About Us

American Dance School (ADS)

ADS is a leading dance school based in Wantage, Oxfordshire. The school has a focus on premium technique, training, and developmental skills, within an enjoyable and supportive setting

American Dance School, opened in June 2017 providing high quality dance training in; Ballet, Jazz, Commercial/Hip hop, contemporary, musical theatre and Acro (gymnastics)

Collectively the teachers at American Dance School have a wealth of industry knowledge including performing, choreography and teaching. 

American Dance School is fully inclusive and welcomes all levels of ability. Not only will ADS develop the technical aspects of dance, but also has a key focus on performance whilst preparing students to pursue a professional career in dance. American Dance School is very proud to have had students audition and accepted into the top dance schools in the country, some of which on full scholarships. 

Our Mission

To give your child the tools, confidence and vocabulary in performing arts. Students will gain qualities applicable throughout all aspects of life. We provide our students with the knowledge, vocabulary, strength and confidence to succeed in the professional industry as performers. 

Classes We Offer

Creative Movement

Ages- 2.5-4: Creative Movement allows your child to explore movement though music.

Ballet

Every Student is required to attend a ballet class at least once a week. The foundation of all styles of movement. Ballet focuses on technique through barre and center work.Training styles consist of Cecchetti and  Vaganova. You will also focus on the study of vocabulary and terminology.

Musical Theatre

 Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance. As an artist, you can really develop your skills as a performer to give you that extra star quality. 

Hip Hop/Commercial 

Street styles of dance performed to Hip Hop music. Moves venture through popping, jerking and improvisational skills 

Contemporary

Inspired by modern dance, contemporary/lyrical dance is a style based around shapes and fluidity. This form of dance has a lot of floor work, as well as quick changes in movement and direction. While continuing your technique, contemporary allows you as a dancer to find your creative journey .

 

Jazz

High energy, stylized movement, while maintaining your technique. Jazz allows you to test boundaries, rhythms and gravity.

Pointe

When dancers have enough training and are at an apporioate age, They will be ready to start Pointe work which is  part of classical ballet technique in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet within pointe shoes.

Acro/Gymnastics 

Ages 3+ We give your child the chance to gain another skill which is very important in today's world of dance. This class helps every dancer learn acrobatics and tumbling skills in a safe setting.