Wendy Bates School of Dancing

Welcome to Wendy Bates School Of Dancing

The dancing school aims to offer a broad selection of dance styles, to suit all ages and abilities.

From the age of three children can join the Nursery class, which consists of half an hour ballet and a quarter of an hour tap, all based upon popular nursery tunes.

At the age of four pupils can join the very popular Rainbow freestyle class which teaches all the party dances plus current trends. This class develops rhythm and co-ordination in a fun but disciplined way. All pupils are encouraged to take exams and build a rainbow trophy.

From school age pupils are offered classes specialising in ballet and tap which progress through graded examinations taken with the National Association of Teachers of Dancing, up to and including professional level.

Modern Stage classes are also an option, which helps to increase mobility, flexibility, rhythm and personality. This syllabus teaches the technique for kicks, turns, leaps, and floor work while incorporating keep fit and freestyle movements.

Very popular with our pupils are the social classes, which incorporates Ballroom, Latin American, Freestyle and Street dance. Rather than being restricted to learning only one of these styles of dance, we aim to give an all round ability to appreciate and participate in all current rhythms and trends.

While pupils are trained to examination standard we appreciate not everyone wishes to enter for medal tests and that they come purely for pleasure.

Our school from time to time participates in displays and concerts usually for charity. We try where possible to include as many children and styles of dance as we can, to give them a sense of performance and to share their talent and love of dance.