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Magic Moves Dance in Brighton

  1. Children experience an imaginative approach to dance encouraging musicality and creativity through movement. Inspired by a range of music from African drumming to classical ballet music and using props such as streamers, flags, scarves and stretchy fabric, they will explore a whole new world of movement possibilities and produce dance which is truly their own. There is no uniform and children are gently encouraged to participate. There is always the option of sitting out and watching if a child is not ready to join in. My aim is to make the sessions as enjoyable as I can so everyone can relax and have fun! We run regular classes in the Brighton area as well as holiday workshops and school workshops.

    Pre-School (2-4 years) A fun and inspiring class for young children.

    Stories and role play form a large part of the class as children use their imaginations to move and dance like animals, characters, machines and even some quite abstract things such as wind. Props such as floaty scarves and shaky streamers are used to encourage children to explore their movement further and sometimes we dress up to get into character. Each half term we work on new dances inspired by seasonal themes and celebrations. Through regular attendance of these classes, children gain confidence in their movement and show pride in the dances that they create.

    After School (4-7 years)

    As with the pre-school classes there is still a strong emphasis on imaginative role play through dance and movement and we continue to follow seasonal themes. However, the dances are now a little more structured and the children are invited to take more of a creative lead in producing their own movement for the dances. More recognisable dance moves and technique are introduced and children start to learn how to reproduce and repeat sequences of movement. At the end of term we show our work to parents and friends.

    Groovy Moves (7-11 years)

    A contemporary based dance class that explores a variety of dance styles including African, Brazilian and Hip Hop. Using the dance moves that they learn children work together to make some new and very funky dances which always offer the chance of individual creative input.

    There are many opportunities to perform what they have learnt to an audience. In the past, Groovy Moves have danced at The Brighton Dome, Hove Town Hall, The Windmill Theatre, for the for the Children's Parade, at Hanover Day and Patchfest. Last year they were also Junior Finalists in the Dance for Life Competition. For the last two years we have also made a short dance films.

    • Easter Holiday Workshops: “Chicks, Bunnies and Eggs” - 8th April 2-4 pm “Knights, Dragons and Princesses – 9th April 2-4 pm Have fun making props and use them to create imaginative dances to great music. Age 3 up, £9 per child/£8 each sibling

      20 March 2015 - More announcements

    Areas covered

    Classes take place in Brighton and Hove.

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    • Brighton Hanover Community Centre 33 Southover Street Brighton BN2 9UD
    • Brighton St Josephs Hall Milton Road Brighton BN2 3AA
    • Brighton Upstairs at Little Dippers 40 Upper Gardner Street Brighton BN1 4AN


    Baby, toddler and pre-school Dance, Contemporary Dance, Creative dance, Creative Dance, Hip Hop Dancing classes, Theatre dancing classes

    Pricing & Other Information

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  2. Magic Moves Dance has 11 reviews with an average of 4.8
    • Quality of Service 4.9
    • Value for Money 4.7
    • What the Kids Think 4.9
    • What the Adults Think 4.7


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    • Joanna, Mum to Molly (3)

      The Magic Moves Dance lessons are great for Molly's age group as they have a good balance of structure and fun. Kate is really warm and friendly and the children respond really well to her. The lessons use lots of props, are very creative and the music is always fun. It's been good as well as Molly has made good friendships within the class. Molly loves going, much more so than some of the other classes we attend!

      Joanna 29 Jan 2013

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    • Kath, Mum of Anna (3) and Isla (1), Brighton

      Anna has been going to Magic Moves with Kate for a term or so and she loves it. The classes are full of fun imaginative play like puffing up as a balloon and pretending to be a caterpillar. Kate brings in great props and the mix of music is fun too. You can tell Anna enjoys it as she will show Dad in the evening how to be a frog and repeat things during the week. I really recommend the classes as the children use their bodies in different ways and have lots of fun. Even little Isla learns from it as she observes her big sister!

      Kath 11 Jan 2013

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    • Emma, Mum of Rosa (6), Brighton

      Rosa went to Magic Moves classes from the age of two to four. She and I really liked the classes because they are informal, fun and full of wiggling, moving and pretending to be something. It was perfect for pre-school age and now Rosa does ballet in a much more formal environment, I can really see how good it was for her at the time. Kate was always good with the children, encouraging them positively and giving stickers. She is also happy for Mums to chat quietly so it became a great social network for me too. Kate's props are brilliant including bat wings and caterpillar costumes made from tubes of stretchy material, and the music includes all sorts from Vivaldi to Car Wash! I recommend Magic Moves without hesitation.

      Emma 11 Jan 2013

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    • Michelle, Manager of Happy Days Nursery

      Kate runs a weekly dance class at our nursery for children aged between 1 and 4 years and has done so for the last 4 years. It's great as Kate adapts the dancing for each age group and she is very good at gauging the mood of the group and adjusting the lesson accordingly. Her dance lessons are also themed ie: Winter, Christmas, Spring. Kate manages to capture the children's attention and there is always much excitement when it is "Kate's Dancing Day"!

      Michelle 09 Jan 2013

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    • Charlotte in Brighton

      My son absolutely adores this class and looks forward to it all week. Kate engages with the children's imagination really well. She always has nice props and the recurrent routine means that the children feel confident in what they are doing. I highly recommend this class, especially for children between 2 and 4.

      Charlotte 26 Feb 2015


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  3. Latest from Magic Moves Dance

    • Easter Holiday Workshops: “Chicks, Bunnies and Eggs” - 8th April 2-4 pm “Knights, Dragons and Princesses – 9th April 2-4 pm Have fun making props and use them to create imaginative dances to great music. Age 3 up, £9 per child/£8 each sibling

      20 March 2015

    • Christmas Holiday Make & Move Workshops at Hanover Community Centre: CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Tuesday 23rd December 10 am -12 pm A FROZEN WORLD Friday 2nd January 2 - 4 pm 2 HOURS OF FUN for children aged 3-8

      08 December 2014

    • Magic Moves Kate will also be teaching on the wonderful Uproar! Young Performers' Summer School for 8-16 years at Blatchington Mill School 28th July - 1st August.

      21 July 2014

    • GROOVY MOVES SUMMER WORKSHOPS 7-11 years Make costumes and props and then create a dance Tue 5th August 2- 4 pm The Circus Tue 26th August 2- 4 pm Spies MAKING MOVES CONTEMPORARY DANCE & CHOREOGRAPHY 12-16 years Thursday 28th August 2-4 pm

      21 July 2014

    • SUMMER HOLIDAY MAKE & MOVE WORKSHOPS for 2-7 years: Thu 24th July 2-4 pm Superheroes, Fri 25th July 10 am - 12 pm Magical Gardens, Mon 4th Aug 2 pm Dinosaurs, Tue 26th Aug 10 am - 12 pm Jungle Boogie Wed 27th Aug 10am -12 pm Jungle Boogie

      21 July 2014

    • MAKE AND MOVE HALF-TERM HOLIDAY WORKSHOP "CRAZY WEATHER" for 3-7 years: Book now to avoid disappointment.

      12 February 2014

    • Sat 13th July 1.30pm: Magic Moves and Groovy Moves appearing at Patch Fest (William Clarke Park) - located in Hanover / Elm Grove Area of Brighton ( BN2 3AR) Entrance to the park is from Picton Street / Franklin Street or Hartington road

      12 July 2013

    • MAKE AND MOVE SUMMER HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS for 3-7 years: Pirate Adventure- 25/7/13 2-4pm; Jungle Boogie- 30/7/13 10am-12pm; Fairytales- 28/8/13 10am-12pm; Robots and Aliens 29/8/13 2-4pm; Book now to avoid disappointment

      12 July 2013

    • MAKE AND MOVE SUMMER HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS FOR 8-11 years: Carnival Fun- 29/7/13 2-4pm; Space Adventure- 27/8/13 10-12pm. Book now to avoid disappointment. 12 July 2013

      12 July 2013

    • MAKING MOVES HOLIDAY WORKSHOP: Dance and Choreography for 12-16 years; 28/8/13 2-4pm. Book now to avoid disappointment.

      12 July 2013


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  4. Magic Moves Dance Timetable

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    • 1.15 -2.00 PM 2-4 YEARS Hanover Community Centre
    • 10.00 -10.45 AM 2-4 YEARS St Joseph's Hall
      3.45 - 4.30 PM 4-7 YEARS (Infants) Hanover Community Centre
    • 10.00 - 10.45 AM 2-4 YEARS St Joseph's Hall
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  5. Kate Adams - Magic Moves Creator

    Kate trained at London Contemporary Dance School and has been teaching dance for 14 years. She has also danced and choreographed for several dance groups including contemporary, West African and Samba based dance groups. She has two children of her own.

    • Qualifications (3)
      • BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance
      • Bollywood-Bhangra Instructor Training
      • Emergency First Aid At Work
    • Annual memberships (2)
      • Foundation for Community Dance
      • People Dancing - The Foundation for Community Dance

Suitable for ages

  • Pre-natal
  • 0-12 months
  • 12-24 months
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12+
  • 14+

Customer Reviews (11)

  • Quality of Service
  • What the Kids Think
  • What the Adults Think
  • Value for Money

Information for Parents

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

Useful Documents


  • Emergency First Aid At Work
  • BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance
  • Foundation for Community Dance
  • Bollywood-Bhangra Instructor Training
  • People Dancing - The Foundation for Community Dance
Find out more about the team

Contact Details

  • Name Kate Adams
  • Telephone 01273 600126
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  • Public liability insurance covered until 31/03/2016