Junior Ballet

Junior Ballet

The Academy of Dance Arts offers Classical Ballet classes to children starting from the age of 3. Our Ballet Classes for this age group aim to introduce basic dance concepts, creative expression and encourage a love of dance.

Classical training gives children the opportunity to express themselves, develop their self-esteem, while exercising and improving their fitness levels. It also gives them a sense of elegance and poise, in a disciplined yet fun atmosphere.

Ages 3 – 4 Recreational

Once a week (45 minutes)

Students can start classical ballet at the age of 3, and will join the Recreational Class. This aims to introduce children to the art and joy of dance. The class focuses on developing the young dancer’s coordination and rhythm. Students learn basic class etiquette, learning to take turns and participate in group or pair work. They are exposed to ballet terminology such as plie, tendu, port des bras, sauté, and the basic positions of the feet. These are explained in simple terms which the young dancer will remember. A portion of the class is set aside for stretching to develop flexibility and free dance, encouraging students to respond individually to different types of music and develop their creativity.

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Ages 5 – 6 Primary and Standard 1

Twice a week (1 hour each lesson)

Students continue to build on what they have learned in the previous year. There is more focus on stance and correct positioning of the body, feet and arms. Young Dancers are introduced to the importance of discipline in their classical training as classes become more formal. Students acquire the necessary foundations for their Grade and Vocational Examinations. At the Academy of Dance Arts students usually prepare for Primary and Standard 1 examinations at the age of 5 and 6 respectively. These exams are a good preparation for Grade examinations as they are less formal. Students enter in groups and are assisted by their class teacher.

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From Age 7 Grades 1 – 6

Twice a week (1 hour each lesson) – Three lessons for Grade 6 (1 hour each lesson)

At the Academy, students begin the Grade 1 syllabus at the age of 7 and progress to the next Grade after successfully completing an annual examination regulated by ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing). In Grade 1 students start to work at the barre and learn correct positioning as they perform basic warm-up exercises including plies, tendus, degages, releves, grande battemante, rond de jambe and more. Every year students build and strengthen on what they have learned in the previous year. Centre work includes battemante exercises performed away from the barre, port des bras, piroettes, adage, petit and grand allegro. Body conditioning, creating a sequence of steps to a set piece of music and performances are also given important weighting at the Academy of Dance Arts. In Grade 6, students who are strong enough are introduced to Pointe work.

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