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 Hatch End, Rickmansworth and Northwood. 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.
  • 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. Commercial Jazz is also studied by company level students in their weekly lessons.
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