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 in either Hatch End or Northwood. Travel between these locations should be expected as children progress up the grades. Classes can take place in the evening or at weekends.

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  • Ballet


    Students can study ISTD Ballet from Grades 1-6 and we have recently introduced an RAD Ballet programme (currently Grade 3 only). PBT (Progressing Ballet Technique) is studied by all our senior dancers with a gym ball and designed to enhance ballet technique.
  • 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.
  • 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.


    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 teachers are certified in the ACROBATIC ARTS Syllabus.
  • 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. Technical Jazz is also studied by our senior dancers each week.


    Please Note: Dance classes at Sharpe for ages 6-14 are only open to Musical Theatre students as additional add on classes. Students aged 14+ may choose to study dance only and drop Singing/Acting if they wish to. Read More
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