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Try a £1 Taster Class. Any Class, Any Time.

Classes for Everyone

Children from 2 Years and Now for Adults too!

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)

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 class. You have an expanding programme of classes to choose from: Ballet, Modern, Tap, Acrobatics, Musical Theatre, Boys Street, Boys Move an’ Groove, Adult Tap, Private Lessons and Curtain Upp Elites.

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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 class. You have an expanding programme of classes to choose from: Ballet, Modern, Tap, Acrobatics, Musical Theatre, Boys Street, Boys Move an’ Groove, Adult Tap, Private Lessons and Curtain Upp Elites.

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£1 Taster Classes

Any Class, Any Time

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. We are taking Coronavirus very seriously and are compliant with the government guidelines and advice offered by the leading dance organisations.

Classes are offered during term times only. Optional classes may be offered during holidays. Half-Termly fees apply. 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. There’s also a growing interest in the power of dance to improve physical and mental well being in later years too. Research suggests that the social dimension is almost as important as the physical.

What Parents Are Saying

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Catherine

Tireless teaching filled with positivity and love. As a family we have done boys move and groove, acro, tap, ballet and modern and also adult tap, so we’ve tried almost everything! Would highly recommend.

Claire

Highly recommend. Helen makes the whole thing fun, never pressured, such creativity, empathy and motivate for the children. My child has absolutely loved dancing with Curtain Upp for five years now! 5 stars.

Lisa May

Both my kids have been going. I’ve got 5 years and one for 2 years. They both love their classes and teachers. They love the variety of dances every year and the opportunity to perform on stage. The teachers are fantastic.

Mel

My daughter has danced at Curtain Upp since it started and she absolutely loves it. She’s made many friends whilst gaining so much confidence and progression with her dance skills. I highly recommend Curtain Upp. Helen and her team are just brilliant!

Jo

Totally recommend Curtain Upp! My daughter has loved learning to dance here. Not only has she become skilled in dance, she’s performed in competitions & shows, has achieved her dancing grades and has also grown in confidence and met some lovely friends along the way.

Naomi

I highly recommend Curtain Upp… my daughter joined the dance school soon after it started in 2016. She loves her dance lessons! She has grown in confidence and made lots of lovely friends. Thank you to Helen and her team of dance teachers!

Curtain Upp’s Community

The Students and Staff of Curtain Upp Stage School extend a huge thanks to all of our dedicated Parents, supportive Community and generous Sponsors.

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curtain upp stage school uppingham helen becque dance teacher principal oakham rutland corby leicester peterborough melton mowbray
curtain upp stage school uppingham helen becque dance teacher principal oakham rutland corby leicester peterborough melton mowbray
curtain upp stage school uppingham helen becque dance teacher principal oakham rutland corby leicester peterborough melton mowbray

"Some people seem to think that good dancers are born, but all the good dancers I have known are taught and trained."

– Fred Astaire, American Dancer and Movie Star

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