Welcome to The Helen Laxton School of Dance

 

 

WhatsNew

 

Outstanding Results

Congratulations to all pupils who recently took Grades 2,5,6 and 7 RAD examinations. A total of 19 Distinctions with many in the high 80's and 90's and 25 high merits.

 

New Lyrical and Contemporary Classes plus Adult Fun Fitness, Exercise, Dance and Ballet Classes

 

 

 

 

   

 

CurrentNews

 

Congratulations / Good Luck

Congratulations to Emma Harris on gaining a place at Bird College, Danika Gawronski and Laura Male for gaining a place at Chichester to study Dance.

 

Congratulations to Molly Birnie for gaining a place at Falmouth University to study Dance, Tara Jordan for gaining a scholarship to attend Barbara Speake Stage School.

 

Congratulations to Faye Jordan for gaining a scholarship to study performing arts at Susie Earnshaw Theatre School.

 

Congratulations to Natasha Webb on gaining a place to study at The Royal Academy of Dance

   

 

RecentNews

 

 

Former pupil Abigail Matthews has made her West End debut in the hit musical "The War Horse"

Former pupil Alex Jackson has extended his contract in the West End hit musical "The Bodyguard" and has also performed with Rita Ora and Arianna Grande

Full Scholarship places at top vocational dance schools, Chloe Burton to Doreen Bird College, Faye Jordan to Susie Earnshaw Theatre School, Ellen Welch to Ballet Theatre UK

Faye and Tara Jordan on winning Gold Medals for England at the World Tap Dance Championships which were held in Germany

 

 

 

 

   

 

Ballet Class

 

Classical Ballet is exciting, demanding and inspiring. Children benefit greatly from classical ballet training. The benefits include improved confidence, improved strength in muscles especially the legs, feet, stomach and back, increased stamina, greater flexibility, better balance and control, improved co-ordination with better posture.

 

The Royal Academy of Dance Ballet Syllabus has been developed to provide a comprehensive training both for children and teenagers who wish to dance for pleasure and for those who wishe to pursue a professional career.

Toddlers Dance and Groove - for children from 15 months to 3 years. Fun filled music and movement classes for toddlers and their parents. The classes aim to improve co-ordination and basic movement skills whilst teaching rhythm, musicality and basic dance techniques. The classes help to build the childs confidence and enable the children to interact wit each other and with their parents in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

 

Pre School Ballet - children are taken for ballet classes from 3 years of age. The classes are carefully structured to inspire young children, to make them aware of their bodies and how they move. The classes are designed to improve co-ordination, muscular control, strength and posture.

          

Pre Primary to Grade 8 - children from 5 years of age are taught the Royal Academy of Dance grades which include ballet, charecter and free movement dance. Examinations may be taken and certificates and medals are awarded at each level.

 

Intermediate Foundation to Advanced - These vocational graded classes are aimed at children from 10 years of age. The classes include Pointe work and are a great stepping stone on the way to a professional career in dance.