What we Do
OUR NEW STUDIOS ARE OPEN!!!!!!
You can find us at our brand new custom built studios:
UNIT E, HAVERS ROAD, NORWICH, NR3 2DU.
Classes For All Dance Levels
We strongly believe young people should be given the opportunity to fulfil
their potential not only in the classroom but in artistic and sporting fields
also. Every student who attends The Workshop Studios will be encouraged to reach their highest potential, whatever their age, whatever their chosen genre – in a positive, professional, fully supported and fun environment.
Workshop Company Class
An intensive class for students who show real promise and natural ability towards a higher, more intense level of training.
Members of the Workshop Company train in different styles of dance, undertake practice in singing and script work and at senior level – receive mentoring in audition preparation for vocational training.
A classical dance style demanding grace, strength and precision, ballet employs formalised steps and gestures set in intricate, flowing patterns to create expression through movement. Ballet is traditionally performed to classical music but with more contemporary developments can sometimes be seen danced to alternative styles of music.
Our students take ballet exams from Pre-Primary all the way up to vocational level Advanced 2.
Modern Theatre dance is a rhythmic dance style which originated in America. It is often seen on the stages of musical productions and is known for its theatrical qualities. The style uses travelling steps, high kicks, leaps, and turns which all need strength, flexibility and technique. This is a highly energetic dance style.
Modern and Tap classes are usually combined and exams can be taken from Primary up to vocational level Advanced 2.
Tap has evolved as a dance form, drawing from American influences, African dance, Irish dance and/or clog dancing. Tap dance is a theatrical art form often seen on stage in musicals or in collaborative dance/percussion pieces.
Tap is often combined with Modern, and exams can be taken from Primary to vocational level Advanced 2.
We also offer fun, adult classes for beginers through to the more experienced tapper.
AcroDance is an artistic fusion of acrobatics and dance. Incorporating the flexibility, strength and athleticism of gymnastics while delivering all movement with the musicality, expression, emotion and controlled lines of dance. Acro begins with basic skill level and can progress onto more aerial/tumbling skills with training.
Our Acro teachers are qualified with the Acrobatic Arts Organisation and incorporate this training within Technique & Tumbling classes.
The triple threat of performing. Musical Theatre incorporates dance, singing and acting to tell stories with emotional content, humour and drama. Musicals can be performed in big budget productions in West End and Broadway theatres, or as smaller more intimate performances in fringe or regional theatre.
Progressing Ballet Technique is an innovative program designed for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory to assist in achieving their personal best in classical ballet. Not a replacement for ballet class but an invaluable addition to technical training that crosses over to and benefits all genres of dance requiring technical execution.
Technique & Tumbling
A dedicated class concentrating on specific technical dance skills such as turns, leaps and jumps and developing basic to progressive tumbling skills in a safe and controlled environment.
Classes are available from 5 years through to senior level.
Jazz has many definitions and style options. With a more dynamic edge than modern dance, it can switch between the oozy blues of jazz music to a more up-tempo contemporary dance style.
Street Dance is the umbrella term that houses the urban crew styles of dance such as hip hop, house, breaking, popping and locking. Commercial is a much more choreographed style of dance, often with an urban flavour and seen in music video and live concerts.
Contemporary is a fusion of classical ballet technique, lyrical jazz and floor work with a real sense of grounded movement and connection to the body. Often delivered in a more abstract setting that modern or jazz, contemporary has found its way into much more main stream performance over the past few years.
Our Termly Jazz programme rotates the above styles along with Technique Training and Body Conditioning.
Pre School classes are a hugely beneficial way to encourage creativity, motor skill development, independent thought, confidence building, musicality, team work and initial understanding of ‘class etiquette’.
By using music, story-telling, basic technique and fun structure, the youngest students find their feet in a mixed class of dance and song exploring new challenges in a fun and safe environment.
Legacy Dance Company UK
LEGACY is an all male youth dance company for boys and young men aged 10-21, which was created by Cat after the hugely successful national tour of Matthew Bourne’s Lord of the Flies in 2014.
Since its conception, Legacy has had many notable achievements including a unique performance amongst the Aeroplanes at IWM Duxford, performing at the Active Norfolk Awards and winning the 2019 regional ‘Can You Dance?’ convention.
The company train weekly in various styles of dance. Regularly create new performance works and are lucky to be able to undertake workshops and professional projects with some of the UKs top practitioners.
Mini & Little Legacy
The Junior counterparts of the main Legacy company – boys aged 4-10yrs get to experience learning to dance in an all male class environment.
These physical, energetic, athletic and fun classes encourage confidence, team work and lead to performance opportunities throughout the year.
Classes from pre-school to adults
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