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Youth Dance classes at DanSci Dance Studio, Exeter

There are many reasons why you may wish your child to try a dance class, from the physical and psychological adaptations to the social benefits. We want everyone's first steps in dance to be happy, safe & supported and for all children to see and feel their development as they progress on their dance journey.

DanSci Dance Studio provides an all-inclusive recreational dance platform for children to learn technique, gain confidence, be inspired and become creative thinkers who lead an active lifestyle. We believe in developing thinking dancers with a solid grounding in technique and scientific knowledge, as well as fun and artistry. With performance opportunities throughout the year and the option to join our crew and show teams there is something for everyone at DanSci Dance Studio's children's dance classes in Exeter!

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We offer a number of different dance styles. Below is a description of the classes we have on offer and the age these classes start from. If any take your fancy you can clck through for more information and our booking schedule page. Discover the best styles for your child and we can help you on your dance journey by booking a three week introductory trial.

From experience, we know it can be a little daunting trying something new, it can take a few weeks to settle into a class and get a real 'feel' for the style hence our policy of an introductory three week trial. By the third session both yourself and your budding star will have grown in confidence and be able to make an informed decision on whether the class is the right style for them.

Should a class say 'Waiting List' you can still book a place but you will not be charged. We will contact you as soon as a slot becomes available. 
We appreciate that not all parents want their children to become professional dancers. While we encourage everyone to try their best and reach their own personal dance goals we also take the matter of educating your child seriously and look to your support, whether that's helping them to be on time for class or discussing their learning and watching their performances. We all learnt maths at school but not many of us became accountants, learning to dance is the same. Everyone can benefit from the life lessons learnt through the arts.
CLASSES
Contemporary 8 years plus

Contemporary 8 years plus

Mondays

Contemporary dance is a wonderfully expressive dance language that is not bound by the rigid confines of other genres. It can be aggressive, sharp & fast but also soft, graceful and slow. The perfect style to give young people a way to articulate emotions, learn to work collaboratively and discover their artistic talents. Classes follow an organised structure working through exercises and routines, including floor and corner work. 

£15 Three week introductory course

 LITTLE MONKEYS Dance Cirque 18 months +

LITTLE MONKEYS Dance Cirque 18 months +

Thursdays

🎪 Roll up! Roll up! Calling all PRESCHOOLERS! Little Monkeys Circus classes for preschoolers from 2-5 years of age. Watch your little one gain confidence and learn new skills in this super fun class. Each session builds on the dancers individuals skills and utilising multi-level teaching allowing your child opportunity to progress and speed suitable to them

🤸Includes: Basic tumbling, interactive circuits, balance beams, silks, juggling, hula hoops and more all under the supervision of our fully qualified teachers.

£15 for a three week trial

Tap Dance 5 years plus

Tap Dance 5 years plus

Saturdays

High energy tap dancing to fun pop sounds and funky music – what’s not to love about this dance style?! Children will burn off that excess energy while vigorously tapping and increasing cardiovascular fitness, building muscle control, co-ordination, flexibility and strength. Not to mention the concentration, musicality and numerical skills required to keep up with the beat. All great brain development tools that will help with school, maths and language. Following a structured Stage Tap syllabus, the children will also get opportunity to use their own choreographic ideas to create amalgamations.

£15 Three week introductory course

Commercial Street 8 Years +

Commercial Street 8 Years +

Tuesdays

Commercial dance is the style you see in music videos, TV commercials, and live shows. In this fun fresh class the children get to experience different dance styles such as hip hop, jazz, locking, popping, and more. Each week they work on developing new choreography to some great popular age appropriate tunes.

£15 Three week introductory course

LilBeatz Street Dance 2yrs +

LilBeatz Street Dance 2yrs +

Tuesdays,& Fridays

LilBeatz make toddler dance classes cool and hip by adding an urban twist to all our classes. You and your Lil ones could be busting moves to the freshest new sounds of Lil Beatz… from Hip Hop to Raggae… Dancehall To RnB. The aim  is to have fun, become healthy, active and confident …with that Lil' extra swagg!

With 3 age groups from 2 to 8 your star is sure to shine in these upbeat sessions. 

£15 Three week introductory course

Dance Cirque 6 yrs +

Dance Cirque 6 yrs +

Tuesdays & Thursdays

🎪 Roll up! Roll up! Introduce your child to something new and unique. Dance Cirque Circus classes for children over 6 years of age. Watch the excitement as your child looks forward to each class as they meet new friends, gain confidence and learn new skills in this super fun class.

Each session builds on the dancers individuals skills and utilising multi-level teaching allowing your child opportunity to progress and speed suitable to them

🤸Includes: Interactive circuits, lyra, silks, trapeze, juggling, hula hoops and more all under the supervision of our fully qualified teachers.

£15 for a three week trial

Street Dance 8 years plus

Street Dance 8 years plus

Fridays

Our Kids Street Stars classes are designed as fun-filled sessions where children will learn to let go and express themselves to their favourite age-appropriate music from the charts and songs we all recognise. Our street dance teachers will help them understand rhythm, coordination; enhance numerical skills, teach basic moves and challenge the kids to try new steps & grooves. We also have a crew which is more competitive and attended by invite.

£15 Three week introductory course

Creative Ballet 6 years plus

Creative Ballet 6 years plus

Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays

A creative approach to classical ballet, these session are perfect for children who wish to dance for pleasure but still in a structured manner, learning and honing their technique. We follow the Ballet Arts System of the Utah Ballet Academy for ages 6 through 15. Levels are determined by age and ability, and beautifully build on one another, with exercises from previous years made more complex and challenging as the student grows and develops mentally and physically.

 

Creative Ballet is a non competitive 'stepping-stone' class from babyballet where the children hone their fundamental natural movement skills into classical ballet technique. Instead of traditional examinations the children get the opportunity to perform to parents several times a year enhancing their choreographic skills, mime and musicality.

Utilising the latest dance science knowledge on class structure, dancer health and well-being the student will begin to learn how to function in a traditional ballet classroom setting, perfect classwork at the barre, learn proper preparations and finishes for exercises as well as being introduced to a class format that they will use for the remainder of their dance training. Dancers must show competence in all areas studied before progressions are developed through formal in house assessments.

£15 Three week introductory course

Preschool Acro Dance 18 months +

Preschool Acro Dance 18 months +

Thursdays

You want to give your child the opportunity to roll, flip, and play in a safe and structured class environment?


That’s why we offer the ADTA KinderAcro Program with 3 developmentally appropriate age groups from 18 months plus, your child will be practicing fun, safe, and fundamental acro skills, whihc develop their fine and gross motor skills, balance and movements.

Created by the world-renowned Acro Dance Teachers Association (ADTA), the KinderAcro Program is the highest-quality acro program available for students ages 18 months – 6 years old.

Register your child today!

£15 for three week trial

Musical Theatre -  5 years Plus

Musical Theatre - 5 years Plus

Thursdays & Fridays

Musical Theatre is our Show dance of a genre. As seen on television shows, movies, music videos, the West End and commercials. It is a fun energetic class bursting with technique, unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns.

The classes start with some fun warm up exercises and stretches before moving on to more creative activities. And at the end of the class we will be learning a short routine from a stage/screen musical.

This Dance class takes technique, musical theatre, expression and stage craft to the next level.

Your star will improve their dancing, singing, acting and improvisational skills  and not only will they be ready for the big stage opportunities, but they will also grow in confidence, creativity and independence.

£15 for a three week trial

Cheer Pom 5 Years plus

Cheer Pom 5 Years plus

Mondays

Pom Cheer is a lively fun class. A combination of cheer leading techniques and dance routines. The kids love this class as they learn elements such a as proper kick lines, work with pom pom and even learn lifts and tricks. As the classes are built like squads these sessions are mixed ages as everyone has a role to play in the dance team.

£15 Three week introductory course

Acrobatic Dance 5 yrs +

Acrobatic Dance 5 yrs +

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays

Acrobatic Dance, or Acro as it is commonly referred to by dancers and dance professionals, is the beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements.

Acro gained popularity with the wide spread success of the contemporary circus productions of Cirque du Soleil. Main stream media including dance television programs like ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ and ‘Dance Moms’ have further fuelled it’s demand in amateur competitive dance and studio settings.

Acro is an especially challenging style for dancers to master as training in both dance and acrobatic elements is required. Acro technique includes balancing, limbering, tumbling and partnering, based in flexibility, contortion and strength.

 For more information on these popular sessions contact: info@dansci.co.uk


We currently run three levels for Acro utilizing Acrobatic Arts and the Acro Dance teachers Association sylabi. Everyone regardless of age will be require to do their trial in Acro level 1 intially (We have Kinder Acro for those under 5 years)

£15 Three week introductory course

Once you have decided on your class style, book your three week introductory trial!

We offer a sliding scale to our youth class pricing. The more weekly classes you attend the cheaper each session becomes!

CHILDREN'S UNI
We are a registered Learning Destination for Devon’s Children University. All our youth classes are validated through the University of Plymouth so that children from the age of 7 years can work towards nationally recognised awards.
 
Find out more information here:
 www.childrensuniversity.co.uk

Competition & Performance Teams

As well as non-competitive children’s dance classes we also have a show team which perform regularly at events and festivals. The children have enjoyed great success and thoroughly enjoy their experiences on stage. Our Junior crew have qualified for the world championships and six nations this season. 
With a mix of the different dance styles there is opportunity for everyone who wants to get involved to join group numbers or perform solos. However, we do insist on dedication from both parents and children. To keeps costs to a minimum we volunteer our time & studio space and the parent committee organises fundraising, social events, costumes and travel to make this a real community experience.
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Dance is more than just dance. Your child will learn many life lessons both physical and psychological by taking part in dance classes, team work, dedication, musicality, motor skills, determination, strengthen, patience...the list goes on. At DanSci Dance Studio we believe every child should have the opportunity to learn in a safe, professional, caring environment and we endeavour to nurture, teach and build confidence in your young star. Please download our free gift, Confidence for Child Booklet to you and remember we are here to answer any questions you might have about your child's training. 
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