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Pre School Classes
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Looking for a dance class ?

How to find the right dance school for your child? ​

And why choose DDTS as the school to send your child?

Read below for the detailed answers that help you decide.


DDTS offer the following classes for our youngest pupils.


PRE SCHOOL BALLET (age 3-4yrs)




FREE TRIAL CLASS to all new enquiries to see if your child enjoys the experience first before committing to a term’s fees. Please contact the school office for further details:


1. How do I know if my child is ready to start Pre School dance classes?


At DDTS we start our Pre School Ballet classes for children aged 3 years old. We believe starting younger than this children often lack the attention span and physical strength needed for basic dance lessons. We believe the decision is when the child’s personality is ready and level of interest for the ballet classes we offer. Different programs offer different experiences and you may see movement classes for much younger children.



2. Choosing the Day/Time/Location that suits you.


DDTS offers:

Pre School Ballet classes for children aged 3-4yrs : Tuesdays 2.00pm.

Pre Primary Ballet classes for children in Reception: Tuesdays at 4.00pm.

Primary Ballet (Year 1): Monday or Thursdays at 4.30pm.

Primary Modern and Tap (Year 1) Fridays 4.00pm



Classes held in Burgess Hill in a lovely air conditioned, heated large studio space with café and adequate parking. • Basic ballet steps, modern or tap learnt within safe dance practise guidelines.

• Inspire your child's musicality and imagination.

• Encourage self-confidence and self-expression

• Develop a child’s social skills with our fun classes.

• Specific progressive exercises to develop a love of dance and physical strength for young developing bodies providing the foundation for sound technique for the future.

• As the children grow there is an opportunity to progress through the school. ​


3. What are the fees and what does that price reflect?


An example of our fees for this age group are approx. £6.50 per class dependent on level and length of class. Our termly paid in advance fees reflect our attention to detail and the high quality of our work. Our commitment to teaching the children with highly experienced qualified staff providing tuition within safe dance practise guidelines looking after the young developing bodies so you can be assured your child is in very safe hands. ​



4. What are the teacher’s professional dance teacher qualifications? Are they DBS checked? Level of teachers experience and how long has the school been running?


DDTS was established in 1957 and is still thriving 66yrs later. We have not been so successful for so long for no reason. The School has developed a strong reputation in the dance world and has become a renowned place of learning for dance students in Mid Sussex. When you choose a dance teacher, it is vital that you are confident your child is in safe hands. ISTD dance teachers are required to undergo rigorous training and examinations to ensure they are highly knowledgeable and confident to train students of all ages and abilities. All DDTS teachers are highly qualified and experienced and all DBS checked. ​


DDTS Specialist Pre School Teacher; Mrs Lucy Wise ISTD DDE, DBS Checked, Diploma in Dance Education in Modern & Ballet. DDTS has been a big part of Lucy’s life and now is a part of her career. She started at the age of 3 in the pre school class and now has in her words the pleasure of teaching this class. Dance isn’t just a job it’s a passion and it is great enjoyment teaching lots of different children on a daily basis. The enthusiasm and pure joy from Lucy brings the children imaginations truly alive. Enter the magical world of Miss Lucy’s classes. Lucy has also been mentored by Miss Karen Durrell.


Please contact the school office for any further details. We are happy to discuss any questions you may have.


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