About The Rennie Dance Academy
The Rennie Dance Academy is designed for children and students and offers professional training in Dance and Performing Arts taught by highly qualified staff in fully equipped dance studios.
Classes are held in RAD Ballet (children’s and vocational grades) ISTD Modern and Tap, Jazz, Streetdance and Musical Theatre. We aim to give the children a strong basis in classical technique whilst also establishing essential skills such as confidence, self-esteem and individuality whilst promoting self discipline and encouraging all students to reach their potential.
Baby Ballet classes start from age three with children being introduced creatively to the basic ballet steps such as skipping, marching and galloping using imaginary and musical ideas and props. Following on from here, children follow the Royal Academy of Dance Pre-Primary and Primary syllabus.
Ballet classes continue to follow the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus from Grade 1 upwards incorporating Free Movement and Character work up to Grade 8. Students are offered the opportunity to take exams and class awards when ready. RAD Vocational grades including pointe work are also offered from Intermediate foundation level upwards.
Modern and tap
Children can start a beginner Modern and Tap class from approximately age five and start by learning the basic footwork to help develop their rhythm and timing and developing their co-ordination skills. Modern and Tap classes follow the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing syllabi from Grade 1 through to Vocational level also with the opportunity to take exams when ready.
Jazz and StreetDance
Freestyle Jazz and Streetdance classes are offered from approximately age 8. A variety of different jazz styles are taught within the class to encourage the students versatility and learn new dance styles to current music. These classes supplement the students training, whilst also working on stretching and flexibility and giving them a chance to practise the latest dance moves!
Musical Theatre classes concentrate on a combination of acting, singing and dancing to further enhance the students all round training, incorporating drama games, improvisation skills, working from scripts and putting together numbers from various musicals.