CLASSES

Find out more about all of our classes based in Solihull. 

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IDTA Freestyle Dance

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Expressive and exciting, this well established dance style involves learning a variety of steps and movements in addition to leaps, runs, spins, kicks and turns. Routines can be fast and high energy or slow and emotive using current music trends.

Flexibility, stamina and floor craft are also included in our lessons and IDTA (International Dance Teachers Association) exams are offered.

One of our most popular classes!

(Photograph:  Student Roxanne)

 

   

Drama

Our Drama classes are ideal for students looking to develop their stage skills and build confidence. Lessons include improvisation skills, characterisation analysis, script work and speech techniques with the emphasis firmly on fun. There is also the option to take IDTA (International Dance Teachers Association) acting awards!

Explore imagination, boost self-esteem and enhance reading and writing.

(Photograph:  Student Joel)

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Gymnastics

IDTA Acro Dance

 Acrodance is a combination of gymnastics, jazz and ballet focusing on the following five divisions:

 

*Flexibilty

*Strength

*Balancing

*Limbering

*Tumbling

The class teaches how to safely execute acrobatic dance movements such as cartwheels, bridges and walkovers in dynamic dance routines.  Acrodance promotes strength, flexibility and fluidity of movement whilst enhancing a dancers skill set with impressive tricks and tumbles!

IDTA Musical Theatre

An exciting fusion of modern music and dance styles, this class incorporates plenty of dancing, acting and singing and aims to build the 3 core theatrical skills often referred to as 'triple threat'.

 

IDTA (International Dance Teachers Association) exams are offered to everyone; the spotlight's on you!

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Contemporary Dance

Highly regarded in the dance world, this popular and expressive dance style combines elements of ballet and modern jazz and is ideal for 'dramatic dancers'. 

 

Using storytelling within, this bold and beautiful style encourages emotional depth and powerful performance from the dancer.  IDTA exams are available.

 

(Photograph:  Student Imogen) 

Musical Theatre Fun

Our Saturday morning, Musical Theatre fun class is a place where students can experience dancing, acting, singing and lots of drama games without exams, just pure performance and plenty of fun!

Make new friends and unlock hidden talents in this 2 hour class.

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Vocal Coaching

StarStruck Performing Arts Academy offers exceptional singing tuition for those students wishing to improve their voice.  Classes are small but results are big with training in pop and musical theatre styles.  We also offer LCM (The London College of Music) exams.

(Photograph: Student Nel)

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Musical Theatre Professional Performance Team
 

For over 10 years we have showcased performers at top venues including Her Majesty's Theatre.  Our professional musical theatre show team is ideal for students looking to take their skills and career to a new level.

 

Performers train weekly in preparation for a West End performance every year. 

We are always looking for new talent to join our team; get in touch now to find out how!

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Private Dance Coaching

Our popular 1-2-1 training gives students the opportunity to:

*Compete as a solo dancer at local competitions

*Work on IDTA dance exam material

*Build a more diverse range of styles

*Enhance technique, strength, stamina and flexibility

*Support GCSE dance syllabi / work on audition preparation for higher education

*Gain confidence with personal training

***PLACES ARE LIMITED***

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  Call us today for more information OR to book your slot in 2022!

(Photograph:  Instructor Mil - throwback photo!)

Strength and Flexibility

 This technique class teaches dancers how to stretch effectively and improve flexibility, strength and stamina in order to achieve better results in their dance classes.  

 

 Exercises aim to increase range of motion and build muscular strength, enhancing speed and power in high energy routines.   Building strength also improves grace and posture in adagio movements (slow and controlled).  

This is a technique only class and students who do not perform in our show.

(Photograph:  Instructor Mil - throwback photo!)

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Competitive Dance Team

Our fun and friendly  'Competitive Dance Team' train every week and learn a variety of styles.  Routines are showcased  to a panel of judges at local competitions and festivals and we are always on the lookout for new faces!  The team is open to dancers in Year 7 upwards.  Call Principal Katie for more information on how you can be a part of our team.  

BRAND NEW FOR 2022...

**JUNIOR COMP TEAM**

for dancers 7-11 years,

names now being taken!

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Commercial / Street Dance 

Commercial / Street dance is one of the most popular current dance styles.  It has evolved from urban genres such as hip hop giving it a raw and dynamic expression.

 

Build your skills , develop your technique and have lots of fun in this class for boys and girls aged 7 upwards  (classes are taught in age groups).