We follow the internationally recognised Royal Academy of Dance syllabus. Exams are recognised by Ofqual and contribute to UCAS points, and their current president is Darcey Bussell.
Tap is complex, highly skilled and great fun! For young dancers in particular this style is very popular-(or maybe it is just the loud noise that is so compelling!) It is a perfect choice for all dancers who enjoy rhythm and style.
Many students who choose Modern Theatre also study Tap. At the earliest grades we combine the 2 genres.
Modern Theatre Dance
If you love to move, and want a broader range of styles alongside pure classical dance, ʻModern Theatreʼ is the perfect syllabus. Think WestEnd Musicals!
The syllabus includes many up-to-date styles including lyrical, jazz, and contemporary and promotes technique, artistry and musicality.
We follow the ‘Acrobatic Arts’ training program created especially for dance educators to safely teach Acro Dance. Each session begins with a thorough warm-up, flexibility and strengthening exercises, moving on to specific skills e.g. forward roll, cartwheel, handstand and bridge. Finally creating a choreographed acro sequence for demonstration or end-of-year performance.
Red Shoes Company
We started Red Shoes Company in 2019 as a direct result of Miss Nicky’s arrival at Red Shoes. There is nothing Nicky enjoys more than choreographing pieces for her company of dancers. She has a unique talent for understanding what each dancer individually brings – and provides a platform for them to shine!
We have performed at the end-of-year show, Haslemere Hospital, and Shottermilll Junior Christmas Fair – next up is the Coronation Parade and Summer Concert.
“We just wanted to say a huge WOW for giving us the most fantastic show on Sunday!! It was simply amazing and demonstrated the true spirit of Red Shoes and all that you’ve achieved. You never cease to disappoint and I know how hard you all work to create such a spectacular performance from everyone. A true team effort and everyone I’ve spoken to was simply “blown away”
“I would like to thank you and your colleagues for your commitment, dedication and enthusiasm. This was very evident at the end of year show, which we thought was excellent – professional, polished and entertaining.”
“Imogen loved the Primary Ballet class today and is keen to come back “every week of her life” in her words ha ha!”
“I have been dancing with Red Shoes School of Dance since it opened. Jane has taught me all the way from Grade 2 modern and tap through to the vocational grades. Jane is an excellent teacher and has supported and encouraged me to become the best dancer I can be and has helped me gain a place at my dream performing arts college. I couldn’t have done it without her. I have enjoyed every single lesson and performing in her summer showcases over the years.”
“I love dancing at Red Shoes, it is such an incredible dance school! The staff within the school have been so welcoming and have helped me excel in dance greatly. I am so honoured to be a student there.”
“My daughter couldn't take the smile off her face and has come home to show me again and again what she has learnt.”