Dance classes at The Carol Godby Theatre Workshop take place weekly and are very popular. Young people can start the classes from the age of 3 and we now cater for all age groups through to an adult class.
As with our drama classes the main aim of the dance classes is to build confidence but also to have fun whilst learning. The dance classes are very varied, teaching free style street dance as opposed to limiting pupils to one specific area. The classes are styled to be a collaboration between the teachers and pupils often working towards routines that can be showcased. We use a large variation of popular music when devising pieces in order to appeal to all individuals.
Members of the dance classes are always given the opportunity to perform at least once a year in The Carol Godby Theatre Workshop annual Pop Show. The younger classes always work towards a big group production which is fantastic for confidence building and to enable young people to embrace music and dance. The teenage and adult classes often prefer to brake into groups and devise their own pieces. We hold auditions for the Pop Show which is great practise for future auditions and in the past we have even had some guest celebrity judges.Pupils have the opportunity to take up to two examinations per year, in street dance, through UKA Examination Board.
Although our classes endeavour to be great fun we maintain our professional approach to teaching and many of our pupils have gone on to further their training at accredited dance schools and have gone on to professional work as dancers with a great background and discipline behind them.