Open Children's Classes - Rambert School

Open Children’s Classes

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.


Autumn 2019: 21st September – 30th November
No classes 26th October (half-term)


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



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.

What to wear

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.

How to Book

Please contact us to enquire about availability and trials for this term.

Terms & Conditions

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

Please email us for enquiries.


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