Our children’s ballet classes run on Thursday and Friday afternoons and are taught by Rebecca Fearn, a Royal Academy of Dance registered teacher. Rebecca runs a number of classes catering for children aged 2 to 11 years.
Our youngest members start their ballet learning using creative adventures to discover ballet techniques and movement, leading up to our oldest participants developing their poise, posture, coordination and rhythm. Sessions take place in Studio 1 in the Sports Complex (apart from the final 2 sessions and these sessions will take place in Studio 2).
For further details or to book, kindly contact reception or download the course booklet
For the January to March course, a member child may sign up a non-member friend to accompany them to the ballet courses. See the booklet below for details
Pre-School Ballet (2½ – 4yrs) – Thursdays 4.15 – 4.45pm
This class is suitable for those still in nursery/pre-school, providing a fantastic introduction to ballet through magical adventures and stories
Reception Ballet (4 – 5yrs) – Thursdays 4.45 – 5.15pm and Friday 4.15 – 4.45pm
This class is suitable for those in reception class at school. We continue to develop our physical ballet and social skills through the medium of adventure and story.
Year 1 Ballet (5 – 6yrs) – Thursdays 5.15 – 6.00pm
This class is suitable for Year 1 children. Children will begin to work towards set ballet exercises and dances within the pre-primary ballet syllabus. There is the option for pupils to also work towards a class award and if they wish to participate in this award, the child will demonstrate their ballet skills in front a Royal Academy of Dance examiner (please note that this is not compulsory).
Year 2 Ballet (6 – 7yrs) – Fridays 4.45 – 5.30pm
This class is suitable for Year 2 children and allows them to progress their ballet technique with imaginative ballet exercises and dances within the primary ballet syllabus. The pupils can start choreographing and initiating their own exercise ideas, with the teacher’s guidance.
Grade 1 Ballet (7 – 8yrs) – Fridays 5.30 – 6.15pm
Grade 1 ballet sees the continued development of technique as well as additional dance options. There is also the introduction of character dance which draws on different national styles as seen in major ballet productions such as Swan Lake.
Grade 2 Ballet (8 – 10yrs) – Fridays 6.15 – 7.00pm
Grade 2 ballet introduces the pupils to using the ballet barre for the first time to support them as they learn more advanced ballet steps. Pupils will learn further styles of dance as they continue to develop choreography skills.
Ballet Summer School
Ballet Summer School is designed for children aged 4 – 10 years and runs for 1 week during the main summer holidays. Participants attend every morning and at the end of the week, the little ballerinas delight in putting on a show for their parents.
Each year sees a new theme; ranging from the Wizard of Oz to Swan Lake, children will enjoy plenty of singing, dancing and craft activities along the way…
Summer Ballet School is all about having fun, so if your child loves to dance, then bring them along.
For more information or to book a place please contact Reception at: firstname.lastname@example.org