Classical Ballet helps develop core stability and is the base of all dance. Following the RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) syllabus, our Ballet classes teach poise, grace, flexibility and stamina. We also work on a choreographed ballet routine so dancers are able to piece together the individual exercises they have learned into polished routines, usually working towards our Dance Extravaganza or end of term dance displays. Our classes are split into levels so please call the DWL office to find out which course is for you.
Students will have the opportunity to enter for their RAD examinations* and attend our Pointe Work** classes when ready.
Courses available for 2yrs – Adults.
Children will be invited to take their RAD ballet exams, when they are ready to, at the teacher’s discretion. This will be on the understanding that the child should attend all class lessons, and be willing to attend an extra coaching lesson every week during the term building up to the exam.
Our Adult Ballet is perfect for those who used to do ballet when they were younger and also suitable for those who would like to try it for the first time. Classes cover all the need to know ballet steps and exercises including centre work as well as working on a set routine. It is also fantastic toning class and great for improving posture.
**Students are welcome to join the pointe class from the age of 11 provided that they attend an RAD ballet class, and are able to purchase pointe shoes at the teacher’s discretion.