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Phone: 07958 740 220

Email: helen@curtainupp.co.uk


A Registered Trading Name for Belle and Beqster Enterprises Ltd

Company Number in England and Wales: 08340680


Belle and Beqster Enterprises Ltd

PO Box 10545, Oakham

Rutland, LE3 4GB


STAGE SCHOOL

Ballet


Modern


Tap


Acro


Musical Theatre


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Baby Boys


Boys Street


Adult


Dance is a wonderful way for everyone to make new friends, build confidence and enhance their social skills. It is an expression of your personality and a way  to explore who you are. Dancing is a relaxed and enjoyable way to keep fit, both physically and mentally, whilst improving strength, coordination, stamina and flexibility. It also encourages the release of happy endorphins. Working closely with the Teachers and other dancers can help individuals develop their creativity, communication, teamwork and leadership skills that are transferable with many other aspects of life. There are many ways in which the children can develop their skills, and they may even choose to take part in competitions, examinations and shows. But most importantly, dancing is great fun! (read more)

At Curtain Upp ® our priority is to promote a friendly, family-like atmosphere.  We are here to support and encourage all students and wish to make our School a place you and your children will be eager to visit each week, for another dance class. You have an expanding programme of classes to choose from: Ballet, Modern, Tap, Acrobatics, Musical Theatre, Boys Street Dance, Baby  Boys, Adult Ballet and Adult Tap.








Call Helen on 07958 740-220 or

email helen@curtainupp.co.uk

Classes are offered during term times only. Optional classes may be offered during holidays. Half-Termly fees apply.


Please contact us in advance to book Taster Class(es). Anyone visiting Curtain Upp for the first time is given the opportunity to participate in the weekly classes (listed below) at just £1 each. A Taster session will give you, or your child the opportunity to try our classes before deciding to join the School. Classes are offered during term times only, and optional classes may be offered during holidays.

Students are asked to wear something comfortable and safe to dance in (no long dresses). Ballet shoes are not essential, so please do not feel the need to buy any to enjoy a taster class. However, each child should bring a drink of water to the session. If you, or your child, have any medical issues please inform the Principal, Helen, upon arrival. Parents will be asked to complete a Registration Form and read the School Policies. There is always complimentary tea and coffee available for parents and guardians to enjoy.


Uppingham Town Hall

49 High Street East, Uppingham

LE15 9PY


St.Peter’s & St.Paul’s Church Hall

Market Place, Uppingham

LE15 9QH


09.00am - 9.30am  Baby Ballet (age 2-3 years) £3

09.30am - 10.00am  Baby Modern (age 2-3 years) £3

10.00am - 10.30am  Infant Ballet (age 4-6 years) £3

10.30am - 11.00am  Infant Modern (age 4-6 years) £3

11.00am - 11.30am  Infant Tap (age 4-6 years) £3


11.30am - 12.00nn  Junior Ballet (age 7-9 years) £3

12.00nn - 12.30pm  Junior Modern (age 7-9 years) £3

12.30pm - 1.00pm  Inter Ballet (age 10+ years) £3

1.00pm - 1.30pm Inter Modern (age 10+ years) £3

Classes are offered during term times only, and optional classes

may be offered during holidays. Half-Termly fees apply.


10.00am - 10.45am Adult Ballet (beginners) Church Hall - £4.50

4.15pm - 4.45pm  Junior Tap (age 7-10 years) Town Hall - £3.00

4.45pm - 5.30pm  Acrobatics (age 4+ years) Town Hall - £4.50, bring an exercise mat

5.45pm - 6.30pm  Adult Tap (beginners) Town Hall - £4.50

Classes are offered during term times only, and optional classes may be offered during holidays. Half-Termly fees apply.

Tap classes are £3.00 each and Acro classes are £4.50.



4.15pm - 4.45pm  Baby Boys (age 2-3 years) £3

4.45pm - 5.15pm  Boys Street Dance (age 5-12 years) £3

5.15pm - 6.30pm  Musical Theatre (age 5-12 years) £6

Classes are offered during term times only, and optional classes may be offered during holidays. Half-Termly fees apply.

Boys classes are £3.00 each and Musical Theatre classes are £6.00.



Children

Dancing is a highly physical activity and the children which participate regularly are likely to see significant improvement in their overall physical health. Dance can also increase your child’s flexibility and stamina.


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Adults

There’s a growing interest in the power of dance to improve physical and mental well being in later years. Research suggests that the social dimension is almost as important as the physical.

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Taster

classes provide a chance for anyone to participate in a full class for just £1, providing the opportunity to try our classes before deciding to join the School. Classes are offered in term times only.

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Ballet

is the foundation of all dance genres, it is a discipline that teaches and encourages strength, posture and technique creating steps that show graceful movement throughout the body.


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Modern

is a structured form of jazz dance that promotes physical strength, flexibility and control. It is expressive and emotional with contrasting movements. This style is often used in

many west end shows.

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Tap

is a traditional and well-loved style of dance which incorporates rhythm and sound. It helps to develop coordination and rhythmical awareness by combining steps through tapping of the feet.

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Musical

Theatre is for anyone with a passion for singing, acting, and dancing. Musical Theatre focuses on the combination

of these elements to create

dynamic and creative performances.


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Baby Boys

provides an introduction for two to three year old boys to enjoy the benefits of dance, using elements of modern and ballet combined with free expressive movement to well known melodies.

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Street

Dance for Boys is a combination of hip-hop, jazz, locking, popping, break dancing, krumping and much more. A chance to express personal style and creativity, whilst working as a team.

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Thursdays

Adult

Ballet for beginners is a combination of classical dance integrated with precision acrobatic elements. It helps to develop flexibility and strength which will enhance other dance disciplines and fitness levels. .

Tap

is a traditional and well-loved style of dance which incorporates rhythm and sound. It helps to develop coordination and rhythmical awareness by combining steps through tapping of the feet.

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Acro

is a combination of classical dance technique integrated with precision acrobatic elements. It helps to develop flexibility and strength which will enhance technique within other dance disciplines and fitness levels. .

Ballet


Modern


Tap


Acro


Musical Theatre


Baby Boys


Boys Street


Adult


Curtain Upp ® Principal, Helen, is an Uppingham resident. Helen began dancing at the age of 4, training in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz and Acrobatics. Whilst performing in competitions, shows and pantomimes, dancing soon became a passion for Helen and an increasingly important part of her life. During her time at University, Helen taught dance and danced professionally for “Impact” dance group, performing on stage and television. After several summer seasons in the UK, Helen auditioned for international cruise lines and soon found herself travelling the Mediterranean and Far East with Sun Cruises. These contracts provided Helen with the experience to work with Princess Cruises as a Dancer and later, Line Captain, taking her to Hawaii, Mexico and Alaska.

During her global adventures, Helen fell in love and decided to give up travel to start a family. It seemed like a natural transition for Helen to combine her love of the creative subjects and teaching. So she returned to education and become a fully qualified secondary school teacher. After teaching Expressive Arts consisting of Art, Drama, Music and Dance for nine years and also raising a young family, opening Curtain Upp stage school is a dream come true. With the help of her sister Colette, working behind the scenes, it is Helen’s opportunity to create her own expressive arts community with an initial focus on dance. Helen wishes to offer children from Uppingham and beyond, the advantage of making new friends, learning transferable skills and becoming part of something truly special. Helen’s early dance experiences helped to shape the rest of her life, provided her with the opportunity to travel the world and meet her husband. She is truly grateful to her parents for giving her the opportunity to dance.