Ballet

Ballet is the foundation of all styles of dance and essential for anyone considering a career as a dancer, teacher or choreographer. 

Our classes are based on ballet technique that is suitable for children from 3 yrs upwards. Our classes develop muscles, minds, technique and discipline. Basic terminology and steps are presented and incorporated into creative and fun choreography.

The safe and supportive studio environment allows children to learn early social skills, to cultivate their imagination and develop cognitive thinking routines. The physical activity throughout every class promotes a healthy lifestyle and builds confidence and strength in young bodies. All classes are available in the Penrose Wharf studio only.

Our classes run on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. 

WEDNESDAY 

BALLET (3 - 6 YRS) 3.30 - 4.30 

BALLET (7 - 9 YRS) 4.30 - 5.30

BALLET (10 - 11 YRS) 5.30 - 6.30

BALLET Grade 2 (12 - 15 YRS) 6.30 - 7.30 

THURSDAY 

SECONDARY BALLET 7.00 - 8.00 

SATURDAY 

SECONDARY BALLET (Grade 1) 4.00 - 5.00 

SECONDARY BALLET (Grade 2) 6.00 - 7.00 

 

Ballet Classes 7 - 9 years old

This class is a progression from the 3 - 6 year old classes. In this class the children will begin exam work and using the barre. The focus in this class will also be on fun but there will be a more traditional setting and focus on more advanced steps and amalgamation work.

Students will learn set choreographic rountines and how to hear and respond to music in a rhythmic and organic way. Students will also learn how to dance and interact with partners, space, and movement patterns.

Ballet Classes 10 years and upwards 

These ballet classes are ideal for developing skills in a positive environment. Practice the fundamentals of ballet and gain flexibility and strength in an enjoyable atmosphere. Our classes consist of longer combinations, travelling steps across the floor, faster tempi and change of directions. Gain flexibility, strength, and stamina while practicing an extended repertoire of ballet steps.
 

I.D.T.A. Examinations     

WE offer dance exams across the college. These examinations are optional but are recommended for all students in order to develop their dancing skills.  Students who do not take exams will still learn the course work thus aiding their developement as a dancer.    

Rosette Awards


These awards are introductory level dance examinations.  Rosettes are fun awards suitable for children aged 3-8 years and a stepping stone to the graded system.  The awards develops basic movement skills, musical awareness, expression and creativity. Themed classes encourage class participation, focus and confidence.

Preparatory, Primary, Grade 1, Grade 2 Exams

Average age of completion: 12 years.

Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF): (Grades 1-2 - level 1 QCF)
 

Preparatory to grade 2 examinations are the foundation level of the graded system.  Students devlop and are examined on musicality, performance skill, and technique.

Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5 Exams

Average age of completion: 15 years.

Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF): (Grade 3 - level 1 QCF, Grades 4-5 - level 2 QCF)
 

Grades 3 to 5 examinations are the progression from foundation level to an in-depth study of dance, developing technique, musicality and performance skills. These grades are also appropriate for the serious dancer preparing students for a career in dance.