All students at Sharpe Academy have the opportunity to study additional dance classes. This allows students to work on balance, posture, flexibility, rhythm, skill and presentation. Our classes are located at various locations in Rickmansworth, Ruislip, Northwood and Stanmore. Travel between these locations should be expected as children progress up the grades.

  • Ballet


    Imperial Classical Ballet with ISTD was first developed as a syllabus in 1913. It was originally based on the teaching of the French school of opera. The syllabus has now evolved to promote English classical style and address the changing needs of Ballet dancers today. Read More
  • Modern


    Modern Theatre dance with ISTD is a rhythmic dance style which originated in America before travelling the world. It is often seen on the stages of musical productions and is known for its theatrical qualities. Modern dance is a more technical Jazz dance. Read More
  • Tap


    Tap dancing with ISTD is a theatrical american dance form, with debate about it's origins coming from African dance, Irish dance and/or Clog dancing. The dancer uses their feet to strike the floor, beating out rhythms using tap shoes with metal plates. Read More
  • TECH (Combined Tap & Modern)

    TECH (Combined Tap & Modern)

    Tech is an advanced dance class for students who wish to work on both Tap and Modern using the ISTD syllabus. We begin Tech from Grade 3 and currently have classes in all Grades up to Intermediate level. This is a great additional class for students to take alongside the Northwood Company or London Company. Read More


    Acrobatic Dance or Acro, as dancers commonly refer to it - is the beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements. Acro technique includes balancing, limbering, tumbling and partnering, based in flexibility, contortion and strength. Sharpe Academy us the ACROBATIC ARTS Syllabus. Read More
  • JAZZ


    All students at Sharpe Academy study jazz dance as part of their musical theatre classes. Jazz can include Stage Jazz for our productions. All musical theatre numbers usually have a stage jazz routine attached to them so children learn to sing and dance at the same time. Commercial Jazz is also studied by company level students in their weekly lessons. Read More
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    SPRING TERM 2018

    January - 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
    February - 5th, 26th
    March - 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

    SUMMER TERM 2018

    April - 16th, 23rd, 30th
    May - 7th, 14th, 21st
    June - 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

    AUTUMN TERM 2018



    May Half Term

    10 YEAR GALA

    Friday 29th - Saturday 30th June
    The Watford Colosseum, Watford


    20th-25th August 2018
    Watersmeet, Rickmansworth

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