Classes are held at the following locations in North Somerset:

  • Nailsea Methodist Church, Nailsea (Map)

 

  • Nailsea School Dance Studio, Nailsea 

 

  • WI Hall, Backwell (Map)

 

  • St George's Church Hall, Easton-in-Gordano (Map)

 

 

 

Want to join us?

Call us now on

01934 513505

Events at a glance:

2018

 

  • 12-17 February - Half Term - no classes
  • 19 February - Term begins & fees due
  • 10-11 March - Whole School Show at Backwell School
  • 24 March - End of Term for Easter Holidays/Bristol Eisteddfod 
  • 9 April - Term Begins
  • 7 May - May Day Bank Holiday - no classes

 

 

We welcome students throughout the year. If you are interested in enrolling in the Adele Stitch School of Dance, please use our contact form or call Adele on 01934 513505.


BALLET

At the Adele Stitch School of Dance we follow the syllabi of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). Tiny Tots ballet classes start at the age of three and then lead into Pre-Primary in Dance, Primary in Dance, Grades 1-7 and then into the Vocational Grades of Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced 1. The RAD offers a series of examinations based on these syllabi which we encourage our students to take part in, however they are in no way compulsory. For older students thinking about higher education, RAD Exams are on the UCAS points tariff so students can use their ballet exams to help them get into university, regardless of the course they may choose to study. If you'd like to join our ballet classes contact us today.

 

Adult Ballet



We can offer you fun and fitness in a ballet lesson with no ties. Classes are 'pay as you go' for your convenience. Dress code is informal (don't worry you don't have to get back in those ballet tights and leotard!), just wear clothing that is comfortable and allows you to move your body with ease. Ballet is a great way to tone your body and get back in shape - come along and have a go, you might just like it!

 



Uniform for Ballet

The guidelines for uniform are clearly set out below, along with a video tutorial to help with those ballet buns. Dancing is a highly disciplined activity and so the rules must be followed. As the winter draws nearer and the temperatures drop, why not check out Dance Direct's latest range of warm up wear to keep you warm in class. We will not permit 'extra layers' in our syllabus classes unless they are our own school merchandise or specifically designed for dance. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.



 

Tiny Tots Ballet, Pre-Primary & Primary In Dance

  • Pink Ballet shoes
  • Pink Ballet socks
  • 'Marine Blue' wrapover Georgette skirt*
  • 'Marine Blue' Chloe Leotard*
  • 'Marine Blue' cardigan (optional for those colder days)
  • Cuddly toy (Tiny Tots Ballet) / Wand (Pre-Primary)

 



Grade 1 & Grade 2

  • Pink Ballet shoes
  • Pink Ballet socks
  • Lavender leotard and lavender elasticated ballet belt*
  • For Character - Black Character shoes (low heel) / Black Character Skirt with corresponding ribbon colours to match Lavender leotard (for order details, see 'uniform stockists' below)
  • Hair in bun from Grade 2 upwards

 



Grade 3,4 & 5

  • Pink Ballet shoes
  • Pink Ballet socks or tights
  • Navy leotard and navy elasticated ballet belt*
  • For Character - Black Character shoes (cuban heel) / Black Character Skirt with corresponding ribbons to match navy leotard (for order details, see below)
  • Hair in bun

 

Grade 6 & 7

  • Pink Ballet shoes
  • Pink Ballet tights
  • Black Capezio leotard – link to Dance Direct where you can buy this leotard
  • Black chiffon skirt (for order details, see 'Uniform Stockists' below) 
  • Chiffon scarf (for order details, see 'Uniform Stockists' below)
  • For Character – Black Character Shoes (cuban heel) / Black Character Skirt (for order details, see 'Uniform Stockists' below)
  • Pink Pointe shoes (although pointe work is not examined in these grades, it will be practised)
  • Hair in bun

 

Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate & Advanced 1 

  • Pink soft pointe shoes with ribbons (soft satin shoes for I.F Exam)
  • Pink pointe shoes with ribbons
  • Pink ballet tights
  • Purple RAD 'Alice' Leotard with thin or thick straps 
  • Elasticated belt to match colour of leotard
  • Hair in bun

 

 

'Adele Stitch School of Dance' hoodies, tops and various other merchandise (including onesies) can be purchased at selected times throughout the year. Order forms will be offered to your child at their dance class.

 

*N.B It is preferable that all leotards and the Georgette wrapover skirt (Pre-Primary/Primary) display the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) official logo.

MODERN & TAP

At the Adele Stitch School of Dance we can offer you Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) classes in Modern and Tap Dance from Primary to Advanced 1. The Modern syllabi in the early stages are based on natural movements such as walking, running, jumping and skipping. It is designed to encourage an imaginative and rapid response from beginners. Boys work has been developed to meet increasing demand for modern dance training for boys. ISTD Exams are on the UCAS Points Tariff so students can use their Modern and Tap Exams to help them gain entry to university, regardless of the course they may have chosen to study. If you are interested in our Modern or Tap classes, contact us today.

Uniform for Modern & Tap





Tiny Tots, Primary, Grade 1 & 2

  • Black socks and black Tap Shoes for Tap
  • Purple leotard
  • Bare feet for Modern

 

Grade 3, 4, 5 & 6

  • Black Tap Shoes with teletone taps on both toe and heel
  • Black footless tights for Modern
  • Black jazz trousers for Tap
  • Black Capezio leotard with criss-cross back
  • Bare feet for Modern

 



Vocational Grades (Intermediate upwards)

  • Black Tap Shoes with teletone taps on both toe and heel
  • Black Capezio leotard with criss-cross back
  • Black footless tights for Modern
  • Black Jazz trousers for Tap
  • Bare feet for Modern

Hair to be worn neatly.

No jewellery - only small stud earrings acceptable

 

'Adele Stitch School of Dance' hoodies, tops and various other merchandise (including onesies) can be purchased at selected times throughout the year. Order forms will be offered to your child at their dance class or you can download a form on the homepage of this website.  

 

JAZZ

Jazz is a non-syllabus class which we currently offer at Senior level only (see Timetable)

 

 

At Senior level, Jazz is designed to help with strength. The class starts off with a high energy warm-up, a limber of the legs, body conditioning exercises and travelling steps from the corner. This class should make you feel fresh, alive and assured that you've had a good work out.

 No examinations are done in this lesson.

 If you're interested in joining our Senior Jazz class, contact us today. We also have an adult Tap class too!

 



Uniform for Jazz

 

  • Bare feet or Jazz shoes
  • Dancewear or comfortable clothes suitable for exercising in

UNIFORM STOCKISTS


Dancewear is available from the following local stores;

 

If you are unsure what uniform your child needs, just quote 'Adele Stitch School of Dance' in-store and they will be happy to help you.

 

For all your pointe shoe needs, please visit a specialist fitter. It is not recommended that you buy pointe shoes online as they are very specific to the individual dancer's feet and need to be fitted by a specialist.

 

Character Skirts for RAD Grades 1-7 and chiffon skirts and scarves for RAD Grades 6-7 can be purchased in-house through Amanda Hayden. She can be contacted on 07505 130412. Amanda also makes costumes for Eisteddfods and specialises in tutus. For all your costume needs, please visit Amanda's website.

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