Ballet provides the grounding for all styles of dance, be it Jazz, Tap or Contemporary.
Here at Vestry pupils start in our popular Toddlers and Tots classes before moving into levels.
There are four levels and these follow the Royal Academy Of Dance syllabus.
Level 1...Nursery Level
Level 2...Pre-Primary standard
Level 3...Primary standard
Level 4...Grade 1 (simplified)
After Level 4 children move into Royal Academy Official graded classes.
As the emphasis when children are younger is to nurture fun and enjoyment the pressure of formal exams can at times be overwhelming. Therefore, along with the ballet teachers in the school, we decided to offer awards. Awards are designed to be a preparation into the examination procedure but in a more relaxed manner. When children start graded work they will then have the option of entering for Official Academy exams.
In fact throughout your child's time at Vestry we will always discuss options with you and no child is forced to take examinations.
If a child does not take an exam for whatever reason then they will not be required to stay in a particular grade. Please remember every child is individual and will learn and develop at different times there are no set rules.
A creative experience giving children the chance to explore expression through the fun of dance, drama and singing-together.The classes give you an opportunity to introduce your child/children to the performing arts with imaginative play at its core. Suitable for ages 2.5yrs & 3yrs+.
SEE CLASSES LISTED UNDER PRE SCHOOL/NURSERY FOR THE MANY OPTIONS AVAILABLE.