British Theatre Dance Association graded examinations make a significant contribution to education and the Performing Arts.
We have chosen to follow this syllabus for many reasons. We feel it encourages individual students to express themselves through dance and enables them to work towards qualifications that open up career opportunities. The syllabuses place an emphasis on performance and help the students develop a broad base of skill and abilities in many different disciplines. They are a great way of bringing out students’ own personalities and assisting with social skills. In addition to this, all BTDA grades are accredited into the National Framework.
Unit 17 offer BTDA classes in Ballet, Lyrical, Modern Jazz and Tap
WHO IS SUITABLE TO JOIN BTDA CLASSES?
BTDA classes start at Preparatory and go all the way up to Advanced Two.
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You will be taught a variety of skills and styles in every area of Performing Arts by the Unit 17 Team and Professional Guest Teachers. You will be involved in at least two shows a year to show off all the ‘Show Skills’ you have learnt!
WHO IS SUITABLE TO JOIN SHOW SKILLS CLASSES?
Due to the variety of styles students will encounter in this class and the dedication they need to show, students will need to participate in at least two other BTDA classes to join the Show Skills Classes.
4 AND UNDER
TINY DANCERS & MINI DANCERS
A special class for Tiny Dancers to help develop their confidence and understanding of a variety of dance styles whilst having lots of fun and burning lots of energy! (suitable for 2 to 4 years)
A lovely class introducing the basic foundations and techniques of ballet. This class is delivered in a wonderful way to enable our baby ballerinas to develop their love of this popular and historic art form from a young age.
CATEPILLARS & BUTTERFLIES
This class aims to further extend the physical, creative, personal, social and emotional capabilities of pre-school children. They will develop their sense of spatial awareness, co-ordination, balance, counting and numeracy and learn to work together through games and dance. (suitable for 2 to 4 years)
Musical Theatre classes are very exciting, and lots of fun! The classes (Senior & Junior) include singing, drama and dance technique as well as working towards performing musicals.
Our Musical Theatre classes are a fantastic opportunity to work with your peers and friends. They are a great way to meet new performers and build your confidence and abilities in all performing arts disciplines.
When auditions have been held for roles in each Musical, we have to stress that continual attendance is essential to secure your role in the show.
Are you an adult who wants to learn something new, keep fit, make new friends or get back into dancing?
Well why not join one of our Adult Classes at Unit 17!
Adult classes help to develop current skills and
increase knowledge. We aim to make these classes
fun filled and action packed. Due to the team of teachers we have available, our Adult Classes are tailored to
every standard of dancer.
Vocal Unit classes help to build vocal technique, understanding and confidence. The students are taught a variety of styles from pop to musical theatre.
Our singing classes also teach the skills of correct microphone technique, the use of movement and emotion to enhance a song and working as a group to sing in perfect harmony. Vocal Unit participate in various shows throughout the year as well as having their very own 'Vocal Unit Shows'.
We are always looking for new places and opportunities to take the Vocal Unit classes, to help build their confidence and broaden their experiences as singers.
Unit 17's Drama Class helps to bring out confidence in each and every student, and also develop team work and co-operation.
During lessons you will learn about all kinds of drama genres, script work, mime technique, improvisation skills, directing, what it is like to be on stage and much more.
Unit 17's Hip-Hop lessons help children to grow in confidence and learn everything there is to know about Hip-Hop dance.
From Popping and Locking to House and B-boying, our students will learn about each of the different Hip-Hop dance styles and all the techniques that go with them.
The lessons are fun, funky and fresh, and are on offer for students of all ages!