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Stratford upon Avon

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All classes are now back operating in our venues following government guidelines. Details regarding our current Covid Secure procedures will be sent upon booking.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

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Dance Classes in Stratford upon Avon

Zest Dance first offered Dance Classes in Stratford upon Avon in 2018. Over the past couple of years the timetable has grown somewhat and we now offer classes for toddlers, children and adults throughout the week. Classes take place within various venues in Tiddington and Alveston.

We are passionate about safe and professional training at Zest Dance, whilst placing the students at the forefront of everything we do. Our fun, friendly environment creates a space where we believe students can grow in confidence, build friendships and develop skills that will stay with them for life.

Alongside our weekly timetable, we also offer sessions within nurseries and schools in the local area.

If you have any questions regarding our classes, please do get in touch or book in for your trial session to see what all the fuss is about!
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Frankie Smith

Principal
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Little Lemons is a really great class! It brings little ones out of themselves and is nicely structured. My little one loves it and dances around the house singing the songs. Miss Frankie is fab, patience of a saint, and a great teacher!
Gemma
My daughter loves her dance classes with Zest Dance. Miss Frankie is a great teacher. She has very a friendly and patient approach to making the classes fun, whilst helping to build confidence in the young dancers.
Caroline
I am currently doing two classes at Zest Dance - Dancefit Musicals and Adult Ballet. Every week I look forward to these classes as they are a brilliant way of escaping the madness of life for an hour. Great for fitness and great for wellbeing. I would thoroughly recommend Zest Dance!
Josie

Timetable

Dance Classes in Stratford upon Avon

Monday at Tiddington Community Centre

  • Private Lesson

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  • Little Lemons Pre School Dance

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    Ages 2.5 - 4

  • Acro A

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  • Acro B

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  • Zest DanceFit - Musicals

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    Adults Only

Tuesday at The Homeguard Club

  • Mini Tap

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    Year 1

  • Mini Ballet

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    Year 1

  • Mini Street

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    Year 1

Tuesday at Methodist Church Hall (Temporary venue)

  • Pre-Junior Jazz / Theatre Craft

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    Year 2 & 3

  • Pre-Junior Tap

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    Year 2 & 3

  • Pre-Junior Ballet

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    Year 2 & 3

  • Pre-Junior Street

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    Year 2 & 3

  • Junior Street

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    Year 4 +

  • Shared Private Lesson

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Wednesday at The Malt House

  • Tiny Tap

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    Reception

  • Tiny Ballet

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    Reception

  • Tiny Street

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    Reception

  • Junior Ballet

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    Age 8+

  • Junior Tap

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    Age 8+

  • Junior Jazz / Theatre Craft

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    Age 8+

Thursday at Tiddington Community Centre

  • Mini Musical Theatre

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    Reception - Year 1

  • Junior Musical Theatre

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    Year 2 +

  • Adult Ballet

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  • Adult Tap

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Thursday at Methodist Church Hall

  • Zest Dance Tots

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    Grown up & Toddler (18 months +)

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Our Dance Venues

Tiddington Community Centre

39 Main St
Tiddington
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 7AY

The Homeguard Club

Main St
Tiddington
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 7AY

The Malt House

The Rookery
Alveston
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 7QP

Methodist Church Hall

Old Town
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6BG

What Our Dancers Think

Our Teachers

Frankie Smith

Principal
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BA(Hons) Dance Education
FIDTA Ballet
IDTA Level 4 Tap & Freestyle 
IDTA Musical Theatre
IDTA Gymnastics Dance Diploma
IDTA Anatomy Diploma
Acrobatic Arts Certified
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Lauren Pidgeon

Teacher
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BA(Hons) Arts Management
AIDTA Ballet
IDTA Pre-Associate 1 Tap
IDTA Gymnastics Diploma
IDTA Anatomy Diploma
Acrobatic Arts Certified
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Libby Lowe

Teacher
Libby Lowe
3 Year Professional Diploma in Musical Theatre (Performance Preparation Academy)
BTEC Level 3 in Musical Theatre
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Elli Fitton

Teacher
Elli Fitton
BA(Hons) Physical Theatre
BTEC Level 3 in Performing Arts
BTEC Level 2 in Performing Arts
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Term Dates

2021 - 2022

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FAQs

Our main focus during our classes is the fun and enjoyment elements!

We support each new child attending the class to make sure they're having a great time and enjoying dance as much as we did at their age.
Children are able to attend our classes independently from age 2 and a half however our parent and tot style classes start from 18 months.
We run classes throughout most of the year and run through half terms.

We do however have 2 weeks off for Christmas, 2 weeks off for Easter and 6 weeks off in the summer. 

During these holidays, there are often opportunities for dance camps and workshops!
Yes. We currently have:

 One way systems in all of our venues.
Sanitising hands upon arrival and exit and during class if necessary. 
Staff PPE where necessary.
Strict studio capacities.
Cleaning procedures of the studio and equipment in between bubbles.
Our classes transfer online via zoom.

We will continue to progress towards our goals whilst also adding our Zest Dance Disco’s to the timetable each half term for all of the children to enjoy and see their friends!
Of course! We have lots of boys attend our wide variety of classes.
We offer the opportunity for students to participate in IDTA exams in a wide variety of genres.

We also produce shows every 2-3 years at a local theatre or performing arts venue.
Not at all!

Our adult classes are for all ages and abilities and we absolutely welcome beginners.

The teachers and other customers are very friendly and these classes are great to have a laugh, keep fit and learn some new skills along the way!
Anything you are comfy dancing in and doesn’t restrict movement, e.g. leggings, joggers, t-shirt, trainers.

For health and safety we ask that jewellery is removed and long hair is tied back. 

Please don’t worry if you don’t have the correct dance shoes for your trial.

Zest Dance Blog

Our latest news, articles and updates
August 16, 2021
Brand new parent and toddler dance classes coming to Warwickshire this September

Our Zest Dance Tots classes are launching this September and you don’t want to miss it!

Our exciting new dance classes for toddlers (18 months +) in Stratford-upon-Avon and Kenilworth, Warwickshire are launching this September! The sessions are aimed at toddlers age 18 months + accompanied by their grown up, whether that be mum, dad, nanny, auntie, uncle, grandma or grandad.

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July 27, 2021
5 Basic Tap Steps for Beginners

Tap dancing is an amazing skill to have for both children and adults. A great way to keep fit, develop musicality, rhythm and co-ordination and much more.

If you are thinking about giving tap classes a go, why not try out these 5 basic steps to get you started.

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June 3, 2021
Top 7 Reasons Why Dance is Great for Adults

Let’s face it! Dance isn’t just for children it’s for adults too and in every culture, country and religion - dance is a big part of life. There are lots of benefits to your mental and physical health which you might not know about. Here are the top 7 reasons why dance is great for adults!

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