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. The class is slow and teaches the students from scratch starting at the beginning of each year. working through to simple combinations by the end of the year.

 

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:

This class gives participants the opportunity to learn an excerpt from a classical ballet such as Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Giselle. Regular attendance is recommended as each excerpt is worked on for 4 lessons culminating in an optional participation, in-studio performance. You are welcome to wear tutus/ romantic skirts and for men blousons etc. Immerse yourself in the experience of being in a corps de ballet or dancing like an Etoile!

Repertoire Class is not scheduled at the moment but will be coming soon!


Private Lessons/Coaching:

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

 

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. 

 

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

— Mikhail Baryshnikov