AGED 18 MONTHS - 4 YEARS
Toddler Dance is an award winning, fun and exciting introduction to dance for your little ones. Classes are parent/carer accompanied and 45 minutes in length to capture maximum attention and concentration. Lessons are tailored to meet the needs of pre-school children to help learn co-ordination, boost confidence and burn energy!
Every class is different and jam packed with exciting games, familiar and popular nursery rhymes, funky childrens songs and activities using props such as hula hoops, bells and ribbon wands.
BALLET, MODERN & DISCO AND TAP
AGED 3 YEARS AND OVER
Our Dance Classes are held in Epsom from Monday to Saturday. Classes are progressive and students move through the grades following the IDTA syllabus as they grow more experienced.
From aged 3 to 6 children will be in our Little or Rising Stars classes and will learn a combination of Ballet, Tap and Modern & Disco in their classes. At this level students follow the Preparatory IDTA syllabus.
Aged 7 and over children move into our Junior, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum classes and follow the Primary to Grade 4 IDTA syllabus for Ballet, Tap, Modern and Disco. These classes are taught separately but conveniently held one after another to make it easy for students to study more than one dance style. These class combinations are also charged as a package so you pay for the time spent in class rather than by style.
We welcome students at any age and ability and all new students will be invited to a FREE TRIAL to enable us to assess the class level that they should join.
AGED 8 YEARS AND OVER
Lyrical dance is a hugely popular dance style and we are delighted to bring it to our timetable for September 2020. Lyrical dance is a combination of ballet and jazz dance that often uses music with lyrics to inspire the movements of the dancer. We also incorporate contemporary moves and acro tricks for even more exciting classes and outstanding performances.
ACRO DANCE (GYMNASTICS)
AGED 4 YEARS AND OVER
We know how much children of this age love to do cartwheels and handstands so we offer a class that combines gymnsatics with dance! Gymnastics dance incorporates acrobatic movement into elegant flowing routines, with creative, expressive lifts and poses.
Our classes follow the IDTA syllabus and our teachers are fully certified. We offer beginners and improvers classes to allow students to maximise the skills that they learn.
All classes are fun, energetic and teach students a great combination of skills - from training to do the splits and bridges to cartwheels and tumbles.
MUSICAL THEATRE & THEATRE JAZZ
AGED 7 YEARS AND OVER
Our Musical Theatre classes are a great introduction to the wonderful world of singing, dancing and acting and follow the IDTA Musical Theatre syllabus. These classes are fun, energetic and give a fantastic confidence boost to students.
Each week children focus on singing, dancing and acting - each for half an hour. They are split into smaller groups
dependent on age range and ability and also work as a full ensemble for some performance pieces providing a wonderful sense of team work and spirit.
Theatre Jazz - new for September 2020! Following the IDTA Theatre Craft syllabus these classes complement our Musical Theatre classes with fun and varied performance-based show dancing. Created to develop the versatile show dancer and full to the brim with varied styles, including; Musical Theatre, Pantomime, Cabaret and Commercial Dance.
Essential elements include kicks, turns, and rhythmic awareness – are all explored, whilst props and accessories are used to assist the styles. A varied range of musical pieces add to the excitement and atmosphere of this unique performance-based dance class.
STRETCH & LIMBER
Stretching is so important for dancers; it's how they achieve advanced moves and make their routines more aesthetically pleasing. Our stretch class is designed to help dancers achieve their splits, y-stands, needles and scorpions. A short half an hour class which is delivered online, this class perfectly complements our full timetable of dance classes.
An affordable way for students to experience professional singing lessons both privately and in small groups. Classes are available in person or via Zoom and priced from just £20.
AGED 7 YEARS AND OVER
ADC - The Ambition Dance Company are a group of Ambition students who have been chosen to represent Ambition at events and in competitions and festivals. We meet twice a month to rehearse and auditions are held for new members every 6 months. Many of our ADC members have successfully auditioned for pantomimes and theatre performances and regularly place in local competitions and festivals.
CAT - Classical Audition Technique Class is a group of Ambition students who show excellent potential in ballet are handpicked for the class. The CAT dancers meet and train once a week in preparation for Ballet Associate programme auditions. The programme is run by Miss Charlotte who was a junior ballet associate in the Northern Ballet Company and then went on to train at the English National Ballet School in London. Ambition students have successfully auditioned for associate programmes such as Ballet Boost and The London Ballet Company.
ADULT BALLET AND TAP
Here at Ambition we offer classes to adults too! Whether you’re in it to get fit, learn a new skill or make new friends, you will be sure to have fun at one of our adult classes.
We currently offer adult classes in beginners and improvers tap and ballet.
Our classes follow the IDTA syllabus and optional adult IDTA examinations are available for those that wish to track their progress!