CLASSES WE OFFER
Our Dance School offers a large variety of dance classes for all skill levels. Our experienced dance tutors are passionate about helping each dancer achieve their highest potential, while also having as much fun as possible. Have a look at the classes we offer below to find the one's that best fits your needs.
Ballet is suitable for children from the age of 3. The ballet technique is the basis for all theatrical dance, at Bastet we encourage every pupil to attend at least one class although this is not compulsory. Ballet helps to build strength, posture and discipline in your child. It can also improve the technique required in all other dance genres. At Bastet we teach the I.S.T.D. syllabus which is taught by fully qualified teachers. We currently cover grades Pre-Primary - Advanced 1. From grade 1 and upwards we advise if possible to attend two classes a week.
MODERN THEATRE DANCE
This class is a favourite among many of our students. Modern Theatre Dance is suitable for children from the age of 4. Once again we follow the I.S.T.D. syllabus; we currently cover grades primary up to advanced 2 level. The modern dance style uses travelling steps, turns, kicks, leaps and floor work to both lyrical and uptempo music. It is a fun and energetic style which helps to build strength and flexibility in the individual.
Whether you’re looking to learn new dance moves or hone in on your existing talent, this class is what you are looking for. Tap Dancing is also suitable for children from the age of 4, again following the I.S.T.D syllabus. We currently cover grades Primary - post Advanced 2 level. Tap is a great way to make noise and beat out lots of rhythms with the feet.
Combines modern and classical technique. It’s full of unpredictable and abstract movements. Although the movements can sometimes seem disjointed it relies on strong technique from the dancer. A wonderful class to build core stability and explore a different dance genre. For students 10 years and over.
CLASSICAL GREEK/CREATIVE DANCE
Many of our students love taking this class, children can start Greek from 5 years old. Classical Greek is good for control, strength and posture. The style is very expressive, creative, dynamic and props are often used. Within this class students also learn about Greek mythology. We cover classes from Grade 1 - Advanced 2. Creative dance coincides with Greek enabling the students to explore their own creative juices.
Everyone loves the opportunity to have fun and learn new skills, the class is suitable for children of 5 and upwards. Here children get to sing, act and dance all in one. Students get to sing songs from musicals old and new, play drama games and dance some great routines.
STRENGTH AND STRETCH
Looking to become a little more flexible or add to core strength, this class focuses on just that. Fantastic to pair with any other genre and very helpful towards enabling strong and flexible dancers.
BOYS ONLY CLASSES
Specifically for the boys; in this class students let loose learning technique, tricks, strengthening and routines aimed for the boys body, this is fun class for 7 and above.
This class is another favourite among many of our students. Everyone loves the opportunity to explore new dance moves taught in this class. Jazz is an open class; the purpose of Jazz is to learn different style’s of up to date dancing. We sometimes follow the I.S.T.D. syllabus if working towards exams doing the bronze, silver and gold jazz awards. Jazz is a fun relaxed class suitable for children from 7 years old and upwards.
A fun and energetic class where students can learn the basic soft shoe and hard shoe steps. Here they learn routines as individuals and in groups. Students also have the opportunity to audition in house for the Junior and Senior Irish dance troupe.