CLASSES

MONDAY
Closed
TUESDAY
10.00-11.00Toddler Tales (Pre School)
3.30-4.30Musical Theatre ( Age 4+)
5.00-6.00Pointe Prep & Ballet conditioning (Age 8+)Didsbury High, M20 2ET
6.00-7.00Adult Ballet & Pilates Didsbury High, M20 2ET  
WEDNESDAY  
10.00-11.00Toddler Tales (Pre School)
3.45-4.30My First Ballet Class (Age 2.5+) Christ Church Hall, M20 2ZD
5.00-6.00Ballet & Conditioning Grade 3 (Age 8+)Didsbury High, M20 2ET
6.00-7.00Ballet & Pointe Grade 4 (Age 11+)Didsbury High, M20 2ET
6.30-7.30Ballet & Pointe Intermediate (Age 13+)Didsbury High, M20 2ET
THURSDAY  
9.30-10.30Barre Burn (BarreByChloe) Adult Class17 Cecil Rd, Hale, WA15 9NZ
4.00-5.00My First Ballet Class (Age 4+) 17 Cecil Rd, Hale, WA15 9NZ
5.00-6.00Junior Ballet Grade 1 (Age 8+)17 Cecil Rd, Hale, WA15 9NZ
5.00-7.30Commercial (Age 12+)Didsbury High, M20 2ET  
 FRIDAY 
10.15-11.00Toddler Tales (Pre School)The Parsonage, M20 2RQ
4.00-5.00Hip Hop (Age 4+)Bowdon Prep, WA14 2LT
5.00-6.00Drama (LAMDA) (Age 8+)Didsbury High, M20 2ET
5.00-6.30Musical Theatre (Age 4+)Didsbury High, M20 2ET
5.15-6.15Musical Theatre (Age 4+)Bowdon Prep, WA14 2LT
6.30-8.00Jazz, Grade 4 (Age 10+)Didsbury High, M20 2ET
SATURDAY  
9.00-10.00My First Ballet Class (Age 2.5+) Christ Church Hall, M20 2ZD
10.00-11.00Ballet, Tap & Jazz (Preparatory) (Age 4+)Christ Church Hall, M20 2ZD
10.00-11.00Ballet, Tap & Jazz (Primary) (Age 5+)Didsbury High, M20 2ET
10.00-11.00Hip Hop  (Age 4+) Didsbury High, M20 2ET
11.00-12.00 Ballet,Tap and Jazz (Grade 1) (Age 6+) Didsbury High, M20 2ET
11.00-12.30Ballet/Tap/Jazz Grade 3 (Age 7+)
(Linked classes – Wednesday 5.00 Ballet & Friday 5.00 Musical Theatre)
Didsbury High School, M20 2ET
12.30-2.00Ballet/Tap/Jazz Grade 4 (Age 9+)
(Linked classes – Wednesday 5.00 Ballet & Friday LAMDA & Jazz & Tap)
Didsbury High School, M20 2ET
2.00-5.00Jazz, Commercial, Contemporary Grade 5 (Age 13+)
(Linked classes – Wednesday 6.00 Ballet, Thursday 5.00-7.30, LAMDA)
Didsbury High School, M20 2ET

*Classes are discounted for students attending more than 3 hours each week.

Students who already attend on a Thursday and Saturday, or Friday and Saturday, can attend additional ballet or LAMDA classes for £4 (per session).

Students benefit from attending as much as possible. From Grade 3 onwards it is important to attend at least two sessions each week to improve strength and technique.

Students wishing to build up to pointe work must attend Wednesday preparation classes first.

All classes are focused on syllabus work and preparation for our annual performances (historically we have performed at The Royal Northern College of Music, The Royal Albert Hall and Sadler’s Wells, to name but a few)!

If you are interested in one of our classes, please email us to check availability.

Development

We have a clear development programme for our students.

Students work to achieve a level of proficiency in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern and Drama. Students can achieve teaching qualifications in these disciplines, up to teaching certificate.

LAMDA awards are recognised by OFQUAL which means that you will attain credits for each exam taken. All awards show a level of dedication and commitment and can be included on personal statements when applying for jobs or further study.

Students work systematically through a syllabus and their progress is measured by an external examiner at the following stages:

Preparatory Level

Primary Level

Grades 1-5

Higher Ballet Grade

Intermediate Level

Advanced Level (Teaching Qualification)

Commitment

If students are to progress through to the higher grades (Grade 3 and above) and fully participate in all our shows, they must attend as many classes as possible. This is to ensure students learn the necessary skills and also to build up the physical strength and stamina required to perform at a higher level.

All of our students are offered the same programme of progression.

Our timetable is subject to change, at the company’s discretion, at any time. We aim to keep changes to a minimum, however, occasionally (due to student development, space availability and teacher availability) alterations are unavoidable.

From Grade 3 and above, students who do not, or cannot attend all sessions, are still welcome to attend Didsbury Theatre School, however, they may not be included in all show numbers or recommended for Ballet and Tap exams or pointe work. This is because they will not have learned all the necessary technique or acquired the physical strength to perform.

There are options available for students who do not want to take exams, please email for more information.

We work towards at least one large-scale production each year and we request that all students take part.

For more information on classes, costs, shows and opportunities, please do not hesitate to contact us.