Lisa Mason School of Dance
"Dedicated to Dance"
"There’s a wonderful feeling that one gets from the art of movement. Learning to dance is hard work, but great fun. Performing is a thrill." - Lisa Mason
LMSD Classes & Dance Workshops
Ballet is one of the few activities that can boast multiple health benefits all in one. The core principles of ballet focus on balance, coordination, strength, and poise. Every exercise and step builds on these, creating a strong and capable dancer.
Ballet students learn to appreciate the time it takes to master a skill. Not everything has to be instant gratification, and that is a valuable lesson in today’s world.
Tap dancing is beneficial in many ways. Benefits of tap dance include increasing cardiovascular conditioning, strength, flexibility, and coordination. Tap dance combinations build strength in the legs and feet in addition to increasing flexibility in the hips, knees and ankles. Oh, and nothing feels or sounds better than when the group are tapping out '42nd Street' in unison!
Modern Dance offers dancers a chance to explore their creativity through movement. It also builds a lot of strength! From floor work, to jumps, to partnering and improvisation, a Modern Dancer uses his/her entire body and must learn to go from one level to another quickly and seamlessly
Students who study contemporary dance develop physical skills and training habits that can help them maintain better health throughout their lives. They also gain poise, confidence, emotional stability, and creative thinking skills that will help them throughout their academic and professional careers.
Street dance is all about creativity. This can be your own creativity or copying the dance moves of other people. Its great fun learning different moves to the latest music.
Musical theatre, not only celebrates the best of London's West End. It also encourages an awareness of social issues, events and cultures portrayed through scripts, songs and routines. This routine was from the hit West End Show 'Matilda'
Acro / Gymnastics is more than just a fun way for children to burn off some energy, learning new tricks and contortions! It helps children to improve their coordination, learn more about their body and create muscle tone. All our classes are structured according to your child's ability and age.
Petite Ballet & Toddler Tap - from 16 months. Toddlers learn through physical and sensory experiences. So, learning the art of dance develops knowledge, skill, and understanding about the world and how they can interact with it. Dance helps children develop literacy through nursery rhymes and song.
Not only is Line Dancing fun and an activity everyone can join in with. It's also known to be one of the best forms of exercise for people who are beginning to struggle with movement, coordination and memory. Its great to meet up have a chat and have fun learning different routines to great music.
Whether its a workshop all about Matilda or one about Halloween, dance workshops provide a great way to explore a theme.
Specific workshops from invited 'special' instructors are a thrilling way for students to learn.
In 2019 We invited top West End Show 'Hamilton' star, Christopher Tendai, to put us through our paces.
More workshops planned!
LMSD Experiences & Qualifications
West End, Pantomimes, Outdoor Events & LMSD Stage Shows. At the Lisa Mason School of Dance we make sure dancers experience the thrill of performing to an Audience. Whether performing at Her Majesty's Theatre in Picadilly, the Haverhill Arts Centre or the Haverhill Show, nothing beats the thrill of nailing a routine, enjoying the applause and then, off stage' celebrating with your fellow dancers. At LMSD we also take part in other events. Click below to find out more
At the Lisa Mason School of Dance we don't just teach routines. We also follow the British Association of Teachers of Dance Syllabus, to help your child develop and improve knowledge and techniques that can last a lifetime. I mean who wouldn't like getting a certificate and a medal for working hard and being recognised for the achievement of passing a BATD exam!