Welcome to our Junior School  

Levels:

Junior - 6-7yrs

Recommended for students aged between 6 - 7 years old. Suitable for absolute beginners through to a few years of dance experience.

Pre-Intermediate - 8-9yrs

Recommended for students aged between 8 - 9 years old. Suitable for absolute beginners through to a few years of dance experience.

Intermediate - 10-11yrs

Recommended for students aged between 10 - 11 years old. Suitable for beginners through to a few years of dance experience.

PLEASE NOTE: Some styles have minimum age requirements

Styles:

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Acrobatics/Acrodance focuses on developing strength, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance and acrobatic skill through a number of exercises, stretches and circuits. It is fun but challenging and highly recommended for any dancer wanting to improve their skills, technique and fitness.

Students are able to work at their individual skill level. Within one class, students may be at different skill levels within reason. Students progress at different paces. They work steadily at certain skills until they are achieved:Flexibility, Strength, Balancing Skills, Limbering Skills & Tumbling. Our Acrobatic Arts certified teachers are trained to challenge every student adequately. Students have the opportunity to sit exams to move up levels or can progress under teacher direction. 

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Ballet is a formal, traditional and strict type of dance, teaching discipline, strength and stylised technique with its own French vocabulary. The graceful movements and poses include pointed feet, rising, jumping, stretching and spinning. Advanced ballet dancers may wear pointe shoes only once their feet have developed and they have gained correct technique. These classes combine open work with RAD (Royal Academy of Dancing) syllabus work.

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B-boy & Break Dance, is a style of street dance that originated in New York City during the early 1970s. In Breakdance there are specific techniques, tricks and rules to follow which consists of four elements: Toprock, Footwork, Freezes and Power moves. These are taught by our specialist B-Boy teacher who uses his own B-Boy syllabus to deliver new techniques to students each week. Students also learn how to battle, jam and freestyle.

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Contemporary combines Ballet, Jazz and Musical Theatre elements while incorporating the showgirl technique of dancing in heels. The choreography is created to entertain audiences with slick, stylish and slightly cheeky movements. Dancers develop strength, flexibility and balance while learning to dance in heels. No cabaret class is complete without feathers, fishnets and lots of bling!

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Drama & Acting class is designed to engage the young aspiring actor to build performance skills & confidence to perform on stage or for Film/TV. Students learn through drama games & activities and rehearse pieces for performance. They use their imagination to learn about character development and learn vocal techniques to assist with projection. 

This class is highly recommended for any students participating in our CTM Management Talent Agency.

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Hip Hop is an energetic street dance style that continues to evolve. It involves an expressive collection of movements including breaking, tutting, gliding, locking, and popping. Each Bom Funk teacher brings their own style and personality to their Hip Hop class which allows students to experience and develop their own flavours.

'Boys Only' Hip Hop - Bom Funk Dance Studio specialises in Dance Education for boys and male dancers.

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Jazz/Jazz Funk classes are a stylised combination of street funk, pop and traditional jazz techniques such as kicks, turns and leaps. A strong emphasis remains on the technique with corner combinations used to practice movements. Routines vary from current pop concert and music videos to more traditional classic jazz numbers to give students a good overall feel for the diversity of the style.

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Choose your style and have one-on-one training with a professional teacher. Learn your own unique routine to perform at Bom Funk events or competitions or have specialist technique training in a chosen style. Available for 1-3 students per slot (split the cost with 1 or 2 friends). Please note that students will only be allowed to compete or perform if their routine is approved by the Director.  Please contact us to discuss further & book a time.

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Song & Dance (or Bom Funk Glee Club!) is recommended for students who love to sing and dance. Just like the show, Bom Funk Glee Club is all about bringing out the singing and dancing theatrical stars. Students will transform popular and catchy tunes into fun and exciting stage numbers. Students will vocal training and projection, harmonies, pitch, stage craft and presence, performance skills, characterisation, theatrical dance, performance endurance, teamwork,  improvisation basic dance technique and acting. Students will learn how to confidently combine all these skills and work to their strengths to be part of a song and dance team.

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Special Needs All Styles class is suitable for children with additional needs in a smaller group environment. Students will access a range of styles including jazz, hip hop, contemporary & tap and develop movement pieces for performance & enjoyment. 

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Tap is an exciting and energetic style of dance in which dancers wear special shoes equipped with metals taps to create rhythms. Tap dancers use their feet like drums and learn rhythmic patterns, syncopation, and timely beats while moving around the space. These classes are a combination of rhythm tap and Broadway tap, blending the new with old techniques. If you are an aspiring Fred Astaire or Billy Elliot and love the Happy Feet, Singing in the Rain and the Tap Dogs, then this style is for you!