Let’s go back to basics with our DSL Ballet, Tap and Hip Hop Fundamentals Courses. 

So if you’ve always fancied trying out some Fred Astaire moves, or you’ve always dreamed of moving like Darcey Bussell, but wouldn’t know where to start then our fundamentals courses are for you! We’ll coach you through the very basics of the dance techniques in a friendly, encouraging environment. You can learn a new skill, while having fun and getting fit- what more could you want? These courses are perfect for those with little to absolutely no dance experience. Our teachers will introduce you to the very basics of the style, and in a class full of other beginners it’s the perfect atmosphere to get to grips with these dance styles. These courses have been running successfully for several years, and we have seen many students start at the very beginning to then progress onto our improvers and intermediate classes!

DSL Ballet Fundamentals

Suitable for beginners who would like to get a grounding and understanding of the basics of Ballet. This six week course will look at the technique of the basic steps, the terminology, and main principles of the style in a fun and relaxed class format. Ballet is a great way to tone and improve overall fitness while improving skills such as balance, co-ordination, artistry of movement and developing core strength.

Dates: Thursday 29th September – Thursday 3rd November 2016


Time: 6.15pm – 7.30pm    Age group: Adults (min. 16yrs)    Level: Beginners

What to bring: Ballet shoes or socks and comfortable clothing. Looking to invest in new ballet shoes? Check out our studio shop!

Do I need to book? Yes!


Course Price: £42 for the six week course, or £39 NUS

DSL Tap Fundamentals

This course is exploring the basic technique and fundamentals of tap dance including traditional beginner steps such as shuffles, taps, riffs and basic rhythm exercises. The Part 1 course aims to teach you the basic vocabulary to help you progress into Part 2 and 3 and the main beginners class.

Dates:  Part 1 – Tuesday 13th September – Tuesday 4th October 2016

Part 2 – Tuesday 11th October – Tuesday 1st November 2016

Part 3 – Tuesday 8th November – Tuesday 13th December 2016

Time: 8.30pm – 9.30pm     Age Group: Adults (min. 16yrs)     Level: Beginners

What to bring: Tap shoes or smooth soled shoes if you want to try before investing in shoes. Looking to invest in new shoes? Check out our studio shop!

Do I need to book? Yes!

Course Prices: Parts 1 & 2 £30 for the four week course/ £27.50 for NUS. Part 3 is £42 for the six week course/ £39 for NUS.

DSL Hip Hop Fundamentals

Suitable for complete beginners this fun filled six week course will introduce you to some of the basic hip hop foundations including house, waacking, new jack, breakin, locking, krumping and more! A chance to learn grooves and moves for the Saturday nights whilst getting a great work out. Come sweat it out with us hip hop style.

Dates: Tuesday 27th September – Tuesday 1st November 2016.


Time: 7.25pm – 8.25pm     Age Group: Adults (min. 16yrs)      Level: Beginners

What to bring? Trainers/Hi-tops

Do I need to book? Yes!        Course Price: £42 for the six week course/ £39 NUS.




How to book onto our courses?

To book a place on one of our fundamentals courses please contact the DSL team either via email or by calling us. We will then register you into the class and provide you with information on how to pay for the course.

As always, if you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.


0113 242 1550