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WhizzMission

To inspire, nurture, develop and captivate our WhizzDancers in a structured yet fun, supportive, positive, creative environment with a view to encourage a life long love of dance, theatre and performance.

About WhizzDance

WhizzDance delivers…

  • Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap & WhizzTheatrics children’s classes in Streatham
  • Jazz & Tap classes adult’s classes in Streatham
  • The opportunity to take Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) exams through our Streatham HQ classes visit website
  • A biennial show to experience performing in a show that cultivate’s and facilitate’s a love of performing for our Streatham HQ WhizzDancers
  • A dynamic and versatile range of workshops through our School Holiday Camp’s that invite industry professional’s to work with our WhizzDancers
  • Dance parties for children from 3yrs+
  • A range of Dance and Theatre WhizzCLUBS in London Primary schools to 100’s of children
  • A tailored Primary School PE Through Dance and Movement scheme for KS1 using technical dance and topic based learning
*COMING SOON STREET DANCE & WHIZZTHEATRICS, PLEASE CONTACT US TO REGISTER INTEREST!*

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Dance is popular physical skill to learn because it enhances and encourages co-ordination, body-awareness, spatial-awareness, fitness, flexibility, agility, posture and musicality. Dance is known to encourage kinaesthetic intelligence, leading children to a better understanding of their own unique, individual body.

The children of WhizzDance are given a structured environment in our class delivery. Along with the wonderful physical benefits of dance already mentioned, a structured environment delivers dance in its original environment, teaches discipline and develops focus and concentration. Gone are the days of the scary dance Teacher and we always strive for a positive environment to nurture our WhizzDancers that is fun to learn in. Our WhizzTeachers take a firm but fair approach to class behaviour management.

Many ex-dancers commend their dance background for giving them the skill set to; learn quickly, be flexible in thinking, try things again, be prepared, to work hard as an individual and to work well within a team. All of these skills are easily transferable to the non-dance workplace of the big wide world. It seems that adults who have experienced dance at a young age regardless of whether they continue with throughout their formative years, are more likely to have the confidence to take dance or dance based exercise classes (such as zumba and pilates) either for fitness or pleasure as an adult.

Going to a regular class allows children the chance to make new friends away from school. Although we treat each child as an individual, it is very important for dancers to learn to work within a group.

Our carefully selected WhizzTeachers make dance imaginative, clear and fun with their teaching methods!

At the end of the 12 week terms, (Autumn and Summer) our WhizzTeacher's will invite immediate family members of our WhizzDancers to come along to our Watching Week. We select material worked on throughout the term to present in a low key sharing. We are very keen to keep a relaxed, enjoyable, 'pressures off' vibe for the children to ensure that they are comfortable so will only select material we know the WhizzDancers will be comfortable sharing. We feel that the notion of constantly 'working towards a performance' can take the enjoyment and fun away from the children. Although most of the time the kids cannot wait to show their parents and friends what they have been working on each term!

Facts

  • Professionally Qualified
  • Years of Experience
  • Ballet, Modern and Jazz
  • Character Building
  • Keeps Children Fit
Ballet Dots classes by WhizzDance
BalletTots 2yrs+
& BalletDots 3yrs+ (Preschoolers)

BalletTots is ballet for the really little ones (2yrs+) and BalletDots is for pre-schoolers (3yrs+). The classes include an introduction to ballet in a creative, imaginative, nurturing environment. Adults are welcome to join the BalletTots class as little or as much as their WhizzDancer needs. For BalletDots, we aim for WhizzDancers to be independent in the room.

Mini Movers is a more structured, ballet based class for children - suitable for 4-5 year olds
Mini Movers
4-6yrs (schoolers)
intro to Ballet & Jazz

Mini Movers is an introduction to more structured ballet dance and movement based class. The session includes Ballet and an introduction to JazzPops.

JazzPops is perfect for lively, dynamic kids who can't stop dancing
JazzBops & JazzPops
6yrs+
Jazz/Modern

JazzPops is perfect for the kids who just can't stop moving when One Direction and Beyonce come on the telly! Using a range of music from the latest pop songs to great musical theatre songs (old and new!) JazzPops offers a range of dance throughout the term with a dash of some musical games. We also sneak in some dance technique from the ISTD Modern Theatre Syllabus. But don't tell the children that, they are having too much fun!

Tap lessons for Children in London
MINI TAPS
4-5yrs (schoolers)
SHUFFLE TAPS
6yrs+

These Tap classes incorporate the work of the ISTD Primary Class along with some toe tapping and super fun stomping choreography! 

Dance lessons for Children in London
PP's & PC's
6yrs+
Ballet

PP's is short for Pre-Primary Ballet Class and PC's is short for Primary Class The syllabus is based on the ISTD grade however we do also incorporate an imaginative playful approach to the work to keep the Ballet fun. All technique can be boring and we don't want that!

Tap lessons for Children in London
WHIZZ THEATRICS


COMING SOON 

ballet classes at Streatham Youth and Community Trust's Wellfield Centre
Ballet

Ballet develops posture, strength, musicality and grace. Each dancer is unique and each body is unique and we teach the children to work within ones own body. Our Ballet classes include some set structured technical work from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance syllabus, along with some creative movement. All children have the opportunity to take ISTD Ballet exams when they are ready to be entered. Please note, extra exam class time will be expected if you decide to enter your child to the exam.

Modern Theatre classes by WhizzDance led by Maria Brodmann, qualified dance teacher
Modern Theatre

Modern Theatre from the ISTD faculty is a technical syllabus that provides structure, flexibility, strength and technique for aspiring dancers.
'Modern Theatre dance is a rhythmic dance style which originated in America before travelling to the rest of the world. It is often seen on the stages of musical productions and is known for its theatrical qualities. The style uses travelling steps, high kicks, leaps and turns which all need strength and flexibility. This is a highly energetic dance style.'

Tap classes by WhizzDance led by Maria Brodmann, qualified dance teacher
Tap

Tap uses a different skill set to Ballet and Jazz as the emphasise is on creating rhythm and sound using footwork. Due to the nature of Tap, the physicality of the work is mainly focused on the legs, hips, knees and ankles and of course those tapping feet! Tap teaches a great sense of rhythm, timing and musical awareness. Tap compliments other forms of dance training and contributes to all of those other wonderful benefits dance offers such as listening, focus, responding to direction.

What we offer?

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Our highly qualified and experienced staff are guaranteed to bring out the best dancer and performer in your child

Say Hello!

Miss Maria

WhizzPrincipal

Miss Maria has danced since the age of 2 and a half. Maria's initial training was at Bojangles Dance in Lichfield, Staffordshire.

Miss Catherine

WhizzTeacher

Miss Catherine is a qualified ISTD Teacher having obtained her Diploma in Dance Education status in Ballet and Modern Theatre.

Miss Sammy

WhizzTeacher

Miss Sammy is a qualified Dance Teacher with the Association of American Dancing in Ballet, Tap and Modern Jazz.

Miss Flo

WhizzAssistant

Miss Flo recently received her dancing qualification with the IDTA and teaches Commercial Dance in various studios around South West London.

Miss Jodie

WhizzTeacher

Miss Jodie recently graduated from The Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts as Head Girl after being on a full, 3-year scholarship.

Miss Laura

WhizzAssistant/WhizzTeacher

Miss Laura grew up in Valencia and started dancing at the age of three, training in Flamenco (Spanish dance).

Miss Amelia

WhizzTeacher

Miss Amelia trained in Dance and Musical Theatre at The Urdang Academy graduating with a National Diploma in Musical Theatre and her ISTD (Teaching) Associate in Modern Theatre.

Miss Lily

WhizzTeacher & Zumba Instructor

Miss Lily was born & trained as a dancer in Spain where she obtained the Overseas Ballet Dancer of the year award by the I.D.T.A.

Miss Keziah

WhizzTeacher

Miss Keziah began dancing at the age of 4 at her local dance school in the West Midlands where she was able to perform and take examinations in ballet, tap, modern, theatre craft and musical theatre.

Miss Beth

WhizzTeacher

Miss Beth began dancing at the age of 4 at Corraine Collins Dance Studios in Cheltenham.

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WHIZZDANCE IS HOSTED AT STREATHAM YOUTH AND COMMUNITY TRUST'S WELLFIELD CENTRE ON TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS, DUNRAVEN SECONDARY SCHOOL ON SATURDAYS & STREATHAM YOUTH AND COMMUNITY TRUST’S CONYERS RD SITE ON MONDAYS

THIS PRICING STRUCTURE IS DUE TO CHANGE JANUARY 2018 · SIBLINGS GET A 10% DISCOUNT

BALLETDOTS

£75PER TERM

  • 3 years+ Pre-Scoolers
  • 30 Minutes
  • creative movement
  • imaginative dance
  • increases body awareness
  • boosts co-ordination
  • enhances musicality
  • positively encouraged

MINI MOVERS

£90PER TERM

  • 4 to 5 years
  • 45 Minutes
  • more structured ballet
  • creative movement
  • introduction to JAZZBOPS
  • develops posture
  • boosts co-ordination
  • increases body awareness

BALLET CLASSES

£90PER TERM

  • 6 years+
  • ISTD syllabus
  • PRE-PRIMARY AND PRIMARY CLASS
  • IMAGINATIVE
  • technical
  • structured
  • sense of accomplishment

JAZZBOPS & JAZZPOPS

£75-90PER TERM

  • 6 years+
  • LATEST POP SONGS
  • dynamic
  • MUSICAL THEATRE SONGS
  • WIDE RANGE OF DANCE
  • MUSICAL GAMES
  • ISTD MODERN THEATRE SYLLABUS

MINI/SHUFFLE TAPS

£75-90PER TERM

  • 4 years+
  • RHYTHMICAL
  • MUSICAL
  • FUN MUSIC
  • CHOREOGRAPHY
  • FOOTWORK
  • ISTD SYLLABUS
AT WHIZZDANCE HQ THERE IS A REGISTRATION FEE. THE COST OF BALLET, JAZZ & TAP CLASSES IS £25 AND INCLUDES YOUR CHILD’S FIRST LEOTARD. REGISTRATION FEE STREET DANCE IS £15 AND INCLUDES YOUR CHILD’S UNIFORM T.SHIRT. PLEASE NOTE, IF YOUR CHILD ENROLS MID-TERM, YOU WILL ONLY BE CHARGED FOR THE LESSONS RECEIVED AFTER THE FREE TRIAL.
Please see refund policy for more information.

EXTRA SERVICES AVAILABLE

EXTRA CLASSES ARE MANDETORY FOR THOSE WORKING TOWARDS DANCE EXAM’S. THERE ARE VARIOUS COSTS INVOLVED WITH PARTICIPATING. ALL REQUIRED INFORMATION WILL BE COMMUNICATED VIA WHIZZDANCE ONCE YOUR CHILD HAS BEEN INVITED TO TAKE THE EXAM. EXAM’S ARE NOT COMPULSORY (ABSOLUTELY, NO PRESSURE!) BUT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE THAT CAN COMMIT TO THE PROCESS. THERE IS NO SET TIME FRAME TO WHICH A CHILD IS READY TO TAKE AN EXAM IN. AS AND WHEN YOUR CHILD IS READY TO BE ENTERED FOR AN EXAM YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED.

ALL FEES MUST BE PAID TERMLY IN ADVANCE AND CANNOT BE REFUNDED

  • Healthy
  • Exciting
  • Dynamic
  • Fun
  • Structured
  • Nurturing
  • Educational
  • Musical Games
  • ISTD Syllabus
  • Professional Staff
  • FREE Trial
  • Ballet, Modern & Jazz
  • Make New Friends
  • Enjoyable Classes
  • Confidence Building
  • Teamwork Exercises

Testimonials

  • Beatrice Hayes says Maria Brodmann is a great dance teacher

    Professional, friendly and most of all great fun! Thank you Miss Maria and the team for providing such a lovely dance school for our kids.

    Karen Buckley

    Tilayla’s Mum

  • Beatrice Hayes says Maria Brodmann is a great dance teacher

    Beatriz loves her ballet classes more and more, they are the highlight of her week.

    Carmen Sousa

    Beatriz’s Mum

  • Beatrice Hayes says Maria Brodmann is a great dance teacher

    My five year old daughter loves attending Miss Maria's classes. It's really helped her listening skills and coordination. Plus whenever we go to a party or wedding now she has some nifty skills to show everyone on the dance floor. Highly recommended.

    Tom Robinson

    Matilda's Dad

  • Beatrice Hayes says Maria Brodmann is a great dance teacher

    Maria provided me with detailed and professional teaching in such a fun atmosphere, she also gave me and insight into the professional industry and really inspired me to pursue my training further.

    Beatrice Hayes

    3rd year at The Urdang Academy

  • Beatrice Hayes says Maria Brodmann is a great dance teacher

    My 4 year old daughter Sophia has been in Miss Maria’s WhizzDance class since Jan 2015. During this period, she is beginning to develop some ballet dance styles and social good skills ( e.g listening, learning to participate and work well with her peers). Sophia loves ballet; I believe that this is due to the fact that Miss Maria uses a child centred approach that allows the children to engage in ballet in a fun way. Her mini mover’s class, (for 4-5year old) allows children to learn and appreciate a diverse set music styles, such as contemporary ballet, modern and jazz, and Sophia loves this mix. Miss Maria is very professional and approachable. As a parent I feel actively involved in my Child’s dance experience as we are regularly updated and we get to see how our children are progressing in end of term performances. Also when I have any concern or issues, I am able to raise this with Miss Maria and have it dealt with appropriately. Sophia is always talking about her ballet class in a positive light, and whenever she gets the opportunity, she loves to show others what she is learning in her ballet class. As a Mother, I am very proud of what she has accomplished in such a short amount of time, under the guidance of Miss Maria. If you are looking for a fun, friendly and professional ballet school for your child, I strongly recommend WhizzDance.

    Kemi Browne

    Sophia's Mum

  • Another really satisfied customer of WhizzDance, London

    Maria taught my daughter when she first started dancing at the age of three. Her lessons were structured, disciplined and most importantly fun. Maria is passionate about dancing and invests time to ensure that proper teqhnique is achieved. This is something that my daughter has been continually complimented on as she has progressed with her dancing career. I would highly recommend Maria and only wished we lived closer to her dance school so that my daughter could again benefit from her wonderful teaching!

    Melanie Yearwood

    Myliah's Mum

  • Beatrice Hayes says Maria Brodmann is a great dance teacher

    I can not recommend WhizzDance and Miss Maria highly enough. My 4 year old Isla has been going to Minimovers since January 2015. She has learnt many skills, such as how to listen to instructions, clap along to a rhythm and have good posture but most importantly she LOVES it! We have been on summer holidays for 5 weeks and she is still showing everyone she meets her favourite routines. She has even taught her big brother a few steps! Miss Maria is brilliant. Firm but fun and hugely experienced. She has even managed to convince me to dust off my old ballet shoes!

    Gemma Clark

    Isla's Mum

  • Testimonial from  about Maria Brodmann and WhizzDance - Dance tuition for children in London

    Maria is an experienced and creative teacher of dance. Having worked for our academy on a number of occasions the children thoroughly enjoyed her classes and found her to be an inspiration.

    Sarah Hemming

    Burton Dance Academy Principal

  • Beatrice Hayes says Maria Brodmann is a great dance teacher

    Miss Maria has been providing adult jazz and tap classes for the past 8 weeks. It was great to have an adult based class back in the community. The classes are of a mixed ability and Maria has the drive and patience to take all her students through a pace that is most comfortable for them, but still giving you that push to get the best out of you. I've had very limited tap training (although trained in other disciplines) and Maria has brought out the inner tapper in me, much to the annoyance of my husband! The routines are very creative with brilliant soundtracks and I look forward to learning more week on week. I would highly recommend these classes whether you're a beginner, intermediate or advanced level. There's something for everyone whether you want to get fit, have fun or bring out the inner dancer in you!

    Lynette Clarke

“a positive environment
for children to grow as dancers & performers”


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