Students can start recreational ballet classes from the age of three, attending once a week for 45 minutes. These classes encourage freedom of expression through the use of imagery and structured improvisation, exploring the elements of dance in an imaginative way. Rhythmic movement sequences, sometimes incorporating singing, are taught to develop co-ordination skills.
At the age of 5 students are prepared for their Cecchetti Examinations and are requested to come in twice a week for an hour each time.
The first exam being at Pre Primary level leading up to all major professional examinations Intermediate, Advanced I, Advanced II and teaching qualifications DDI and DDE. The major students attend three times a week, covering four to five hours per week.
The School offers training in Classical Ballet for boys. The boys training is different to that of the girls since it is more athletic.
Boys are given special discounted fees
Guest teacher Anne – Laure Gosselin (Paris Opera) – Summer 2016
Resident teacher Donatien Ravet (Opera de Marseille) – Summer 2016
Guest teacher from South Africa – Susan de Moyencourt – Summer 2015
Guest teacher Erico Montes (Royal Ballet) – Summer 2015
Guest teacher from New York – Kim White – Summer 2015