Early start classes: 4 to 6 year olds
These are split in to two age groups:
- 4 – 5 year olds
- 5 – 6 year olds
Weekly classes last for one and a half hours, and incorporate dance, drama and singing.
The Early Start classes are all about enhancing natural creativity and developing self-confidence. The lessons are taught with warmth and a passion for acting, dancing and singing and there is plenty of fun along the way. These early years also set the basic foundations for when the students progress on to the main academy, where they then get to focus on each discipline individually.
"My son's confidence has blossomed during his time at LIPA 4-19 - thank you to all your staff and especially his teacher Sylvia!"- LIPA 4-19 Parent
Our games, exercises and themed workshops stretch the imagination, build self-confidence and help with self-expression. They also help with language development and improve communication skills.
Dance is introduced using choreographed movement and physical exercise. Students develop balance and co-ordination as well as the ability to follow instruction and remember steps.
Children learn songs from different musical styles and enjoy general musicianship exercises. They also learn to recognise and understand rhythms.