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Stratford upon Avon

COVID-19 Update

Due to current government restrictions, our classes are operating online via zoom.

We are now booking trials for when we return to our venues from W/C 19th April. If you would like to trial our online classes, please do get in touch.

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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

  • Little Lemons Pre School Dance

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    Ages 2.5 - 4

  • Mini Acro

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    Ages 4 - 6

  • Junior Acro

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    Age 7+

  • Zest DanceFit - Musicals

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    Adults Only

Tuesday at Tiddington Community Centre

  • Mini Tap

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    Ages 5 - 6

  • Mini Ballet

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    Ages 5 - 6

  • Mini Street

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    Ages 5 - 6

  • Mini Ballet

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    Ages 5 - 6

Tuesday at The Homeguard Club

  • Tiny Tap

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    Ages 4 - 5

  • Tiny Ballet

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    Ages 4 - 5

  • Tiny Street

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    Ages 4 - 5

Wednesday at The Malt House

  • Private Lesson

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  • Pre-Inter Jazz / Theatre Craft

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    Age 9+

  • Junior Ballet

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    Age 7+

  • Junior Tap

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    Age 7+

  • Junior Jazz / Theatre Craft

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    Age 7+

  • Junior Street

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    Age 7+

Thursday at Tiddington Community Centre

  • Adult Ballet

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  • Zest DanceFit - Street

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    Adults Only

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Our Dance Venues

Tiddington Community Centre

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

The Homeguard Club

The Homeguard Club
Main St
Tiddington
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 7AY

The Malt House

The Malt House
The Rookery
Alveston
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 7QP

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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Term Dates

2020 - 2021

Term Dates

2021 - 2022

Term Dates

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.

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