A Warm Welcome to A1 Dance


A1 Dance offers an exceptional curriculum developed to guide & nurture your child through their dance adventure.

From tots to teens they will experience superior tuition from warm & caring teachers with over 50 years of teaching experience between them, encouraging your child to explore all that dance has to offer & develop a passion for the arts.

Whether your child aspires to a career in Dance, Musical Theatre or the Circus or just wants to

dance for fun & fitness, dance education is never wasted.

Babes Ballet & Modern

These popular fun classes are structured to develop your child's confidence, fitness,

joy of movement, musicality & spatial awareness. Introducing basic technique & short dance sequences

to engage & delight your little one.​

Stepping Up

Moving on from the Babes Class & for older more able beginners. Building their technique & dance vocabulary towards their first exams (non compulsory). Longer dance sequences in a variety of styles.

Grades & Vocational Training

We use the National Association of Teachers of Dancing (NATD) Syllabi accredited by the
Council for Dance, Drama & Musical Theatre education & training (CDMT).

All Classes

Encourage development of Secure Technique - Knowledge of Correct Terminology - Performance Skills - Artistry - Individual Expression - Group & Solo Work - Choreography etc.

Classical Russian Ballet

Classes build to include a sound foundation of Classical Ballet Technique.

Steps - Terminology - Theory - Classical Mime. Classical Ballet - Demi-caractère & National Dances.

We are one of only a few select schools in England to offer training in this technically advanced syllabus.

Modern Stage

Classes build to include a sound foundation of Modern Stage Technique. Steps - Terminology - Theory - Flexibility.

A1 Modern Students learn Dances in contrasting styles from Jazz - Theatre - Lyrical - Disco - Contemporary etc.

Tap Dance

Classes build to include: A sound foundation in Tap Technique - Steps - Terminology - Theory - Rhythm Work.

Tap Dances in Contrasting Styles & Rhythms.

Street Dance

The latest dance styles seen in today's music videos & commercials.

Hip Hop - Popping & Locking - Commercial & More. Age appropriate. Includes work from NATD & UDO syllabi.

Acrobatic Dance

(Also known as Acro or Gymnastic Dance)

Acro is a seamless fusion of classical technique & the athleticism of acrobatic elements. Dancers trained in acro learn to blend musicality, emotional expression, line & extension with acrobatic movements in a dance context.

Contemporary Dance

The NATD Contemporary Dance syllabus is a fantastic preparation for GCSE, A-Level & Degree Level Courses. At it's introduction it was the first contemporary dance syllabus to be officially recognised by Ofqual, validated by the CDMT (formerly Council for Dance Education & Training) & eligible for UCAS points.

The syllabus focusses on the work of three pioneering choreographers of our time, Martha Graham,
Merce Cunningham and Jose Limon. It employs contact work between dancers, release technique, fall and recovery, floorwork and improvisation, creative freedom & can take dancers confidently to a degree level standard, or support their understanding of choreography required in today's dance work place.

Adults Classes in Classical Ballet - Fit 2 Dance

Put your best foot forward & come & join our Fun & Friendly classes.

Workshops, Courses & Private Lessons for Children & Adults

Available in the above Dance Styles & also: Beginners Latin American, Ballroom, Salsa & More.


Freelance work in Schools, Workplace & Community Settings etc. One to One, Couples or Group Private Lessons available by appointment. Special Occasion & Wedding Dances choreographed.

A1 Dance Classes in Runcorn & surrounding areas of the North West.

Principal Mrs Elizabeth A. Stagg

National Association of Teachers of Dancing

Council for Dance, Drama & Musical Theatre accredited Exam syllabus classes

(Formerly CDMT was known as CDET Council for Dance Education & Training)

Guild of Professional Teachers of Dance

Wright Foundation Instructor Qualified in Exercise Referral

Acrobatic Arts Certified School

Circomedia. Contemporary Circus and Physical Theatre

Qualified - Experienced - DBS Checked - Local