatre classes. We also offer classes in singing for Teens. Become a Broadway super star every week with our Musical Theatre classes. Musical Theatre classes work towards examinations with the ABD from age 8+ and all age groups work towards performances and medal tests. Our students love Mary Poppins so check out a clip from the musical on You Tube (255) Mary Poppins @ the Royal Variety Performance 2019 - YouTube
This class is a new addition to our class timetable that's exclusively for Boys. This class is a great introduction to dance for boys taught by our male teacher Mr Glenn. In this class multiple styles of dance will be taught including Street Dance, Hip Hop, Tumbling, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Turns, Leaps, Rhythms, Acting & Musical Theatre to name just a few. This is the perfect class if you have a little boy who's wanting to learn with likeminded boys. Check out these inspiring male dancers on You Tube (255) The Dance Awards Live 2020 - Senior Male Dance Off - YouTube
Little Sparkles is our pre-school programme for ages 1.5 - 4 years. We offer classes in Ballet & Acrobatics and Tiny Boppers.
We have parent assisted classes for ages 1.5-2.5 years and independent learning classes 2.5-4 years.
Ballet & Acrobatics
Ballet & Acrobatics classes teach the fundamentals of these two genres of dance. The ballet section of the class includes basic classical dance technique, story telling & musicality. In the Acrobatics section of the class we start to learn basic balance, flexibility, tumbling and strength skills in a fun & interactive way using lots of props for imaginative learning.
Tiny boppers classes are exclusively independent learning classes. These run for preschool children aged 2.5-4. Tiny boppers classes cover the fundamentals in Street, Cheer, Jazz, Modern & creative movement in a fun and interactive way with the use of lots of props in all our classes.
In all our Little sparkles classes students are given a special progress chart with 6 achievable goals for the 6 week block. Levels 1-6 for 1.5-2.5 years & levels 7-12 for 2.5-4 years. At the end of every lesson we sit down to look at our charts and put a sticker on the goal we have achieved that week. Once all goals have been achieved the students will be awarded with a special medal for that level. On level 12 students will be awarded with a special graduation trophy and will be invited to join one of our main school classes.
If you have any questions about any of our classes please get in touch.