These classes follow the ISTD Classical Ballet syllabi and classes consist of barre work, centre practice, adage, allegro and a classical variation. Pupils are encouraged to take two same Grade Ballet classes per week and is compulsory for two terms leading up to an exam. All children who reach the demanding levels of the ISTD classical work will be entered for Ballet examinations from Primary to Advanced 2.
This is a Ballet/lyrical class suitable for young children between the ages of 3 and 5 years. This is a fun class using expressive movement and mime to lyrical and classical music in order to build upon the foundation skill for a strong ballet technique and musicality. Following Tots Ballet, children will move into Primary Ballet where they will begin to work towards examinations.
Pre-Primary Ballet class is for children who are more advanced in age and ability than Tots and are working towards entering the ISTD Syllabi classes.
Pointe classes are available for pupils in Grade 6, Intermediate and the Advanced 1 and 2 classes. Work in this class will build up strength and technique on both demi-pointe and full pointe to meet the levels required at these standards for examination and performance purposes.
To enrol into the Junior Ballet Spec class pupils must be a minimum Grade 2 Ballet. To enrol into the Senior Ballet Spec class, students must be a minimum Grade 6, although this will still be at the teacher’s discretion depending on age and ability. Ballet Spec is an invite only class for those students who show a stronger interest and have a potential to progress further in this genre.
Progressive Ballet Technique
Progressive ballet technique is a program developed for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet and the use of muscle memory to improve students understanding of core stability, weight placement and alignment. It is difficult for students to feel what muscles initiate to the correct alignment in ballet training, however, as the fit ball is always mobile under the student’s body it gives a sense of posture and weight placement whilst feeling the correct muscle group.
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