Classes

 

Starting from three years of age we base our teaching on the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus for ballet and the Imperial Society for Teachers of Dance syllabus for Tap and Modern.

 

The Introductory Ballet class for pre schoolers has no syllabus but is a fun, imaginative introduction to the basics of ballet technique as well as helping young children to develop musicality and confidence. These classes, as with the youngest "after school" classes, benefit from smaller numbers or an assistant in class with the teacher to maximise the attention given to each child.  Technical ability is built through fun practise exercises, also incorporating props, rhymes and songs as appropriate for the age group.

 

As students progress through the levels following the graded syllabus they develop their technique, musicality and performance ability.  Older girls are able to progess to pointe work once the teacher feels they are strong enough.

 

Timetable

 

Monday:  St Giles' School Hall, Dene Road, Ashtead

4.15pm - Preparatory Tap & Modern 3-5 years (45 mins)

5.00pm - Primary Tap & Modern 5-8 years (45 mins)

5.45pm - Primary 2/Grade 1 Tap & Modern 7-9 years (45 mins)

6.30pm - Grade 2/3 Tap & Modern 9-13 years (1 hour)

 

 

Tuesday: The Dell Centre, St Giles' Church, Ashtead

2.00pm - Introductory Ballet, for Pre School children 3-4 years (45 mins)

4.20pm - Grade 3 ballet (1 hour)

5.20pm - Grade 4 Ballet (1 hour)

6.20pm - Grade 5 Ballet (1 hour)

 

 

Wednesday: St Giles' School hall, Dene Road, Ashtead

4.15pm – Pre Primary Ballet, 4-6 years (45 mins)  NB for 4 year olds who are at school

5.00pm – Primary Ballet, 6-8 years (45 mins)

5.45pm – Grade 1 Ballet (45 mins)

6.30pm – Grade 2 Ballet (1 hour)

 

 

Thursday:  St George's Christian Centre, Barnett Wood Lane, Ashtead

2.00pm - Introductory Ballet, for Pre School children 3-4 years (45 mins)

 

Thursday: St Giles' School, Dene Road, Ashtead

4.15pm – Pre Primary Ballet, 4-6 years (45 mins) NB for 4 year olds who are at school

5.00pm - Grade 1 ballet (45 mins)

5.45pm – Grade 2 Ballet (1 hour)

 

Thursday:  St Peter's School, Grange Road, Ashtead

4.30pm - Primary Ballet (45 mins)

5.15pm - Intermediate Foundation Ballet (1 hour)

6.15pm - Teens General Ballet (1.25 hours)

7.30pm – Pointework (20 mins )

 

 

Friday

Coaching lessons (seasonal)