Pupils who have reached 6 years of age move up to Grade 1 level. The work from this stage onward in noticeably more technical and structures but by no means boring. Character dancing (National dancing ie. Polish and Hungarian) is introduced as part of the syllabus as danced in all famous Ballets like Swan Lake and the Nutcracker.
We combine syllabus work with free exercises and creative movement in order to include and practice further steps and to inspire the children to make up their own sequences.
The pupils can choose to work towards the Grades examination (Grade 1 and up) at RAD Headquarters - an experience they love and that gives them a great sense of achievement.
We are providing and opportunity for every student to experience joy, creativity and artistic freedom in dance by facilitating the achievement of a secure technical foundation in a warm and caring environment.
We not only seek to maintain and improve the quality of Ballet but also to bring excitement to students. Your child will learn to develop self-confidence, posture, co-ordination, listening skills and the discipline required to excel in every aspect of life.
Children of all abilities are welcome in our classes.
We are offering support to every child interested in taking things a step further and will prepare them for Associate Programs and auditions.
Some of our pupils currently attend Sylvia Young Theatre School,Art Educational School the London Junior Ballet and the Royal Ballet Junior Associates.
For more information or if your child expresses an interest in pursuing a career in dance please let the teacher know so we can advise you further.
Classes are held weekdays at St.Barnabas Church, Lavenham Road, Southfields and Saturdays at Wimbledon Village Club on Lingfield Road.
If you would like your child do join us for a free trial class please call or email the school.
"Miss Eliane is a first class teacher. She offers a comprehensive curriculum for the dancers who wish to pursue the examination route whilst maintaining a relaxed class atmosphere. She inspires her students with her passion and dedication so they can achieve their best. She is wonderfully supportive to all her pupils from toddlers through to the older children and is always on hand for parents. Her classes are fun and inspirational."
Krysha - Mum of Ava (pupil at Sylvia Young Theatre School)