Ballet classes for boys and girls aged 2+.
Here at The Boathouse Ballet School, we hope to pass on our love of dance and music, along with the plethora of life skills that ballet teaches! We are committed to nurturing each and every child.
As well as encouraging good posture and a healthy lifestyle, dance fosters creativity, musicality, self-confidence, empathy – and patience! Concentration and listening skills are honed and children are required to cooperate with others, as well as performing alone.
Alongside free work and improvisation, pupils will be prepared for exams with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, providing them with both a tangible aim and performance opportunity.
Other opportunities include small community performances at our studio, workshops in other genres, participation in festivals when pupils are ready, one-off workshops with industry professionals and school trips to ballet performances.
Children who demonstrate exceptional aptitude for classical ballet will be given the tools and assistance necessary to apply for the Royal Ballet School’s Junior Associate programme, and to pursue ballet as a career if they so choose.
Dance, and ballet in particular, is a disciplined art form, and the standards of behaviour and dress we expect from the children is high. At the same time we would like our pupils to be, above all, excited to come to their lesson, to have fun, be inspired, and soak up our love of dance. We hope that this passion and appreciation will stay with them, no matter where life takes them!
Classes will be kept very small, so we may have to operate a waiting list for certain age groups. Please do get in touch!
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