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 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.
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. 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 daughting 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.
 
Kinder Acro Dance 18 months +

Kinder Acro Dance 18 months +

Multiple days

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

But, you don’t want to overload your schedule with multiple classes at the dance studio!

That’s why we offer the ADTA KinderAcro Program with our Toddler and Preschooler babyballet & LilBeatz classes! Students spend 15 minutes before/after their dance class practicing fun, safe, and fundamental acro skills, meaning you don’t have to add a separate acro class to your weekly calendar.

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!

£5 for three week trial

PBT (Progressing Ballet Technique) 7 years plus

PBT (Progressing Ballet Technique) 7 years plus

BE STRONGER, JUMP HIGHER & MOST IMPORTANTLY, IMPROVE YOUR DANCE TECHNIQUE DRAMATICALLY

We are proud to be the first certified studio in Devon of Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) this innovative program will assist students in understanding the depth of training muscle memory in order to achieve their personal best in dance training and fitness. Darcey Bussell says: 'A program of this quality is invaluable, as it advances a young dance student's ability to understand the techniques of classical dance training'.  

PBT is an ideal complementary training program for all students, especially our Acro, ballet and Contemporary dancers at DanSci Dance Studio.

 

Open to dancers ages 7 years and up, and also to adults (both dancers and non-dancers) who are interested in a new level of fitness. PARENTS, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO COME TAKE THIS CLASS WITH YOUR STUDENT! Exercises are modified according to age & level.

£15 Three week introductory course

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

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. 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  8 Years +

Commercial 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

babyballet 18 months to 6 years

babyballet 18 months to 6 years

Mondays to Saturdays

DanSci Dance Studio is home of the awarding winning babyballet© Exeter Central, Song & Dance Academy. Providing a focus on learning through play, the unique babyballet syllabus offers four key stages of ballet and tap classes where every child can build their confidence and social skills, learning manners, discipline and respect while developing their basic ballet technique, coordination, musicality, balance, posture and rhythm.

We teach the babyballet programme to our Preschoolers at DanSci Dance Studio so that you know that your little star is learning through a proven system to help them increase their confidence and express their creativity while being supported in a safe environment with our experienced teachers. 

 

For more information on these sessions for children 18 months to 6 years contact: exetercentral@babyballet.co.uk or click the button below to be taken to the national babyballet website and book your introductory course directly.

£15.00 Three week introductory trial

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

Musical Theatre -  6 years Plus

Musical Theatre - 6 years Plus

Thursdays

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

LilBeatz Street Dance 2yrs +

LilBeatz Street Dance 2yrs +

Tuesdays, Thursdays. &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. 

£10.00 For a three week introductory trial

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

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

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