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Saturday Graded Classes
Ballet -Tap - Contemporary - Street



Rita Barker School of Dance was established in 1980- originally in Acocks Green until 1995 when the school moved to Moseley. Many of our former students have gone on to performing arts schools and Dance college over the years. Some went on to teach dance themselves in both schools and colleges. We enter children into examinations twice yearly through International Dance Teachers Association.

We start our classes from 4  years in ballet and tap and we run classes for older students who wish to further their skills and techniques in ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary. Graded classes are on Saturday mornings. Our classes are kept small so we can provide proper attention to every student and bring out the best in each one. 

INTRODUCING DANCE for 4 yrs +  9.00 am Saturdays

Our Introducing dance class includes BALLET, TAP AND CREATIVE DANCE at a very simple level.

In this class the children can try out at ballet, tap and creative dance. Usually, after they have attended for a while, they know which type of dance appeals to them the most. The approach is very simple and lots of fun while learning the discipline and etiquette of the dance class

Taking applications for September 2023 from now.

Classes run in term in school term times

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CREATIVE DANCE for 6 yrs +

11.15 a.m. Saturdays (45 minute class) 

A NEW class for children who love to dance in an expressive and free way and explore their  creativity. They will learn the basics of dance movement and improvisation, which can lead to contemporary dance at a later age, in a setting which also teaches them the etiquette of the dance class in a simple and fun way.  Places for 12 children maximum

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Contemporary Dance 

Saturdays 4.30 p.m.

Our Senior contemporary class - is for ages 13 - 17yrs (as a general guideline)

Some previous experience is required for this class. If you are unsure about levels do contact us

NEW Junior Contemporary class -8 -13 years 11.15 am

entrance requirements: preferably some ballet training but we do take children who haven't trained previously

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Late Starters Open Ballet Class

For 11 yrs and upward

This class is especially for the older child who would like to take up ballet and has had little or no previous experience.

Taking names for September 2023

 Saturdays. 3.00 pm  Apply here. 

Alternatively you can email us


Street /Commercial dance

Senior - ages 13 - 18 This class is at 3.30 at pm on Saturdays. Previous dance experience is essential. Apply here. 

Alternatively you can email us

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