In the light of new government guidelines all Idea Store face to face classes are cancelled until further notice.
All our online programmes continue to run as planned. We are continuing to enrol online.
If your face-to-face course has been cancelled we will make every effort to offer you an online alternative and will be in touch soon with the details. If you are unable to participate online, you can apply for a full refund.
For the start of this academic year, we are delivering a limited number of courses face to face in classrooms. Face to face courses will have reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. We will deliver some of our courses remotely using a range of methods including virtual classes, pre-recorded content and uploading of work to online platforms.
Browse the Course Search to discover a wide range of courses
Learn to Dance or Perform and Develop Your Performing Skills
Idea Store Learning has developed a broad range of dance and performing arts courses aimed at offering you the chance to learn to dance, play an instrument, perform or sing. Whether you are interested in African, Classical European or Latin American dances, Drums, Guitar, Piano and Singing, we have a course for you on which you will enjoy learning in an energetic, creative, friendly and supportive atmosphere. You will be taught by highly skilled and experienced dance tutors, choreographers and musicians supported by a range of excellent resources. We can offer you what you need to maintain your standard or to improve and build on it. Whether you want to become an enthusiastic amateur or aspire to perform professionally, there are courses for you too.
A taste of some of the courses on offer:
• African Dance
• Belly Dancing (Women Only)
• Contemporary Dance
• Free Your Voice
• Hand Drumming
• Jazz Vocal Singing
• Piano and Keyboard Skills
• Playing the Drum Kit
• Playing the Guitar
• Sing The World
For learners with some existing knowledge and skills, you can also improve or maintain your skills through our improvers and intermediate courses. We can offer you what you need to maintain your standard or to improve and build on it. Most of the courses mentioned above have an improvers and some an intermediate level.
Whether you want to become an enthusiastic amateur or aspire to perform professionally, there are courses for you too. Progress by joining one of our all levels*, improvers or intermediate courses.
If you want to engage in intensive dance, pursue professional dance training in order to develop a dance related career, there are the following courses for you:
• Contemporary Dance Advance
• Easter Intensive Dance Course
• Ideachor Performance Group
As well as attending our courses, every year you will be provided with performance opportunities at our end of term celebrations in our main studio and the end of year shows in our local theatre.
*All Levels courses are a mix of learners of all levels including advanced learners who may be looking to consolidate their skills and technique. You must have had some experience in dance at least at beginners’ level. This level is aimed at people with various levels of knowledge of dance, who wants to improve, develop and share their skills. All students are expected to be dedicated and attend regularly.