Whether you were a prancing, dancing child OR a desperate dancing dreamer ………it’s never too late to pick up those dancing shoes again or learn a new skill. No matter your age, shape, size or sense of humour… we welcome you and look forward to seeing you in class. Your home for Adult Dance Classes in the Brighton area.
This is for absolute beginners to tap dance and also those who have had little previous alternative dance training. It is a great place to get to grips with your tap foundation from which your technique will be able to grow.
You feel the next level is getting overwhelming and you want to go back to basics. You are welcome to stay in this level for as long as you like. We will cover posture, rhythm, foot placement, co-ordination and learn steps such as Taps, Beats, Digs, Springs Shuffles, Paradiddles, Ball Changes and begin short, slow combinations of steps.
You are confident with the Level 1 basic steps and are ready to learn more complex combinations which will form the basis of all of our warm up exercises such as Time Steps, Shuffles, Pickups, Waltz steps and Cramp rolls.
You have tapped before and just need to learn the warm up exercises before transitioning to the next level.
These will be taught in slow and repetitive bursts, to enable you to build muscle memory and eventually speed and precision.
The courses run by Adult Dance Brighton are suitable for all ages and will give you a lot more than a spring to your steps. There is a very sociable ambiance and the eclectic range of music adds to the varied nature of the tap lessons.
To join the Intermediate class, you know most of the warm up exercises from Level 2 and are ready learn more complex warm up combinations such as Suzie Q’s, corner work and so on, whilst maintaining a fairly steady pace and still reviewing the detail.
You are an experienced tapper who can pick up the warm up exercises “on the hoof” so to speak but needs a little breakdown on each exercise before learning and moving to the next level. Each week we will review at least one warm up exercise/combo in detail and there will also be dedicated time to learning new steps and routines.
You are confident of the exercises in level 3 and are ready to take the next challenge of working them quicker and learning more complicated combinations and a greater level of new work and routines each week.
You have been tapping confidently for a number of years and can pick up the warm up exercises and combinations at an up-beat speed without much step breakdown. The classes run by Adult Dance Brighton are suitable for all ages and will give you a lot more than a spring to your steps. There is a very sociable ambiance and the eclectic range of music adds to the varied nature of the tap lessons.
With our fabulous Collette you will work through a variety of familiar Ballet exercises, learn some new skills and work towards a gorgeous dance routine each week…..and the twist will be in the music……no “Plinky Plonk Piano” here …expect anything beautiful and inspiring, from Power ballads to Prince & Puccini
Jazz and musical theatre-based exercises with a new sassy routine, to whatever music we fancy!
General level: We will cover a range of warm up exercises including stretches, isolations, arms, corner work and combinations. Each week we will learn part of a routine building towards a varied repertoire of fabulous dances.
DUE TO A VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF PLACES AVAILABLE, PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO TERM BOOKINGS.
If places are still available in class, it will be offered out to drop-ins weekly, and a waiting list will be established once we’ve reached capacity.
If the minimum number of course bookings per class is not achieved, the class will not go ahead but a waiting list collated and any bookings refunded.
The central location should make it much easier for everybody on public transport, plus there is on-street, paid parking if you are driving in.
There are two guaranteed and dedicated parking spots available at the studio within the secure gates for an additional £2.50 per session. Please check for availability before booking on the mobile number below.
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Please note that within the Dance class only water can be consumed and the entire premises is a
“NUT FREE ZONE”
(although we do allow a little crazy !)
Comfortable and breathable clothing works best, with appropriate shoes for the class. If in doubt, you can’t go wrong with Leggings & T-Shirt.
Tap dancers need to keep their lower legs and ankles fairly free and are better off learning on a lower-heeled tap shoe.
Ballet requires ballet shoes or socks.
Above all…come as casual or as fabulous as you like!
Rachel has selected some practical dance clothing that you can purchase via International Dance Supplies. Pre filtered on the site by Rachel, so a lot easier to navigate.
Yes, we have a Male & Female separate changing room, which is a large open space with a shower and WC’s.
If you are transgender or gender non conforming (TGNC) you are very welcome to use the changing room that matches your gender identity, regardless of whether you are making a gender transition or appear gender non-conforming.
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