Autumn Term 2019

Location Name Class Days
Beginners Acro (Ages 4-5)
For pupils who are new to Acro! (Dance + Gymnastics) They will learn strength, increase flexibility and begin to work towards acro moves such as cartwheels, bridge, handstands etc. Pupils will be invited to showcase their new skills in our shows. Places are strictly limited to 10 pupils at this young age. (Reception - Year 1)
Tuesday
4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Sep 1 to Dec 14
Mini Acro (Ages 6-8)
For pupils ages 6-8 who wish to learn the basics of gymnastics and gymnastic dance! Pupils will work on flexibility, strength and balance whilst learning sequences of movement. An excellent class to build the foundation for splits, cartwheels, ariels etc. (For school years 2-3) Spaces are strictly limited to 12 per class to ensure excellent learning.
Tuesday
4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Sep 1 to Dec 14
Junior Acro (Ages 8-11)
An exciting fusion of gymnastics and dance - previous experience is not required at this age. Pupils will develop flexibility and gymnastic skills, plus tricks and other fun movements that are sure to impress in shows and competitions! Places limited to 12 per class to ensure excellent learning in a genre that requires teacher spotting/extra individual attention. (School years 4-6)
Tuesday
5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
Sep 1 to Dec 14
Senior Acro (Ages 12-16)
For our Senior and Advanced pupils, this class will push your gymnastic and Acro skills to an advanced level. This class supports other genres and competition work. Pupils will also be invited to perform in MV Academy shows. A maximum number of 12 spaces are avilable.
Tuesday
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Sep 1 to Dec 14
Grade 5 RAD Ballet
For pupils currently studying at Grade 5 RAD level. The class is lead by our head of Ballet Hannah Smith.
Thursday
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Sep 1 to Dec 14
Ballet Boost - Pointe and Technique
Pupils may audition for this class if they are serious about progressing their ballet technique to an outstanding level. Entry is by audition only and pupils must demonstrate excellent technical and performance skill to win a place. If awarded a place excellent attendance and commitment is expected. Pupils will be coached for competitions, auditions and further training opportunities.
Thursday
7:15 PM to 7:45 PM
Sep 1 to Dec 14
Friday Dance Foundation (Reception/Year 1)
A fun and exciting introduction to Dance and performance. Pupils learn a fun mixture of Ballet, Jazz and Gymnastics, whilst developing flexibility, balance and co-ordination. This is a performance focused class and children will be invited to share their work throughout the year!
Friday
4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Sep 1 to Dec 14
Mini Jazz Dance
Jazz Dance for Minis with Hannah! (School years 2-3) Learn to kick, leap, turn and even pirouette. Set to fun music from the charts and also Musical Theatre. Improve flexibility and technique - plus be invited to perform at exciting MV shows. So much fun - they won't even realise how good they are!
Friday
4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Sep 1 to Dec 14
Inter Jazz (Ages 9-12)
An exciting and upbeat class that improves confidence, performance skills and technique. Exercises develop strength and flexibility, whilst routines allow pupils to enjoy performing and dancing. A great class to support both Musical Theatre performance and competitive dancing.
Friday
5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Sep 1 to Dec 14
Junior Competition Team
Entry by audition only. This class is for our junior competitive dance students. A minimum of three years dance experience is recommended before audition. Pupils must take part in at least two other technique classes with MV Academy to participate in this class and ensure technique is developed to the high standard competitions require. (Ballet, Jazz or Acro) (Ages 9-12)
Friday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Sep 1 to Dec 14
Junior Musical Theatre
Our Weekday Musical Theatre Class for Junior pupils ages 8-11. Pupils work on their Acting, Singing and Dancing skills and work towards performances or showcases. The skills learned in this class will help pupils with their roles in productions, auditions and developing confidence. No previous experience is needed to join this class. This term pupils are invited to perform at the Indigo O2!
Monday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sep 1 to Dec 14
Senior MT Competition Team
This class is for pupils who are serious about Musical Theatre, as a competitive hobby or as a future (or perhaps even current) career. Spots are extremely limited and a high level of commitment is expected. Pupils must demonstrate outstanding in talent in two of the three genres and the potential and discipline to work on their weakness. They must demonstrate a professional and mature attitude to their classes, performances and rehearsals. Pupils are expected to take at least two other classes with MV Academy to ensure their technique remains strong enough for the team. *Maximum number of 12 places available* (If a spot is not offered to pupils this term, MV Staff will suggest alternative classes to pupils so they can work towards entry at a later date if they wish.)
Monday
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
Sep 1 to Dec 14
Primary RAD Ballet
Hannah Smith our head of Ballet, guides pupils through the Primary RAD grade. Pupils will be invited to take the examination if they reach the required standard. Pupils will also be invited to participate in some of our shows and performances. Thursdays at Christ Church SW14 7AW
Thursday
4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Sep 1 to Dec 14
Grade 1 RAD Ballet
A class for pupils to work on their Ballet RAD Examination preperation. The class takes place every Thursday with our Head of Ballet Hannah Smith. A maximum number of 12 pupils are permitted in this class to ensure excellent learning. Classes are always assisted by a senior MV pupil or teaching asssitant. Please visit the website for uniform guidelines.
Thursday
5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Sep 1 to Dec 14
Holy Trinity Dance Club
Our weekly club at Holy Trinity. For pupils of the school only, from reception to year 3. Pupils learn fun exercises and routines, with plenty of opportunities to perform throughout the year!
Monday
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Sep 1 to Dec 14
Beginners Ballet (Ages 3-4)
An exciting introduction to the world of Dance and Ballet. Pupils will learn a number of basic dance steps, whist using their imagination and having lots of fun! The perfect start to their Dance journey, at our charming Richmond Studios. (Progression to RAD grades)
Wednesday
4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Sep 1 to Dec 14
Junior Jazz (Ages 7-10)
An exciting upbeat class for pupils to develop their Jazz dance skills whilst dancing to music they know and love from Musicals. An excellent foundation for competitive dancing (alongside Ballet and Acro) for pupils ages 7-10
Wednesday
4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Sep 1 to Dec 14
Pre-Primary RAD Ballet
Pre-Primary Ballet with the RAD Syllabus, taught by professional Dancer and RAD Teacher Hannah. Pupils will be taught this wonderful foundation for Ballet whilst having fun in our lovely Richmond studio.
Wednesday
4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Sep 1 to Dec 14
Grade 2 RAD Ballet
For Dancers who have reached or are able to dance at grade 2 standard, pupils will be taught the RAD syllabus and also given opportunities to perform in shows and concerts. Selected pupils will be invited to enter for the examination, the decision of the teacher is final and some pupils may not be ready to take the examination. (Good attendance and practise at home are essential)
Wednesday
5:15 PM to 6:00 PM
Sep 1 to Dec 14
Senior Jazz
Senior West End Jazz is an upbeat class that allows senior pupils to work on their flexibility and Jazz technique. Kicks, leaps and turns are strengthened and performance skills are taught to all. This style of Dance supports pupils who enjoy taking part in musicals, or those who wish to compete.
Wednesday
5:15 PM to 6:00 PM
Sep 1 to Dec 14
Grade 4 RAD Ballet
For pupils who have reached Grade 4 Ballet, or have been invited to join this class based on experience. Pupils will work hard to take their examinations with the RAD and they will also be invited to perform with the Academy. Taught at our Richmond Studio with talented professional dancer and RAD teacher Hannah Smith.
Wednesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sep 1 to Dec 14
Senior Competition Team
Our Senior Dance Competition team is entry by audition only. The team does very well at competitions and dancers in this class must be committed to maintaining the high standard established. A minimum of three years Dance experience is expected and pupils must take at least one other dance technique class with MV Academy. (Ballet, Jazz and Acro are highly recommended for competitive pupils) Dancers regularly represent the school and pupils should not be dancing on any other competition team or performance group without consent. Pupils who are repeatedly absent from class or unable to attend competitions without an acceptable reason may be asked to leave the team by the principal.
Wednesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sep 1 to Dec 14
Junior Commercial (Ages 7-12)
Taught by our amazing new Commercial teacher! Pupils will learn fun and energetic dance routines to perform in shows and perhaps even at competitions.
Friday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Sep 1 to Dec 14
Senior Commercial (Ages 13-18)
Taught by amazing professional Dancer Ainsley Butler. This style is energetic, current and a lot of fun. A Mixture of street dance, hip hop, whacking and other modern dance styles seen in popular dance. Work towards shows, videos and possibly competitions too!
Friday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sep 1 to Dec 14
Mini Musical Theatre (Production for ages 5-8)
An exciting introduction to Musical Theatre for Pupils ages 4-7. They will learn to Act, Sing and Dance with confidence and skill. All pupils will be presented with encouraging and fun opportunities to perform, they will work towards their very own production in the Spring term! Complete with costumes, set and microphones.
Saturday
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Sep 1 to Dec 14
Tots Song and Dance
An exciting introduction to Song and Dance for little ones ages 3-4! Learn to Act, Sing and Dance in a magical way, with an outstanding stage school. Your little one will have so much fun twirling around the room and singing new songs, the smiliest hour of the week!
Saturday
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sep 1 to Dec 14
Junior MT Competition Team
Our junior competitive musical theatre team! Pupils must audition for a spot on the team. Pupils will be invited to compete once or twice per term. The expectation of pupils on competitive teams is high, they must prioritise attendance and ensure they keep up their training in Acting/Singing and Dancing. Pupils in an MT team must take at least one MV Technique class (Jazz is recommended for MT)
Saturday
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Sep 1 to Dec 14
Novice Competition Team
By Audition only! For pupils who would like to compete, but are new to competitions. In this class pupils will learn choreography for competitions. It's expected that pupils will support this class with their technique classes such as Ballet/Jazz/Acro* *Pupils must take at least one technique class with MV to keep their place on the team. This ensures a high level of technique is maintained across the whole team.
Saturday
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Sep 1 to Dec 14
Senior Dance Company (Contemporary Dance)
For pupils in School Year 9 and above. A high standard of Contemporary Dance, with many opportunities to perform throughout the year. This class has a more relaxed approach in Summer Term when many of our older pupils sit their GCSE and A level examinations.
Saturday
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Sep 1 to Dec 14
Junior Musical Theatre
Work towards our Junior Production of Peter Pan in the Spring! Suitable for all levels of experience. Develop confidence whilst having fun and taking part in a high quality production. For pupils ages 7-11. (This class will be split into smaller groups for many rehearsals and is taught by three members of staff)
Saturday
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Sep 1 to Dec 14
Senior Musical Theatre
Outstanding Musical Theatre training for Senior School Pupils. Several exciting opportunities to perform throughout the year. Pupils are trained to a high level in Acting, Singing and Dancing. This class runs with a professional approach to training, pupils are expected to be on time and to have prepared for their class. Pupils may be invited to audition for professional and semi-professional projects.
Saturday
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Sep 1 to Dec 14


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