Dance Gems
Inspiring Dance
07968 942 479
COURSES AND CLASSES
Dance Gems offer a number of different courses and classes to meet a variety of needs.
Please check below for what you are after, and click the appropriate box to see more details, including course/class dates and fees.

Aquamarine

• Nursery
• Early Years
• Dance & Movement
• Activity Days

Sapphire

• Graded Dance
• Pre-vocational Exams
• Vocational Exams
• Festival Classes

Diamond

• Gifted & Talented
• Bespoke classes
• Pointe and Repertoire
• Competitions

Amethyst

• Well-being
• Exercise
• Personal Training
• Adult Ballet

Ruby

• Academic Educational
• Teacher Training
• Nutritional Information
• Trinity Arts Awards

Emerald

• Holiday & Short courses
• Master-classes
• Assessment classes
• Audition preparation



SAPPHIRE: CHILDREN/YOUNGSTERS AND ADULTS

These classes are progressive graded dance/ballet classes which, (if desired and advised) can lead to graded examinations that are endorsed by Ofqual. Dance Gems teaches syllabi that are appropriate for students' capability technically and artistically. Generally we have an examination session once or twice a year to encourage students' progress.

Dance Gems students may be entered for ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers' of Dancing) and RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) examinations. These organisations are governed under regulation from Ofqual and adhere to a range of codes of conduct and requirements. To ensure that the work taught is up to date and of a high standard all staff undertake regular Continued Professional Development.

There are programmes specifically for young people. A quick assessment of which level is best for students to enter may be necessary if an applicant has never danced before.

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DIAMOND: GIFTED AND TALENTED DANCERS

Gifted and Talented Classes for students who show the ability and commitment to take dance to a vocational/professional standard. Miss Goodhew has led some of the most prestigious dance schools and knows the techniques and styles needed for many of these schools and their professional companies. This programme requires students to attend a more intensive bespoke programme and advice is given about audition and competition opportunities.

Private tuition classes may also be suggested for specific technical needs and also for competition work.

Students who are also attending vocational schools and dance companies are welcome to do drop in classes on this programme by arrangement. Dance Gems has many professional networks that can assist dancers' further in their school and professional career.

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AMETHYST: ADULTS INCLUDING SENIORS

Whether a new starter or an adult with some or even a good deal of experience there is a programme for you. We have able-bodied and restricted movement classes, ranging from floor barres, seated exercises, well-being programmes and personal training. To discuss your needs please contact us and we will be happy to look at a programme that will suit you.

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Private classes in your home or in one of our venues.

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RUBY: TEACHERS TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL ADVICE

Dance Teacher Training. The Director has had much success in training teachers of dance. She was Head of Cecchetti Syllabus work at the Royal Ballet Upper School Teachers' Course for student teachers and for former professional dancers for five years. She was Head of Teacher Training at the National Ballet School in Toronto, Canada and also won awards to study Teacher Training methods in France, Russia and USA. Coaching is given and assistance in teacher training activities and professional development. Mary has taught on vocational teachers' programmes and written Ofqual accredited dance Teacher Training Programmes up to MA Level. Student teachers or teachers who would like a refresher course are welcome to assist in classes and to participate in further training in a number of ballet genres.

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EMERALD: HOLIDAY COURSES/MASETERCLASSES

Holiday classes, masterclasses, lectures, assessment classes and audition preparation classes are available at Dance Gems. Check the latest information. Early registration is advisable. Classes run depending on the interest shown and the numbers enrolled.

Guests from the professional artistic world of theatre, stage and screen are invited to work with Dance Gems' students from time to time.

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TERM DATES 2020-2021
Subject to COVID-19 & Lockdowns


Autumn Term 2020
Mon 14 September - Sat 17 October
Half Term Mon 19 - Sat 24 October
Mon 26 September - Sat 5 December

Spring Term 2021
Mon 11 January - Sat 13 February
Half Term Mon 15 - Sat 20 February
Mon 22 February - Sat 27 March

Summer Term 2021
Mon 19 April - Sat 29 May
(Please note: including Mon 3 May)
Half Term Mon 31 May - Sat 5 June
Mon 7 June - Sat 3 July