Mission Statement : “To make a high standard of performing arts education accessible to all people.”
Through a variety of programmes that run throughout the year, the Ballet curriculum provides training and education in the following areas of study:
American Syllabus Ballet
English Syllabus Ballet
Introduction to and differentiation if Russian technique
Classical Ballet practice
Modern Ballet practice
An understanding of ballet and relationship to contemporary/lyrical dance
Terminology and Vocabulary (French)
An understanding and practice of Ballet as a classical training tool that serves as the foundation of all other dance styles.
An informed understanding of the ballet industry (Life in a ballet company, aesthetic demands, Auditions, Contracts etc)
An understanding of the anatomical placement of the body and use of breath in ballet
Education in the history and origins of Ballet
Education in the social/economical relevance of Ballet and it’s development through the ages as well as dominant trends of Ballet
Exploration of other dance styles/art forms that cross reference Ballet (eg Ballet, Hip Hop, lyrical, contemporary, commercial jazz etc)
A study of leading productions /significant performances.
A study of leading practitioners and influential artists.
How cultural/character styles are translated into ballet technique
Devising and choreology
Production and Design
Those students who are of a suitable age, stage of development and technical advancement will be given the opportunity to study Pointe.
In addition to these core areas lies the heart of the company ethos, ‘Let Your Colours Explode!’ Workshop participants are encouraged to discuss other ideas and areas if interest and what they want to get out of the curriculum. Due to the nature of creative education, workshop delivery is flexible, adaptable and always fun!