At The Benson Stage Academy we offer a wide range of dance styles to suit all ages and abilities
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Tap dance classes encourage pupils to develop their own musicality and confidence. The combinations taught in lessons build strength in the legs and feet, in addition to to increasing flexibility in the hips, knees and ankles. This is a fantastic dance style for all ages!

Key benefit of tap dancing – exercises your mind

In order to memorise steps and rhythms, our mind has to be focused and sharp. Many studies have proven the benefits of connecting mind to body, especially for mature adults.
ballet class


Ballet is a classical dance form which allows pupils to create wonderful poise and develop good posture, elegance, balance, and co-ordination. Enrolling in ballet classes helps train a graceful prowess throughout various leaps, turns and movement patterns which will transcend into other dance styles and daily life.

Key benefit of ballet – technique

Ballet laid out most of the vocabulary and techniques on which others dance styles have formed. In ballet classes these moves are explained and executed in detail, allowing you to learn at a comfortable pace. Moves are learnt individually and properly so that proper technique is maintained. Translating that knowledge into other dance styles is much easier than trying to learn the foundations and techniques of two styles at one time.
modern dance


Modern is a popular class encompassing components from several different dance techniques including Jazz, Contemporary, Modern and Commercial. Pupils are taught how to dance using their core muscles and will learn how to leap, turn, expand, relax and contract their bodies. From lyrical to show girl this class covers it all!

Key benefit of Modern – Creativity

The skills learnt in a modern class can develop the dancers creativity and imagination. Many of our dancers find their choreographic skills through this dance style.

Freestyle Dance


Freestyle is a modern, expressive and varied dance style that’s very popular in the UK today. It involves runs, spins, kicks and leaps, as well as many other diverse steps and movements with lots of arm and hand actions.

Key benefit of Freestyle – self expression

The music can be fast and rhythmic or slow and relaxed, allowing dancers of all ages to use freedom of expression to enhance their style.

Cheer Dance

Cheer Dance

Cheerleading Classes incorporate skills from dance and moves from acro. This is a weekly class and encourages athletic discipline, strength, co-ordination and flexibility.

Key benefit of Cheer Dance – Team Building

Cheer dance offers more than physical benefits, it can help teach kids essential life skills, including teamwork, discipline, and communication. Squad members must rely on each other for the effectiveness of routines.

Acrobatic Dancing


Acro is a new blend of dance style. It combines classical techniques with acrobatic skills. While all dance is physical, this form is particularly athletic and has unique choreography due to its use of acrobatics in a dance environment. These classes are designed to improve the students poise, stamina, strength and flexibility. The syllabus covers a wide range of moves including backwards and forward rolls, handstands, cartwheels, forward and backward walkovers, leaps, splits, jumps and turns.

Key benefit of Freestyle – Strength & Flexibility

Upper and lower-body strength is needed to perform the acrobatic elements in routines. While core strength is key for controlling balances. Acro dance lessons will help students strengthen their muscles and increase flexibility with moves like cartwheels, chest stands, hand springs, and splits often without them even realising it.

Strictly Solo

Ballroom technique and style without a partner! Covid made partner work difficult, we realised that ballroom could still be fun without a partner. These classes will be full of salsa, samba and sizzle.

Adult Classes

We offer adult classes in Ballet, Tap, Modern and Strictly Solo. What better way to meet friends and keep fit at the same time! You will find the class times on the schedule under Open as the classes are for mixed abilities they are open to everyone.

Preschool classes

Uni-Ted Thursday 9.30-10.00 focuses on ballet and tap with a sprinkle of other styles. Saturday 9.00-9.30 focuses on freestyle and ballet with mix of other styles. These offer a fantastic introduction to dance

Any Questions?

If you would like more information or have any questions about our classes and timetables, then please contact us!

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