Timetable and Classes
Autumn Term 2021
Monday 6th September - Saturday 11th December
HALF TERM: Monday 25th - Saturday 30th October
25th July - Fishers Farm Performance
23rd-27th August - Summer School
28th August - DSD Studios Open Day
18th & 19th December - Christmas Ballet Workshops
26th June - Show Rehearsal (TBC)
2nd & 3rd July - Alice in Wonderland (TBC)
We offer Classical Ballet for children of all ages, teaching Royal Academy of Dance grade and vocational Ballet, as well as non-syllabus and strength classes.
For experienced ballet dancers who have completed pre-pointe strengthening classes. Class is a mixture of exercises, solos and repertoire.
Body Conditioning & PBT
Body conditioning class with pilates elements alongside Progressing Ballet Technique which is a ball based exercise class to music.
Specifically designed to get the older generation of learners moving to music. Silver Swans ballet classes will help improve mobility, posture, co-ordination and energy levels. HRH The Duchess of Cornwall is taking these classes!
Repertoire and Solos en pointe
A Inter/Senior level class where we learn solos and repertoire from great ballets. Can be taken en
pointe or en demi-pointe.
This is for dancers who want the challenge of learning a full dance and working on it to be
Invitation only class for students working towards pointe work. Students will be invited to join the class in the term they turn 11. It is expected that they spend a year in the class before progressing onto Pointe. Strengthening foot exercises and an understanding of body strength will be taught in readiness to go on pointe.
Adult classes are recommended for adults who have danced to at least grade 5 level when they were younger or for ex-professional dancers. This class is non-syllabus. The class is a friendly group and welcomes new faces.
This class is designed for 1 to 3 years old. The class is designed to develop coordination, listening skills, musicality and focus. It is also a wonderful opportunity for focused parent/carer and baby time.
Here at DSD we appreciate how busy lives are and to attend classes in all genres every week is impossible. We therefore offer monthly enrichment classes to further your ballet and dance training.
A chance for the boys to have a class on their own. We will focus on jumps, strength and upper body conditioning. Junior and Inter levels dancing together ages 5-12. Although this class can
be taken on its own, it is designed to complement the syllabus work classes and be an additional
class for our talented boys.
Contemporary & Stretch
Inter/senior level contemporary class. Class will consist of warm-up, floor work, travelling steps
and combinations as well as learning routines. We follow TDSC Contemporary syllabus.
Suitable for children age 5-8. An introduction to Contemporary dance with a chance to be
creative and inspired. We follow TDSC contemporary syllabus with an optional chance to do an
Suitable for children age 5-8. We will cover all the basic tap steps which we will then incorporate into dances. We follow TDSC tap syllabus with an optional chance to do an examination.
Children will learn a range of simple breathing techniques and develop their yoga repertoire through fun games, songs and flows. A mixture of craft and creative based relaxation activities will support early development of mindfulness and allow children to learn how the poses benefit their bodies and physical and emotional development.
A vinyasa flow, or constant movement practice which focuses on flexibility through slow, rhythmic movement and deep stretching. Begin with Sun Salutations and build pace posture by posture. Creating focus, concentration and using breath work to help bring clarity to the mind and balance to the body, this is a moving meditation which leaves you feeling energised.