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Performing Arts

Idea Store Learning returns on Monday 19 April.
In the light of new government guidelines, we are re-introducing some face to face classes across our sites.
Due to Covid restrictions our face to face classes will have reduced capacity . Many programmes will remain online to help with participation.

All our online programmes continue to run as planned.  We are continuing to enrol online, but are unable to take enrolments in person at each site.  If you are unable to participate in an online course, you can apply for a full refund.

Online enrolment is now open.

For the start of this academic year, we are delivering a limited number of courses face to face in classrooms. Face to face courses will have reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.  We will deliver some of our courses remotely using a range of methods including virtual classes, pre-recorded content and uploading of work to online platforms.

Browse the Course Search to discover a wide range of courses

Tower Hamlets Performing Arts from Rob Johns on Vimeo.

Learn to Dance or Perform and Develop Your Performing Skills

Idea Store Learning has developed a broad range of dance and performing arts courses aimed at offering you the chance to learn to dance, play an instrument, perform or sing. Whether you are interested in African, Classical European or Latin American dances, Drums, Guitar, Piano and Singing, we have a course for you on which you will enjoy learning in an energetic, creative, friendly and supportive atmosphere. You will be taught by highly skilled and experienced dance tutors, choreographers and musicians supported by a range of excellent resources. We can offer you what you need to maintain your standard or to improve and build on it. Whether you want to become an enthusiastic amateur or aspire to perform professionally, there are courses for you too.

A taste of some of the courses on offer:
• African Dance
• Ballet
• Belly Dancing (Women Only)
• Contemporary Dance
• Flamenco
• Free Your Voice
• Hand Drumming
• Jazz Vocal Singing
• Piano and Keyboard Skills
• Playing the Drum Kit
• Playing the Guitar
• Salsa
• Sing The World 
For learners with some existing knowledge and skills, you can also improve or maintain your skills through our improvers and intermediate courses. We can offer you what you need to maintain your standard or to improve and build on it. Most of the courses mentioned above have an improvers and some an intermediate level.

Whether you want to become an enthusiastic amateur or aspire to perform professionally, there are courses for you too. Progress by joining one of our all levels*, improvers or intermediate courses. 
If you want to engage in intensive dance, pursue professional dance training in order to develop a dance related career, there are the following courses for you:

• Contemporary Dance Advance
• Easter Intensive Dance Course
• Ideachor Performance Group

As well as attending our courses, every year you will be provided with performance opportunities at our end of term celebrations in our main studio and the end of year shows in our local theatre.

*All Levels courses are a mix of learners of all levels including advanced learners who may be looking to consolidate their skills and technique. You must have had some experience in dance at least at beginners’ level. This level is aimed at people with various levels of knowledge of dance, who wants to improve, develop and share their skills. All students are expected to be dedicated and attend regularly.  


How to Enrol
You can enrol online or you can call our Enrolment Hotline on 020 7364 5665. Lines are open 10am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
Please note we cannot facilitate telephone enrolments for concessionary fees, as we need to provide proof of concession.
How to Enrol Online
To enrol online, first find your course using our Course Search Once you've found your course click on the ‘Enrol’ button. This will take you to our enrolment system. There you will register to create an account. If you are paying a concession you must provide your evidence, by uploading it to the system. If you enrol on a course that is fully booked you will be automatically added to the waiting list.