Classic Ballet Russian Method
Our Classic Ballet classes provide a syllabus following the Russian method of Ballet training.
In addition to the teaching and development of ballet technique the syllabus aims to encourage an appreciation of music, mime and national dance. Although not compulsory, students of grade three level and above are encouraged to attend two or more classes per week. Boys can attend our boys only classes or can be taught in mixed groups of girls and boys where separate boys work is given.
First Steps Ballet
For girls and boys from age 3 years.
First steps Ballet is designed for girls and boys from 3 years of age, until they start school.
The classes develop physical skills, creativity, expression and musicality, while introducing them to the basics of Classic Ballet technique.
The classes also prepare them for a successful transition to the graded syllabus when they start school.
Pre Primary Ballet
For girls and boys from age 5 years
For girls and boys from age 6 years
Exams can be entered when the required standard has been reached.
Grades 1 - 6
Early training focuses on epaulement, the stylized turning of the head, shoulders and body that produces continuity of movement and artistry.
In addition to the teaching and development of ballet technique the syllabus aims to encourage an appreciation of music, mime and national dance, and is also suitable for the child who attends once a week. Although not compulsory, students of grade three level and above are encouraged to attend two or more classes per week. Boys are taught in mixed groups of girls and boys and separate boys work is given.
Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate, and Advanced 1 and 2
Vocational grades, Intermediate Foundation to Advanced Two, are available to further develop technical and performance skills, and lead onto professional dance training or teacher training. Boys are taught in mixed groups of girls and boys separate boys work is given.
Teen beginners Ballet and Contemporary
Provides training for late starters from age 11. Exams can also be entered appropriate to age and ability.
Different levels of difficulty including absolute beginner to advanced.
Ballet fit exams may also be entered.
Ballet Beyond is a gentle ballet class designed for the over-50s. Whether you have danced before or just want to try something new, Ballet Beyond offers the chance to explore ballet technique in a sociable and friendly setting.
Classes include low-impact exercises at the barre and in the centre, with a focus on improving posture, mobility, co-ordination and strength. Regular attendance may also help develop a sense of spatial awareness and control, muscle memory, and musicality
Pointe work begins when a dancer has had time to achieve form, strength, and alignment needed to make a successful transition into pointe work. In order to maintain proper technique needed for pointe work, it is compulsory to attend at least two ballet classes per week
Junior/Senior/Adult - Bronze, Silver and Gold