Classical Ballet Training is available from our qualified Royal Academy of Dance Teachers. The foundation of an all round dance training, ballet is a fun and challenging dance genre which teaches the dancer the technical and movement skills essential for a comprehensive understanding of dance.
PRE-SCHOOL (AGES 3-5)
The emphasis is on learning through imaginative movement adventures and focuses on children’s natural movement and development. Boys and girls of this age thrive as they travel to the ‘Magic Castle’ sail off to ‘Treasure Island’ or explore the world of ‘Peter Pan’.
We offer graded classes where the emphasis is not just on fun, but, on the development of movement skills, confidence, fitness and self-esteem. Essential social skills are developed within an environment that nurtures individuality. Class length varies with age and standard. Royal Academy of Dance Examinations and Assessments are offered from Primary to Grade 8.
Danscentre’s unique programme of study is offered. Children will learn the foundations of classical technique along with associated generic and qualitative movement skills. Contextual studies within classical classes include the study of repertoire and choreography. Children will learn to value and appreciate classical ballet, developing a relationship with the art form lasting well beyond their years at Danscentre
Coaching and Vocational student classes are designed for those students who are seen to have potential and motivation to participate in the future within dance at a higher level. Coaching classes are offered from P3 upwards, where progress into vocational classes are thereafter discretionary.
Vocational Classes are designed for those who may wish to pursue a career in dance, musical theatre or the Arts in general – for example, performer, choreographer, management, administration and teaching. The classes are designed to prepare students for the entry requirements to attend vocational dance colleges/universities. Royal Academy of Dance examinations studied are: Intermediate Foundation/ Intermediate/Advanced Foundation and Advanced 1 and 2. For those considering a career related to Classical Ballet, an enhanced vocational programme will be offered at S1 level for suitable candidates.
In addition to mixed classes, Danscentre also provides boys only ballet classes available from P2 upwards. This allows boys an opportunity to be together whilst working on aspects of training that align to their specific needs.
This class combines low impact ballet training with body conditioning to improve the line, strengthen and sculpt the body. Suitable for all abilities and ages.
Danscentre offers examinations at graded and vocational levels in association with R.A.D. All students have the option of taking examinations and all classes incorporate both syllabus and free work, developing a wide and sound subject base. All examinations are accredited by the QCA, from NVQ level 1 to level 4