For those who always wanted to, but never did and for those who did and would like to make a come-back!

ADULT BALLET

foundation classes

BEGINNERS
Here we start at the very beginning, learning about posture and turnout and basic ballet steps. Even if you danced previously, it is a good place to establish basics and then progress to a suitable class. We need to align muscle-memory and the mind! For the new dancer, it is a fundamental class where the foundations of a core ballet syllabus are laid. The classes follow an open format and each week the exercises are different, but the technique is acquired.

LEVEL I
Builds on the Beginners class and the ballet technique and steps are expanded as the dancer gains skill and confidence.

LEVEL II
A progression from Level I where students in the past have requested to prepare for a formal exam. Exams are optional but a wonderful tool to measure your skill.

POINTE WORK
For students who wish to and have strengthened suitably to be able to do pointe work. Here, once again, we start at the very beginning – a very good place to start!

“Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.“ – Martha Graham

EXAMINATION

DASA affiliated

MAJOR EXAMS
I am a member of DASA and can enter students for Major exams from Intermediate Foundation through to Advanced Performance. These classes are usually longer and require commitment and the learning of a set syllabus. The Major exams take place in May and November of each year.

MEDAL EXAMS
Annually we prepare for Medal exams – usually November. This is a single set dance learnt in class and then presented in an exam format. It is always good to extend yourself beyond your own limitations. And Exam day is a tremendous day of fun, friendship and camaraderie underscored by each dancers’ love for dance.

“Real men don’t lift weights, they lift women.“ – Every male ballet dancer