If you are looking for a fun and healthy activity for your kids, dance classes are a great option. Not only do they help improve coordination and fitness, but they also provide a creative outlet for kids to express and understand themselves.

Here are 7 famous dance styles every kid should know about:


A traditional dance style that emphasises grace, poise, and technique. Ballet has a rich history, dating back to the Italian Renaissance in the 15th century. Some remarkable ballet dancers and performances include Anna Palvova, Rudolf Nureyev, and Swan Lake. Many dance schools offer classes for children as young as the age of three years old. When choosing a ballet class, look for a teacher who highlights proper technique and alignment. Hayley Beeson School of Dance offers ballet classes for all students of all ages and skill levels.

people dancing at a dance school
Children’s Dance School in Haywards Heath


A style that combines ballet and modern dance techniques, and often focuses on emotional expression. Contemporary dance emerged in the mid-20th century as a response to the firm structure of traditional ballet. Some significant contemporary dancers and performances include Marta Graham, Merce Cunningham, and Alvin Ailey. Age and Skill level recommendations for contemporary dance vary.

Street Dance

A high-energy style that originated in the urban areas, this includes hip hop, break dancing, and popping and locking. The benefits of street dance include improved stamina, coordination, and rhythm. Street dance became known in the 1970s as a response to the disco era. Some notable street dancers and performances include Michael Jackson, Run-DMC, and the film Breakin’. Age and Skills level recommendations also vary, we provide the best services for all.

Senior Commercial Dance

A style that uses elements of jazz, hip-hop, and contemporary dance. This is often used in music videos and commercials. At Hayley Beeson School of Dance, we believe that Senior Commercial Dance offers a unique opportunity for students to explore a variety of dance styles while building strength, endurance, and technique. We offer regular performance opportunities, including our annual dance recital, to help students showcase their skills and build confidence. Our experienced instructors are dedicated to helping students of all ages and skill levels achieve their goals and reach their full potential in all.

Musical Theatre Dance

A style that combines acting and singing with dance and is mostly used for Broadway production. This is a fun and exciting way to combine dance, music, and acting. At Hayley Beeson School of Dance, we believe that Musical Theatre Dance offers a unique opportunity for students to develop their skills in all three areas. Our classes include elements of jazz, tap, and ballet to provide a well-rounded education.

Progressing Ballet Techniques, Flexibility, and Conditioning Classes

These focus purely on improving skills, strength, and gracefulness. This class is designed to provide in-depth instruction and training specifically focused on improving ballet technique, enhancing flexibility, and building overall strength and gracefulness. These classes offer a comprehensive and targeted approach to help students refine their skills, increase their range of motion, and develop the physicality required for ballet and other dance forms.

We recommend that students consult with our instructors to determine the best class placement based on their individual needs.

Explore the perfect dance style for your child by reaching out to us at Hayley Beeson School of Dance. Book their place in our kid’s dance class today and let us help you discover the dance style that best suits their individuality. Don’t hesitate! Contact us now at 07941 122204 or hayley@hbdance.co.uk to secure your child’s spot and embark on a personalised dance journey.

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