The classes are conducted to a mixture of classical and children’s music to help stimulate imagination, develop rhythm and encourage musicality. The classes are taught through storytelling and mime that helps the child to learn in a creative atmosphere. Ballet is the core of all dance genres as at this particular age the basics of ballet is used to encourage balance, co-ordination, core stability, strength and cardiovascular, whilst improving the child’s self-confidence.
A step-up from the previous nursery class but now the children start to learn basic technique whilst still capturing their imagination with storytelling and mime.
At this stage the ISTD syllabus is followed to enhance technique and introduce vocabulary of steps. At this level examinations can be taken.
The well respected Imperial Society Of Teachers of Dancing (known as the ‘ISTD’) is followed in Ballet, Tap, Modern and Street Dance, and students can take examinations from primary to advanced grades.