DANCEFORCE specialise’s in Street, Hip Hop, Ballet, Acro, Contemporary and crew training. See below for class information.
We hold annual performances for pupils, usually held at The Grand Theatre, Mill Bank Theatre or Arena Theatre. We also enter pupils in for exams once or twice a year.
Dance Force run classes for younger children all the way up to the more advanced dancers. Each class is prepared for the certain level of the pupils who attend each class to improve technique, ability & performance skills.
All teachers at Dance Force are qualified with UKA and are CRB checked. You can read all of our profiles on the Teachers Info page.
They have also had training in Child Protection and Health & Safety and the principal teachers have first aid training. Most importantly all teachers are friendly and committed to getting the most out of the pupils at Dance Force.
Mini Street & Tiny Tricksters
Our street dance classes are aimed at beginners level for any children aged 3 to 6yrs who are just starting out or want to push themselves more. The mini street classes involve learning basic foundation steps and how to perform them to music with rhythm and timing. The Tiny Tricksters class also look into basic footwork and breakdancing skills in a safe controlled environment. The class teachers are relaxed, experienced and professional and have a great rapour with the pupils. Refer to our timetable on a Saturday & Thursday for times.
Our calm, organised Ballet class happens on a Saturday morning with our dedicated, friendly teachers, who have taught this class for many years. This is a perfect starter class for any little lady wanting to learn basic ballet steps to Disney or well known contemporary songs, alongside their friends. \pupils will learn the ballet arm and foot positions and will work along the UKA Ballet syllabus to take part in exams, starting at the Princess Award.
Contemporary & Lyrical:
We love watching our contemporary performers on stage. They are full of elegance and show a real dedication to the performance and their musicality. We use modern contemporary music to enable the dancers to recognise the stimulus in the songs and the class is taught by our experienced and qualified teachers who have specifically trained in this style at University. The class focuses on ballet technique, foot and floor work and various contemporary techniques.
Kids Recreational Street Dance:
The progression class from Mini street to starting to pick up harder choreography sequences and steps. Our experienced teachers will teach foundation street dance steps and hp hop moves from the various styles such as House, Popping, Locking, Waacking and also breaking. Our classes are extremely popular and must be pre booked.
Our Acro classes are taught by our Qualified coaches (UK Gymnastics / British Gymnastics) and are qualified up to Level 2. Acro focuses solely on floor work and tumbling techniques and should not be compared to gymnastics Barre and beam work, as this is not involved. Acro can be performed as Acro Dance in our shows to music. We follow UK Gymnastics Award Schemes and can also develop skills in Acro Plus to help with flips and tricks. We use our own air tracks, crash mats and other equipment.
Our Teen street classes offers levels to beginners up to advanced across different days. The classes are extremely popular and we work at a high quality level focusing on foundation techniques in hip hop styles across the board and also teach up to date modern choreography for exam and show work (not essential). The classes are welcoming and fun and keep the dancers focused and making new friends.
As our dancers get more experienced and are able to show good technique and progression, we are able to offer them a range of experienced choreographers and teachers within the industry, who come in to teach master classes and workshops in a range of styles.
Boys Development Programme:
This class is taught by choreographer Nayf who will keep the boys engaged and focused on technique and street training to push them to advanced levels with intricate and musicality fused choreography. The boys programme is for intermediate to advanced dancers with experience and will help develop solo work and free styling techniques as well breaking and tricking.
Aimed at anyone wanting to take a regular class with Nayf and pushing themselves into learning fast, intricate choreography, designed to develop your dancers skills and performance abilities. Nayf is a dancer and performer himself, so can help with confidence and ways of changing styles and rhythms in the way you perform. This class is suitable for any intermediate to advanced dancers willing to push themselves and learn new techniques. Suitable age is 10 plus dependant on your level.
Solo & Duo Class:
Ran once a month for any competitive dancers wanting to learn how to freestyle confidently and develop skills in performing at competitions, getting the judges attention and new techniques to use. The teachers can help choreograph set routines for duo work that is fast and intricate and will catch the judges attention. Any level and age.
This is a beginners class suitable for age 6 to 14yrs
The class class is taught by Liam who has vast experience and knowledge of Break dancing after training and learning how to free style over many years. Liam has been trained by break dancers from the City and is knowledgable to support and guide young dancers in how to do so correctly. You can learn all too rocks and foundation steps, along with floor work, freezes and transitions to create routines and freestyle work, along with cyphers.