A little bit more about ballet …
Ballet is a wonderful activity to pursue at almost any age. Students gain coordination, muscle tone, strength, and endurance with increased balance, alignment, flexibility and improved aerobic fitness. Students learn discipline, social and emotional skills, to work in a group setting, they gain confidence and are happier.
Ballet training offers many benefits for a child’s health and wellbeing. Ballet is a wide spread, highly technical dance form; a basis for many other dance genres and cultures. It has its own vocabulary based on French terminology. .
Ballet class structure commences with a warm up consisting of cardio work out and dynamic stretching, followed by ballet class with focus on correct technique. And warm down of either static stretching or strengthening depending on each students needs.
We offer the Southern Federation of Dance ballet. This is for school aged children, who start in level one as they commence prep at primary school. The exam work curriculum offers structured classes, where students thrive learning and mastering set exercises and dances to perform in front of an external examiner once they are ready.
We offer our students regular stage and performance opportunities with two productions. They have a mid year showcase and partake in a half length ballet at the end of the year. It is always a joyous occasion for a dancer to perform for their family and friends.
- Barre work
- Centre practice
- Demi point work in preparation for pointe work
- French terminology
- Stage, performance & rehearsal experience
- New movement vocabulary
Ballet originated in the Italian Renaissance in the 15th century before progressing to a concert dance form in France and Russia. Different training methods and syllabi have evolved since, from Russian, French and Italian ballet. And then styles such as jazz, contemporary and neoclassical have developed, that both classical ballet and non-traditional technique and movement.
Study French terminology with the ballet glossary: