Chorlton Dance Classes – Pete Francis


 Hi and welcome to you future dance pupils of mine. It is time to get excited about stepping out to my new Saturday dance classes. Taster classes will start on Saturday 15th, 22nd and 29th September and i will be teaching Urban/contemporary and Stomp hands and feet classes.Kids((6-11) 10 -11 and Teens (11-12). DFrom October the Classes will be split into Kids 10 -12 and Teens 12.30-2.30.

Adult classes are as follows:

Monday and Tuesday evenings,  6.30-8 Urban/Contemporary 8-9.30 ballet


.About the classes


Dance in my opinion is a fantastic form of self expression. When think back to my classes as a teenager, there was nothing better than landing a difficult leap, or adding that extra turn when doing pirouettes. Dance needs to be as fun and enjoyable as well as hard work, and Iintend to deliver just that.So come and give it a try…


Stomp (hands and feet)

 =These classes are incredibly accessible for for all as we are using stamps and claps so there is very little in the way of movements to learn.. Using the simple idea of stamps and claps, we create very funky rhythmical routines. A great class for boys and girls of all ages. See the routine below.


I will be teaching traditional classical ballet, in a non traditional way. The class will be split into two parts, the barre work first which acts as a warm up and prep for the centre work which follows. Th children will learn the positions of the arms and feet, how to pirouette and turn, leaps and jumps and everything in between. Ballet shoes are advisable but not essential.

Urban./Contemporary dance

Contemporary dance is like a relaxed, less rigid type of ballet, in so much as it uses the same positions of the arms and feet, but massively easier to pick up and much more fun.Its perfect for beginners and people who are interested in exploring dance as it retains the grace and strength of ballet but is much more flowing. The Urban touch comes by intergrating smooth moionwalk/boddypoppy type of a flow to both foot work and movements.


Unlike most dance schools, we will not be having long “variety” type perfomances at the end of each term. I do feel that it is important however that children develop performance confidence, and so we will be adapting some of the classics so they are achievable for younger dancers.