Our contemporary dance classes for children and young people embody the spirit of Rambert School by offering a nurturing and individually-focused environment for dancers of any ability to explore their own movement and creative potential.
Our classes follow no syllabus, but instead encourage each individual to find their own style and way to move. All classes take place at Rambert School, Clifton Lodge, St Margarets Drive, Twickenham.
TERM DATES – JAN 2021 UPDATE
Due to COVID-19, we have postponed the start of our classes. All participants booked into classes should now have received information about their booking.
Totsdance | 2 ½ -4 years | Movement and music is combined in this class to encourage independence and develop motor skills and coordination in a playful and fun environment. For parent(s)/carer(s) and child.
Prime Movers | 4-6 years | This class introduces basic rhythm, coordination and motor skills and encourages independence and confidence in a playful and fun environment.
Second Striders | 6-9 years | This class develops basic rhythm, coordination and motor skills and begins to introduce creative expression.
Movers & Shakers | 9-11 years | With the introduction of contemporary dance technique, this class builds on fundamental rhythm and coordination skills and encourages confidence in creative expression and performance.
Apollo* | 11-13 years | The class encourages developed skills in musicality and coordination and some longer, more complex sequences are taught that encourage performance and musical dynamics. Emphasis is places on creativity and dancers have many opportunities to make their own movements.
Meret* | 13-15 years | The class explores contemporary technique in a relaxed and fun environment. The fundamentals of the technique are studied to develop quality of movement and creative expression.
Please note the ages suggested are a guideline for each class and may change.
How to Book
Please contact us to enquire about availability and trials.
Children’s Classes, taught by Natalie Dodd
9:00-9:35: Totsdance | £65 / term
9:45-10:30: Prime Movers | £70 / term
10:40-11:25: Second Striders | £70 / term
11:35-12:35: Movers & Shakers | £80 / term
Young People’s Classes, taught by Hannah Kidd
9:30-10:45: Apollo | £90 / term
11:00-12:15: Meret | £90 / term
For 14+ years, we offer a year-long training programme in both ballet and contemporary dance. Please see further details here: Pre-Vocational Course
Unlike ballet classes where uniform is required, dancers are free to choose their dance clothes. Rambert School encourages dancers to wear clothes suitable to move in; we recommend leggings/shorts/sports bottoms and t-shirts/tank tops, and dancing in bare feet.
Students may attend one trial class (subject to availability), before deciding whether to sign-up for the entire term. Please email in advance for trial class availability. Rambert School reserves the right to turn a student away if all spaces are full and the student was not registered in advance. All fees are payable in advance. Fees are not refundable or exchangeable unless classes are cancelled by Rambert School. Missed classes cannot be refunded nor will credit be issued. Providing there is space, students may join at any point during the term (and pay pro rata). If a student decides to join a class after a trial, that trial class will count as the first class to be charged.
*Apollo – Roman God of Music, Poetry and Art (known as The Dancer)
*Meret – Egyptian Goddess of Song, Dance and Rejoicing