JA Performing Arts

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For 4 to 6 year olds

From hiding in trees and exploring forests to going to Disneyland or Alton Towers on our sailing boats, we still wrap every class up in adventure! The children’s happy excited faces when they leave each class says it all! 

In these classes, your child will learn movement which will always have an exciting, performance-based theme. 

It is important to wrap learning up in an expressive, encouraging environment. 

There is also the opportunity to work towards ISTD exams from Pre-Primary (approximately Key stage 1) upwards.


4:30pm – 5pm

Mini Tap and Jazz

For 3 to 5 year olds

We’re excited to offer a combined tap and jazz class for this age group … read more below to learn more about this fantastic class!


Who remembers their first pair of Tap shoes? The excitement they bring to any young dancer is unforgettable! A huge emphasis is made on making friends, memories and lifelong experiences.  

Tapping their way through each week, learning rhythm through being animals in the jungle, dancing to your childs favourite soundtracks and learning to express themselves during tap based games, we really do have a ball! 

We are always so in awe of our little ones and how they attack each challenge, we are a very “can do” team and invest in each student that comes through the JA doors! 



Jazz is where lots of us start our Dance journey. Your child will enjoy the freedom of Jazz movement, learning to turn, leap, jump and skip their way through their classes! Full of excitement and adventure, we challenge each student each week to be the best they can be. Your child will learn to express themselves through their performance and giggle their way out of the door to greet you at the end!

We focus on learning how to move and understand our bodies. We base this session loosely on the ISTD lower grades when the students first join, which are fun and vibrant way of learning! Your child will also have a head start when they move on and learn the graded work.

Once the fundamentals have been learned, we then move onto exploring choreography and performing. These classes are fantastic for children who would like a little more confidence or children who have lots of energy to put into a hobby!


3:45pm – 4:15pm

Hip Hop

For 4 to 6 year olds

The popularity of this class says it all! Artistic, energetic and bundles of fun. Your child will learn about performance and stagecraft in this ever evolving style of Dance. 

Kidzbop is always on the playlist and we make sure we use the most relevant up to date music and movements. The children love to show this style off to their friends at school, we love hearing about how they’ve shown everyone at their school discos!

All of this aside, this is still a technical, precise style of dance with oodles of personality. Perfect for the child that is born to be on stage and also, for the child that needs a little nurturing and confidence building. 

All of our classes are tailored for all genders and this performance based class is so much fun for everyone.


4:30pm – 5pm

Musical Theatre

For 4 to 6 year olds

The focus is on the fun! From improvising different characters to singing our favourite Musical songs, your child really will have so much fun! Musical Theatre is a chance for your child to freely express themselves and make decisions about their own performance, working both in a group, with a partner and independently. A real confidence booster, Musical Theatre brings out the best in our young performers here at JA!

We also teach even our tiniest of students how to vocally and physically warm up so they learn how to keep safe and healthy!

A real all round genre of performing arts. Always packed classes, always pushing our students to perform to their very best, we think their little faces say it all!


5pm – 5:30pm


For 4 to 7 year olds

Acro is such a rewarding genre of performing arts! 

Your child will build themselves a catalogue of movements, from forward rolls, to cartwheels and hand springs. 

Acro is a very performance based artform, your child will be excited to show you what they’ve learned in class and we are always so impressed by the ability of the children after a few short weeks! 

Acro will help with body strength, flexibility and confidence. Acro works perfectly alongside genres such as modern and Jazz, especially when it comes to show term!

It is an amalgamation of both Dance technique and acrobatic movements. The transition is made to be elegant, smooth and dynamic. The new, athletic movements will be added into performances to allow your child to perform what they have been perfecting in class!


1pm – 1:45pm

Primary Tap

For 4 to 7 year olds

We. Love. This. Class!

Tap is a real burst of energetic fun!

This class is an entry level class, which is the perfect place to start!

We will be learning the fundamentals of tap, covering rhythm, performance & solo and group work.

Tap is a firm favourite here at JA, it’s an expressive way of performing and when the children perfect their movements, the reaction is priceless!

It’s high energy, promoting a positive can do attitude, with a lot of giggles along the way!

If you’re looking for a new hobby for your child and want them to come bouncing out each and every week, then this might just be the class for you!


4pm – 4:30pm

Primary Jazz

For 4 to 7 year olds

Think learning the fundamental movements of dance and putting them all together in fun, exciting exercises.

It really allows young performers to find their own style and creativity, which is exciting as a team to watch and see each child find their own individuality.

Skipping, running with actions at the end, galloping and flexibility are just some of the things we focus on in class! We look at teaching children their right and their left, learning about their amazing bodies and how they move and work!

If you’re looking for a new hobby for your child and want them to come bouncing out each and every week, with funny stories to tell and brand new friendships, then this might just be the class for you!


4:30pm – 5pm