Performing Arts at The Cresset

The Cresset’s thriving performing arts programme provides opportunities for all ages and abilities to explore their individuality and celebrate their community through the arts.

The programme provides an excellent grounding for children and young adults interested in pursuing a career in the performing arts, with a number of young people from the programme progressing to successful careers in the West End or as professional actors.

The Cresset hosts weekly dance and drama classes within the purpose-built In-Step dance studio on the first floor.

Opened in 1997 with funding from the National Lottery, the air-conditioned dance studio is equipped with a sprung dance floor, full-length mirrors and barres.

Students from age 3 up to adult enjoy a diverse mix of dance classes including ballet, street dance, contemporary dance, tap, and fitness classes.

Larger classes and workshops also take place in the air-conditioned Studio 2 on the ground floor.

During the course of the year a number of festivals and dance shows are staged at The Cresset.

These include annual dance festivals for both primary and secondary age children, and the WildCats Summer School, in which a team of skilled dance and drama facilitators work with up to 30 young people each week, culminating in a public performance of a specially devised work.

The Cresset Dance Studio offers a great variety of classes and workshops for performers and dancers of all ages and abilities.

We are situated in the heart of the 2.5 acre Cresset complex, and with our diverse range of classes such as Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, and Fitness, why not get In-Step and see what we’ve got to offer.

The Cresset’s Dance Co-ordinator is Debbie Eason who has many years experience of Dance teaching.

Hire the Studio

The Dance Studio is available for hire as a rehearsal or workshop space or for new classes.

Wheelchair Accessible

The Dance Studio is fully accessible for wheelchair users.

Who to contact

01733 265705 01733 265705


Synergy One – 5.15pm-6.15pm

This is a street dance class that has been running for some time, dancers aged between 8-13 years learn and
perform routines.
£3.50 per class / £24 per half term.


Synergy Two – 5.15pm-6.15pm

This is a street dance class aimed at 8-13 year olds (dependent on ability) We work as a group to complete fun routines and later perform them.
£3.50per class / £24 per half term.

Synergy Three – 6.15pm-7.15pm

This is a more advanced class with lots of fast moves and challenging routines to learn. Synergy Three is a class aimed at 12 years + (dependent on ability) and has been running for over 7 years.
£3.50 per class / £24 per half term.


Wildcats at The Cresset

New and exciting classes of dance and drama come to The Cresset. Sessions are fun and enjoyable, designed to build confidence,encourage creativity and self expression

5pm to 6pm ages 4-7

6pm to 7.15pm ages 7-13

Price: £110 per term



Our ballet classes are taken by a RAD certified teacher who can introduce your child to ballet in Babies Ballet from the age of 3 and work with and nurture your child’s development through to higher grades.
Babies Ballet
3 Years + 3.15pm-3.45pm / £45 per term

Pre Primary Ballet
5-6 Years 3.45pm-4.15pm / £45 per term

Primary Ballet
6-8 Years 4.15pm-4.45pm / £50 per term

Grade 1 Ballet
8 Years + 4.55pm-5.35pm / £50 per term

Grade 2 Ballet
10 Years + 5.35pm-6.15pm / £50 per term

Grade 3 Ballet
Age at Teachers discretion
6.16pm-7.00pm / £50 per term


Wildcats at The Cresset

New and exciting classes of dance and drama come to The Cresset. Sessions are fun and enjoyable, designed to build confidence,encourage creativity and self expression

9.30am to 10.30am ages 4-7

10.45am to 12 noon ages 7-13

Price £110 per term

Modern and Tap Classes

All of our Modern, Jazz and Tap classes are taken by a IDTA certified examiner. The classes follow the IDTA
syllabus, taking students from the introduction level of Mini Strut through to higher grades.

Modern and Tap
4 Years + 2.00pm-2.30pm / £52 per term

Grade 1 Modern and Tap
6-8 Years 2.30pm-3.15pm / £52 per term

Grade 2/3 Modern and Tap
6-8 Years 3.15pm-4.15pm / £52 per term

Grade 4/5 Modern
9-12 Years 4.15pm-5.00pm / £52 per term

Grade 4/5 Tap
13 Years +5.00pm-5.30pm / £52 per term

Mini Strut
5-7 Years 5.30pm-6.00pm / £52 per term

Where to go

The Cresset
Bretton Centre
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