It's not what we teach, it's how!

Absolute Dance is more than a Dance studio and school! We serve as a daily reminder to connect with our wider community, to embrace and experience life and art and vibrancy and fun.

We are the sum of the things we’ve done, the people we cherish, and the places we’ve been.

People = Everything.
Teach great people.
Watch them grow.

Our story

Absolute Dance was established in 2010 by our principal, Joanne Mason. What started as a North London dance school with 1 student has evolved into a community hub of fun, acceptance and energy.

All of the senior members of staff at Absolute Dance have had professional dance careers either in Classical Ballet companies and or Musical Theatre productions throughout the world. Classes are taught by fully qualified, registered, DBS certified and insured teachers, in a fun and professional environment.  

We offer Disco Babies classes for newborn to 4 yrs and Dance classes from 2 yrs to Adults in RAD Classical Ballet, ISTD Modern Theatre, Tap and Imperial Classical Ballet, as well as musical theatre and Street Jazz.

Fun, Inclusive,
Discipline, Community.

We accommodate dancers of all levels, from absolute beginners to prima ballerinas, babies to adults.  Our comprehensive timetable ensures that a wide range of dance styles is offered, so everyone is catered for.

At Absolute Dance, we believe that the quality of teaching is far more important than the number of pupils in the class.  For this reason, we are very proud of the personal nature of our teaching, offering a level of individual attention and quality of instruction only found in large national institutions.

We pride ourselves on our inclusive nature, as such children and adults with special needs and considerations are more than welcome to become part of the Absolute Dance family. We kindly ask you to make us aware of any health related requirements when you or your child start with us.

our teachers

miss jo

Principal

Jo started ballet at the tender age of 2 yrs old, and from 7 yrs old she began to train in RAD ballet, ISTD tap & Modern as well as competing in local and national dance competitions.

She became All England Champion in several dance disciplines, and was offered a place at the Royal Ballet School at the age of 15.

After 2 years, she graduated with teaching qualifications including a Royal Ballet foundation teaching Diploma (fDipRBSTTC), Royal Academy of Dance Registered Teacher status (RADRTS) and her Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance Modern Theatre Associate (AISTD).

Jo went on to complete her teaching credentials with exceptional tutor and examiner of the ISTD, Elizabeth Harrison. Achieving all 3 of her professional ISTD ballet exams with Distinction in under a year as well as 3 additional ISTD teaching associates in Imperial Ballet, Tap & National.  All of Jo’s ISTD teaching credentials were upgraded in 2007 to Diploma’s in Dance Education.

career details
Our principal Joanne

miss ronni

Head of Tap & Modern

Ronni has been performing professionally in the industry since the age of 10, performing in   pantomime and acting productions such as ‘Dick Whittington - Hiss and Boo productions’ and ‘A 12th Night - The Principal Theatre Company’. At the age of 12 Ronni trod the boards, on one of London’s West End stages ‘The Theatre Royal Drury Lane’ in the production of ‘Life on Earth’.

Her passion for performing continued whilst she trained at the same local dance school as Principal Joanne Mason, who taught Ronni Ballet. Whilst at the dance school Ronni trained and took examinations in ISTD Tap and Modern, and RAD Ballet up to Advance 2.

Outside of the dance school Ronni has worked with professional choreographers and West End Musical Director - Stuart Morley, with the Millfield Youth Theatre, here Ronni not only gained tonnes of performing experience but also a wide knowledge of musical theatre.

career details
Our Principal Joanne

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classes

Children's classes

RAD Ballet

RAD Ballet classes at Absolute Dance are offered from 2 yrs upwards and aim to teach students discipline, co-ordination, rhythm, musicality and performance whilst in a fun a friendly environment.

The syllabi cover not just the classical ballet technique but also free movement and classical character work.  The children enjoy the character because of the heeled character shoes and long black character skirts as well as the rhythmic sections. Over the course of the 8 grades they learn steps from Hungary, Poland and Russia.

With the free movement section they must learn to dance with a scarf and so increase the sensitivity and fluidity of dance movement. The syllabi are split into grades depending on individual abilities and age.

Classical Ballet is the foundation of all other dance genres and so students will be required to attend 1 class a week.  Should students wish to take a dance exam in Classical Ballet they will be required to attend 2 classes a week.

ISTD Tap

ISTD Tap at Absolute Dance is offered from the age of 3 yrs  upwards.  This syllabus teaches rhythmic responses, light and shade through sounds, co-ordination, discipline, musicality and performance whilst in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

The students will require a pair of tap shoes with both toe and heel taps so that all the sounds and tones are performed correctly. Students will be required to take 1 class a week although should a student wish to take an exam in Tap they will be required to take 2 classes a week.

The syllabi is split into grades dependent on age and ability.

ISTD Modern Theatre

ISTD Modern Theatre at Absolute Dance is offered from 5 yrs upwards.  This syllabi teaches rhythmic response and light and shade through movement, co-ordination, discipline, musicality, improvisation skills and performance whilst in a fun and friendly environment.

Students will be required to take 1 class a week although should the student wish to take an exam in Modern Theatre they will be required to take 2 classes a week.

The syllabi is split into grades dependent on age and ability.

Street Jazz

Street Jazz at Absolute Dance is split into stages depending on age and ability and is offered from 5 yrs upwards.  Each class will learn a warm up routine as well as a variety of different dance routines in a variety of different street jazz styles.

Guest teachers will also teach specialised workshops throughout the year.

Adult classes

Adult ballet

Adult ballet is a mixed ability class for beginners and advanced dancers exercises are adapted to suit. This is a great class for conditioning and toning.  

Adult Street

Adult Street is an upbeat, energetic class. Each week you learn a new routine to old school classics and current chart hits. A full work out guaranteed to make you sweat!

ISTD Tap

Tap dance is both a form of dance as well as the act of making a rhythmic sound.  It’s a fun way to keep fit whilst having fun and trying something different.

Classes are popular with both children and adults alike, but if you have rhythm then this could be the dance for you.  All you need is a pair of tap dancing shoes.

Tap focuses on rhythm, syncopation and self-expression through creative use of the feet. Other tap skills include timing, co-ordination, and fitness.  A variety of music is used in our tap classes to create different styles of tap including; Swing, Jazz, Latin, Musical Theatre, Pop and Contemporary music.

timetable

Autumn Term 2020 - Click here to read our Terms & Conditions

14th September - 19th December 2020 (Half term: 26th - 30th October) all dates are inclusive.

Venue 1:

Bush Hill Park United Reform Church,
25 Main Ave,
Bush Hill Park
EN1 1DJ

Venue 2 (Dance Studios 1&2) :

Oasis Academy Hadley,
South Street (off Lincoln Road),
Bush Hill Park
EN3 4PX

DAY

VENUE 1 (BHPURC)

VENUE 2 (Studio 1)

VENUE 2 (Studio 2)

MONDAY

4:00-4:40pm G1 BALLET RE

4:50-5:45pm GDE 2 BALLET RE

6:00pm FINISH


6:30-7:10pm G4 BALLET MB

7:20-8:00pm G5 BALLET MB

8:00pm FINISH

TUESDAY

4:00-4:40pm GDE 2 Tap RE

4:50-5:25pm GDE 3 Mod RE

5:30pm FINISH

6:00-6:40pm G3 TAP RE


6:50-7:25pm STREET JAZZ RE


7:30pm FINISH

WEDNESDAY

4:00-4:40pm PRIMARY BALLET RE

4:50-5:25pm G1 TAP RE

5:30pm FINISH

6:00-6:55pm G4 Tap RE

7:05-7:40pm BEG ADULT TAP RE

7:50-8:40pm ADULT BALLET RE

8:45pm FINISH

THURSDAY

4:00-4:40pm MINI STREET RE

4:50-5:45pm MUSICAL THEATRE RE

5:45am FINISH


6:15-6:55pm G4/G5 MOD RE


7:05-7:55pm ADV STREET RE


8:05-8:55pm ADULT STREET RE


9:00pm FINISH

FRIDAY

6:00-7:25pm INTER F BALLET RE

7:30pm FINISH

SATURDAY


9:30-9:55am BABY BALLET RE



10:00-10:25am T TOTS BALLET RE



10:30-10:55am T TOTS TAP RE



11:00-11:40am PRE-PRI BALLET BEG RE



11:50-12:25pm PRE-PRI TAP RE

11:30-12:10pm PRI BALLET JM


12:35-1:10pm PRI TAP RE

12:20-12:55pm PRE-PRI BALLET EXAM JM


1:20-1:55pm PRI/G1 TAP RE

1:05-1:40pm G1 BALLET JM


2:05-2:40pm G1 TAP RE

1:50-2:25pm G3 BALLET JM


2:50-3:25pm G1 MODERN RE

2:35-3:30pm G2 BALLET JM


3:30-4:00pm G2 MODERN RE

3:30pm FINISH


4:00pm FINISH

Fees & apply

Standard Tuition

Pricing is based on the duration of the class.

  • 15 Minutes - £4.50 - Beginners Pointe
  • 30 Minutes - £5.50 - Baby Ballet / Tiny Tots Ballet / Beginners Pre Primary Ballet / Advanced Pointe / Beginners Tap / Grade 2, 3, 4 & 5 Tap / Grade 2, 3, 4 & 5 Modern
  • 45 Minutes - £6.50 - Pre Primary 1 Ballet / Pre Primary Exam Ballet / Primary Ballet / Grade 1 Ballet / Grade 6, 7 & 8 Ballet / Street Jazz / Adult Tap
  • 1 Hour - £7.50 - Grade 2, 3 & 4 Ballet / Vocational Ballet

Private Tuition

Private tuition is also available to any students who wish to have additional classes on a one to one basis.  The cost will vary depending on the length of each class and the teacher.  
Classes are charged in 15 minute blocks.

  • The Principal - £15.00 (per 15 mins)
  • Miss Ronni - £12.50 (per 15 mins)

If you have any queries regarding our classes or pricing please email us at: admin@absolutedance.uk.com

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office hrs:

We'd love to hear from you.  If you have any questions, or you want to provide us with some feedback, please don't hesitate to get in touch.  

Our office hours are as follows:
Monday:
10:00am-3:00pm
Tuesday 11:00am-3:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am-3:00pm
Thursday 11:00am-3:00pm
Friday 10:00am-3:00pm

contact:

Please contact the admin email outside of office hrs. It is not possible to reach us by phone outside of these hours as we are teaching.

Email: admin@absolutedance.uk.com or principal@absolutedance.uk.com

where to find us:

Venue 1

Bush Hill Park United Reform Church,
25 Main Ave,
Bush Hill Park
EN1 1DJ

venue 2

Oasis Academy Hadley,
South Street (off Lincoln Road),
Bush Hill Park
EN3 4PX