Ballet is the classical performance dance which originated in the Italian courts in the 15th century and forms the basis of many other forms of dance performed today. It includes elaborate gesture and expression, and a ballet in performance will tell a story, without the need for words, either spoken or sung.
The study of ballet as a child develops strength and coordination through technically specific, controlled movement. Ballet will develop good posture, physical confidence, self-discipline, and an understanding of different types of music and rhythm.
We start teaching ballet to children as young as 3, and already at this stage, the benefits of focus, strength, musicality and coordination can be seen. The children love the repetitive nature of the exercises, as well as the music and the fun in running and skipping and jumping, pretending to be butterflies, falling leaves, etc...
Learning ballet is beneficial as a basis for all other dance forms. It is often used by sports men and women as an additional form of training in balance and posture.
Here at SPSD we teach the ISTD Imperial Classical Ballet syllabus. This syllabus was first written back in 1913, and was based on the French School of ballet from the Paris Opera. The syllabus has evolved to promote the English classical style and addresses the changing needs of ballet dancers today. Children who attend class regularly and who wish to be entered for the childrens' grade examinations, will do so with the ISTD.
|Beauty & The Beast - Grade 1, 2, 3 Ballet Class -'Reach For The Stars' 2017 - The Gordon Craig Theatre