Where aspiring dancers shine
"Technique is what you fall back on when you run out of inspiration" - Rudolf Nureyev
Goddards Studio provides and nurtures to the wants and needs of each and every student, delivering the highest calibre of training. We promote individuality and versatility; we encourage all of our students to find their own voice and their own style. As part of our commitment to excellent instruction, our Competitive Programme promotes self-esteem, self-discipline, teamwork and the development of well-rounded, technically trained dancers. These programmes are designed for dedicated dancers aged between 6 and 18 years, who want to pursue their love and passion for dance and performing to a higher level.
The Programme is two-tiered: Part Time Competitive and Full Time Competitive. Upon acceptance, students are placed in classes based on age and skill level. All dancers within the Competitive Programme may be eligible for Solo, Duet and Trio Extra Choreography.
Entrance to the Competitive Programme is by audition only.
We offer exceptional training and highly affordable rates for our Competitive Programme. Please contact our director for further information on our Competitive Programme, pricing details, or to arrange an audition.
Part Time Competitive
Our part time competitive programme is designed for dancers who are interested in competing at a starter level. Dancers will train between 4-6 hours a week, although all competitive dancers are encouraged to do more. Dancers who want to go on to compete in Jazz, Hip Hop and Tap, must participate in one Ballet and one Conditioning class a week. Other classes offered are, Acro, Aerial, Hip Hop, Jazz, Strength & Flexibility and Tap.
Hip Hop Only
If dancers decide they only want to participate in Hip Hop, this exciting team offers a commitment of 3.5 hours weekly training in Hip Hop, one mandatory conditioning class and one other discipline of their choice.
Full Time Competitive
Designed for dancers who want the more out of their training with a bigger commitment. Dancers train 7-12 hours per week, depending on their age and skill level. Their mandatory classes include - Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Acro and Strength & Flexibility. The dancers are placed into teams according to technique level and age.
Dancers will require a strong foundation in technique and performance. Must show self-discipline, dedication and passion to work harder, and focus on each individual dance styes being taught.
Acrodance blends classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. Students will learn beginner to advance tumbling skills on mats designed for safety. They will learn to combine the art of tumbling and choreography creating seamless and impressive performances.
All dancers will receive an Acro training handbook to help with motivation and goal setting.
Benefits: Acro develops strength, flexibility, balance and body awareness.
Jazz allows a dancer to showcase their originality whilst developing musicality and the ability to focus on performance, expression and technical precision. Jazz has its own vocabulary of steps, and its own class structure, each term we will concentrate on a different style of jazz which further develops versatility.
Benefits: Improves co-ordination, stamina and builds a strong foundation for other types of dance.
Goddards Studio is proud to offer RAD Ballet.
At least one ballet class a week is mandatory to be a part of our competitive team.
Ballet improves agility and the ability to move with grace, it is the foundation of all dance. Ballet teaches the key fundamentals of technique a dancer requires to flourish in all genres of dance and is essential when becoming a skilled, and well rounded dancer.
Benefits: It develops discipline and dedication, improves posture, balance, flexibility and strength.
Tap is a wonderful style of dance which allows a dancer to create music with their feet. It is the ultimate component in learning about rhythm and timing. Tap is broadly divided into two styles – Rhythm Tap and Theatre Tap. Rhythm Tap focuses on musicality and improvisation, and Theatre Tap is much more stylistic.
Benefits: Tap strengthens the legs and feet all while increasing mobility in the hips, knees and ankles.
Modern is a highly flexible form of dance that lends itself beautifully to the expression of a dancers thoughts and feelings in a way that uniquely represents their individuality. It can be seamlessly infused with any kind of dance.
Benefits: Encourages creative thinking, develops self expression and can relieve stress.
Hip Hop is a vibrant combination of street dance and jazz. It is a hard hitting performance driven style emphasizing the importance of musicality, choreography and more! It is a really fun form of freestyle that allows boys and girls to discover and develop their own style and personality. In this class dancers will learn a variety of specialized moves including locking, popping, whacking and house, along with essential power moves and freezes.
Benefits: It focuses on dynamics, timing, rhythm and pick up speed.
This class will be offered to dancers who take Ballet and Jazz.
Combining classic ballet with jazz, lyrical dance is soft and subtle but powerful. It allows for greater freedom of expression through fluid movement to portray a story.
Conditioning improves technique and performance in all forms of dance by strengthening the body’s core while developing coordination, balance, alignment and optimizing flexibility.