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Timetable

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Little Ballerinas Class – 30 mins:

From 2 years - 5 years old

(Must be at least 2 years old by the first class of term)

A Ballet and creative movement class for pre-schoolers who love classical dance. We introduce children to the world of ballet through use of ribbons, props and games. They will learn:

Proper French ballet terminology and steps
Safe dance technique
Gentle dance based discipline
Team work/sharing/turn taking
Manners and ballet etiquette

 
Classes are fun and interactive providing a foundation for a lifelong love of ballet. All set to traditional classical ballet music. 

Class Content & Learning Goals:

 

2 Year Olds:

Classes aim to develop confidence, listening skills, manners, posture, basic ballet movements and some independence from parents in a class setting. Parental participation required until a child can demonstrate the above skills. 

BASIC SKILLS COVERED: Demi Plie, Tendu, Saute, hand positionings, Ballet 1st feet, Ballet 5th arms. 

3 Year Olds:

Classes aim to further develop confidence and listening skills. Lining up, turn taking, ballet etiquette, further extension of ballet movements and French terminology. Parental participation only to settle a child into the class initially. 
BASIC SKILLS COVERED: As for 2 year olds, plus sways, gallops, ballet 2nd feet and arms. 

 

4 and 5 Year Olds:

Classes aim to further build on the above qualities as well as presentation and performance. Dancers learn to confidently answer terminology based questions, share ideas and take turns leading the group in exercises. No parental participation. 
BASIC SKILLS COVERED: As for 2 and 3 year olds, plus ballet skips, passé position, basic echappe sauté, partner work and ballet 3rd position feet. 

Primary Ballet Class – 30 mins:

5 year olds to 8 year olds.


A Ballet and creative movement class for school aged children who love classical dance. This is a "follow on" class suitable for those with ballet experience as well as new students. This class focuses on safe dance technique and performance. They will learn:

Proper French ballet terminology and steps
Mini exercises, combinations and dance games
Safe dance technique
Gentle dance based discipline
Team work/sharing/turn taking
Manners and ballet etiquette

 
Classes are fun and interactive providing a foundation for a lifelong love of ballet. All set to traditional classical ballet music. 

Class Content & Learning Goals:

5 Years to 8 Years Old:

Suitable for new or experienced dancers. No parental participation. Dancers can line up when asked, stand still and focus well. Primary Ballet prepares dancers for higher level ballet classes with an examination focus. Dancers are self-motivated and enjoy physical challenges. 

BASIC SKILLS COVERED: Demi Plie, Saute, Tendu, Releve, dancing in turn out position, ballet port de bras, positions of the feet and gentle body conditioning/strengthening and flexibility exercises. 

 

Little Dance Stars – 30 mins:


Little Dance Stars – 30 mins 
3 years old – 5 years old
(Must be 3 years old by the first class of term)


A fun and energetic introduction to the world of dance through American Jazz. We use up-beat pop, house and kid-friendly music to make classes lively and enjoyable. Classes explore safe dance technique and skill through isolations, running, jumping, posing and basic jazz steps. This class is great for kids who "just love to move". They will learn:

Safe dance technique
Gentle dance based discipline
Team work/sharing/turn taking
Manners and dance etiquette
Dance style and confidence

Class Content & Learning Goals:

3 Years Old to 5 Years Old:

Classes aim to develop confidence, listening skills and independence from parents in a class setting. Parental participation only to settle children into class initially. 

BASIC SKILLS COVERED: Rhythm and musicality, hands on hips, head and hip isolations, jumping, running and safe landings through plie.