Classical ballet is the main focus of the course, serving to create a strong foundation upon which the young dancers can develop their skills and abilities. Pupils attend daily Classical ballet classes and also study pointe work, virtuosity, pas de deux, repertoire, solo’s, Contemporary, Jazz, fitness, body conditioning and weight training.
Students are also able to supplement their vocational training with syllabus classes in RAD Ballet and ISTD Modern and Tap, enabling students to achieve these useful qualifications via additional weekend classes.
The annual Young Dancers Show takes place at the end of the summer term for Year 10 pupils. Year 11 pupils annual show takes place in the spring term. This is an opportunity to showcase the technical and artistic skills of our dancers developed during the year. Works are created encompassing all learned genres, created and taught by the dance faculty choreographers. Both performances take place on site, in the school’s Markova Theatre.