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. 

Pre Primary Ballet      

For girls and boys from age 5 years

Primary Ballet  

For girls and boys from age 6 years

Exams can be entered when the required standard has been reached.



​Grades 1 - 6 - Male and Female

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.



​Adult Ballet
Different levels of difficulty including absolute beginner to advanced.

Ballet fit exams may also be entered.

Ballet Beyond 

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

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

 

​Medal Exams

Rainbow Awards

Juvenile/Junior medals

Junior/Senior/Adult - Bronze, Silver and Gold

Theatrical Awards

Annual Awards

 

 

 

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