Ballet

Modern

Tap

Acrobatics

Musical Theatre

Boys Street

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Dance Classes and Timetables

Weekly classes from just £3.50 at Uppingham Town Hall

A Variety of Disciplines

Enjoy weekly classes from just £3.50

Curtain Upp® classes cover a wide range of dance disciplines, musical theatre and acrobatics, with classes for age groups from 2 to adult. All classes are taught or governed by dance professionals and are taught in a fully equipped dance environment, with mirrors and sprung flooring.

Our weekly classes incorporate a focus on dance techniques as well as creative elements, physical movement, team work and personal growth. Our aim is to train all of our students to a high standard of excellence in a confidence-building environment, whilst encouraging dance artistry, improvement of posture and self-discipline, whilst allowing personality to shine through.

We cater for students wishing to attend just once a week for fun and fitness and for the more serious student who may wish to progress to a career in dance (mirroring the career of Curtain Upp Principal, Helen Becque).

Curtain Upp® classes cover a wide range of dance disciplines, musical theatre and acrobatics, with classes for age groups from 2 to adult. All classes are taught or governed by dance professionals and are taught in a fully equipped dance environment, with mirrors and sprung flooring.

Our weekly classes incorporate a focus on dance techniques as well as creative elements, physical movement, team work and personal growth. Our aim is to train all of our students to a high standard of excellence in a confidence-building environment, whilst encouraging dance artistry, improvement of posture and self-discipline, whilst allowing personality to shine through.

We cater for students wishing to attend just once a week for fun and fitness and for the more serious student who may wish to progress to a career in dance (mirroring the career of Curtain Upp Principal, Helen Becque). Our young dancers (aged 2 years+) benefit from an excellent standard of teaching, the industry guidelines and protocols provided by the NATD (including Coronavirus rules and safety regulations) alongside a friendly supportive atmosphere ensuring our dancers love their time at Curtain Upp.

Throughout the year, performance opportunities are provided, however, regular attendance is required in order to achieve a high level of proficiency and participation in NATD exam work (which is optional and highly recommended).

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Our young dancers (aged 2 years+) benefit from an excellent standard of teaching, the industry guidelines and protocols provided by the NATD (including Coronavirus rules and safety regulations) alongside a friendly supportive atmosphere ensuring our dancers love their time at Curtain Upp.

Throughout the year, performance opportunities are provided, however, regular attendance is required in order to achieve a high level of proficiency and participation in NATD exam work (which is optional and highly recommended).

Weekly Timetables

Weekly classes from £3.50 at Uppingham Town Hall

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

Saturday Classes

Taster Classes are available for just £1

Adult

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.

Tap

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

Acro

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.

Saturday’s Timetable

Weekly classes from £3.50 at Uppingham Town Hall

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

Saturday Classes

Cost

9.00am – 9.30am

Baby Ballet & Pre-Class Ballet

£3.50

9.30am - 10.00am

Baby Modern & Pre-Class Modern

£3.50

10.15am - 10.45am

Acrobatics & Boys Move 'n' Groove

£3.50

11.00am - 11.30am

Class Exam Tap & Grade 3 Modern

£3.50

11.40am - 12.10pm

Class Exam Ballet (A) & Grade 2 Ballet

£3.50

12.25pm - 12.55pm

Class Exam Modern (A) & Grade 2 Modern

£3.50

1.10pm - 1.40pm

Class Exam Ballet (B) & Preliminary Ballet

£3.50

1.55pm - 2.25pm

Class Exam Modern (B) & Preliminary Modern

£3.50

2.40pm - 3.10pm

Grade 1 Tap & First Steps Tap

£3.50

3.20pm - 3.50pm

Grade 1 Modern

£3.50

4.00pm - 4.30pm

Grade 1 Ballet

£3.50

Monday Classes

Taster Classes are available for just £1

Elites Groups

Elite classes focus on specialist dances created for local events, shows and competitions. Participants will have the opportunity to cross train with dancers from other classes and develop new friends. £6.50 per dancer, 60 mins.

Private Solos

Private solo lessons are tailored for individual dancers supporting faster progress and improved techniques. They will also admit the students to the “Elite Dancers” team with opportunities to take part in festivals, shows and more.

Duets & Trios

Private duet and trio lessons are tailored for dancers supporting faster progress and improved techniques. They will also admit the students to the “Elite Dancers” team with opportunities to take part in festivals, shows and more.

Monday’s Timetable

Private lessons from 4.15pm at Uppingham Town Hall

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

Monday Times

Monday Classes

Cost

As scheduled

Trio Private Lessons

£8.50 per dancer

As scheduled

Duo Private Lessons

£10.50 per dancer

As scheduled

Solo Private Lessons

£12.50 per dancer

Tuesday Classes

Taster Classes are available for just £1

Musical Theatre

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.

Commercial

dance encompasses a myriad of styles. This can include Street, Jazz, Hip-Hop and Contemporary. It is the type of dance seen in music videos, on the catwalk and in advertising campaigns.

Boys 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.

Tuesday’s Timetable

Weekly classes from £3.50 at Uppingham Town Hall

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

Tuesday Times

Tuesday Classes

Cost

4.00pm – 4.30pm

Girls Commercial

£3.50

4.40pm – 5.10pm

Boys Street

£3.50

5.20pm – 6.20pm

Musical Theatre

£6.50

Thursday Classes

Taster Classes are available for just £1

Adults

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, sound and movement. It helps to develop coordination and rhythmical awareness by combining steps through tapping of the feet.

Acro

It 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.

Thursday’s Timetable

Weekly classes from £3.50 at Uppingham Town Hall

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

Thursday Times

Thursday Classes

Cost

4.15pm – 4.45pm

Grade 2 Tap

£3.50

4.55pm – 5.40pm

Acrobatics (Bring your exercise mats)

£5.00

5.50pm – 6.35pm

Adult Tap (beginners)

£5.00

The Windmill Trust

Free Classes

Our generous local sponsor has made the provision of free dance classes possible at selected nurseries and pre-schools in the Uppingham area.

Spaces are limited, so please call the class venue to book your child’s place fees apply.

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Spaces are limited. Call the class venue to secure your child’s place

Stepping Stones

Mondays
10.00am for a 30 minute class.
Belgrave Road, Uppingham, LE15 9RT
01572 821 879

Belton Pre-School

Thursdays
2.00pm for a 30 minute class.
21 Church Street, Uppingham, LE15 9JU
01572 718 744

Little Angels

Tuesdays
10.30am for a 30 minute class.
4-5 Ayston Road, Uppingham, LE15 9RL
01572 823 680

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

"Life is better when you dance. Do it with passion, or not at all."

– Miss Helen, Curtain Upp Principal

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