Timetable & Classes Due t0 Covid-19 All our studios are closed until further notice, but do join us on 'Zoom'!
Dear 'RAPA' students, parents, carers & friends,
For the health, safety & well being of all our students, families, our teachers & communities, we temporarily closed our Dance Studios within Ratton School when they closed on March 17th 2020 until further notice.
We currently have online 'Zoom' classes ongoing to help you maintain your physical & mental health during this pandemic and we will endeavor to keep you updated via email & Social Media.
We encourage everyone to follow government guidelines during this period, stay safe, keep dancing, keep smiling and we will hopefully all be dancing together soon!
When we resume our studio classes, these times may be subject to change to allow for cleaning and student change over.
A creative Ballet session for 2-4 year old's in fantastic studios both in the week and on a Saturday with free parking & a waiting room.
See your child's confidence grow before your eyes and watch how excited they get about their dancing lesson. Some children will naturally need more time than others to settle and while we encourage parents to 'go and have a cup of tea' ;), we also understand that some children need someone with them for the first few weeks.
Dance is the perfect activity for your little ones. It is creative, active, engaging & fun and encourages them to take direction in a friendly and nurturing environment, eventually!! ;)
Tap Dance has been around since the 1600's & originated with the African slaves & the Irish settlers to America. Inspired by dancers such as Fred Astaire, Gregory Hines & The Nicholas Brothers, our classes are great fun & fantastic for fitness.
Tap is a genre of dance to be enjoyed by all .
Beginners & established dancers all welcome. Children through to adult.
Following the ISTD syllabus and freestyle workshops.
We love our Tap @ RAPA!
Classical Ballet is the core to all dance. The great skill & strength to this art form is inspiring to all young dancers.
Ballet is fantastic for posture & fitness.
at RAPA we follow the ISTD syllabus.
Modern day footballers & rugby players practice Ballet to improve their balance & core and we are proud to have many boys taking up the subject at RAPA.
We also teach 'Progressive Ballet Technique'.
At RAPA we specialise in 'Freework' 'ID' & 'ISTD' Contemporary dance.
Contemporary is such a wonderful genre, allowing freedom of movement & expression through the use of lines, dynamics & space.
Alongside our core classes, Contemporary Dance is one of our extremely popular classes.
Junior for age 6-10 - availability
Intermediates Age 11+ (register onto our waiting list)
Jazz, Musical Theatre & Commercial are all learnt in this class. The core of the industry.
A professional College style warm-up to engage the mind & body and prepare the flexibility and strength needed.
Practice for leaps & turns and then finished off with a routine which is implemented for a few weeks.
Beginners are welcome to this class but it is recommended that either Modern or Ballet are studied too.
We love our 'Irish Dance' at RAPA!
Miss. Emma toured the world for over 8 years with the globally acclaimed 'Spirit of the Dance'. An Irish dance company with over 20 years of International success.
Miss. Emma runs an annual 'Easter Irish Workshop', which is current, commercial & exciting! Lead 'Spirit' Irish dancer 'Joe Miller'& 'Matt Smith' male lead from 'Lord of the Dance' are regular guest teachers at RAPA
Adult Ballet & Tap
If you have always fancied trying Ballet or Tap, whether for fun or to improve your health & fitness & you are looking for a friendly class in a great studio, then drop in on Tuesday & Thursday evenings.
With classes for both beginners & intermediate level there is no excuse.
Improve your strength or flexibility, learn to shuffle off to buffalo while having fun and adding around 4000 steps to your fitbit ;)
Modern Dance is the basis for all dance you see today in the theatre, T.V and Music Videos.
Coupled with Jazz and Hip Hop, Modern gives the dancer great strength and a good understanding of Dance, musicality, flow and dynamics. At RAPA DANCE we follow the ISTD syllabus and Jazz Awards.
Progressive Ballet Technique
Progressing Ballet Technique is a new form of strength and technique training for the dancer. 'thera' bands and Gym Balls are used to help the student reach their potential.
Improved technique is noticeable almost instantly and this is therefore a really popular class and compulsory from Grade 3 Ballet.
Hip Hop is a great way to get your child moving.
Lots of fun and great team building skills are developed in this class.
Classes available from age 4-9 years with games too developed their understanding and direction skills and then 10-15 years on Fridays.
Learn the moves needed to show off to your friends.
Parkour is a training discipline using fluid movement that developed from military obstacle course training. Practitioners, called tracers or traceurs, aim to get from one point to another in a complex environment, without assistive equipment and in the fastest and most efficient way possible.
This genre really develops their transitions from one move to the next and supports their dance and Contemporary training.
Acro is becoming more and more popular and also important in the growing dancing world. It couples both Dance and Gymnastics to allow the dancer to perform the tricks needed today.