Borrowash Classes

The following classes are offered at our Borrowash branch, which is located at:

Borrowash Methodist Church Hall
Chapel Row
DE72 3LR

Street Dance

Suitable for children aged 6 – 12 years of age.

Our fun and energetic popular Street Dance class teaches children lots of moves used in Street Dance including the “cut through” and the “spin ball” (to name a few)! In this class pupils work towards community performances as well as our annual Recital and Annual summer showcase. This class is perfect for children that just want to Dance and learn new skills! Please contact us today to arrange a free trial. This class will also allow pupils to explore creativity within dance and movement by learning how to put dances together (known as choreography) as well as developing their fitness, stamina and coordination not to mention develop your child’s confidence and self-esteem!

Performing Arts

Suitable for children aged 6 – 13 years of age.

Our Performing Arts classes aim to provide children with the necessary skills needed in order to be successful in life. The skills and techniques that the children learn include communication and presentation skills as well as confidence building. All classes will allow the children to develop at their own pace in a supportive and fun learning environment. Each week a different theme is explored for example ‘superheroes’ or ‘Horrible Histories.’ Classes will also involve the teaching of Musical Theatre and Dance Skills. There is also the opportunity for children to work towards Speech and Drama examinations held by the awarding body Trinity College London or the IDTA. (Participation in examinations is not compulsory).

Dynamicmotif Singers

Suitable for children aged 6-13 years of age.

Our group singing class teaches children the basics of music theory and practical singing techniques. This is all through the songs from age appropriate Musicals performed on Broadway and the West End. An enjoyable class where all pupils are given the opportunity to showcase their skills by performing in our yearly Recital and Annual Showcase.


Senior Dynamicmotif Dance Company

Suitable for children who have achieved a Grade 2 Ballet Standard or above.

This class promises to be something very different to what your child may have tried in the past! Structured into two halves the class involves structured dance technique exercises to help build strong muscles, coordination and flexibility followed by thirty minutes of learning specific dances and exploring a range of dance styles and choreography tasks including improvisation techniques. Pupils in this class will work towards live performances and dance festivals. This class is the perfect extra-curricular class if your child wishes to study or is taking their GCSE in Dance.

Senior Commercial Street Dance

Suitable for children who have achieved a Grade 2 Ballet Standard or above.

Our fun and energetic popular Commercial Street Dance class teaches older pupils of secondary school age lots of moves and techniques. Pupils in this class will work towards live performances and dance festivals. This class is also perfect as an extra-curricular class if your child wishes to study or is taking their GCSE in Dance.



Pre-Primary & Primary Plus Ballet

Suitable for children aged 6 – 10 years and over without prior experience.

Our Pre-Primary Ballet Classes (for boys and girls) are aimed at slightly older children. Each week children continue to build on the foundations of Classical Ballet technique whilst working towards the IDTA examinations (if they want to). These classes allow pupils to explore the following IDTA syllabus including Primary, Juvenile and Team Dance Award. At this level pupils continue to explore the wonderful world of Ballet through lots of fun unique games and activities developing strength, flexibility, knowledge and team working skills. There are also lots of opportunities for pupils to take part in community performance events as well as our own annual Recital and summer showcase.



Contemporary Ballet

Suitable for children aged 6-12 years of age.

This is a non-examination based class which focuses on learning two specific styles of Dance which is fused together to form its own genre. “Contemporary Ballet” focuses on developing pupils performance skills whilst enhancing their Classical Ballet training and teaching pupils Contemporary Dance techniques. It is recommended that children attend an additional Ballet class in addition to attending this class to get the most out of it.


Intermediate Ballet

Suitable for children who have achieved Grade 5 Ballet standard.

This class is for pupils who have completed their Grade Five or Classical Award Ballet Examination. The class structure at this level is preparing the dancer to recite un-seen Enchainment work which is part of the Intermediate Performers syllabus. This is taught through theoretical and practical tasks where pupils will build their knowledge of vocabulary and terminology of Classical Ballet language. In addition to this the class also includes body conditioning, flexibility and strengthening exercises as well as Progressive Ballet Technique and Intermediate/Advance level Pointe work.


Musical Theatre

Suitable for children aged 8 years and over.

Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance. This popular class aims to introduce pupils to a range of different Musicals including Wicked to the world of Bob Fosse. Pupils have the opportunity of performing at community events and Dance Festivals as well as developing their skills in Acting, Singing and Dancing combined.



Lyrical Contemporary & Body Conditioning

Suitable for children aged 12 years and over.

Lyrical Contemporary is a dance style that blends elements of Modern Ballet and Jazz Dance in one. It requires a lot of endurance, strength, coordination and stamina.

The class works on developing Contemporary Dance technique and specific skills that require certain moves to be executed. Throughout the school year pupils have the opportunity of performing at various community events and Dance Festivals showcasing different pieces of choreography. In addition to the hour-long Contemporary class pupils have the opportunity of developing their flexibility and core strength through our conditioning programme. This really helps build a strong and supple dancer who is serious about their training and wanting to further their training at vocational level (post 16 or 18 years of age).


Acrobatic Arts

Suitable for children aged 6 years and over.

Our Acrobatic Arts class for children follows the comprehensive training programme by Acrobatic Arts. This class includes inspiration from gymnastic floor work to rhythmic gymnastics! This class helps build strength, stamina and flexibility in a safe learning environment. This class is taught by Miss Lauren who is a fully qualified Acrobatic Arts instructor and assisted by Miss Danielle one of our other qualified teachers. Pupils work towards achieving the Acrobatic Arts competences progressing and developing at their own speed in a nurturing learning environment. For this class pupils will need to bring their own mat to class.