Class Styles ...
Ballet - Students start by learning the basics of classical ballet technique including; positioning, posture, turn-out and arm carriage. Students will learn various exercises to increase their performance quality in other styles of dance and to learn the beautiful quality of this classical style.
Acrobatics – Students will learn the basics of rhythm and dance while also learning gymnastics floor work and flexibility. Learn both dance and gymnastics combined in this exciting acrobatics class. Movements include somersaults, cartwheels, hand stands and walkovers.
Jazz – Jazz is a style of dance that is a mid-point between the technical aspects of Ballet and the upbeat tempos of Hip Hop. Students will learn steps, combinations, techniques, musicality, and rhythm.
Tap – Tap students will not only learn dance steps, footwork, and combinations, but also learn musicality, and rhythm including counting various beats and how to listen to the music. Students will also further their knowledge of music theory and how it applies to dance.
Modern - Students will learn the basics of Modern. Classes include combinations and technqiues that is a cross between Jazz and Ballet and Contemporary.
Dance Exams - BATD...
Carol Brown School of Dance offers dance exams in many dance styles. These exams are held by the British Association of Teachers of Dancing. The BATD is the first dance association created in Scotland in 1892 and has members worldwide. Exams will be held in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Modern, and Hip Hop.
Exams help students to:
gain a sense of achievement
have a better understanding of the discipline involved in dance
focus on the execution of steps and techniques
work harder in class and practice more
have good retention and memorization of steps and combinations
have a better understanding of how to perform
deal with pre-performance nervousness
Exams are taken in the following levels:
Starlite: Level 1, Level 2
Medals: First Steps, Pre-Bronze, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Blue Riband, British Medallion, British Award, Premier Award, Annual Award.
Grades: Pre-primary, Primary, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced.
Professionals: Teachers (Associate), Teachers (Membership), (Fellowship)
Our competitive team is a close-knit community. We strive to become a family that works together to make competitive work exciting.
If you are interested in auditioning for the team please contact Mrs. Brown at