Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Contemporary, Modern Jazz and Theatre Craft for Kids

 

Ballet for Kids

These fun ballet classes for kids provide a wonderful discipline – improving co-ordination, spatial and body awareness, concentration and physical confidence. The ballet training follows the method taught by the Royal Academy of Dance.

The Grade 2 and 3 classes begin with 15 minutes of Progressing Ballet Technique and follow with their relevent RAD syllabi.

Dress comfortably and dance in either bare feet or dance shoes.

Please note that parents/guardians must remain on the premises whilst their child attends their session.

Tutor: Vickie Lesnick RAD RTS FIDTA, LNATD

Autumn Term 2019
13 weeks – last classes 13 & 14 December
Half-term 1 & 2 November

Please phone us to book a place onto this class, as online booking is not available at this time.  Tel 01462 678804

 

Junior Modern Jazz/Tap and Theatre Craft

This uplifting class explores the
techniques and style of American
theatrical dance which were
popularised by West Side Story
and Chicago. It is a great follow-on
to other dance classes.The Junior Modern Jazz/Tap and Theatrecraft class follows the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) method.

Tutor: Vickie Lesnick RAD RTS FIDTA LNATD

Autumn Term 2019
13 weeks – last classes 14 December
Half-term 2 November

Please note that parents/guardians must remain on the premises whilst their child attends their session.

Please phone us to book a place onto this class, as online booking is not available at this time.  Tel 01462 678804

Tap & Modern Jazz – age 3yrs+

A fun, creative class to develop rhythm to various
musical genres. The Tap class follows the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) method. Tap shoes not essential to start off with – wear clean hard-sole shoes that hold the foot firmly.

Tutor: Vickie Lesnick RAD RTS FIDTA LNATD

Autumn Term 2019
13 weeks – last classes 14 December
Half-term 2 November

Please note that parents/guardians must remain on the premises whilst their child attends their session.

Please phone us to book a place onto this class, as online booking is not available at this time.  Tel 01462 678804

Beginners Pointe – age 12yrs +

(To be taken in conjunction with your regular ballet class)

Suitable for those with at least three years of recent ballet training, who have developed a strong technique.  Also suitable for dancers recovering from an injury, or advanced students who want to further strengthen their technique.

These sessions will introduce you to pointe work at a pace that allows you to understand how to execute the basic exercises correctly and safely.  An effective way to strengthen legs and improve the arches in your feet. Thus, many male dancers attend pointe class regularly.

Am I ready?

You should be able to do:

  • Passe (retire) on demi-pointe with a straight pulled up knee.
  • Grand plie in the centre to standing with knees straight, no wobbling and without altering foot positions.

If it’s your first time on pointe and you are not sure if the shoes fit, do not sew the ribbons on so they can be checked and exchanged if necessary.

Tutor: Vickie Lesnick RAD RTS FIDTA LNATD

Autumn Term 2019
13 weeks – last class 13 December
Half-term 1 November

Spring Term 2020
11 weeks – last class 3 April
Half-term 21 February

Contemporary Dance for Beginners (6-15 yrs)

 

Contemporary dance emerged in the 1950s, combining elements of modern dance and classical ballet.  It employs release technique, floor work, improvisation, fall and recovery  A graded syllabus is offered relating to the work of three pioneering choreographers, Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham and Jose Limon.  The Contemporary class follows the NATD method.

Tutor: Vickie Lesnick RAD RTS FIDTA LNATD

Spring Term 2020
11 weeks – last class 3 April
No class on 21 February

Please phone us to book a place onto this class, as online booking is not available at this time.  Tel 01462 678804

Examinations are available for students to take and there may be opportunities to appear in shows.

We regret that after the first class parents will not be able to remain in the classroom. After that session, parents will be asked to leave the room. If you feel your child is not yet mature enough to cope with this, then we would suggest waiting to enrol until they are older..Please note that photos may only be taken with the permission of the tutor; filming will, however, never be permitted.