Walton on Thames & Addlestone
Pupils are encouraged to
work for an examination or to examination
standard. We have an annual school show. Some students are encouraged to
audition for Youth Ballet Companies, competitions, festivals and Associate
programs with The Royal Ballet. Encouragement and guidance can be given to
pupils who want to make dance a career. You may trial a lesson before committing to a full terms fees.
Buttercup Ballet ages 2 3/4 - 4 1/2 years
A Special Ballet Class
for the pre-school child, concentrating on the
foundations of classical ballet and having lots of buttercup fun with buttercup
An original class designed especially for your little one by a graduate of The
Royal Ballet School, Sonya Nichols who is a registered teacher with the Royal
Academy of Dance and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance with specially
commissioned music by Rebecca Kincaid, a graduate of The Guildhall School of
Ballet (Royal Academy of Dance, RAD)
Royal Academy of Dance
promotes knowledge, understanding and practice of
dance internationally. We seek to accomplish our mission through promoting
dance, educating and training students and teachers and providing examinations
to reward achievement. Since 1920 the RAD has been educating and training dance
teachers and students and is firmly established as a leader in dance education
and training. Whilst ballet remains central to the work of the RAD, the range
of education and training programmes on offer reflect the diversity of dance,
dance training and dance education worldwide.
Modern & Tap (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance, ISTD)
Modern Theatre dance is
a rhythmic dance style which originated in
America before travelling to the rest of the world. It is often seen on the
stages of musical productions and is known for its theatrical qualities. The
style uses travelling steps, high kicks, leaps and turns which all need
strength and flexibility. This is a highly energetic dance style.
Tap faculty – This has
evolved as an American dance form, popularised
throughout the world, with debate about its origins coming from African dance,
Irish dance and/or clog dancing. The dancer uses their feet to strike the
floor, beating out different rhythms, with dancers wearing tap shoes which have
small metal plates on the toe and heel to give the distinctive sound. Tap dance
is a theatrical art form often seen on stage in musicals.
Learn to sing and perform the songs from the Muiscals of the past and present.
A small group of dancers from NSD who show a combination of desire, ambition and talent who come together to rehearse for extra hours a week inclusive of their normal dance lessons. Invitation only.
Combining dance technique with acrobatic elements.
Nichols School of Dance
Mondays and Saturdays
St Marys Church Hall
Walton on Thames
Addlestone Community Centre
Modern/Tap Exams - 8th Dec
Ballet Exams - March
NSD Awards Eve - Saturday 15th June