Our Classes and Locations
Jittabugs Theatre School is a performing arts school specialising in dance classes, drama classes, musical theatre classes and wider performing arts for children from 2 years up until 16 years and also for preschool children from 18 months. Below is an overview of all the dance classes, drama classes, musical theatre classes and preschool classes we offer. Please go direct to our pages for Taunton Head Office, Taunton & Wellington and Brighton to see what we offer locally to you.
Ballet & Boogie
This class is inline with the Early Years Foundation Stage Guidelines. Children learn the basics of Ballet with the emphasis on the Boogie. They will learn how to make your feet smile (First Position), how to point their toes (Good toes, naughty toes) and much more. The music we use is mainly our own Jittabugs music designed to suit the activities for the younger children. Find more about our ballet classes at Taunton Head Office, Taunton & Wellington and Brighton and Hove.
Jittabugs ballet is non-syllabus to allow us to incorporate more creativity within our classes, but are taught by teachers with high level ballet training. JTS ballet classes are for children ages 4-16 years and some tutors also offer Preschool Ballet and Boogie classes. Find more about our ballet classes at Taunton Head Office and Brighton and Hove.
Jittabugs Tap is non-syllabus to allow us to incorporate more creativity within our classes, but are taught by teachers with high level tap training. JTS tap dancing classes are for children ages 4-16 years and some tutors also offer Preschool Tap and Boogie classes. Classes in Preschool Tap are not currently available but please do email your local tutor to express your interest in this class.
Jazz and Boogie is pure dance class with a bit of a vintage feel for ages 3-6 years. Teaching jazz, jive, Charleston and show styles of dance, this is a high energy great introduction to a wide range of techniques and a great opportunity to progress isolated movements into real dance pieces to fun lively music.
ShowBugs is a show-stopping, foot-tapping, lively dance, drama and singing class for 4-9 yrs. Each week we dance a variety of styles including Charleston, Rock and Roll, Swing, Jazz, Cultural and many other styles of dance, learn routines, play drama games and sing together. We also work towards performances too. This is truly one of those rare mixed performing arts classes which is great for expressive kids and for building confidence. This class is currently available at JTS Brighton.
Bubblegum Pop Dance
This is a fast moving hard-working mixed pop dance class to the sunniest dance songs that kids will know teaching a range of dance techniques, giving a great source of exercise and learning routines each week. Smiley, expressive and bouncy, this class is a great lively one for kids who love to dance and want to have a lot of fun doing so! This class is currently available at JTS Brighton.
Mixed performing Arts
This class is all about Dance, Drama & Singing , teaching children aged 4yrs upwards. Singing- warming up the voice, tongue twisters, microphone technique and more. Drama- team games, improvisation, voice projection, mime, monologues, dialogues, script work and much more, Dance- learning various styles of dance from contemporary to commercial. Find more about our classes at Taunton Head Office and Wellington & Taunton.
“My daughter has only been attending for a few weeks but we had a lovely warm friendly welcome and my daughter is loving it, especially the special Welcome Jittabugs song!”
– Carly, Pupil Parent
Here at Jittabugs Theatre School you will take part in mine, improvisations, script reading, voice production, drama games and many more skills used in acting.
You will engage in age appropriate scripts, musical theatre and develop self confidence in a relaxed environment. Theatre games are a great way to build up confidence and engage in team games.
At JTS is all about confidence building, team work and Fun! Some of our tutors will offer specialised Acting classes, others will offer drama within with their dance/singing classes.
JTS Taunton Head Office currently offers Mixed Theatre Classes
JTS Taunton & Wellington offers Mixed Theatre Classes
JTS Brighton currently offers ShowBugs Performing Arts.
“When we started Jittabugs, my daughter was nervous and quiet and didn’t join in. Now she is like a different girl – She loves it! Caroline and Chelsea are fantastic and very welcoming and encouraging and always provide a fun lesson.”
– Jamie, Pupil Parent
At Jittabugs Theatre School we learn how to warm the voice up and take part in all genres of song from musical theatre to pop music. It doesn’t matter if you can or can’t sing as long as you are having fun!!
Some of our tutors will offer specialised Singing classes, other tutors will combine singing in with their drama and dance classes. JTS Taunton Head office and JTS Taunton & Wellington currently offers Mixed Theatre Classes and JTS Brighton currently offers ShowBugs Performing Arts.
‘Jittabugs Theatre School’s dance classes, drama classes, musical theatre classes and all of our preschool classes are focused on building confidence above all else. Performing arts is as much about life skills and so it benefits children who intend to pursue a career in the performing arts but also those who won’t decide to do so.’
– Emily Dauris, Jittabugs Theatre School Principal Brighton and Hove
Performing Arts Classes
Why not combine dance classes, drama classes, musical theatre classes and singing with our mixed performing arts classes?
Your child will learn a variety of skills and be involved in creating and performing performances utilising dance, drama and singing.
Some of our tutors also offer dance classes, drama classes, musical theatre classes and other performing arts for preschool ages. These are a great introduction to children 5 and under to the world of performing arts. At this age it is all about learning the basics within a fun, creative environment in order to fuel passion for dance and drama. Preschool Ballet and Boogie is a creative dance class which teaches the ballet basics and is available at both JTS Taunton Head office, JTS Taunton & Wellington and JTS Brighton. Preschool Jazz and Boogie is a fun expressive class with a vintage feel and is available for ages 3-6 years at JTS Brighton.
“Fabulous. A fun, relaxed environment for pre-schoolers to build their confidence while working on their motor skills and balance – Evellyn loves it and has grown massively in co-ordination and confidence. Dad says she now has some rhythm!”
– Zoe, Pupil Parent