Clare Drew (Miss Clare) FIDTA, Principal


Laura Martin (Miss Laura) AIDTA, Lead infants & juniors teacher


Emmie Drew (Miss Emmie) assistant student teacher in Musical Theatre


Hannah-Joy Brown (Miss Hannah) AIDTA, specialist in Modern Jazz, Contemporary and Urban.


Tanya Collins (Miss Tanya) AISTD, AIDTA, Registered member of the RAD, head of Ballet, Tap and Acrobatic Arts certified


Rebecca Castle (Miss Becky) assistant student teacher in Musical Theatre


Christine Hewitt (Miss Christine) Choral Singing Teacher



Classes on offer at Rhythm Express Performing Arts – Have a look at what we have to offer and why not join us – all first classes are a free trial, so what have you got to lose?

Contact us today to check for availability and to secure a trial place.

Classes and Term Dates at Rhythm Express Performing Arts

Term 2 – Thursday 31st October to Saturday 21st December 2019 inc (please see below for individual classes, if there are any changes to classes this is shown by a single *)

Classes at the The Centre, Alpha Road, Birchington


Musical Theatre (song, dance & drama) 5.00-6.00pm Years 3-6 £4
Musical Theatre (song, dance & drama) 6.00-7.00pm age 11 and above £4
Grade Five Ballet 7.00-7.45pm age 15+ approx, £3.50
Grade Five Tap 7.45-8.00pm age 15+ approx, £3.50
Clubbercise – age 16 years and over – 7.15-8.05pm £5.00 
per class or 10 classes for £35 (every Monday)


NEW – Choral Singing (Choir) 
5:30-6:30pm  from year 1 to age 16 £4 (Youth Choir)
6:30-7:30pm age 17 and over £4 (Adult Choir) 


Class Skillicious (commercial street/freestyle, show and exam class) – 4.45-5.45pm age 11 and over £4
Jazz Class Too – 5.45-6.45pm age 9 and over (depending on experience and ability) £4
Contemporary Class Too – 6.45-7.45pm age 9 and over (depending on experience and ability) £4
Adult tap class – age 16 years and over – 7.45-8.30pm £3.50


Rhythm Express Dance Troupe – open age group by audition only – 5.00-6.00pm £5.50
Intermediate Urban Open Class – 6.00-7.00pm age 9 and over £4


Pre-Primary Ballet 9:00-9:30am age 3-5 approx, £3
Primary Ballet 9:30-10:00am age 5-7 approx, £3
Primary Tap 10:00-10:30am age 5-7 approx, £3
Grade One Ballet 10:30-11:00am age 7-9 approx, £3

Grade One Tap 11:00-11:30am age 7-9 approx, £3
Grade Two Ballet 11.30-12.00pm age 9-11 approx, £3
Grade Two Tap 12.00-12.30pm age 9-11 approx, £3
Grade Four Ballet 12.30-1.15pm age 13-15 approx, £3.50
Grade Four Tap 1.15-2.00pm age 13-15 approx, £3.50
Grade Three Ballet 2.30-3.15pm age 12-13 approx, £3.50
Grade Three Tap 3.15-4.00pm age 12-13 approx, £3.50
Jazz Class Won 12.30-1.15pm Year 2 and above (depending on experience and ability) £3.50
Contemporary Class Won 1.15-2.00pm age 9 and over (depending on experience and ability) £3.50
Jazz Class Won+ 2.00-2.45pm age 9 and over £3.50

Classes held at Birchington Primary after school
(**commercial street/freestyle, show and medal test classes)


**Early Years & Year 1 – 3.30-4.30pm £4


Mini Musical Theatre (song, dance & drama) – Early Years, Year 1&2 – 3.30-4.15pm £3.50


**Years 2&3 – 3.30-4.30pm £4 (*No class Thursday 19th December)
Acrobatic Arts (Acro, an alternative to gymnastics) -Years 2-6 – 4.30-5.15pm £3.50
Year 7 and above 5.15-6.00pm £3.50 (*No classes Thursday 7th November & 19th December)


**Years 4, 5&6 – 3.30-4.30pm £4 (*No class Friday 20th December)


Rhythm Express Performing Arts Diary

More details to follow but please put these important dates in your diaries.

Please note that emails/letters/texts will be sent out separately to all pupils involved competitions during 2019/20 and are not included in this diary.

There may also be further workshop/performance dates added throughout the year

Sunday 10th November 19 – RAD ballet exams 9am-4pm

Sunday 1st December 19 – Medway Christmas Street Champs (Urban class)

Friday 6th December 19Birchington Guild Of Players Christmas Show (Adult Crew, Adult Tap, Youth/Adult Choir)

Sunday 8th December 19 – ISTD tap exams 9am-4pm
Birchington Village Christmas Fair 2:15pm (EYFS & Year 1, Year  2&3 and Year 4,5&6)

Sunday 15th December 19 – IDTA modern jazz exams, street/freestyle medal tests and interim troupe auditions 9am-1pm

Thursday 19th December 19 – Highfield House, Birchington 6pm (Troupe, Youth & Adult Choir)

Sunday 12th January 20 – Winter Showcase – All classes except Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Adult Crew/Tap and Acrobatic Arts.

Any queries or to let us know that you cannot attend a particular performance or event please text Miss Clare on 07931104371 as soon as possible.

If any of your contact details have changed please let us know as soon as possible so we can update our records.

Rhythm Express Performing Arts
Mrs Clare Drew – Principal

The Village Centre, Birchington, Alpha Road, Birchington, Kent CT7 9EG

M: 07931 104 371

Please note: All contact details are the same for classes at the Birchington C E Primary School Park Lane, Birchington Kent CT7 0AS

Welfare Officer
M: 07541 318 671

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