What we do in this class
Ballet forms the basis of all types of dance. It is great for perpetuating style, grace, good posture and strength. It is a beautiful, artistic and technically demanding art form appreciated by audiences throughout the world. We follow the syllabus of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) which is the largest teaching and examining organisation in the world as well as the most respected ballet organisation.
Available from 2.5 years these are fun classes especially created for this pre-school age group; based around a ballet technique developing the children, through music, movement and imagery.
At this stage the children will learn to dance in many different ways. They will start to build knowledge of some ballet steps along with the terminology. Mime and props are still used to enhance their imagination. Beginners to Primary Grade start with the introduction and development of basic feet and arm positions and the basic steps e.g. plies (knee bends), rises, point and close, sautés (jumps), petit jetes (springs from foot to foot), spring points and travelling steps such as walking on the demi-pointe (tiptoes), skips, running and gallops.