Children may start from the age of 3 in the Pre-School Class continuing to Pre-Primary at 4 (once they start in Reception). After this they join the Primary Ballet. These are fun classes encouraging the children’s use of imagination and musicality as well as developing through simple exercises co-ordination, poise and confidence before moving to more structured dance training.
Primary Grade – Vocational Grades (student level)
Usually at the age of 6 pupils move on to a structured method of training from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) Examination Board. Whilst still promoting the joy of dance the children are encouraged to develop the skills and artistry of a classical ballet technique and have the opportunity to take examinations once the standard of their grade is achieved.