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Classes

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WHEN? Our classes run every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday for 10 weeks during term time (with a break for Half Term. Check our Term Dates page .)

WHERE? Moorside Youth & Community Centre, Urquhart Road, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 4RE

CAN I TRY BEFORE ENROLING? Yes. We offer Free Taster Trials for all our classes so that your child can experience a sample class before you choose whether to enrol.


RTS TIMETABLE

TUESDAY

3:45-4:15pm Baby Ballet (3-5yrs / Nursery, Reception & YR1)

4:15-4:45pm Baby Tap (3-5yrs / Nursery, Reception & YR1)

4:45-5:30pm Mini Ballet (6-7yrs / YR 2 & YR 3)

5:30-6pm Mini Tap (6-7 yrs / YR 2 & YR 3) 

6-6:30pm Mini Jazz (6-7 yrs / YR 2 & YR 3)

Check out our amazing Mini Dancer & Mini Performer Discounts below!

THURSDAY

4pm – 4:45pm – Junior Ballet (8-11yrs / YR 4-YR 7)

4:45 – 5:30pm – Junior Street Jazz (8-11yrs / YR 4-YR 7)

5:30 – 6:15pm – Free Tap (8-11yrs / YR 4-YR 7) & (12-18yrs / YR8 – YR12)

Check out our amazing Junior Dancer & Junior Performer Discounts below!

6:15pm – 7:15pm – Senior Ballet (12-18yrs / YR8 – YR12) 

7:15pm – 8:05pm – Senior Contemporary Jazz (12-18yrs / YR8 – YR12)

8:05-9:00pm – Senior Commercial (12-18yrs / YR8 – YR12)

Check out our amazing Senior Dancer & Senior Performer Discounts below!

DANCE CLASSES AT RTS (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

Ballet tutuBallet – All Ages

Ballet is the primary dance discipline which develops core strength, poise, balance, co-ordination, and is the foundation of all dance technique. Our classes start from 3 years old and pupils will love the free approach we take to ballet, developing technical skills drawn from a wide range of ballet techniques to give a sound technical foundation and development through the years.

Is this ballet class an exam class or a free class?

These classes are what we call ‘free’ ballet classes where the teaching is not confined by a specific exam syllabus in which pupils must learn specific exercises by rote for an examination.

Our free ballet classes work well as a stand alone weekly class or as an additional ballet class to exam classes taken by students at a syllabus school, as they will develop and enhance a dancer’s technique, strength, repertoire knowledge and ballet terminology understanding; with the opportunity to work towards a strong sense of interpretation and performance.

Free ballet classes are what students auditioning for full time performing arts training will need to do at their auditions, so our free ballet classes are excellent preparation for candidates of these auditions at colleges such as Read Theatre College and Kingsclere Performing Arts College.

Baby Ballet (3-5yrs / Nursery, Reception & YR1) Tuesday 3:45-4:15pm / £45 per term

Mini Ballet (6-7yrs / YR 2 & YR 3) Tuesday 4:45-5:30pm / £67.50 per term

Junior Ballet (8-11yrs / YR 4-YR 7) Thursday 4pm-4:45pm /  £67.50 per term

Senior Ballet (12-18yrs / YR8 – YR12) Thursday 6:15-7:15pm / £90 per term

This video is an excellent look at how ballet has changed over the years.

Book a free taster class by completing our Contact Form


ContemporaryStreet Jazz – All Ages

Street Jazz is best described as a rhythmic expression of movement through dance. With a wide range of influences and inspiration from lyrical, tribal to urban to jazz this is a wonderful dance form that develops the ‘dancer’ in our pupils.

This video is reflective of the style taught in Mini & Junior Street Jazz.

Mini Jazz (6-7 yrs / YR 2 & YR 3) Tuesday 6-6:30pm / £45 per term

Junior Street Jazz (8-11yrs / YR 4-YR 7) Thursday 4:45 – 5:30pm / £67.50 per term

Book a free taster class by completing our Contact Form

These are a suggestion of the styles taught in Senior Contemporary Jazz

Senior Contemporary Jazz (12-18yrs / YR8 – YR12) Thursday 7:15pm – 8:05pm / £75 per term

Book a free taster class by completing our Contact Form


 tap-dancingTap – All Ages

Rhymical fun with your feet is a winner for pupils of ages! Tap dance is a terrific dance genre that makes both the performer and the audience smile.

To give you a taste of Tap, here is is the UK Championship Tap Team ‘Tap Attack’ in action

And the wonderful cast of 42nd Street

Baby Tap (3-5yrs / Nursery, Reception & YR1) Tuesday 4:15-4:45pm / £45 per term

Mini Tap (6-7 yrs / YR 2 & YR 3) Tuesday 5:30-6pm / £45 per term

Free Tap (8-11yrs / YR 4-YR 7) & (12-18yrs / YR8 – YR12) Thursday. 5:30 – 6:15pm / £67.50 per term

Book a free taster class by completing our Contact Form


commercial colourCommercial 

A form of dance for our older students as it requires a maturity to dance this genre which is often seen in music videos and commercials.

Here is an example of the Commercial dance style:

Senior Commercial (12-18yrs / YR8 – YR12) Thursday 8:05pm – 9:00pm / £75 per term

Book a free taster class by completing our Contact Form


SATURDAY THEATRE SCHOOL AT RTS

RTS DanceMini Theatre School 

(3-5 yrs – 9:30-10:30am) teaches acting, singing and dancing through fun and energetic classes that encourage pupils to use their imaginations and to develop their confidence and co-ordination.  The children start to build their performance skills and techniques which are the building blocks that will carry them into Saturday Theatre School.

Fees: £90 per term.  Book a Free Taster Trial

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Saturday Theatre School 

(6-18 yrs – 10:30-1:30pm) will harness and develop a pupil’s performance skills and techniques in dance, singing and drama through exciting and challenging workshops that inspire expression, control and creativity across a wide variety of performance genres. The children gain immensely from the combination of working all together and in separate age groups.

RTS Backstage SadlersThe Saturday Theatre School pupils also get as many performance opportunities as we can find for them, including the annual opportunity to perform on a West End stage at the World Famous Sadlers Wells or Her Majesties Theatre and creating and devising our annual end of year show at Arlington Arts. 

Fees: £285 per term.  Book a Free Taster Trial

Thatcham Fest 2013BOOK A TASTER TRIAL @RTS – Complete our Contact Us Form to book a Free Taster Trial.


Order your RTS uniform here. (All clothing is purchased via this link apart from Jazz Shoes which we invoice you for directly and fit for you on site at your first enrolled class.)


 Multiple Class Discounts

We reward pupils who want to take multiple classes with us with generous discounts that makes taking several classes affordable and excellent value for money.

Mini Dancer Discount– Take Mini Ballet, Mini Tap & Mini Street Jazz and save 20%! Usually £157.50 £126 per term for all three dance classes!

Mini Performer Discount– Take Mini Ballet, Mini Tap & Mini Street Jazz (Tuesdays) AND Saturday Theatre School (Saturdays) save 20%! Usually £442.50– you pay £332 per term for all three dance classes AND 3 hours at Saturday Theatre School!

Junior Dancer Discount– Take Junior Ballet, Junior Street Jazz & Free Tap and save 20%! Usually £202.50 – you pay £162 per term for all three dance classes per term!

Junior Performer Discount – Take Junior Ballet, Junior Street Jazz & Free Tap (Tuesdays) AND Saturday Theatre School (10:30-1:30pm) and save 20%! Usually £487.50 – you pay £390 per term for all three dance classes AND 3 hours at Saturday Theatre School!

Senior Dancer Discount– Take 3 dance classes – save 20%

Take three dance classes Senior Ballet, Senior Contemporary Jazz & Senior Commercial and save 20%! Usually £240.00 – you pay £192 per term for all three dance classes per term!

Senior Dancer Plus Discount – Take 4 dance classes – save 25%.

Take four dance classes Free Tap, Senior Ballet, Senior Contemporary Jazz & Senior Commercial and save 25%! Usually £307.50 – you pay £230 per term for all three dance classes per term!

Senior Performer Discount – Take Senior Ballet, Senior Contemporary Jazz & Senior Commercial AND Saturday Theatre School (10:30-1:30pm) and save 20%! Usually £525.00 – you pay £420 per term for all three dance classes AND 3 hours at Saturday Theatre School!

Senior Performer Plus Discount – Take Free Tap PLUS Senior Ballet, Senior Contemporary Jazz & Senior Commercial AND Saturday Theatre School (10:30-1:30pm) and save 20%! Usually £592.50 – you pay £444 per term for all four dance classes AND 3 hours at Saturday Theatre School!

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