Dance and Drama in English
DCA is a warm and friendly performing arts school in Budapest offering dance and drama classes in English. We offer something for all levels and ages from 1 – 99.
We have been established for over 20 years, and continue to love installing confidence into our students. Our classes are full of magic and creativity, but at the same time disciplined and professional. Every year we give our students high quality performing opportunities.
We are registered members of the International Dance Teachers Association to ensure that your child is receiving the highest standard of dance and drama
Not sure? Book a trial class before commitment.
Dance and Drama in English
If you are interested but a little unsure, then why not come and experience a trial session before commiting?
We are proud of our warm, nurturing, confidence building school. Our top quality teachers are able to offer all our students, regardless of their age and experience a top performing arts education .
DCA children (age 3 – 18) arrive every Saturday with sparkles in their eyes, and the building comes alive with excitement. They just love participating in all areas of dance and performing arts. And we love helping our students reach their full potential!
We’re offering you to come along and experience this as a trial.
Bring a friend or a sibling – they will LOVE IT!
In our Combo Class children learn lots of exciting dance styles, including English tap dance which doesn’t exist in Hungary! Through dance training exercises children will become more coordinated, flexible, strong and energetic. They build good basic techniques. You will see improved posture and confidence.
Our classes are full of magic and creativity, but at the same time disciplined and professional. Children can come for pure fun and fitness , but equally they can attend extra classes and be well prepared for international exams and comps.
Your child will adore all the different dance choreographies (especially the costumes and props!). Your child will shine in our end of year show! We add a little drama in, creative dance and singing as this enhances confidence, teamwork and performance skills.
If your child loves performing arts you might want to stay on for Acro & Dance or the Full Day of Performing Arts class which includes drama. In both cases there is a supervised 30 minutes lunch break.
Acro & Dance
Your child will learn fun steps and exciting dance routines to their favourite pop music. Children will develop musicality and creativity. It is a fun class for energetic children with boundless energy.
Pre-acro exercises are taught for strength, flexibility and technique . We develop and teach acro skills like rollovers, handstands, cartwheels and bridges. Children continually develop at their own pace. Be warned this section of the class is addictive!
This class is great as an add on to the drama class in English or as a stand alone.
Other classes your child might like include Combo Dance. If your child loves everything about performing arts then you might like to try our Full Day of Performing Arts class which of course includes Acro and Dance!
Not sure? Then why not book a TRIAL CLASS
Drama / Musical Theatre
A safe and supportive environment where children have fun learning drama in English whilst building confidence. Before you know it they are expressing one’s-self and being one’s self!
In the classes children learn to expand their imaginations, strengthen focus, improve memory and express their individuality. Children learn drama through games, exercises and working towards a show performed in a professional theatre. There is also the opportunity to take Acting Awards.
If your child loves performing arts you might want to stay on for acro/dance or the all day performing arts class which includes drama. In both cases there is a supervised 30 minutes lunch break .
Ballet & Dance
Ballet is graceful and the base of all other dance techniques . We use captivating music, exercises and dance routines that all children will love. The syllabi we use will develop your child ‘all round’ and is safe for growing bodies. The techniques we use are age and ability appropriate to protect growing bodies.
First steps of ballet are taught through imagery, storytelling, adorable music and the use of magical props; wands, crowns, scarves, stars and much more. As the children progress they will love the creativity of the syllabi and can work towards internationally recognised exams.
Ballet will enhance your performance in other dance styles. If your child loves performing arts you might want to also explore acro/dance , combo drama.
Teen Ballet and Dance
We have a teen ballet/dance class every week at intermediate IDTA level. Your teen can come for fun, exercise and friendships or can work towards the internationally recognised exams. There are opportunities to perform, enter for competitions or study to become a dance teacher assistant.
Sadly by the age of 14 most teens have given up dance. We want to carry on supporting those few that are longing to stay in the world of performing arts or who have just discovered it! We offer small group and private classes working on the student(s) personal goals.
Please give Sandra a call on +36309198417 to discuss your teen’s needs.
Being part of DCA this year has been one of the nicest parts of my daughter's year. The classes strike the perfect balance of being fast-paced enough to keep the children's attention, but slow enough that they learn a lot of dances in just a matter of weeks. As a result, I have seen my daughter bloom into a little girl with increased confidence and physical coordination. DCA gives her a way to take part in the allure of pop music and dance trends in a completely age-appropriate way. I wish there were classes for adults!
Allaine Cerwonka (Mother of 8 year old who attends combo class)
What started out as a two hour Saturday morning dance program for our daughter has turned into a 7 hours performing art spectacle for both of our kids on a weekly basis. Every Saturday and Sunday our kids can't wait for their dance and drama classes to begin.
Our kids made friends there and so did we. DCA is so much more than just an English language dance school. Their dance and theater showcases are planned and executed with so much attention to detail, followed by a cinema party where the kids can watch themselves perform.
Chris Lahl (father of two children age 7 and 9 who attend all weekend classes)
Sunny Ruoqi joined DCA in the late autumn of 2019. Her learning journey with DCA is very pleasant, inspiring, and rewarding. Among all other dancing courses like theatre dance and street dance, Sunny focuses on ballet, the more classical, comprehensive and demanding type.
AT the very beginning, she danced once a week. And later as she registered for the IDTA examination, she started to have lessons twice a week, one for learning and practice on the basis of a progressive syllabus, and the other is a special module for examination. Under systematic and insistent training with Ms. Susie and Ms. Sandra, She achieved “Distinction” in the Preparatory level exam, her first exam of IDTA at the age of 7 in the early of 2020. After that, she continued learning almost nonstop till now.
In the spring of 2020 when Hungary was facing the first wave of pandemic Covid-19, DCA offered online lessons and Sunny attended the majority of the ballet lessons, keeping the frequency of once or twice per week. The lessons offered by DCA are with good methodology to meet professional requirements of development on the one hand, and on the other, it is appealing in Ms Susie’s artistic delivering. The tempo of each lesson is not harsh and intense but effective and efficient. Sunny enjoys the free dancing part best. She also enjoys greatly all the music that Ms. Susie uses in the class.
Cathy Bo Wu (Mother of 9 year old child who attends ballet classes)
We first joined DCA when our daughter was 4. She has just turned 12 and every week she continues to enjoy dance and drama with DCA. Sandra, Susie and all the teachers provide an amazingly supportive, safe and fun environment for kids to learn and develop their skills, staying active and building confidence. Fantastic costumes and the year end shows are always a highlight for the kids. From extra parties, acrogym and summer camps I think we have tried almost everything.
Sandra is always seeking feedback and ideas for staying relevant which has been particularly important over the last 12 months with classes going online.
We have made some amazing friendships and will always have fond memories of our daughter growing up with DCA.
Maria Williams (Mother of 12 year old who attends performing arts full day)
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Dance, Act & Sing with us
We have classes for children and adults of all ages and levels. In a loving atmosphere students can learn tap, street, ballet, musical theater, and so much more!
We have students who come for fun, fitness and confidence. We treat each and every one as a star, and help them reach their full potential.
Others wish to train more intensively and to take internationally recognized exams. We help these children reach their goals. We polish technique and artistry and build up their confidence
The most important thing is that we all have passion and a love to dance and that is what DCA is all about . Sharing that passion and love!
Shows, Exams and Competitions
We all love to be motivated and rewarded, so we provide many opportunities that children can sign-up for so that they can experience that good feeling. We put on many shows in a professional theatre, yearly exam/award days and the chance to attend competitions. We are an uncompetitive school, and focus on reaching ones own full potential and dancing for the love of dancing.
Parties, Camps and Specials
We all work so hard in class to be the best we can. And we work hard because we love it. But we can’t resist a party! We can host your child’s birthday party whether it be a magical themed party or a full on dance party the birthday child takes centre stage!
Every year we hold our own Halloween, Christmas, Farsang and Easter parties and special workshops
For older students we invite guest teachers , and hold special workshops so our students can experience as much as possible what the performing arts world can offer
Ever summer we hold our ‘show in a week’ camps mixed in with swimming , biking and outside fun.