Due to the technical demands of classical dance and the dedication required to achieve this, ballet is inevitably a more serious class with the emphasis on tuition and discipline.
Pupils are prepared for graded examinations, including student and full teachers qualifications in the N.A.T.D, and may also study for medal tests incorporating mime and character work.
Ballet classes from Grade 5 upwards include 30 minutes of body conditioning which builds strength, flexibility and better alignment for the dancers and also pointe work. Dancers are assessed individually for their suitability to undertake pointe classes and where necessary given additional strengthening exercises to enable them to do so.
Pupils also benefit from non-syllabus classes, incorporating other syllabi, such as the R.A.D, which helps promote a fuller understanding of ballet as well as improving technique and classical expression.
Pupils have the opportunity to perform in several shows allowing them to gain invaluable performance experience.
A boys only class is available from age 10-12 years.
Suitable for ages 4-6
Suitable for ages 7-8
Suitable for ages 9-10
Suitable for ages 11-12
Suitable for ages 12-13
Suitable for ages 13-14
Suitable for ages 14-15
BALLET 7 (incl Pointe & Conditioning)
Suitable for ages 15+
BALLET 8 (incl Pointe & Conditioning)
Suitable for Advanced level
ADULT BALLET - Mixed