Trinity Laban offers Creative Dance classes for 2½ -14 year olds on Saturdays at the Laban Building, Deptford. Our teachers draw on your child's natural abilities, encouraging potential, nurturing inventiveness, and building physical confidence as movement vocabulary develops.

Class Information 

  • Carers & Toddlers (age 2.5 - 3 years)
  • 4-5 years
  • 6-7 years
  • 8-9 years
  • 10-11 years
  • 12-14 years

Carers and Toddlers classes are playful, practical sessions to encourage young children to express themselves with the support of their parent/carer. Through movement, play, music, and games, toddlers and carers have the opportunity to have fun working together to explore their physicality.

Children over the age of 4 begin to build physical co-ordination and confidence in creative classes that offer them the opportunity to create their own imaginative movement sequences and dance phrases, guided by their teachers.

Older children are introduced to the principles and foundations of contemporary dance technique. They will have the opportunity to work together creatively and, with the guidance of our teachers, devise movement work of their own.

Children's Classes information 2018/19

If your child is currently enrolled on to our childen's programme, you can find important information including show dates and our current timetable . Please be aware that the timetable and fees are subject to change each academic year. View 2018/19 information

 

Joining The Children's Creative Dance Classes

Please note that the waiting list for Trinity Laban's Children's Classes is long. It will usually take 2-3 years to potentially be offered a place and it can take longer if your child is aged 6+ due to the demand for places in these age groups.

Places on our children's classes are not guaranteed, and whilst you wait to be offered a place we recommend your child joining other local classes. There is plenty of choice across London for dance and there are lots of classes that will help nurture your child's creativity, imagination and dance skills before they come to Trinity Laban.

We can add children aged 1-9 years to the Children's Classes waiting list. If your young person is aged 10+ years please see our Dance Classes for Young People.

To add your child (aged 1-9 years) to the Children's Classes waiting list, please complete the application form. You will receive an automatic response confirming your child's place on the waiting list. Please do keep that email for your records.

 

Frequently Asked Question's

Does my child need previous dance experience to be offered a space?

No experience is required to join our Saturday classes. Our teachers draw on your child's natural abilities, encouraging potential, nurturing inventiveness, and building physical confidence as movement vocabulary develops.

How do you allocate spaces?

Places are offered on a first come, first served basis when a space becomes available in the appropriate age group. Children are allocated to a class for the full academic year (September-July) based on the age they will be for the majority of the year.

For example:

A child who turns 6 after the February half term will be offered a place in 4-5 years

A child who turns 6 before the February half term will be offered a place in 6-7 years.

We invite children to join the programme at the start of the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms (subject to places available).

Why has my friend’s child has been offered a class before mine, yet I applied previously?

Places are offered on a first come, first served basis when a space becomes available in the appropriate age group. Some age groups and classes have a longer wait than others. Please see above for further information on our allocation process.

Where is my child on the waiting list?

We have over 1000 children on our waiting list and are therefore unable to provide updates for individual children. Children are offered places on a first come, first served basis and you will be contacted by email when we can offer a space in the appropriate age group.

I would like to add more than one child to the list, will they be offered a class at the same time?

Whilst we make every effort to enable siblings to be offered a place around the same time, this cannot be guaranteed and there may be a significant gap between siblings being invited to join the programme.

What other classes can you recommend?

If you live in or near Bellingham you may be interested in our Bellingham Beats classes for 5-13 years olds. Find out more.

Details of other dance classes for children can be found on londondance.com.

I’d like to ask another question

Due to the high volume of queries we receive on a daily basis, we are not able to respond to general questions regarding the waiting list or queries regarding your child's position on the list.

If your child has been on the list for over three years and you would like to confirm we still have their details on record, or you need to update your email address, please email shortcourses@trinitylaban.ac.uk.

 

Children's Classes Timetable & Fees

Please find here the 2017-18 Children's Classes Timetable & Fees

Dance Ability

Weekly movement, play and creative dance sessions for disabled children and their siblings

 

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