Due to the Covid19 pandemic and us being passionate about everyone staying safe and well, we are following government guidance and have had to take the difficult decision to pause all of our in-person classes until further notice.
The well-being of the children, parents and our staff has always been our number one priority and now is no different, so this is heartbreaking for me as I’ll miss all of your happy faces at a time we all need it.
But! (and it’s an exciting one!)
Onto the Good News!
WE’RE MOVING CLASSES ONLINE!
This includes: Ballet, Performing Arts, Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation Music
One of the best ways to stay happy and upbeat during change or uncertainty is to keep doing the things we love – so we’re going nowhere guys!
We believe that being able to continue enjoying the arts we love is crucial during a time when lots is being taken away, so we’re adapting to this adversity as we go and are bringing the fun to you! Children are far better at valuing the importance of connections than adults – besides the dancing or classes themselves, they love the teachers, their friends and the social aspect of their lessons, and we want this to continue and bring some stability to their lives right now (plus keep you parents semi sane!)
So let’s keep our kids healthy, happy and in touch with what they love – online. We don’t want any of our existing children to lose their routine or the skills that they have worked so hard to achieve. We also want new children to get a chance to take part and feel the benefits of our successful classes.
SO – PARENTS CAN DROP THE ‘DROP OFF‘ WHILE THE KIDS GET TO ENJOY THE CLASSES!
From the comfort and safety of your own home via Zoom, you can now join our classes – whether you want to try Ballet, Adult Yoga, Kids Yoga or our fantastic Parent and Child Classes – you’re all welcome.
And even more good news – it’s only £5 for 40 minutes!
Come and meet us, build relationships with our team and let’s keep growing. We can’t wait to meet you! You can find out more and how to book here
Zoë is an experienced dance, drama and music teacher, having trained at the Royal Academy of Dance and the South London Theatre Centre, and gaining a scholarship to the Pimlico Music School. She holds a BMus (Hons) in Music from The University of Birmingham and a PGCE in Music and Performing Arts from Goldsmiths, University of London.
She is a multi-instrumentalist and singer and has performed and stage managed for institutions such as the RAD, ENO and Handel and Hendrix in London. A qualified classroom teacher with over 22 years’ experience, she has taught performing arts to people of all ages, from a few weeks old to retirees, and at Primary, Secondary, College and University level.
She has been a Head of Music, Head of Creative Arts and Assistant Head Teacher, as well as teaching extra curricular performing arts and peripatetic music lessons. Zoë has also directed, M.D.’d and choreographed for musicals , including West Side Story, Little Shop of Horrors, Grease and The Lion King.
She has been a music education consultant for schools and professional bodies such as the Royal Albert Hall and the BPI. Currently, Zoë is working with Zip Zap Kids (0-4 Music/Drama/Sensory classes) and Songs and Smiles (delivering music sessions for babies and toddlers in residential and dementia care homes) as well as teaching ballet/dance, music and drama in primary schools, acting as répétituer and providing workshops for Black History Month and Topic based learning.
She is an experienced PSHE and citizenship specialist and runs Zones of Regulation sessions for children with SEND and processing difficulties.
Zoë’s classes (Magical Music, Diva Drama, Super Storytelling) will be focused on having fun, learning skills and exploring creativity through music and the performing arts. She will get your children performing like superstars while building confidence and using their own musicality and imaginations.
Although your little ones are out of school they won’t fall behind, as Zoë uses age appropriate elements of the National Curriculum and EYFS framework to teach vocabulary and technique though each themed lesson. She will use instruments that you can find around the home, offer ideas for making instruments for upcoming classes and can incorporate your child’s existing instrumental skills into each lesson if they already play.
Zoë can also offer: 1:1 tuition (Flute, Recorder, Piano, Percussion, Ukulele, Voice, soliloquy/script reading, improvisation, examination tuition, Zones of Regulation and PSHE) Adult tuition can be based around your specific needs and interests – maybe it’s time for you to pick that instrument you learned at school back up, start learning something new, improve your karaoke song for when lockdown is over, or maybe you just want to learn a particular piece or jam with a pro; Zoë can make it happen!
Get in touch here
if you’d love to book in!
Ballet With Rebecca
This class is forty minutes full of fun and engaging dance to keep your little ones on their toes while they have more time on their hands.
Class will begin with seated warm ups, getting limbs and joints ready for moving, followed by standing phrases to practice our pliés, tendus and Port de Bra.
Class will develop with exercises to get us moving such as skips, pony gallops and transferring of weight. There will be time to engage your child creatively with tasks such as “make your favourite ballet pose” and “be your favourite animal”.
All exercises will be demonstrated throughout, with helpful guidelines given of what shapes and positions we are trying to achieve. Please keep volume low on your device to allow for the music to be heard without interference.
There will be a few minutes set aside at the end for feedback, questions and any ballet news the children wish to give.
Yoga, Mindfulness and Meditation with Emily Grace
Adult Classes with Emily Grace
In these sessions, Emily will offer online yoga sessions for anyone who needs them right now. Today we find ourselves in a health crisis and keeping our minds healthy during this can make a huge difference, Staying connected to our well-being both physically and mentally will help us remember our strength and online yoga will surround you with like minded people sharing the same values and outlook as you. With the world is coming to a temporary standstill, we unusually find ourselves with more time to go inward and make positive changes that could benefit us in the long term. Emily’s sessions will include breath work to calm the nervous system, a dynamic vinyasa flow practice and finishing with a mindful meditation.
Emily is offering online kids yoga to help them to connect to themselves with confidence during the current health climate. Many children have lost their regular routine so it’s more important than ever to keep them calm, balanced and active.
Kids Yoga can increase children’s co-ordination, self-awareness, confidence and self-esteem while they stretch and strengthen their bodies. We will explore yoga poses working on balance and concentration with fun yoga games, breath work and mindfulness to help them stay calm at home and reduce anxiety in these unsettling times.
Parent and Child
This class is all about reducing stress and gaining strength and flexibility, using fun as the disguise! Playful flowing sequences will warm up the body, followed by a short sequence you can enjoy with your child including long-held balancing yoga postures and partner poses that families can do together with their kids.
It’s a lovely way of connecting to each other and the amount of communication that is shared during these sessions – both spoken and unspoken – really helps with the dynamics of relationships within the family. Followed by relaxation and mindful techniques, this session is a lovely way to bond and connect with your child.