what we do?

what we do?

At Jo Jo’s we bring fun back to dance

At Jo Jo’s we promote fun through dance with our relaxed, friendly atmosphere, whilst maintaining a dedicated and professional school environment for our students.

All ages and abilities are welcome at Jo Jo’s School of Dance and Performing Arts with classes available for children 2½ years up.

We pride ourselves on our wide range of classes which include: Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Street & Commercial, Cheerleading, Ariel Arts, Lyrical, Body Conditioning, Musical Theatre, Theatre Craft, Gymnastics & our adult 3in1 fitness, tone and dance class.

Private tuition is also available for all of the above genres and singing.

Jo Jo’s is IDTA qualified, and we actively encourage our students to partake in graded exams and local dance competitions.

Biannually we host a ‘School Show’, providing the students the experience and opportunity to perform on stage, in front of an audience.

Our shows have a great track record of being a huge success and both students and audience members thoroughly enjoy them.

Visit our gallery for photos and video clips of our past performances

Ballet for pleasure, Ballet for the more serious-minded. This classical style of expressive movement has something to offer for everyone. Ballet dates back to the 17th century. The conventional steps, grace and fluidity of movement are still found in Ballet today. Choreographers have been influenced by composers through the ages. Ballet has a technique which is the foundation of all dance.

Contemporary Jazz is fun. You will learn to develop many different movements reaching to a broad choice of varying rhythms and musical styles. Classes are structured to begin to prepare the physical strength and flexibility required to demonstrate emotion through interpretation, one minute you may be dancing to the rhythm of a drum, the next to a funky jazz style.

You may explore the contrast between expansion and relaxation or learn to isolate in a slick stylish mood, it is a wonderful opportunity to react and interact with other class members and really dance to express your feelings.

First started in the mid 1800s tap is an exciting form of dance in which students wear special shoes equipped with metal taps.
Dancers use their feet like drums to create rhythmic patterns and timely beats.

Cheerleading began in America during the early 1800s with a very enthusiastic young man shouting support for his team.
Developing throughout the 20th century Lawrence “Hertie “ Herkimer founded their first cheerleading organisation.
In the 1960s the cheerleaders started using vinyl pom poms and the first cheerleading teams appeared.

There has been a huge demand in the 21st century and cheerleading has grown considerably with increases in competitions and cheerleading squads.

This class is to develop students’ strength, flexibility and stamina with a fun hardcore workout to modern music. We work on improving ballet and jazz techniques and create different styles of choreography each week.

Have you ever seen the hottest pop band’s music video or performance on Top of the Pops? Then you will already know what Streetdance looks like. Streetdance takes any form of popular music – from pop to hip hop – and choreographs routines to the beats. We have seen that, only too often, the most successful pop acts have made it big by combining Streetdance routines with their tunes and lyrics.

This most exciting dance form encompasses the wide spectrum of productions that are Musical Theatre. Shows like Grease, My Fair Lady, Bombay Dreams, The Lion King etc all have diverse styles but all embraced by the Theatre Craft Title. A dance form for theatrical performance, preparing the body physically through exercise and stimulating artistic ability through dance movement, improvisation and interpretation of music.

The use of hand props, makeup and much more – it provides all the ‘must have’ qualities for today’s amateur and professional dancers.

So you want to be a star? or maybe just want to have the moves and fun of the stars! So start with the IDTA Musical Theatre Syllabus.
A fusion of all modern music and dance styles. Musical Theatre takes you to inspirational heights, The spotlight is on you!

A gymnastic discipline where gymnasts work together and perform routines consisting of acrobatic moves, dance and tumbling, set to music. Exercises to improve balance and focus on strength, poise and flexibility.