Upstage Theatre

Training the *stars* of tomorrow

Subjects we offer

  • Freestyle (Disco)
  • Street Dance & Hip Hop
  • Musical Theatre (Dance, Drama, Singing)
  • Latin American
  • Cheerleading
  • Line Dance
  • Ballroom
  • Classical Sequence
  • Rock n Roll
  • Dance Fitness
  • GDP (National Curriculum)
  • Dance Teaching Exams
  • Private Singing Lessons & Performance Choirs
  • Private Dance Lessons
  • Wedding Dance Lessons



Freestyle/disco is the trendiest and most popular form of dance in the UK today. In involves runs, spins, kicks and leaps as well as many other diverse steps and movements with lots of different arm and hand actions. The music can be fast and 'beaty' or slow and sensuous, allowing dancers of all ages to use freedom of expression to enhance their style.  We enter pupils for IDTA Disco exams: Rosettes (Under 8s), Social Dance, One Dance Tests, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Gold bars (1-3), Gold Stars (1-5), Presidents Awards and International Awards. 



 Think Diversity!....Have you ever seen the hottest pop band's music video or performance on Top of the Pops? Then you will already know what Streetdance looks like. Streetdance takes any form of popular music - from pop to hip hop - and choreographs routines to the beats. We have seen that, only too often, the most successful pop acts have made it big by combining Streetdance routines with their tunes and lyrics.  At Upstage we also incorporate basic breakdance moves. 


So you wanna be a star? Or maybe you just want to have the moves - and the fun - of the stars. So start with the IDTA's Musical Theatre Syllabus! A fusion of all modern music and dance styles, Musical Theatre takes you to inspirational heights. The spotlight's on you!  We learn scripts and scenes from the Stage and Screen - you're favourite Musicals and Films as well as learning songs and dances!  Learn the correct singing techniques and dance moves and become the next star of High School Musical!



Think 'Strictly Come Dancing'.  Latin American incorporates the Jive, Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, Salsa and Mambo.  We enter pupils for IDTA exams in Latin American.  



Cheerleading is all about teamwork - learn how to create Chants and Cheers and perform the latest moves to energetic cheerleading anthems!!! Pom Poms are used in some routines and other routines are Dance Squad based (Drill Teams).  When old enough, you can even try lifts and stunts! 



 Think 'Hannah Montannas Hoedown Throwdown'.  Line Dancing used to be called 'Country Line Dancing' as it was performed to Country Music.  Now we also have Modern Line Dancing performed to Modern Music.  Dances are usually performed in Lines or in a circle.  



It's the dance's you normally see at Weddings, Proms and Balls.  It incorporates Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Quickstep and sometimes the Viennese Waltz.  



Think of the traditional Dances of the past they did in Dance Halls and at Balls.  Classical Sequence includes: Tangos, Two Steps, Waltzs, Gavottes, Scottishes and many more.  


Rock n Roll incorporates the Jive and Jitterbug with lifts and partnerwork.  


The latest craze for keeping Fit! ..... Dance styles include Aerobics, Boxercise, Body Jam, Zumba, Body Pump, Latin, Line, Street and Disco.  Some pupils have lost 4 stone in under a year! 


The General Dance Programme (GDP) works along side the national curriculum teaching children the techniques of Dance.  Learn dances from around the world, learn mimes and skipping, galloping, spinning, jumping and kicking correctly.  


 We can train pupils to become IDTA teachers of the future! Learn anatomy, how to teach and choreography.  You have to produce portfolios and learning diarys so it's a lot of hard work! Pupils must be over 16 to take the student teacher exam and over 18 to take the Associate Exam.  


Learn the correct way to sing.  We learn all styles from Musical Theatre, Pop, Gospel and Classical.  Take LCMM Grades or IDTA Musical Theatre Singing Exams.  All Exams require some element of Drama and Movement!  Fancy a group environment? .... Try our performance choirs/groups! ... We learn dance moves whilst singing - Think 'Don't Stop Believing'!


Are you studying for an exam, competition or perhaps you just need some private time to go over the steps you have learnt in class? ..... Private lessons can be taken in any of the above Dance Styles and can also include Contemporary, GCSE/A Level Choreography, Tap, Theatre Craft, Modern and Ballet.  



Are you getting married or are you attend a friends wedding or running a hen party? .... We can choreograph both traditional and modern wedding dances - from Waltz's to performing Thriller with all the Bridesmaids!