Teddington Dance Studio students

Teddington Dance Studio balletTeddington Dance Studio is a vibrant dance school based in Teddington. It opened in 2012 and has proved so popular it now has 150 students. It is owned and run by Natalie, who danced professionally in a variety of roles and settings until she started up the school. Being fresh out of the dance industry, she has lots of new and exciting ideas, and her energy and enthusiasm really shine through as an inspiration to the students.

Teddington Dance Studio barreTeddington Dance Studio gets the balance right by being a fun and friendly school where everyone is welcome, but one where core subjects and exams can also be taken seriously. Students can attend classes just for fun or they can work towards grade examinations, which are taken annually with excellent results. Students also have a whole host of performance opportunities throughout the year, at many local events and competitions, and at TDS’s annual performance evening.

Teddington Dance StudioThere is a lovely range of classes available – including ballet, tap, modern, jazz, musical theatre, ballet conditioning and acrobatics – for children aged 2.5 to 16 years old. The pre-school classes in ballet and tap are a great introduction into the world of dance for the little ones, and the timetable includes boys-only ballet, tap and modern classes. Adult classes in ballet, tap and jazz are also available. There is a full timetable on Teddington Dance Studio’s website. Class information (a free taster class is available for all classes):

  • – Ballet teaches and encourages strength, posture and technique, creating steps that show graceful movement throughout the body.
  • – Tap helps to develop coordination and rhythmical awareness by combining steps through tapping of the feet.
  • – Modern promotes physical strength, flexibility and control, through contrasting slow/controlled and quick/sharp movements.
  • Melody Movement is a fun class which teaches music and movement to pre-school children whilst introducing them to their first dance steps, using ‘Melody Bear’.
  • – Jazz is a funky, fun class for learning exciting routines to latest music whilst working on flexibility and coordination.
  • – Musical Theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoke dialogue, acting, and dance.
  • – Acrobatics is based on safe and effective progressions in five divisions of AcroDance: flexibility, strength, balancing, limbering and tumbling.

For more information, take a look at Teddington Dance Studio’s website, or you can email them at info@teddingtondancestudio.uk or phone 07887 353950. Classes are held at Teddington Baptist Church. Twick Mums Members can also receive 10% off their first term of all kids classes!

 

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