Juniors 8-10 Year Olds

Character 2

Ballet Graded RAD


Continuing to follow the most prestigious Ballet board RAD, our graded classes 1-3 are a wonderful follow on from our younger classes or a great start for any new ballet dancer. Now introducing new ballet techniques including balancing, spinning, and leaping. Our classes continue to develop musicality, technique, and performance quality. Character work is also included in Grade 1 studying national dances from other countries. Our classes promote joy, helps develop confidence, and most importantly they are fun. Exams are available at this level but they are optional.

  • Grade 1: Tuesdays 4:55 – 5:25 pm St Edwards Church Hall £5
  • Grade 2: Ballet 5:35 – 6:05 pm St Edwards Church Hall £5
  • Grade 3 Ballet: 6:15 – 6:45 St Edwards Church Hall £5
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Non Syllabus Ballet


We also offer an exciting non-syllabus ballet class for students in Grades 1,2 and 3. Classes focus on techniques learned in their graded lesson but allow students to have a sense of freedom, with unset exercises. Artistry, musicality, and performance are highlighted in our Junior Ballet class. This is a must for anyone studying our lower Ballet grades.

  • Saturday 11:10 – 11:40 pm Stoke Damerel Community College £5
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Floor Barre & Progressing Ballet Technique


This is a wonderful class to help our dancer’s strength, flexibility, and alignment. One of the most important elements used in this class is muscle memory which helps dancers connect with their core stability. This class will be such an asset to all of our inter dancers with so many benefits to help them in all genres.

  • Junior/Inter: Friday 4:15 – 5pm St Edwards Church Hall £6.50

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GRADE 2 & 3 

Our engaging Tap classes continue to follow the ISTD syllabus. Now having learned the foundations of tap we continue to develop a more advanced tap technique along with working on; a good tap posture, clarity, precision of footwork, and tone. We also continue to develop more complex rhythms and sequences to help develop coordination, arhythmicality, and performance. Exams are available at these levels but are optional.

  • Grade 2: Monday  7:50 – 8:20 pm Sir John Hunt £5
  • Grade 3: Saturday 12:25 – 12:55 pm Stoke Damerel Community College £5
modern dance



Our super Modern classes continue to follow the ISTD syllabus. We have now established the foundations and are placing techniques into practice. Our lessons develop; a secure technique, increased core stability, weight balance, and sufficient lines; whilst continuing to nurture musicality, rhythm, and performance. These classes are highly engaging, stimulating, and expressive. Exams are available at these levels but are optional.

  • Grade 2: Monday 5:50 – 6:20 pm Sir John Hunt £5
  • Grade 3: Monday 7:15 – 7:45 pm Sir John Hunt £5
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Our students can now study contemporary for the first time, and they are definitely in for a treat! Contemporary combines techniques learned in ballet and modern whilst introducing new contemporary techniques. The class is made up of free short exercises and routine-based work. The music tempo is slower than in a jazz class, allowing our juniors to develop quality in dance. With the combination of lyrical added, they thrive in developing expression and performance. This is the class if you have any fans of Dance Moms!

  • Monday 4:25 -4:55 pm Sir John Hunt £5




Two super exciting classes! High energy, nonstop dancing, and super fun! We combine the ISTD jazz board and non-set work within the lesson. We develop; strength, flexibility, jazz vocabulary, corner, and routine-based work. All exercises are to current music which the students love! Students have the option of showcasing the work learned by taking our Bronze Jazz Medal Exam and on completion, they receive a medal. The following week then have a Lyrical class a complete contrast to jazz allowing our students to develop expression and quality in their dancing.

  • Primary Jazz/Lyrical Thursdays 5:10 – 5:40pm Sir John Hunt £5
  • Bronze Jazz 9:35 – 10:10 am Saturdays  Stoke Damerel £6
commercial 8 - 10



Our Commercial classes are fun, current, and super exciting. This is the style you see on music videos, TV shows, and at Concerts. The class incorporates many styles including Street, Hip Hop, Jazz, and many more. In our junior class, we have so much fun. This is class is not to be missed!!! We recommended you take Jazz classes alongside commercial.

  • Junior Commercial Mondays 6:40 – 7:10 pm Sir John Hunt £5
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Musical Theatre


Our Junior Musical Theatre class offers something exciting for everyone! Do you have a budding West End superstar in the making? If so, this is the class for you! In our junior class, we continue to develop our student’s knowledge of Musical Theatre working on many different musicals. Developing each child’s confidence in singing, drama, and dance. If your little one dreams of performing on stage, bring them along to this class.

  • Mondays 5:10 – 5:40 pm Sir John Hunt £5



We also offer our Junior Youth Theatre Group. In this class, we combine everything you have learned in your Musical Theatre lessons. We put those skills into developing a full-scale musical, which star, your little stars! This class promotes teamwork, vocal projection, and performance. This will allow students to perform in a different Musical every year or even more!

  • Thursdays 6 – 6:45 pm Sir John Hunt £6
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Our wonderful singing classes are for everyone who loves or has an interest in singing! Do they sing their little hearts out at home? If so, let them join this class! In Junior singing, we continue to develop their confidence in a hugely supportive environment. We now are developing their vocal skills to help them improve their singing techniques. We provide singing examinations for our children of this age but these are optional.

  • Saturdays 10:10 – 10:55 Stoke Damerel £6.50
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Our fantastic drama classes are for anyone who loves to act! In our Junior class, we develop their confidence to help them grow, as performers and in everyday life. We can ensure everyone benefits from our drama classes. Also developing; diction, storytelling, improvisation, group, and individual script work. We provide LAMDA exams for our students but these are optional.

  • Thursdays 6:50 – 7:35 pm Sir John Hunt £6

View the classes we have on offer for your child’s age group.

We look forward to welcoming you into the SJ Performing Arts Plymouth family and watching you grow.

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