Classes are for children from the ages of 3 to adults.  All children and students are carefully graded and classes thoughtfully structured.  Highly experienced and qualified teachers take all the classes.  We offer classes in ballet, Tap and modern dance.

 

Ballet      

Nursery Ballet     Age 3+4.                                             Introduction to music, mime &                         movement                   

Pre-Primary         Age 5

Primary               Age 6

Grade 1+            Age 7 upwards

Major Classes      Age 11 upwards.                                           Students are prepared                                          for the Major exams of                                          the RAD.

Private Lessons   Available upon Request 

  

 

 


Modern

ISTD modern classes are introduced from ages 4 and above. 

Primary                 Age 4

Grade 1+              Age 5 upwards.

Majors                  Age 11 upwards.

All students above the age of 5 that wish to participate in modern classes must also attend ballet classes due to the highly complementary nature of the two techniques. 

 

Tap 

ISTD Tap classes are available and help to develop the students rhythm and co-ordination from the ages of 5 and above.

 

In ballet, we follow the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus for the childrens grades and the vocational grades.  In addition to this we also offer non-syllabus ballet classes.  In modern, we follow the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) syllabus.

 

 Royal Academy of Dance (RAD)

The Royal Academy of Dance is one of the world's most influential dance education and training organisations. They promote knowledge, understanding and practice of dance internationally. They seek to accomplish this through promoting dance, educating and training students and providing examinations to set standards and reward achievement.

The RAD has a long history of improving dance training standards. It was founded in 1920 to re-invigorate dance teaching within the UK; however, over time it has expanded its influence and activities internationally counting currently more than 1,000 students in full-time or part-time teacher training programmes. With the examination syllabus being taught to more than a quarter of a million students worldwide, they help and encourage their teachers to perfect their teaching skills and pass on this knowledge to their students.

www.rad.org.uk 

The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD)

The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) is one of the world's leading dance examinations board. From Ballet to Ballroom, they cover the full spectrum of genres and for more than 100 years have provided training for dance teachers and examiners, enabling them to enter their students for examinations, develop new techniques and spread the joy of dance.

As a registered educational charity, the ISTD's mission is to educate the public in the art of dancing in all its forms, to promote knowledge of dance, to provide up-to-date techniques for their members, and to maintain and improve teaching standards. They support and train their members through a wide variety of courses, summer schools and congresses, updated teaching syllabi and techniques upon which to train dancers for the profession.

www.istd.org