My child has turned 6 – what happens now?!

As you may have be aware, StarMovers is a syllabus created for young children aged 6 years & under, that means if your child has turned 6 (or soon to be 7) you may be wondering what’s next?

 

As our classes are for 6 year olds, we are happy for you to continue with us once they have turned 6 (we don’t kick anyone out!), but if they have been with us for a few years, your child may be ready for the ‘next step’ & we would be happy to discuss options with us.

 

We hope your child has enjoyed their dance journey with us & that they have created magical memories that they will carry forever!

 

As a StarMovers dancing star, your child will have gained a solid foundation of dance, developed their gross motor skills & co-ordination alongside a love of music, an understanding of rhythm & basic ballet technique. Whatever you choose to do, your child should be well equipped to continue their dance journey.

 

Some of you may know that we do have a training academy for dancers aged 7 to 13 years called ‘Barnsley Youth Dance Academy’ which may be of interest to you & your child.

 

BYDA is a dance training academy with the same ethos as StarMovers – our dancers do not partake in competitions or examinations. We want our dancers to explore & train, to further develop their skills & ability, without any pressure or the introduction of comparison.

 

Barnsley Youth Dance Academy levels:

 

Primary Academy ages 7 to 9 years

Junior Academy ages 10 to 13 years

 

**Barnsley Youth Dance Company ages 13 to 17 years **Coming soon!

 

BYDA has been created to educate & train young people in contemporary & creative dance. Classes combine contemporary dance, classical ballet technique, gymnastics & creative dance/choreography. BYDA training is very physical, fully engaging the whole body to develop physical strength & a broad movement vocabulary, whilst engaging their minds creatively too – so our dancers become strong, expressive artists. 

 

We are aware that BYDA is very different from StarMovers & therefore it will not suit every child. Your child may enjoy a more musical – singing, dancing – route in which we would advise trying a musical theatre class.

 

However, if BYDA is something you would like your child to try, we would LOVE for them to join us for a trial term. Two half-terms will give us the chance to see how they get on & enable us to ensure that BYDA is the right fit for your little dancer. 

 

Training classes are 45 minutes minimum, with the Saturday class lasting an hour. Thursday & Saturday students also have the opportunity to train in tap dance. 

 

Please see our current timetable below for Primary Academy classes.

 

Timetable:

 

Monday, Oxspring

4.30pm

 

Thursdays, Barnsley

4.55pm 

 

Saturdays, Barnsley

12.30pm

 

 

Whether you continue to dance or not, if you choose to try a dance school or musical theatre route or opt to trial BYDA – whatever your decide, please feel free to talk openly to us & know that we want what is best for you & your child.

 

Also, please know that you will ALWAYS be a part of the StarMovers family & as our holiday events & activities extend to 11 year olds – you are always welcome to attend. We would absolutely love to still see you regularly!

 

I will be in touch directly with you, when necessary, to further discuss the above but please feel free to ask any questions right away.

 

Much love,

 

Miss Laura Xx