Learning Ballet at our school is a journey which typically starts from the the age of 3 years old when we introduce the first ballet steps in the context of stories and imagery to stimulate imagination. All our classes include live piano accompaniment which helps to engage the class and maintain concentration.
Our objectives are always to ensure a caring and fun loving environment whilst developing the building blocks of dance and to this goal you can rest assured that we are very experienced teaching young children.
From 5 years old we introduce the Primary syllabus of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and gradually prepare your child for an optional first Ballet exam that can be taken once they reach the age of 6 years old and are of the standard required.
Exams are not compulsory but we do encourage parents to have their child’s progress recognised through the RAD examination board. Preparing for exams instills a sense of purpose, setting goals to work towards and ultimately being rewarded with a certificate in that grade. Higher Grades achieved also count in points on the UCAS tariff for entry into higher education and university.