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Brighton Dance & Drama in Hove

  1. Brighton Dance & Drama offers young children the opportunity to dip a toe into the wonderful world of dance with ballet, tap and theatre school classes to choose from. Ballet is a gentle form of dance, great to calm and relax your child as well as encouraging good posture, musicality and creativity. Tap dancing is one of the most enjoyable forms of dance and for young children it really helps with coordination, rhythm and musicality. Drama builds self-esteem and confidence as well as allowing children to use their imagination. Song and dance lets each child find their voice and have fun dancing to popular music as well as famous film, TV and theatre favourites. Lots of fun guaranteed in all these classes.

    For adults there are three ballet classes to choose from weekly. Current students are a mixture of absolute beginners, those who did ballet classes as children and experienced dancers. The beauty of ballet is that you can work to your own ability and I always offer varying levels for you to choose from. Taking regular ballet class is a great way to get fit and toned,increase your flexibility and stamina, improve posture as well as exercising your brain in an informal and friendly environment.

    • Coming soon - Holiday dance and drama workshops for budding performers aged 5-10 years. Thursday 24 July to 14 August. 3.00-4.00 pm £6 OR £10 with our 'yoga for mums & dads' class (per adult with one child). Brighton Natural Health Centre.

      18 June 2014 - More announcements

    Areas covered

    Central Brighton and Hove

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    • Hove 121-123 Davigdor Road Hove BN3 1RE
    • Brighton 40-42 Upper Gardner Street Brighton BN1 3TY
    • Brighton 27 Regents Street Brighton BN1 1UL


    Acting Classes, Activity classes for early years settings, Activity classes for early years settings, Baby, toddler and pre-school Dance, Baby, toddler and pre-school Music/singing, Baby, toddler and pre-school Theatre, Ballet dancing classes, Creative Dance, Drama classes, Jazz dancing classes, Musical Theatre, Pop Dancing classes, Pre-school, Tap dancing classes, Theatre and drama classes, Theatre dancing classes

    Pricing & Other Information

    Prices of classes vary slightly depending on the venue and if you are dropping-in for a class or want to save money by paying for a block of classes. Full details are available at my website.

  2. Brighton Dance & Drama has 3 reviews with an average of 4.7
    • Quality of Service 4.7
    • Value for Money 4.7
    • What the Kids Think 4.7
    • What the Adults Think 4.7


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    • Cheryl, Mum to Amia, 5 years, Brighton

      We've been going to Brighton Dance and Drama since Charlie started the classes and we love it! Charlie is a great teacher, and makes the classes relaxed and fun for the all the children, and never makes them do anything they would be uncomfortable with. Amia really enjoys going - rain or shine, even if she's really tired - I think we've only missed one or two classes during the last three years, so that's probably the highest recommendation we could give.

      Cheryl 12 Jun 2014

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    • Laila, Mum of Ellie (3), Hove

      Charlie is very good with the girls in the dance class. She is great at story-telling and teaches the principals of dance without the strict approach to discipline that you get in some dance classes. The combination of tap and ballet is really good too and Charlie listens to ideas and suggestions from us about the dancing. Ellie really enjoys going and the small group size is a bonus for us. Both Ellie and I like the informal and friendly nature.

      Laila 11 Jun 2014

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    • Becki, Mum to Amelia 2 1/2, Brighton

      Amelia has been going to ballet classes with Charlie at Brighton Dance & Drama for nearly 6 months and really enjoys it - especially the getting dressed up bit! Its a really nice small group, and we stay in and watch and sometimes even get the opportunity to join in! I was really pleased as a lot of dance schools don't take children until they are 3.

      Becki 11 Jun 2014

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    Brighton Dance & Drama has 3 reviews with an average of 4.7
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  3. Latest from Brighton Dance & Drama

    • Coming soon - Holiday dance and drama workshops for budding performers aged 5-10 years. Thursday 24 July to 14 August. 3.00-4.00 pm £6 OR £10 with our 'yoga for mums & dads' class (per adult with one child). Brighton Natural Health Centre.

      18 June 2014

    • Fabulous class for the summer Ballet on Brighton Beach. Wednesday 9.15-10.00 am (weather permitting) between the bandstand and playground. Babies/young children in buggies welcome. £5 bring a mat/towel. 1st class free when you mention Kalli Kids.

      18 June 2014

    • SPECIAL OFFER Mention Kalli Kids when you book your class and receive £5 off a drop in class or £10 off a course.

      18 June 2014

  4. Brighton Dance & Drama Timetable

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    Please note: Classes are suitable for all levels. You don't need to buy ballet/tap shoes until you know you want to book a course. Wear comfortable workout/dancewear.
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    • 10.00-11.15 am Adult Ballet Beginner level.
      Brighton Natural Health Centre, 27 Regent Street. BN1 1UL
    • 9.45-10.30 am Tap and Ballet for 2-5 years
      Smile2Live Studio, 121-123 Davigdor Road,
      Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1RE. £8.50 drop in or £37.50 for 5 weeks

      7.00-8.00 pm Adult Ballet all levels
      Yoga Mamas Studio, 40-42 Upper Gardner Street. £9.50 to drop in £37.50 for 5 week course.
    • 9.15-10.00 am Ballet on the Beach (weather permitting, check Facebook page on the day). On the beach between the playground and the bandstand. £5 drop in, bring a mat or towel.
      3.30-4.45 pm Adult Ballet all levels. Brighton Natural Health Centre. 27 Regents Street. BN1 1UL. £9 drop in £8 concession.
    • Summer Theatre School for 5-10 years starting July 24th 3.00-4.00 pm. Brighton Natural Health Centre. 27 Regents Street. BN1 1UL.
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  5. Charlie Plunkett

    From the age of two Charlie wanted to be a ballerina and took classes in ballet, tap and modern dance. She went to the prestigious Bush Davies School at the age of 12 and danced with The London Festival Ballet in their production of The Nutcracker. As a student she attended The Urdang Academy of Ballet and Performing Arts in Covent Garden.  Charlie successfully auditioned to be a showgirl for ‘Circo Tihany Spectacular’ and toured Mexico City, Monterrey, Laredo, Houston, New Orleans & Miami . She also danced in Casino Espino in Portugal before returning to England with her Equity card to embark upon a career in the film & television industry – credits include – London’s Burning, Between The Lines, Eastenders, The Bill, Goodnight Sweetheart, Good Fortune, Birds of a Feather, 2.4 Children, Gulliver’s Travels & numerous TV commercials. Charlie taught Cecchetti ballet at Hurst Lodge School in Berkshire and then became the principal teacher of The Tramshed Performing Arts Centre in Greenwich teaching ballet, tap, modern, street dance, drama & jazz dance to children and adults from 15 months to 90 years! Her fifty plus tap class The Tramshed Tappers (the average age was 78) appeared with Charlie twice on the Paul O' Grady Show. She continued to indulge in her love of dancing with numerous appearances in productions including – Music of the Night and the pantomime’s Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella at The Bob Hope Theatre. She also was the choreographer for Sleeping Beauty and Singing in the Rain for The Bob Hope Theatre. Charlie is a fully qualified fitness instructor and can teach pre and postnatal ballet and fifty plus classes. You can also book her for hen parties with dance themes such as Fame, Mama Mia, Cabaret and showgirls. She moved to Brighton in 2008 and took a break from teaching to have her first child. Since then she has been teaching ballet to adults at Yoga Mamas and The Brighton Natural Health Centre and children's classes at BNHC and Smile 2 Live studios. When she is not teaching she is an avid writer with four published books including the 'True Diaries Series' of books and 100 Little Words on Parenthood. She is currently working on a theatrical memoir of all her escapades. Charlie presents a weekly radio show for Coastway Hospital Radio for Brighton and spends her free time with her husband and son, both of who love to dance.

Suitable for ages

  • Pre-natal
  • 0-12 months
  • 12-24 months
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  • 12+
  • 14+

Customer Reviews (3)

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  • What the Kids Think
  • What the Adults Think
  • Value for Money

Information for Parents

  • Gender: Mixed
  • Operates during: Weekly , Weekdays , After school , During school , Term time , School holidays , Holiday Camps
  • Grouping: With others (group, class or team)
  • Number of visits: Day out/one off Defined length course Continuous course
  • Disabilities catered for: Physical disabilities Intellectual disabilities

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