Primary’s 5-7

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Ballet Graded RAD


A wonderful way to start your little one’s ballet journey. Studying with the most prestigious ballet board RAD our dancers are in the safest of hands from the very beginning. Learning the beginning ballet positions and steps in a nurturing and supportive environment. Classes are fully engaging, great fun and now follow structure. Imagination-based learning is maintained with imaginative movement, and props still play an important role. Classes develop musicality, coordination, and weight transference, whilst, allowing them to express and flourish in their ballet lessons. Our dancers have the opportunity to enter exams (optional) showcasing all their wonderful skills learned.

  • Pre Primary & Primary Ballet: Tuesdays 4:15- 4:45 pm 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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Our wonderful tap classes are an exciting start to your little one’s tap journey. Following the prestigious ISTD tap board, we give our tap dancers the best start possible. Classes explore the tap syllabi learning steps and exercises that will secure a good understanding of tap. Classes are great fun, allowing students to make lots of sounds whilst developing; musicality, co-ordination, vocabulary, and rhythm. Our students have the option to enter exams to showcase their work which is a hugely rewarding experience!

  • Primary & Grade 1: Saturday 9 – 9:30 am Stoke Damerel Community College £5
modern 5 - 7


GRADE 1/2 

An exciting start to your little dancer’s journey in modern. We follow the wonderful ISTD modern board, allowing our dancers to receive the best training. Exploring the modern syllabi, we learn the foundations needed in our dance technique. This class is highly engaging through exploring; rhythm, musicality, and technique in imaginative exercises. Our dancers have the opportunity to enter exams (optional) showcasing all their wonderful skills learned. Classes begin to develop posture, strength, and performance.

  • Grade 1/2: Monday 5:50 – 6:20 pm Sir John Hunt £5
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A wonderful introduction for all children that love to dance. A non-syllabus class with new and exciting things to learn each week. Taking our high energy and super engaging Jazz one week then followed by Lyrical the next, working on performance, quality, and expression. Providing a gentle introduction to jazz and lyrical, we explore jazz positions and movements including step ball changes all too popular music, which the children love! This class develops flexibility, strength, and technique. We learn short routines in a range of styles, which allows students to flourish in artistry, musicality, and performance. We encourage students to take modern classes alongside our jazz classes if possible. We also offer Junior Contemporary which develops our lyrical techniques and qualities further for ages 6 plus.

  • Primary Jazz/Lyrical Thursdays 5:10 – 5:40pm Sir John Hunt £5
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Musical Theatre


Does your child love to Sing, Dance, and Act? If so, this is the class for you! Our Primary Musical Theatre is an exciting way to introduce your little one into the world of Musical Theatre. We will work on many different types of musicals, to give students a great understanding of what Musical Theatre entails. This class will help your child’s confidence, knowledge and performance develop in a hugely supportive environment.

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



Our primary singing lessons are a wonderful introduction for your little one to engage their voices. Our classes will begin to develop their singing whilst allowing them to express themselves. In a nurturing environment, their confidence will grow. They will begin to feel confident enough to sing in a group, on their own, or even on stage! We provide singing exams for children of this age.

  • Saturdays 9 – 9:30am Stoke Damerel £5
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Our primary drama classes are an excellent way to introduce your little ones into drama and storytelling. Our classes will begin to develop their confidence in a nurturing environment, so all our students will have the confidence to act either on their own or in groups. These classes are great fun, highly engaging and so useful. We provide LAMDA exams at this level.

  • Thursdays 4:30 – 5 pm Sir John Hunt £5

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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