The Blackheath School of Dance

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The Blackheath School of Dance provides a high standard of training in I.S.T.D. ballet, tap, modern, street, pointe work, stretching & body conditioning, contemporary, and musical theatre.

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All Dance classes are taught with a sense of both fun and enjoyment, whilst every pupil is encouraged to realise their full potential. You may want to be a professional dancer one day, or simply to keep fit and have fun. Whatever your dreams we have all the classes for you.

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The Dance School is based at Blackheath High Senior School. There are six dance spaces some with ballet barres together with changing rooms, and reception area.

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You can pick from our wide range of classes:

  • I.S.T.D. Ballet
  • I.S.T.D. Modern
  • I.S.T.D. Tap
  • Street
  • Contemporary
  • Pointe work
  • Stretching and body conditioning

Dancing Lessons Designed For Your Child

No matter what dance style you want your child to learn, we've got most of them covered at Blackheath School of Dance. Speak to us and find out more about what dancing lesson will suit your child and our dance teachers will take care of the rest.

You'll also be invited to come and witness your little star perform at the end of each term. Your child will also get an opportunity to perform at various places, including the Broadway Theatre in Catford.

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Children's Classes Leading to Examinations

Blackheath School of Dance is governed by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (I.S.T.D.), which is one of the largest and most experienced dance examining boards in the world. All students will have the opportunity to enter ISTD exams. Each grade involves specialised technique and performance based routines, which your child can achieve through examinations. We were recently invited by the Ballet Faculty of the I.S.T.D. to demonstrate the Ballet Syllabus at London headquarters, for the entire examining board.

At BSOD Ballet is our core dance subject, we also believe that all our other dance styles enhance the performance and technique so each student becomes the best dancer they can be. All students from grade 3 Ballet and above attend a weekly stretching and body conditioning class. From Grade 5 ballet upwards all students also attend a weekly Pointe work class.

Through carefully structured classes, we teach correct technique and aim to achieve the highest standards relative to each individual's physique and ability. We strive for exceptional classical line and quality of movement, and we encourage freedom of expression, particularly in the lower grades. Ballet is superb for developing excellent posture, strength and flexibility. Our classes are enjoyable and rewarding but require discipline, commitment and dedication. Our teachers provide a caring and supportive environment in which our students can thrive.

Students can study Ballet to an Intermediate level following the ISTD syllabus.

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Ballet Classes

Babies Ballet - 212 to 4 years

In their first ballet class your child will improve posture, strength, flexibility, joint mobility and fitness. Whilst building confidence and learning social skills that will last a life time. Learning to take instructions and take on board basic ballet moves with the help of fun games. This will improve balance, co-ordinarion and awareness of how and where the body is placed in space. They will learn to dance to different styles of music to develop confidence through a sense of performance.

Pre-Primary and Primary Ballet 4 - 6 years

Pre-Primary ballet classes are for children from approximately 4 to 512 years, depending on their development and experience. Children learn basic ballet technique needed for their first ballet examination. The classes focus on musical timing, turnout, extension of the feet and legs and developing a sense of performance. Children progress to Primary 2 where they will take their first Primary Ballet exam.

Tap from 4 years old

Students can take tap class which will enhance their rhythm and musical understanding. We will work on clear and neat precise beating as well as style and performance. Tap dance is a very popular class.

Modern - from 6 years

Your child can also take up modern dance class that promotes quality, expression, flexibility, stamina and strength. It's filled with creativity and will capture the imagination of your child.

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Dance Forms

Street - 6 years upwards

Street classes are fun, fast, edgy and full of attitude. If your children like to dance to their favourite pop star's music in their bedrooms, this is the right class for them! Classes are stylised and performance based, so we have 3 levels different levels - juniors, intermediate and advance. No exams are taken in street class, promotion is given when a student's performance is ready for the next level.

Contemporary

This is a technique focused class utilising the strong and controlled leg work of ballet combined with the quality of modern and jazz dance. This is a non-syllabus creative class in which students learn new steps and dance qualities. No exams are taken in contemporary classes again we have juniors, seniors and advance classes all based on performance, style and quality.

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Pointe work

When your child achieves Ballet 4 examination, they're ready for the demands of an additional pointe work class. This is the ultimate goal and a great achieve for any student.

Stretching and body conditioning

When a student attains ballet 2, it's necessary to attend a stretch and body conditioning class once a week. This helps your child to build stamina, improve flexibility and to achieve a better understanding of their physical fitness.

I.S.T.D.

The Blackheath school of dance is governed by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (I.S.T.D.), which is one of the largest and most experienced dance examining boards in the world. Each grade involves specialised technique and performance based routines, which your child can achieve through examinations.

We were also invited by the Ballet Faculty of the I.S.T.D. to demonstrate the Ballet Syllabus at London for the entire examining board.

For dance lessons for all ages, call us today on 07770 890 034.

Fees

FOR A TEN WEEK TERM

30/40 minute classes £58.80
60 minute classes £64.80

All students when taking an exam must attend an additional exam class for the 10 week term prior to their exam.

Students attending 2 classes will receive a £5 discount

3 classes a £10 discount
4 classes a £15 discount and so on.

Discount does not apply to exam classes, body conditioning and pointe work classes.

ADDITIONAL FEES

Examination fees are variable

Exam classes are £58.80 or £64.80 depending whether it is a 40min or 60min class.

FEES ARE ALWAYS DUE AT THE SECOND WEEK OF TERM. FEES PAID AFTER THE TWO WEEKS WILL INCUR A 10% LATE PAYMENT FEE.

PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT CHARGE FOR:
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Choreography by Jennifer-Jayne Stone to 'Grown Woman' by Beyonce. Performed by the Advanced class from Blackheath School of Dance.

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South East London's Dance Destination

Whether you want your child to be the next dance star or just want to give them a healthy lifestyle, we can help you with our exciting dance classes. If you're anywhere in Greenwich, Blackheath, Lewisham, Eltham or Catford, Blackheath School of Dance is right in your neighbourhood.

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Miss Louise

Directer / Owner / Dance Teacher

Whether you want your child to be the next dance star or just want to give them a healthy lifestyle, we can help you with our exciting dance classes. If you're anywhere in Greenwich, Blackheath, Lewisham, Eltham or Catford, Blackheath School of Dance is right in your neighbourhood.

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Miss Carys

Directer / Owner / Dance Teacher

Whether you want your child to be the next dance star or just want to give them a healthy lifestyle, we can help you with our exciting dance classes. If you're anywhere in Greenwich, Blackheath, Lewisham, Eltham or Catford, Blackheath School of Dance is right in your neighbourhood.

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Miss Rachel

Directer / Owner / Dance Teacher

Whether you want your child to be the next dance star or just want to give them a healthy lifestyle, we can help you with our exciting dance classes. If you're anywhere in Greenwich, Blackheath, Lewisham, Eltham or Catford, Blackheath School of Dance is right in your neighbourhood.

Awards & Accreditation

WHY THE BLACKHEATH SCHOOL OF DANCE?

  • Our teachers nature and encourage each child individually whilst monitoring many aspects of their physical and social development.
  • We cater for children that wish to learn to dance for a hobby, as well as those who wish to perform professionally.
  • Our ISTD examination results are always outstanding.
  • Our teachers are qualified ISTD teachers and or experienced professionals in their specialised dance field.
  • Improve posture, strength, flexibility, joint mobility and fitness.
  • Build confidence and a positive self- esteem that will last throughout life.
  • Improve balance, co-ordination and awareness of how and where the body is placed in space.
  • Learn to dance in different styles and develop confidence through a sense of performance.
  • Develop an understanding of music and knowledge of different musical styles.

Our performances

We hold biannual shows at The Broadway Theatre, Catford. Here are a few of our performances:

  • Bugsy
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Peter Pan
  • My Fair Lady
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • Toy Story
  • Variety Show at Her Majesty's Theatre
  • Beckenham Festival
  • Dancin' Feat Orpington
  • Local Community Fairs and Fetes
Part of the fun of learning to dance is to perform in shows. Enrol your child now!

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Dance classes that make you happy!

Over the years, our dance classes have benefited many in Blackheath, Greenwich, Lewisham, Eltham and Catford. Here are some parents who are happy to share their experiences with you. Contact us today to enrol your child, call 07770 890 034.

Building Independence

"Now my girls are so independent; they are dropped off for a few hours on a Saturday, go from class to class with their friends and enjoy the satisfaction of passing exams and progressing through the grades."

client 1 Mrs. Stock Client

Personal touch!

"The Blackheath School of Dance is a very friendly school and both my girls have made many solid, ongoing friendships with both pupils and staff, both past and present during their 12-15 years at the school.

The school has grown considerably since Molly and Grace started there but it hasn't lost its personal touch. The teaching staff are all lovely, the senior team help with the younger pupils and the alumni return regularly to support, help out or just to say Hi!"

client 3 Kathi Hankinson Client

Building confidence

"BSOD has provided Harriett with a huge love of dance and she has been continually been encouraged to better herself and her dance career."

client 2 Mrs. Verges Client

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Former Students of BSOD

Having been at BSOD for 16 years and taken part in 7 summer shows, it was a very sad moment when I had to leave last year. I'm about to start 2nd year studying Chemistry at Bristol University and I still make time for a weekly ballet class! I'm on the Pom Squad in the University Cheerleading team and this year we achieved 1st place at both a regional and a national competition.

I was delighted to be awarded "Best Dancer" in the team, and I'm very excited to continue competing. The girls I met at BSOD are still my best friends now and we love coming back to watch shows and presentations, and I'll always miss dancing here and the lovely BSOD family!

client 3 Emma Howlett Former Students

I started ballet when I was 6 years old and by the time I was 13 I was involved in all the disciplines on offer. After becoming head girl when I was 15 and playing Eliza in My Fair Lady in my last bsod show I decided to pursue dance and musical theatre as a career.

I've just graduated from The Urdang Academy, one of the most prestigious dance colleges in the country and am about to move to Spain for my first professional performing job. Without Bsod I definitely wouldn't be doing what I'm doing today and I have all my teachers to thank for pushing and encouraging me!

client 3 Ria Mason Former Students

I started BSOD when I was 18 months old and continued on there until I was 18 years old! I did tap, ballet, pointe, modern, musical theatre, street and contemporary at BSOD during this time and took part in all 7 of the school's biannual shows, as well as countless exams and presentations.

After leaving BSOD, I went on to study at the University of Leeds where I currently dance with three UoL street troupes. I compete with the LUU Street Dance Soc and take regular classes in freestyle, lyrical, dancehall, krump, hip-hop and commercial.

As well as dancing at University, I have also performed in music videos, films and commercials alongside musicians and actors.

I miss dancing at BSOD, however since leaving I have been back to teach street at summer school, and I still see and keep in regular contact with the teachers and students. My best friends to this day are those that I made at dancing, and we return often to visit the rest of our BSOD family and watch the shows.

client 3 Harriett Verges Former Students

I started dancing at the age of 2 at the Blackheath School of Dance for ISTD Classical Ballet, later going on to train in ISTD Modern, Tap, Street, Pointe and Musical Theatre styles. I completed GCSE Dance (Grade A) in year 8 and went on to study dance at the BRIT School (2009 to 2013) including Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Contemporary dance styles, gaining ISTD Bronze, Silver, Gold Jazz Awards, BTEC Level 3 D*D*D* and A Level Dance as well as travelling to New York to take various dance classes including Alvin Ailey. Performance opportunities included the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, Dance Proms 2012 (Royal Albert Hall), Harrods Christmas Parade 2012, the Dance World Cup Opening Ceremony, music video, charity performances and various BRIT School shows and presentations.

I am currently studying at the Urdang Academy towards a Degree in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre and have recently signed with Link Talent Agency. Whilst studying at Urdang I have trained with Brian Friedman (Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, X Factor) and Dean Lee (Janet Jackson, Shoshana Bean), performed on the main stage at Move It 2015 with Four Corners Dance Company, was part of YNG Flame, 1st place winners at Hot Stepper Dance Competition 2015, Urdang Summer Shows 2014 and 2015, assisting Urdang Advanced Commercial class at Move It 2014, YNG Flame concept video, Pitch Perfect 2 music video and backing dancer for Pharella at OMWB event.

I have loved performing in the many presentations, biannual shows, various festival and competition pieces as well as completing my ISTD dance examinations when I was a BSOD student. Now I am lucky enough to teach the Advanced, Intermediate and Junior Street, Grade 1 Modern and Stretching and Body Conditioning classes at BSOD every Saturday.

client 3 Maisie Wilson Former Students

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Monday

Boys brigade hall SE3 8SX
4.20-5pm Pre primary (4-5 years)

Richmount Gardens Blackheath SE3 9AE
4.20-5pm Primary Ballet (5-6years)
5.00-5.40pm Primary Tap.

Tuesday

Boys Brigade Hall, Reynolds place Blackheath SE3 8SX
Primary Ballet 4.20-5.00pm
Primary Tap 5.00-5.40pm

Friday

Richmount Gardens Blackheath SE3 9AE
Beginners modern 4.20-5.00
Junior contemporary 5.00-6.00

Saturday

St james church Hall Kidbrooke Park Road
Babies ballet (2 1/2-4yrs) 9.30-10am
Pre Primary Ballet (4-5yrs) 10 - 10.40am
Beginners Tap (4-6years) 10.40 - 11.20am
Primary 1 at St.James 11.20-12

Locations

Monday

Richmount Gardens Blackheath SE3 9AE

Boys Brigade Hall, Reynolds Place Blackheath SE3 8SX

Tuesday

Boys Brigade Hall, Reynolds Place SE3 8SX

Wednesday

Blackheath Prep, St Germans Place Blackheath SE3 0NJ

Thursday

Brandram community hall Brandram Road SE13 5RT.

Kingswood Hall kingswood Place SE13 5BU

Friday

Richmount Gardens Blackheath SE3 9AE

Saturday

Lower School
St James church hall Kidbrooke Park Road Blackheath SE3 0DU.

Senior school
Blackheath High Senior School Vanbrugh Park SE3 7AG.


Blackheath High School, 27 Vanbrugh Park, London SE3 7AG

Email: info@blackheathschoolofdance.co.uk

Phone: 07770 890 034

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