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Looking for Dance classes in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, and Contemporary?
 
Classes in Ipswich & Hacheston

We welcome all young dancers from the age of 2+ years to train with us. Whether it be those wanting to experience the joy of dance or aspiring pre-professional dancers, we would love to welcome you.

 

Click Get in Contact to enquire and book your trial. 

Ballet Dancers

INFORMATION & UPDATES

SPRING TERM 2024

Saturday 06 January - Saturday 23 March 2024

No classes on or between Saturday 17 - Saturday 24 February (Half Term)

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SUMMER TERM 2024

Saturday 20 April - Saturday 06 July 2024

No classes on or between Saturday 25 May - Saturday 01 June(Half Term)

SUMMER HOLIDAY INTENSIVES & WORKSHOPS

See here

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AUTUMN TERM 2023 SHOW TRAILER & PROGRAMME HERE

Trailer Here
 

See our AR School of Dance 2023 Leavers Here

 

AR School of Dance Terms & Conditions here

 

Information & Updates
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LEARN WITH US

Services

BALLET

Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus Classes

  • Pre School 

  • Pre Primary

  • Primary (Level 1)

  • Primary (Level 2)

  • Grade 1 - 8 
     

Vocational Grades for Pre-Professional Dancers:
 

  • Intermediate Foundation (11+ years)

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced Foundation

  • Advanced 1 & 2

  • Pointe (Intermediate +)

 

Around the world RAD exams are recognised for their quality, offering a wide range of exams and assessments to motivate and reward pupils of all ages and abilities in ballet. The syllabus focusses on creativity and musicality, providing opportunities to progress and achieve.

MODERN THEATRE

Imperial Society of Teachers Dancing Syllabus Classes

  • Modern Theatre: Tap & Modern Dance (Level 1)

  • Modern Theatre: Tap & Modern Dance (Level 2)

  • Grade 1 - 6 (7+ years)

  • Intermediate Foundation (11+ years)

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

 

Modern Theatre dance is a rhythmic dance style often seen on the stages of musical productions and uses travelling steps, high kicks, leaps, and turns.

Since 1904 the ISTD have provided training and examinations that develops dance technique, whilst aiming to educate the public in the art of dancing in all its forms and to promote knowledge of dance.

TAP

Imperial Society of Teachers Dancing Syllabus Classes

  • Modern Theatre: Tap & Modern (Level 1)

  • Modern Theatre: Tap & Modern (Level 2)

  • Grade 1 - 6 (7+ years)

  • Intermediate (13+ years)

  • Advanced 1

 

Tap dance is a theatrical art form often seen on stage in musicals. It requires striking the floor, beating out different rhythms, whilst wearing tap shoes which have small metal plates on the toe and heel to give the distinctive sound.

Since 1904 the ISTD have provided training and examinations that develops dance technique, whilst aiming to educate the public in the art of dancing in all its forms and to promote knowledge of dance.

JAZZ

Imperial Society of Teachers Dancing Syllabus Classes

  • Bronze

  • Silver

  • Jazz


This technique and syllabus seeks to develop the skill and understanding of modern jazz dance by developing the physical ability to communicate through movement in an expressive and artistic way

Since 1904 the ISTD have provided training and examinations that develops dance technique, whilst aiming to educate the public in the art of dancing

CONTEMPORARY

Creative Classes

  • Recommended for 11+ years

This is an unset creative class designed to complement those in syllabus training. The class introduces the fundamentals and vocabulary of Contemporary dance and is delivered with a creative collaboration approach for pupils to feel inspired, challenged and empowered.

PERFORMANCES

Creative Opportunities

  • For those aged 7+
     

We deliver annual summer schools that aims to expose pupils to new art forms and techniques, and biennial performances that aim to enhance performance skills, introduce and prepare pupils for theatre.

About Us

ABOUT US

Anna Hartley - School Principal

Miss Anna’s dance journey started at the age of three and after completing her training as a young dancer was fortunate enough to work under those who re-developed the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus. In addition to her qualified RAD status and membership, Anna is a PBT Instructor (Progressing Ballet Technique) and recently attended the Royal Ballet Inspire Course. 

 

Alison Hartley - School Manager

Following her sisters footsteps, Alisons dance journey started at a young age and after completing her training found herself better suited to making things happen and supporting young dancers in their pathways. Working in Arts Management has worked as a for DanceEast, Wild Space Dance Co. (directed by National Ballet of Canada Associate Choreographer, Robert Binet), and currently works part time for English National Ballet as Head of Participation. 

 

Established in 1982 as the Angela Rowe school of Dance, Angela Rivett Rowe turned her professional performance career into a passion for training and supporting children and young people in Suffolk. 

 

In 2013 the Angela Rowe (AR) School of Dance took new ownership, now run by sisters Anna and Alison Hartley. After many years of making their own dance memories and supporting the school in various roles, it was to no ones surprise that this is what they would end up doing. 

 

With an excellent team of teachers the school delivers high quality training in dance technique with two established examination systems - the Royal Academy of Dance and the Imperial Society of Teachers Dancing - and provides opportunities for pupils to take part in performances, dance festivals and summer schools for further development.

 

All teachers are registered members of the RAD and or ISTD and have valid DBS checks.

ANNA HARTLEY

PRINCIPAL RAD TEACHER & MANAGER

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ALISON HARTLEY

BUSINESS MANAGER

GAIL LISTER

ISTD TEACHER

SARAH SCANNELL

ISTD TEACHER

ANGELA RIVETT

RAD TEACHER

CONTACT DETAILS

WHERE TO FIND US AND HOW TO ENQUIRE

Ipswich: Alan Road Methodist Church, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 8EZ

Framlingham: Hacheston Village Hall, The St, Hacheston, IP13 0DW



Call Miss Anna: 07740 769742

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