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Registration

Registration: If you’ve come here to register, thank you! Please click here to go to the registration form.

Anna’s Maternity Leave

Anna will be excusing herself from classes over the next few weeks so she can pop off and have her second baby. She will still come in and see you all and enjoy watching classes though! Covering classes will be some excellent teachers who will be coming to say hello over the next few days and weeks. Please see more about them here.

Term Dates:

The last classes before the summer break will take place on Friday the 14th of July 2017. We are back after the summer on Tuesday the 12th of September.

Payment Information

From the start of the new term in September 2017, there will be a slight price increase for all Toddle classes. Pay as you go will now be £6.00 per class. You can still get a total bargain by purchasing a 10 class card, which will now be £50.00. Please order these online and collect in class. Click here to go to the shop.

Toddle

Toddle

What is Toddle?

Toddle classes are fun filled baby, toddler and pre-school dance classes suitable for children aged 18 months to 6 years old.  Classes were started four years ago by dance professional Anna Ludford. There are four stages of Toddle classes so your child can progress as they grow older and every child has their first session free to see if they (and you!) like it. Each class is taught by a dance professional who has the benefit of performance and teaching experience. Please have a look below for information about each class.

When and where are the classes?

Class times:

Tuesday at 10:00am, The Ballroom, Glenfall House, Mill Lane, Charlton Kings, GL54 4EP 

Friday at 10.00am Holy Apostles Church Hall, London Road, Cheltenham, GL52 6HW

Please note the Thursday 2pm class has been removed from the timetable.

Toddle Stage OneToddle Stage One is a toddler dance class for children aged 18 months to around 30 months. Their parent or guardian, be it Mum, Dad, Granny or Grandpa, join in with all of the movement to provide tangible support and encouragement. Toddle classes have a lovely relaxed and welcoming atmosphere meaning children and grown-ups alike both have fun.

We understand that life with a toddler means that getting to a class every week is not always possible, so you are not required to sign up to a whole term of classes. This does mean however that class numbers vary from week to week and can be super busy.

Do I need to book or register?

You don’t have to book into a Toddle Stage One class, but it’s always handy to know if you’re intending to come for the first time, so please do drop Anna an email, text or give her a call and have a chat. We ask all our Toddle parents to fill in a registration form on-line, just so we have some basic details and to show you’ve understood the terms and conditions.What does my child need to wear

Your child can wear anything you fancy, so long as they are dressed and comfortable.

What do I wear for Toddle?

You can wear anything you like however it is worth noting that each session will include some exercises sat on the floor so it is advisable that you wear something comfortable and that you are able to freely move in.

When and where are the classes?

Class times:

Tuesday at 10:50am The Ballroom, Glenfall House, Mill Lane, GL54 4EP.  Please book into this class before attending.

Thursday at 2.45pm Holy Apostles Church Hall, London Road, GL52 6HWPlease book into this class before attending.

Friday at 10.50am Holy Apostles Church Hall, London Road, GL52 6HW. Please book into this class before attending.

Toddle Stage Two – Book into a class

Toddle Stage TwoWhat is Toddle Stage Two?

Toddle Stage Two bridges the gap perfectly between the relaxed and informal atmosphere of a Toddle class and the more disciplined environment you find in traditional dance class. It provides the opportunity for you to enjoy watching your child as they are introduced to specific movements and will ensure your toddler has been able to experience a natural progression from the fun and parent led discipline of a Toddle class, to the teacher led structure and discipline of a traditional ballet class.

How is it different from any other Toddle class?

The parent is still present in the room, but now they sit and observe from the side lines, whilst the teacher leads through a more structured class that is very much a preparation for a ballet class where the door is closed and parents are asked to wait outside.

What about the details?

Stage Two classes are 30 minutes long. You can still pay as you go, and classes will still have the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere of any other Toddle class.

What does my child need to wear?

There is an optional uniform for Stage Two which you can purchase from the ALD My Dance Store. If you decide not to purchase the uniform, it is really useful if your little girl wears a skirt or dress as we introduce the concept of holding onto your skirt. Lots of little dancers use this class as an opportunity to wear their twirling skirts and princess dresses! You may also want to consider buying their first pair of ballet shoes which you can also buy from My Dance Store . Please do also bring along a teddy or dolly.

Do I need to book and register?

Yes. Please follow the link to book into a class and fill in the form. Our lovely administrator Sarah will then be in touch to discuss a start date.

Please note: As these classes are very popular, if your child does not attend a class two weeks in a row without notice, we will need to assume you no longer wish to come along and will give your place to someone else. So please do tell us in class if you are likely to miss more than one week, or let us know by dropping a quick email, text or voicemail so that we can keep you place open for you!

We ask all our parents to register so that we have some basic details and know that you have understood our terms and conditions.

 

When and where are the classes?

Class times:

Tuesday at 11.30am – The Ballroom, Glenfall House, Mill Lane, GL54 4 EP

Thursday at 3.15pm – Holy Apostles Church Hall, London Road, GL52 6HW

Friday at 11.25am – Holy Apostles Church Hall, London Road, GL52 6HW – This class is currently at full capacity. Please do join the waiting list. Thank you.

 

Toddle Stage Three – Book into a class

Toddle Stage ThreeWhat is Toddle Stage Three?

Stage Three is a ballet class that provides the foundations for a syllabus led class. It builds on the skills already learnt in Toddle and Toddle Stage 2 such as listening to the teacher, and following instructions, alongside the physical elements of dance already taught. Suitable for those aged 3 and a couple of months until school age, Stage Three classes are still lots of fun with varied music and exercises.

How is Stage Three different from Stage Two?

For Stage Three, the parents no longer sit in and watch their child. Parents can take the opportunity to relax outside the room, whilst their child develops independence and confidence in dancing away from their parent. The class is slightly more structured than Stage Two and more emphasis will be placed on building the physical and musical aspects of dance correctly.

What about the details?

Stage Three classes are 30 minutes long.

Do I need to book and register?

Yes. Please follow the link to book into a class and Sarah, our lovely administrator will be in touch to discuss a start date.

Please note: These classes are very popular.  If your child does not attend a class two weeks in a row without notice, we will need to assume you no longer wish to come along and will give your place to someone else. So please do tell us in class if you are likely to miss more than one week, or let us know by dropping a quick email, text or voicemail so that we can keep you place open for you!

We ask all our parents to register too, so that we have some basic details and know that you have understood our terms and conditions.

What does my child need to wear?

There is an optional uniform for Stage Three which you can buy from the ALD My Dance Store. If you choose not to buy the uniform, and you have a littel girl, it is really useful to send them in a skirt or dress so she can practice holding on to the edges. It’s also great to have a pair of ballet shoes. Please do also pop a teddy or dolly in with your ballet kit for use during class.

Where and when are Stage Three classes?

Tuesday at 11.30am – The Ballroom, Glenfall House, Mill Lane, GL54 4 EP. Please book into this class before attending.

Thursday at 3.15pm – Holy Apostles Church Hall, London Road, GL52 6HW. Please book into this class before attending.

Friday at 11.25am – Holy Apostles Church Hall, London Road, GL52 6HW. Please book into this class before attending.

When and where are the classes?

Class times:

Thursday at 4.00pm Holy Apostles Church Hall, London Road, GL52 6HW

Toddle Stage FourWhat is Toddle Stage Four?

Toddle Stage Four is the next step into the world of ballet, where your child will begin the journey of learning syllabus work, starting at the beginning with Pre Primary. The work learned is from the ISTD Imperial Classical Ballet syllabus with trained teachers who have gained their Diplomas in Dance Instruction or Dance Education with the ISTD. This class is for children who have just started school, aged 4 and 5 years old. As with Stage Three, the parents are asked to wait downstairs during the lesson.

What about the details?

Stage Four classes are 30 minutes long.

Do I need to book and register?

You do need to book into a Stage Four class so please email Sarah to let her know you would like your child to start. We ask all our parents to register too, so that we have some basic details and know that you have understood our terms and conditions.

What does my child need to wear?

There is a lovely uniform available for Stage Four classes which you can buy from the ALD My Dance Store. If you choose not to buy the uniform, and you have a little girl, please do send them in a skirt or dress so that they can practice holding on to the edges.

Where and when is the Stage Four Class?

Thursday at 4.00pm – Holy Apostles Church Hall, London Road, GL52 6HW

 

What if I have any other questions?

Please feel free to give Anna a call or send Sarah an email via the contact form if you have any other queries or worries.

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