Kinder Ballet

A beautiful ballet journey where tiny dancers are inspired by our talented team to begin and continue. Strong foundations are set. Watch your child blossom!

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A little bit more about Kinder Ballet...

This class is the perfect introduction for little lovers of dance, ballet and movement. Kinder Ballet class is filled with fun and imaginative activities, basic ballet technique and dance choreography. Our Kinder Ballet class is focused towards preparing young dancers for the Southern Federation of Dance Ballet levels, while instilling students with musicality, a love and excitement for ballet, and supplying an opportunity to make lasting friendships.

Curriculum

Kinder Ballet class begins with a series of energetic warm-up activities which prepare the student for class. Next we focus upon basic technique. This includes: first position of the feet, demi plies, tendues, rising onto demi pointe, balancing and retire position. Often we will do a port-de-bras exercise incorporating the first, second and fifth positions of the arms. We then progress into the centre to focus upon ballet walks and runs, skipping, stalk walks and gallops. Class will conclude with choreography for an upcoming performance, or an imagination/free play dance.

Exams

We do not offer exams for kinder aged students, however the Kinder classes do prepare our students for Level 1 Southern Federation of Dance Ballet class.

Productions

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.

Learning Outcomes
  • Basic ballet technique; arm positions, foot positions
  • Centre Practice
  • Simple step combinations
  • Experience in class situations
  • French terminology
  • Stage, performance & rehearsal experience
  • Musicality
  • Confidence
Teachers

Niina Dell
Dance Teacher

Niina received a scholarship to Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance full time course and recently graduated after studying a Diploma in Musical Theatre for two years. During this time she has experienced credits such as Australia’s Got Talent, White Night Melbourne, AFL Footy Show Revue and performing at the Flemington All Star races. Niina’s excited to share her knowledge and passion for dance and the performing arts with the younger generation at Two Shoes Dance Academy.

Somer Butcher
Dance Teacher

Somer Butcher completed her Diploma in Musical Theatre and Cert IV in Dance Teaching and Management over two years of full time dance at Ministry of Dance. She loves teaching dance to students all over Melbourne and had auditions to commence work performing on cruise ships cancelled just prior to COVID 19. Somer has performed at the Grand Prix and the Melbourne Cup and is so happy to be joining the team and working with the dancers at Two Shoes Dance Academy in 2021.

CAITLYN THERESE PAWLUS ARAD
JUNIOR SCHOOL DANCE TEACHER

Caitlyn started ballet at the age of 6 at Hilary Debden Academy of Ballet. She was accepted into the Australian Ballet School Associates Program at a young age, before attending the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School (VCASS). She has completed her R.A.D Advanced 2 and was a Solo Seal applicant. She spent 3 years dancing upon various cruise ships with Royal Caribbean cruise lines before settling back home in Melbourne where she found her love of teaching. Caitlyn has since achieved her certificate in ballet teaching and is a registered teacher with the RAD. She is also a fully qualified Acrobatic Arts teacher.