Everyone can learn to dance at any age! We offer classes from absolute beginner to professional dancer level.

Ballet Absolute beginners:

For dancers with no prior experience of ballet, and teaches the students from scratch starting at the beginning of each year, working through to simple combinations by the end of the year. This classes also teaches the French vocabulary of the dance steps. 

Ballet Basic: 

Suitable for those with some prior dance experience and knowledge of ballet terminology this class teaches the basics ballet steps in combinations set to beautiful music and adapts to the abilities of each participant. All ages and fitness levels are welcome. 

Through elegant ballet moves stability, co-ordination, stamina, muscular strength and flexibility are improved.


Ballet Intermediate: 

Suitable for dancers with previous training in ballet and knowledge of ballet terminology. 

Intermediate RAD Syllabus:

The Royal Academy of Dance set syllabus Intermediate is the 2nd level of Vocational exams. It focusses on technique and style, including 3 pointe exercises for females. An intermediate level of ballet technique is required - however completion of previous RAD examinations is not. Exam entry is at the discretion of the teacher. 2 years of training in the syllabus is usual before sitting the exam.

Advanced Foundation RAD Syllabus:

The Royal Academy of Dance set syllabus Advanced Foundation is the 3rd level of Vocational exams. The syllabus focusses on strong technique and style, including pointe work for females. An advanced level of ballet technique is required - however completion of previous RAD examinations is not. Exam entry is at the discretion of the teacher. 2 years of training in the syllabus is usual before sitting the exam.

Pointe Class:

A class for dancers with experience in ballet but not necessarily in pointework. The class teaches the basics of pointework focussing on strengthening the feet, correct technique and injury prevention. Dancers need to contact the studio to determine suitability before signing up to this class.

Discovering Repertoire:

These classes are open to all adults. There are 3 classes per week  - Absolute Beginners, Basic and Intermediate levels. This syllabus is based on classical ballet variations from Giselle, Coppelia, Swan Lake, Paquita, Sleeping Beauty and Nutcracker!  The exam consists of a class (less exercises than a usual RAD exam), 8 preparatory exercises for the variation, and then the variation. There are 3 levels of the syllabus which can be done on or off pointe. The syllabus is examinable in 2019 but dancers are also welcome to join the class with no intention to sit the exam. 

https://www.rad.org.uk/news/discovering-repertoire-a-classical-ballet-performance-programme


Private Lessons/Coaching:

Private lessons or group coaching available for all levels for RAD syllabus, competition work and personal improvement.

Exams

Adults dancers can do an exam in all RAD and Discovering Repertoire classes. To prepare for an exam takes a minimum of 1 year of regular 2 classes per week (unless a dancer comes with prior knowledge of that level of the syllabus). Dancers are very welcome to join the RAD and Discovering Repertoire classes and not do an exam and you can still move up a level after one year without doing the exam. 

Adult Performance Group:

In Term 4 of each year (approx. mid October till mid December) adult dancers are welcome to join the Performance Group in which dancers learn and rehearse a group ballet dance which is performed at the end of year performance. It is open to all levels as the dance is choreographed according to who is in the piece. It's a great opportunity to have a goal and work towards a performance, as well as an opportunity to perform for friends and family.

Ballet Body Conditioning:

This class is focussed on building up strength, body alignment and shaping the smaller, deeper muscles of the body to sculpt it into that of a dancer. Incorporating elements of Pilates, floor barre and Progressing Ballet Technique. This class will leave your body feeling refreshed and invigorated.

 

Class Info:

  • Make sure you join our Facebook page to keep up to date on Class time changes or cancellations! 
  • You are not obliged to do all of the class, simply what you feel your body is capable of
  • Adult classes from 16yrs old
  • If you enrol in the wrong level you can change up or down at any time

 

"I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself."

— Mikhail Baryshnikov