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Dance Classes for Kids

A wide range of dance classes for children designed to bring joy, build confidence and develop creativity.

Our Dance Classes for Children

We offer dance classes in BalletTapStreet JazzMusical TheatreModern and Acrobatic Dance for children. Our little ones start from 2.5 years old in our Pre School Ballet Classes before progressing on to our Pre Primary Ballet and Tap Classes.
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All of our dance classes are held at Thorrington Village Hall near Colchester, Essex.

Our Dance Classes for Kids are easily reachable from Great Bentley, Frating, Alresford, Hare Green and Brightlingsea.

Pre School Ballet Class

2.5 to 4 years old
Our Ballet classes start at 2.5 years old with our Pre- School Ballet class.

 Our Preschool class is a magical introduction to the wonders of dance.

 Carefully structured to give a truly wonderful experience in every class. We take the children on a magical journey into a world of fun & imagination using purposefully chosen music, fun props and lots of imagery.

Our classes give plenty of opportunities for the children to create new friendships, build their confidence and explore their creativity.

Pre-Primary Ballet & Tap Class

4 and 5 year olds
Tap is an exciting, percussive dance form. Dancers wear Tap shoes with metal plates to make patterns of sound as they strike the floor.

Our Tap classes start at 4 years old in our Pre-Primary Ballet & Tap class.

 This class continues on from the Pre-School Ballet class with the addition of swapping into our Tap shoes for extra fun making lots of noise.

Ballet Classes for Kids

Ballet is a beautifully artistic and elegant dance form. It promotes excellent posture, builds strength and stamina whilst developing musicality and artistry.

Classes progress to focus on developing a strong Ballet technique and build Ballet terminology. 

Our classes continue to be delivered in a fun & positive manner.

Children learn the ISTD Imperial Ballet syllabus and have the opportunity to take ISTD examinations.

Tap Dance Classes for Kids

From Grade 1 (approx 7 years old), Ballet & Tap are split into separate classes to allow more time on each style of dance.

Our teachers continue to teach in an exciting and engaging manner using fun & creative methods to help the children progress.

Acro Dance Classes for kids

Acrobatic Dance is a fusion of dance and rhythmic gymnastics.

The focus is on flexibility, strength, balance, tumbling and partnering.

Our Acrobatic Dance classes start at 5 years old and follow the Acrobatic Arts syllabus.

Street Jazz Classes for kids

Street Jazz is an energetic and upbeat style of dance.

Our street Jazz class starts at 6 years old. 

Our dancers learn fun routines to popular music. This is a high energy, exciting, non-exam based class.

Musical Theatre Classes for Kids

Musical Theatre is a combination of dancing, singing and acting.

Storytelling through song and dance.

Our Musical Theatre class is a fun and animated class learning hit songs from some of the best musicals.

Working as a group to tell a story through song with the chance for solo moments for those who want to.

Modern Dance Classes for kids

Our Modern Dance class is a fun and exciting class combining different styles of dance including Jazz, contemporary and lyrical.

This style of dance is often seen in Musical Theatre productions, many West End shows you may have seen will use a Modern style of dance.

Our classes start from 4 years old following the ISTD syllabus

Why Choose Us?

Fun Classes
All of our classes are designed to bring joy to every child and build their confidence.
Experienced Teachers
We're Acrobatic Arts certified and a member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.
Fantastic Opportunities
We offer a wide range of dance styles - Acro, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre and Dance Fitness for Adults.
Brilliant Reviews
Our children and adults really enjoy our classes - we have lots of 5* reviews on Facebook and Google.


All of our dance classes are held at Thorrington Village Hall, Colchester.
Summer Term
12th April 2021 - 31st July 2021

No classes during half term
(31st May - 6th June 2021)


Hall 1
16:30 - 17:10
Grade 1 Ballet (7+)
17:15 - 17:55
Grade 1 Tap (7+)
18:00 - 18:40
Grade 2 & 3 Ballet (9+)
18:40 - 19:20
Grade 2 & 3 Tap (9+)
19:30 - 20:15
FunkyFit (Adults)


Hall 2
PreSchool Ballet (2.5 - 4)
PrePrimary Ballet & Tap (4 - 5)
Junior Modern


16:40 - 17:20
Beginners Acro (5-8)
17:30 - 18:10
Musical Theatre (6-12)
18:20 - 19:00
Street Jazz (6 - 12)
19:20 - 20:00
Improvers Acro (9+)


09:00 - 09:30
PreSchool Ballet (2.5 - 4)
09:40 - 10:30
PrePrimary Ballet & Tap (4 - 5)
10:35 - 11:15
Beginners Acro (5 - 8)
11:20 - 12:10
Primary Ballet & Tap (6+)


Freya just loves her Ballet classes at Thorrington Dance Academy so much!

I hear all about it all week until the day and she literally dives into her with excitement!

It is such a great way for all ages to keep fit and healthy and to learn as well!
My daughter absolutely loves going to classes. The teaching is done in such a fun way that the children don’t even realise that they are learning.

It’s so important for children to be active, and dancing is the perfect way to do this. Highly recommended.
Our daughter started two weeks ago. She really enjoys it. Thorrington Dance Academy is the best!

Sam is an outstanding teacher, the classes are fun and brilliantly structured.

I love the smiles on their faces.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do your classes run in School holidays?

Our terms tend to follow the local school terms. We do offer workshops in some of the holiday periods.

How much are your classes?

30 minute class £4.50, 40 minute class £4.75 and 50 minute class £5.00. 

Classes are payable termly in advance upon receipt of an invoice.

Do we have to give notice to leave?

We require half a term’s notice in writing before stopping any class.

Where do classes take place?

Our dance classes for children are held at Thorrington Village Hall, Salmons Lane, Thorrington, CO7 8HE. 

You can reach our dance classes for kids classes easily from Alresford, Brightlingsea, Clacton-on-Sea and Colchester.

Do you offer a trial class?

Yes,We offer a trial class to give your child a chance to experience our fantastic classes before enrolling for a full term. 

Payment for the trial class is required at the time of booking to secure your child’s place.

Do you have a uniform?

Yes, all uniform requirements can be found here.